2019 Special Session House Bills

HF 2: The Special Session Omnibus Jobs, Economic Development, Energy and Commerce Bill. See also Companion Bill SF 2.
Status: Introduced 5/24/19. Rules suspended, urgency declared 5/24/2019. Second and Third reading 5/24/2019. Bill was passed (89-39) 5/24/2019. Sent to Senate 5/24/2019. Passed Senate (65-2). Returned from Senate 5/24/2019. Presented to Governor 5/28/2019. Signed by Governor 5/30/2019.

2019 House Bill Introductions

HF 54 (Nornes): Redefining a security breach (cyber security) for the purposes of security breach notification, to remove the requirement that the breach to have been committed with the intent to share the data. See also Companion Bill SF 248.
Status: Introduced 1/14/2019; referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. Set for Hearing 2/6/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in Data Practices Omnibus Bill 2/6/2019.

HF 162 (Green): A bill to limit the amount a public agency may pay to acquire real property or an interest in real property to the actual assessed value. See also Companion Bill SF 602
Status: Introduced 1/17/2019; referred to Government Operations.

HF 165 (Baker): A bill to require that the Integrated Resource Plans of IOUs include a pilot program on storage and allow IOUs to recover cost from ratepayers. Also requires an interim study of the cost-benefit analysis of energy storage. See also Companion Bill SF 100.
Status: Introduced 1/17/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Passed in Special Session, See Special Session Bill HF 2.

HF 188 (Lucero): A bill to allow the Public Utilities Commission to grant a certificate of need for a new nuclear power plant.
Status: Introduced 1/17/2019; referred to Energy & Climate Finance & Policy Division.

HF 427 (Gruenhagen): A bill to prohibit public funds to promote or defeat a ballot question.
Status: Introduced 1/28/19; referred to Government Operations.

HF 690 (Quam): An appropriation of monies from the general fund to be used by the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab to perform a feasibility study on the use of hydrogen produced by nuclear power plants for manufacturing, refining, Agricultural, transportation and other purposes. The feasibility should look at all economic and carbon reduction benefits.
Status: introduced 2/4/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by the Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 700 (Long): This bill would increase the renewable energy standard for all electric utilities to 55 percent by 2030, 80 percent by 2035 and 100 percent carbon free by 2050. Owners of a nuclear generating facility would increase to 55 percent in 2025, 60 percent by 2030, 85 percent by 2035 and also be 100 percent carbon free by 2050. Additionally it would remove solid waste or refuse solid waste as a renewable resource. See also Companion Bill SF 850.
Status: Introduced 2/4/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Re-referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy. Committee hearing 2/5/19. Laid over for possible inclusion in Omnibus Energy Bill.

HF 703 (Masin): A bill to eliminate the salary cap on political subdivisions. See also Companion Bill SF 1651.
Status: Introduced 2/4/2019; referred to Government Operations. Referred by Chair to Subcommittee on Local Government 3/4/2019. Committee report to adopt 3/13/2019. Sent to the House Floor 3/13/2019. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 762 (Quam): A bill to create a revolving loan fund to facilitate lake dredging to improve the water flow for hydroelectric projects. See Companion Bill SF 2019.
Status: Introduced 2/4/19; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division 2/4/2019.

HF 798 (Moller): A revision to data practices law to authorize disclosure of certain personnel information to a person who made a sexual harassment complaint. See also Companion Bill SF 172.
Status: Introduced 2/7/2019; referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

HF 804 (Lesch): This will extend the expiration date for the Legislative Commission on Data Practices and Personal Data Privacy until 2026 and appropriate funding for fiscal year 2020 and 2021. See also Companion Bill SF 802.
Status: Introduced 2/7/19: referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to State Government Finance Division 2/7/2019. Recalled by Chair Ways and Means 2/8/2019. Re-referred to Government Operations 2/11/2019. Set for hearing 3/5/2019. Set for hearing 3/5/2019. Committee report adopted and re-referred to Ways and Means. Referred to State Government Finance Division 3/13/2019. Set for hearing 3/20/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in Omnibus Bill 3/20/2019.

HF 894 (Drazkowski): The bill would redefine the setback requirements for wind turbine siting, and create a resolution process for the evaluation, investigation and ultimate resolution of noise complaints of wind energy conversion systems. See also Companion Bill SF 848.
Status: Introduced 2/7/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 902: (Bahr): This bill would terminate the ongoing payments for storage of nuclear waste and limit the expenditures made from the renewable development account to previous legislative mandates. See also Companion Bill SF 1426.
Status: Introduced 2/7/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 973 (Persell): A bill to reinstate the MPCA Citizens Board. See also Companion Bill SF 627.
Status: Introduced 2/11/19; referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy. Set for hearing 2/27/2019. Passed committee, referred to Government Relations. Set for hearing 3/7/2019. Passed, referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division 3/11/2019. Set for hearing 3/21/2019. Re-referred to Ways and Means 3/21/2019. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 1018 (Schultz): Setting up a non-partisan commission to draw new district boundaries after the next Census. See Companion Bill SF 582.
Status: Introduced 2/11/19; referred to Government Operations. Referred by Chair to Subcommittee on Elections. Set for hearing 3/6/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in Omnibus Bill 3/6/19.

HF 1022 (Long): A bill to modify the Xcel’s solar energy incentive program by extending the life of the program and increasing the transfer of funds from their renewable development account. See also Companion Bill SF 1423.
Status: Introduced 2/11/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division 2/11/2019. Set for hearing 2/26/2019. Set for hearing 2/26/2019. Passed, laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 1125 (Acomb): A bill requiring solar garden owners to provide prospective subscribers a disclosure checklist standard form. See also Companion Bill SF105.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 1133 (Acomb): A bill to establish a loan fund for “Solar on Schools” projects. The bill would allow developers to bypass service territory agreements and prohibit the incumbent utility from recovering costs within future rate structures.See also Companion Bill SF 1424.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing on 2/19/2019. Division action, to adopt and return to Ways and Means. Referred to Education Finance Division 2/21/2019. Set for hearing 3/21/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in Omnibus Bill 3/21/2019. See House Omnibus Bill HF 1833. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 1148 (Christensen): A bill to develop a School Energy Conservation revolving loan pool for energy efficiency projects within Xcel’s service territory by appropriating funds from Xcel’s renewable energy development account. See also Companion Bill SF 2016.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing on 2/19/2019. Division action, to adopt and return to Ways and Means. Referred to Education Finance Division 2/21/2019. Set for hearing 3/26/2019. Passed committee, laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 1165 (Caflin): A bill to require that the Integrated Resource Plans of IOUs include a pilot program on storage and allow IOUs to recover cost from ratepayers. Also requires an interim study of the cost-benefit analysis of energy storage. See also Companion Bill SF 1608.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Re-referred by C hair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division 2/14/2019. Set for hearing 2/19/19. Set for hearing 2/21/2019. Laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Passed in Special Session, See Special Session Bill HF 2.

HF 1191 (Wagenius): A bill to compel the Public Utilities Commission to approve financial incentives for public utility investments in residential energy efficiency.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Re-referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division 2/14/2019. Set for hearing 3/7/2019. Laid over for consideration in omnibus energy bill.

HF 1236 (Lesch): A bill to regulate the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by law enforcement. The bill defines the limitations and exceptions to their use. See also Companion Bill SF 1430.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division. Re-referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division 2/25/2019. Hearing held 2/27/2019. Committee passed; referred to Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/14/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in Omnibus Bill 3/14/2019.

HF 1317 (Bierman): A bill to allow a temporary tax credit for the purchase and installation of solar energy systems in either a municipal utility territory or a cooperative electric association territory. See also Companion Bill SF 2017.
Status: Introduced 2/18/2019; referred to Taxes. Set for hearing 2/27/2019. Passed, laid over for consideration in omnibus bill.

HF 1360 (Long):A bill to modify the Property Assessed Clean Energy loan program to include new construction. See also Companion Bill SF1779.
Status: Introduced 2/18/2019; referred to Energy & Climate Finance & Policy Division. Hearing 2/21/2019. Laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Passed in Special Session, See Special Session Bill HF 2.

HF 1369 (Christensen): Requiring public schools required to maintain monthly utility consumption data. See also Companion Bill SF 1503.
Status: Introduced 2/18/19; referred to Education Policy. Set for hearing 3/20/2019. Sent to House Floor 3/20/2019. Passed in Special Session, See Special Session Bill HF 2.

HF 1376 (A. Carlson): A bill requiring notification of breaches of government data. See also Companion Bill SF 2062.
Status: Introduced 2/18/19; referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

HF 1405 (Stephenson): A bill that would strengthen the requirement for the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to give preference for renewable or carbon-free energy when reviewing any Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Additionally, the PUC is charged with considering the impacts of local job creation or job loss when choosing a generation resource. See also Companion Bill SF 1456.
Status: Introduced 2/18/19; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/12/2019. Not heard. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 1561 (Swedzinski): A bill to increase the authority of the Public Utilities Commission in regulating community solar gardens. See also Companion Bill SF 1193.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 1570 (Loeffler): A bill to establish a Green Roof Advisory Board with an appropriation from the General Fund. See also Companion Bill SF 297.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division 2/21/2019. Set for hearing 3/5/2019. Set for hearing 3/5/2019. Passed, re-referred to committee on Environment and Natural Resource Policy. Re-referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/12/2019. Passed as amended; referred to Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division 3/12/19.

HF 1605 (Klevorn): A bill to establish a redistricting commission for legislative and congressional districts. Beginning in January of 2020 with the selection of commission members and application of redistricting principles.
Status: Introduced 2/25/2019; referred to Government Operations. Referred by Chair to Subcommittee on Elections. Set for hearing 3/6/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in Omnibus bill 3/6/2019.

HF 1671 (Youakim): This bill would increase the renewable energy standard for all electric utilities to 55 percent by 2030, 80 percent by 2035 and 100 percent carbon free by 2050. Owners of a nuclear generating facility would increase to 55 percent in 2026, 60 percent by 2030, 85 percent by 2035 and also be 100 percent carbon free by 2050. Additionally it would remove solid waste or refuse solid waste as a renewable resource. See also Companion Bill SF 1078.
Status: Introduced 2/25/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 1677 (Baker): Establishing an account and temporary process to compensate businesses for loss of business resulting from sale and closure of a biomass energy plant. See also Companion Bill SF 182.
Status: Introduced 2/25/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/7/2019. Passed, laid over for consideration in omnibus bill.

HF 1683 (Long): Authorization for a municipal or cooperative utility expand access to a customer’s energy usage data to include the customer, third-party authorized representatives and third-party aggregated data. See also Companion Bill SF 2054.
Status: Introduced 2/25/19; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 2/28/2019. Passed, laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 1737 (Lippert): This bill would appropriate money from the general fund for the Department of Transportation to install electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state. See also Companion Bill SF 1905.
Status: Introduced 2/27/2019; referred to Transportation Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/20/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in Omnibus Bill 3/20/2019.

HF 1745 (Swedzinski): A bill to amend Minnesota statutes and remove obsolete language from the energy code.
Status: Introduced 2/27/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 1787 (Acomb): A bill to provide funding to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents from Xcel Energy’s renewable development account for a study to establish goals and benchmarks in a transition to renewable fuels. The Board of Regents is required to submit a yearly report to the legislature on their progress. See also Companion Bill SF 2368.
Status: Introduced 2/27/2019: referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/5/2019. Amended and laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 1788 (Acomb): A bill to provide funding to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities from Xcel Energy’s renewable development account for a study to establish goals and benchmarks in a transition to renewable fuels. The Board of Regents is required to submit a yearly report to the legislature on their progress. See also Companion Bill SF 2369.
Status: Introduced 2/27/2019: referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/5/2019. Amended and laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 1798 (Wagenius): A bill to clarify that unspent funds allocated to the “Made in Minnesota” be transferred to the renewable development account. See also Companion Bill SF 2066.
Status: Introduced 2/27/19; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/5/2019. Set for hearing 3/5/2019. Passed committee 3/5/2019, sent to House floor. Passed in Special Session, See Special Session Bill HF 2.

HF 1833 (Wagenius): House Energy Omnibus Bill. This bill weaves together policy directives from various House energy bills. Policy directives and spending are primarily from Xcel Energy’s renewable development account. Very little within the bill would benefit MRES.
Status: Introduced 2/28/2019. Heard in committee and rolled with other bills to become House Energy Omnibus Bill 3/28/2019. Laid over for inclusion in Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division omnibus bill HF 2208, 4/8/2019. See Special Session Bill HF 2.

HF 1839 (Ecklund): A bill backed by MMUA/MREA to modernize the Minnesota Conservation Improvement Programs (CIP) by including efficient electrification as a strategy to reduce Green House Gas (GHG). See also Companion Bill SF 1915.
Status: Introduced 2/28/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 1842 (Wagenius): A bill to allow qualifying facilities to resolve disputes with Investor Owned Utilities or Cooperatives before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. See also Companion Bill SF 2084.
Status: Introduced 2/28/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/7/2019. Passed, sent to the House Floor 3/11/2019.

HF 1853 (Lee): A bill to appropriate funding for electric vehicle charging station from the general fund and allocated to the Commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency. See also Companion Bill SF 1904.
Status: Introduced 2/28/2019; referred to Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division. Set for hearing 3/14/2019. Referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy 3/18/19.

HF 1866 (Long): A bill to require public utilities to file a plan with the PUC about their efforts to promote beneficial electrification. See also Companion Bill SF 2242.
Status: Introduced 2/28/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/7/2019. Passed, laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 1891 (Vogel): A bill to make increased utility fees and franchise agreements to raise revenues subject to reverse referendums.
Status: Introduced 2/28/2019; referred to Government Operations.

HF 1945 (Kresha): A bill to expand public data rules apply to communities with a population of less than 7500. See also Companion Bill SF1634.
Status: Introduced 3/4/2019; referred to Government Operations.

HF 1956 (Long): The Governor's clean energy first bill to require utilities to meet future resource needs with renewable energy, set target goals for increasing renewable energy goals and modernize the Conservation Improvement Programs (CIP). See also Companion Bill SF 2431.
Status: Introduced 3/4/19; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/12/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in Omnibus Energy Bill. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 1986 (Wagenius): Supplemental House Energy Omnibus Bill. This supplemental House Energy Omnibus Bill but defines funding for projects that need financial support from the general fund.
Status: Introduced 3/4/2019. Heard in committee and rolled with other bills to become Supplemental House Energy Omnibus Bill 4/4/2019. Laid over for inclusion in Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division omnibus bill HF 2208, 4/8/2019. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 1998 (Persell): This would allow additional options for state agencies predesigning new buildings to meet the 2 percent renewable energy requirement. See also Companion Bill SF 2536.
Status: Introduced 3/4/2019; referred to Government Operations. Set for hearing 3/12/2019. Adopted and re-referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy 3/13/19. Recalled by Chair and referred to State Government Finance Division 4/1/2019. Heard, laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance Omnibus Bill 4/4/2019.

HF 2006 (Swedzinski): A bill to amend the structure Xcel Energy’s renewable development account. It would clarify that Xcel energy would recover their transfers through reasonable rate recovery and allow them greater control of the advisory group that determines spending, See also Companion Bill SF 1824.
Status: Introduced 3/4/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Re-referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy.

HF 2022 (Bierman): A bill to fund the installation of electric vehicle charging station within state parks in Xcel Energy’s service territory. The Commission of Natural Resources in consultation with the Pollution Control Agency would manage the project with finding from the renewable development account. See also Companion Bill SF2061.
Status: Introduced 3/4/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Re-referred by Chair to Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division. Laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill.

HF 2026 (Theis): A bill to increase the fees/taxes on electric or hybrid vehicles and deposited into the highway user tax distribution fund. See also Companion Bill SF 1409.
Status: Introduced 3/4/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Re-referred by Chair to Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

HF 2053 (Cantrell): A bill to create an Office of Enterprise Sustainability to assist all state agencies in making progress moving towards sustainability. This office shall create new tools and share best practices in compelling sustainability. The office shall report annually and create a public dashboard to allow all the tracking of results. See also Companion Bill SF 2712.
Status: Introduced 3/4/2019; referred to Government Operations. Passed committee with amendments, re-referred to Ways and Means 3/13/2019. Referred by chair to State Government Finance Division 3/13/2019.

HF 2075 (Long): A bill to direct the State Board of Investment to study the investments, made on behalf of Minnesota state employees, in fossil fuel companies. Report to the Legislature the level of investment and the financial risk of being invested in those companies.
Status: introduced 3/4/2019; referred to Government Operations.

HF 2077 (Swedzinski): A bill to require more consumer protection and disclosure in regards to solar garden contracts and marketing materials. See also Companion Bill SF 488.
Status: Introduced 3/4/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 2078 (Swedzinski): This would require a solar garden owner to provide prospective subscribers with a disclosure checklist at least ten days prior to the execution of a contract. See also Companion Bill SF 514.
Status: Introduced 3/4/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 2125 (Chamberlain): House Omnibus Tax Bill this bill weaves together several policy and funding directives from various bills.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019. Heard in committee and rolled with other bills to become the House Omnibus Tax bill 4/25/2019. Returned from Senate with amendments; House not concur 4/30/2019. Conference committee appointed: Senators Chamberlain, Senjem, Dahms, Howe, and Rest: Representatives Marquart, Loeffler, Lislegard, Gomez, and Davids 5/1/2019. Passed in Special Session, See Special Session Bill HF 5.

HF 2126 (Carlson): A bill to amend Xcel Energy’s renewable development account. Specifying the necessary transfers, timelines, and processes for rate recovery. Establishing the Prairie Island Net Zero Project to develop a community pilot with net zero emissions and creating a Biomass Business Compensation program to assist businesses affected by the closure of Xcel Energy’s biomass plants. See also Companion Bill SF 1039.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/19/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 2203 (Hornstein): A bill that would require the Department of Administration to publish a list of acceptable practices that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions on construction or reconstruction projects for the state
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Government Operations.

HF 2208 (Mahoney): Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill. This bill weaves together omnibus bills from the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division and Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division 3/7/2019. Division action to adopt as amended and return to Ways and Means 4/04/2019. Committee adopted and re-referred to Taxes 4/9/2019. Passed as amended, re-referred to Ways and Means 4/10/2019. Committee report to adopt and referred to House Floor 4/11/2019. Floor recommends passage (74-59) 4/24/2019. Sent to Senate 4/24/2019. Returned from Senate with amendments; House refused to concur 4/30/2019. Conference committee appointed: Senate conferees Pratt, Dahms, Osmek, Housley and Simonson: House conferees Mahoney, Wagenius, Stephenson, Long, and Hassan 4/30/2019. Regular session expired without action 5/20/2019. See Special Session Jobs, Economic Development, Energy and Commerce Finance bill HF2 5/24/2019. Failed to pass during 2019 session. See Special Session Bill HF 2.

HF 2211 (O’Neill): A bill to cap Xcel Energy’s contributions to their renewable development account and modify the processes for grant approvals.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 2218 (Richardson): A bill to require utilities to submit an annual diversity report including diversity of resources and diversity of workers. See also Companion Bill SF1489.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/14/2019. Laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. Passed in Special Session, See Special Session Bill HF 2.

HF 2221 (Wazlawik): A bill to include a town in the definition of a Municipality. See also Companion Bill SF 2074.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Commerce.

HF 2233 (Long): A bill to provide funding for electric vehicle (EV) rebates and rebates for home charging stations. See also Companion Bill SF 2528.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/14/2019. Amended, laid over for consideration in omnibus bill 3/14/2019. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 2294 (Long): A bill to direct the State Board of Investment to study the investments, made on behalf of Minnesota state employees, and eventually divest in investments made in fossil fuel companies. See also Companion bill SF 2277.
Status: Introduced 3/11/2019; referred to Government Operations.

HF 2329 (Long): A bill to direct the State Board of Investment to study the investments, made on behalf of Minnesota state employees, in fossil fuel companies. Report to the Legislature the level of investment and the financial risk of being invested in those companies. See also Companion Bill SF 2276.
Status: introduced 3/11/2019; referred to Government Operations.

HF 2342 (Stephenson): Appropriating funding for the remaining “Made in Minnesota” incentives. See also Companion Bill SF 1480.
Status: Introduced 3/11/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 2358 (Christensen): A bill to appropriate funding from Xcel Energy’s renewable development account to fund solar photovoltaic devices in state parks in Xcel Energy service territory. See also Companion Bill SF 2367.
Status: Introduced 3/11/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/19/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 2390 (Swedzinski): This bill would require wind turbines, with a lighting system atop the turbine, to install an aircraft detection system approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Status: Introduced 3/11/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 2396 (Long): A bill to allow the establishment of a voluntary stretch energy code for commercial buildings. Funds additional services through the Center for Sustainable Building to provide technical assistance. See also Companion Bill SF 2637.
Status: Introduced 3/11/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 2437 (Persell): A bill to fund the Environment Quality Board to study the feasibility of locating solar photovoltaic devices on closed landfill sites. Funding would be appropriated from the general fund. See also Companion Bill SF 2471.
Status: Introduced 3/13/19; referred to Ways and Means. Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division 3/13/19.

HF 2439 (Quam): This bill sets the conditions for non-disclosure of individuals alleging misconduct or harassment by a state or local government employee. The bill also compels state, local governments and the University of Minnesota to report on settlements resulting from harassment claims. Reports will include, amount paid, source of public funds, and legislative body or office that committed the violation. Report must not disclose the identity of individual receiving a settlement. See also Companion Bill SF 1011.
Status: Introduced 3/13/2019; referred to Government Operations.

HF 2445 (Mekeland): A bill to eliminating the size limitation on hydropower sources that may satisfy the renewable energy standard. The bill will also add the sale of federal power to the definition of “Total retail electric sales’. See also Companion Bill SF 1372.
Status: Introduced 3/13/19; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 2492 (Garofalo): A bill to establish an electric vehicle charging station revolving loan programs with an allocation from Xcel energy’s renewable development account. The loans would be administered by the Department of Commerce and provide a yearly report to the legislature. See also Companion Bill SF 2342.
Status: Introduced 3/15/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 2523 (Loeffler): A bill to establish a Green Roof Advisory Board with an appropriation from the General Fund.
Status: Introduced 3/14/2019; referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy.

HF 2556 (Wagenius): A bill to provide funding and policy direction to the Department of Commerce in regards to ‘Solar on Schools’ program.
Status: Introduced 3/18/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 2566 (Lippert): A bill to direct the Commission of the Department of Commerce to work with a consultant to review and develop the concept of a “Green Bank”. The contract consultant will develop business models for financing green energy projects, renewable energy projects, and energy efficiency projects. The commissioner will report the findings back to the legislature. See also Companion Bill SF 2763.
Status: Introduced 3/18/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing 3/21/2019. Laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 2592 (Bierman): A bill to allow a school board the ability to own a renewable energy system. This would expand existing law from only owning a wind energy conversion system and allowing all renewable energy systems.
Status: Introduced 3/18/2019; referred to Education Policy.

HF 2602 (Lesch): A bill to create a Legislative Commission on Intelligence and Technology to study and make recommendations on issues relating to emerging technologies on privacy.
Status: Introduced 3/18/2019; referred to Government Operations. Set for hearing 3/26/2019. Passed committee, referred to Ways and Means 3/27/19. Re-referred to Rules and Legislative Administration 3/27/2019.

HF 2618 (Stephenson): Establishing a pilot program for electric school buses. See also Companion Bill SF 2664.
Status: Introduced 3/20/19; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/21/19. Laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208.

HF 2625 (Long): A bill which would modify Xcel Energy’s solar garden program by expanding the maximum size of the garden to three MW, charging the Department of Commerce to manage and administer the program, creating a pathway for low income solar garden participation, and tasking the DOC to create a benchmark report on greenhouse gas emissions. See also Companion Bill SF 2697.
Status: Introduced 3/20/19; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/21/19. Laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. See Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Omnibus Bill HF 2208. Failed to pass during 2019 session.

HF 2638 (Bierman): A bill to fund and direct the Commissioner of the Department of Employment an Economic Development to create a “Clean Energy Economy Profile” for the state of Minnesota. The report would analyze value chains of renewable energy from 2014 to 2019 and report back to the legislature. See Companion Bill SF 1549.
Status: Introduced 3/21/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division 3/21/2019.

HF 2681 (Long): Authorization for utilities to expand access to a customer’s energy usage data to include the customer, to third party authorized representatives and third-party requests for aggregated data of 15 or more customers.
Status: Introduced 3/25/19; referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. Set for hearing 3/28/2019. Passed, referred to Ways and Means.

HF 2712 (Hornstein): This bill would empower the Commissioner of The Department of Commerce to develop strategies with benchmarks to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This would include increasing energy efficiency in all buildings, supporting the adoption of energy storage systems, modernizing the electrical grid and providing incentive to shift energy use. See also Companion Bill SF 2764.
Status: Introduced 3/25/2019; referred to Commerce.

HF 2721 (Zerwas): This would create a Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity made up of four senators and four representatives to oversee Minnesota cyber security and make recommendations for legislation to support and strengthen the states cybersecurity infrastructure. See also Companion Bill SF 1264.
Status: Introduced 3/27/2019; referred to Government Operations.

HF 2748 (Acomb): A bill to create an energy conservation loan program for schools to fund the installation of a solar energy system. The program would be managed by the commissioner of commerce.
Status: Introduced 3/28/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Re-referred by chair to Capitol Investment Division.

HF 2778 (Lee): A bill to task the Commissioner of Pollution Control Agency to take into account the cumulative levels and effects for pollutants before permits are issued. The bill further defines the conditions for consideration to include certain parks and recreational areas before a permit can be issued. See also Companion Bill SF 2721.
Status: Introduced 4/1/2019; referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy.

HF 2793 (Sandstede): A bill to allow local utility commissions to modify the utilities they provide without obtaining voter approval provided the modification is approved by the council.
See also Companion Bill SF 2648.
Status: Introduced 4/3/19; referred to Government Operations.

HF 2816 (Anderson): This bill would create a moratorium on the construction and expansion or solar gardens outside of the 11 county metropolitan area.
Status: Introduced 4/4/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 2836 (Hornstein): A bill to create a “Minnesota Green New Deal Act”. This would create a Climate Change Advisory Council that reports to the Commissioner of Commerce in regards to greenhouse gas mitigation while transforming the economy to become carbon-free.
Status: Introduced 4/11/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division 4/12/2019.


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