2019 Senate Bill Introductions

SF 100 (Osmek): A bill to amend the IRP statute to require that IOU IRPs include a pilot program on storage and allow IOUs to recover cost from ratepayers. See also Companion Bill HF165.
Status: Introduced 1/14/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 1/15/2019; Committee recommends To Pass as amended 1/19/2019 and re-referred to Finance. Committee reports To Pass as amended 1/28/19. Second reading on Senate floor. Passed Senate (63-0) 2/21/2019. Referred to House 2/21/2019. Referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division 2/25/2019. See Senate Omnibus Bill SF 2067.

SF 105 (Little): A bill requiring solar garden owners to provide prospective subscribers a disclosure checklist standard form. See also Companion Bill HF 1125.
Status:  Introduced 1/14/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 172 (Latz): 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 HF 798.
Status: Introduced 1/17/2019; referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy. 

SF 182 (Lang): 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 HF 1677.
Status: Introduced 1/17/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Hearing held 1/22/19; laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill. Set for hearing 2/28/2019. Passed as amended, re-referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/14/2019. Referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections. Set for hearing 3/14/2019. Committee reports Do Pass; referred to Finance 3/14/19.  See also SF 1039 Sections 3-4. See Senate Omnibus Bill SF 2067.

SF 248 (Limmer): A bill expanding the notification requirements for a data security breach. See also Companion Bill HF 54.
Status: Introduced 1/17/2019; referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 2/11/2019. Hearing held 2/11/19; laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill.

SF 297 (Dziedzic): A bill to establish a Green Roof Advisory Board with an appropriation from the General Fund. See also Companion Bill HF 1570.
Status: Introduced 1/22/2019; referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance. Re-referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy 2/4/2019. Passed as amended and re-referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections 2/25/19. See Senate Omnibus Bill SF 2067.

SF 385 (Bigham): A revision to modify and increase the renewable energy standard to 50% by 2030.
Status: Introduced 1/22/2019, referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy 1/22/2019.

SF 425 (Marty): A process to reestablish a planning strategy for a sustainable energy future in Minnesota’s by limiting the contribution of Green House Gas. Empowering the Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources to develop a framework for stakeholder input.
Status: Introduced 1/24/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. 

SF 488 (Osmek): A bill to require more consumer protection and disclosure in regards to solar garden contracts and marketing materials. See also Companion Bill HF 2077
Status: Introduced 1/24/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing on 2/19/2019. Hearing held 2/19/2019; amended, laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill.

SF 514 (Osmek):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 HF 2078.
Status: Introduced 1/28/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy 1/28/2019.

SF 582 ( Rest): A bill to establish an advisory commission to draw new legislative district lines after the 2020 Census. See also Companion Bill HF 1018.
Status: Introduced 1/28/19; referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections. Set for hearing 3/13/2019. Laid on the table 3/13/19

SF 603 (Utke): Reduces the threshold for requesting a public hearing on a proposed agency rulemaking. See Companion Bill HF 53.
Status: Introduced 1/28/19; referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections. Set for hearing 2/14/19. Laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill.

SF 627 (Marty): A bill to reinstate the MPCA Citizens Board. See also Companion Bill HF 973.
Status: Introduced 1/28/19; referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance. 

SF 633 (Osmek): This would abolish the prohibition against a utility requesting a license for adding additional storage casks for spent nuclear fuel.
Status: Introduced 1/31/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/7/2019. Passed, laid over for consideration in omnibus energy bill. 

SF 713 (Goggin): This bill would sunset the requirements for Xcel Energy to provide support for solar gardens within their service territory. See also Companion Bill HF 588.
Status: Introduced 1/31/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 2/14/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill 2/14/19.

SF 802 (Limmer): 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 HF 804.
Status: Introduced 2/4/19: referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 2/12/19. Committee recommends Do Pass and re-referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections 2/12/19. Committee recommends Do Pass; re-referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections 2/12/19. Set for hearing 3/14/2019. Committee recommends Do Pass; referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy 3/14/19.

SF 848 (Goggin): 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 HF 894.
Status: Introduced 2/4/19; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. 

SF 850 (Frentz): 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 HF 700.
Status: Introduced 2/4/19; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. 

SF 901 (Rest): A bill to allow additional conditions for tax refunds on construction materials. This would allow contractors to apply for the tax refund for materials used on exempt projects. See also Companion Bill HF 670.
Status: Introduced 2/7/2019; referred to Taxes. Set for hearing 2/20/19. Set for hearing 2/27/2019. Amended, laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill. 

SF 1013 (Dibble): 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.
Status: Introduced 2/7/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. 

SF 1039 (Goggin): 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 HF 2126.
Status: Introduced 2/11/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Passed committee as amended and referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy 3/13/2019. Passed committee and re-referred to Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections 3/13/19. Set for hearing 3/14/2019. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended; referred to Finance 3/14/19. Set for hearing 3/28/2019. Passed, sent to Senate Floor 3/28/2019. See Senate Omnibus Bill SF 2067. See Senate Omnibus Bill SF 1692.

SF 1078 (Torres Ray): 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 HF 1671.
Status: Introduced 2/11/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 1142 (Laine): A bill to modify the Data Practices Act and Open Meeting Law to include the legislative branch.
Status: Introduced 2/11/2019; referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy. 

SF 1193 (Osmek): A bill to increase the authority of the Public Utilities Commission in regulating community solar gardens. See also Companion Bill HF 1561.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.  Set for hearing 2/19/19. Laid over for consideration in omnibus bill.

SF 1246 (Jasinski): This bill would allow open meetings by local government additional conditions for attendance by interactive television. See also Companion Bill HF 281.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Local Government.

SF 1264 (Anderson, P): A bill to create a Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity. The commission would provide oversight and policy leadership for Minnesota’s cybersecurity infrastructure.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections. Set for hearing 2/21/2019. Committee recommends Do Pass and referred to Rules and Administration 2/21/2019. Set for hearing 3/26/2019. Passed, re-referred to Finance 3/26/2019.

SF 1372 (Mathews): 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 HF 2445.
Status: Introduced 2/18/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/7/2019. Passed, laid over for consideration in omnibus energy bill. 

SF 1409 (Howe): 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 HF 2026.
Status: Introduced 2/18/2019; referred to Transportation Finance and Policy. Laid over for possible inclusion in Omnibus Bill 2/20/19.

SF 1423 (Senjem): 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 HF 1022.
Status: Introduced 2/18/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/26/19. Passed as amended and laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill 3/26/2019. 

SF 1424 (Dibble): 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 cases. See also Companion Bill HF 1133.
Status: Introduced 2/18/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing on 2/21/2019. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended; referred to E-12 Finance and Policy Committee. Re-referred to Finance 3/14/19. See Senate Omnibus Bill SF 2067.

SF 1426 (Mathews): 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 HF 902.
Status: Introduced 2/18/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 1430 (Dibble): 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 HF 1236.
Status: Introduced 2/18/2019; referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/25/2019. Passed as amended and laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus Data Practices Bill 3/25/2019. 

SF 1456 (Senjem): 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 HF 1405.
Status: Introduced 2/18/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/14/2019. Laid over for further discussion 3/14/2019.

SF 1480 (Rarick): Appropriating funding for the remaining “Made in Minnesota” incentives. See also Companion Bill HF 2342.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/12/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in Omnibus Energy Bill. 

SF 1489 (Torres Ray):  A bill to require utilities to submit an annual diversity report including diversity of resources and diversity of workers. See also Companion Bill HF 2218.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/21/2019. Laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. 

SF 1503 (Goggin): Requiring public schools required to maintain monthly utility consumption data and enter that data into the B3 benchmarking tool. See also Companion Bill HF 1369.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2019; referred to E-12 Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/13/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in Omnibus bill 3/13/19.

SF 1549 (Nelson): Funding for the Department of Employment and Economic Development to update a 2014 report on Minnesota’s "Clean Energy Economy Profile." The update would focus on the value that renewable energy and the smart grid brings to Minnesota’s economy.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2019; referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy. 

SF 1608 (Osmek): A bill to amend the IRP statute to require that IOU IRPs include a pilot program on storage and allow IOUs to recover cost from ratepayers. See also Companion Bill HF 1165.
Status: introduced 2/21/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. 

SF 1634 (Howe): A bill to expand public data rules apply to communities with a population of less than 7500. See also Companion Bill 1945.
Status: Introduced 2/25/2019; referred to Local Government.

SF 1651 (Hall): A bill to eliminate the salary cap on political subdivisions. See also Companion Bill HF 703.
Status: Introduced 2/25/2019; referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections. Set for hearing 3/26/2019. Passed committee, sent to Senate Floor 3/26/2019.

SF 1692 (Osmek): Supplemental Senate Energy Omnibus Bill. The supplemental Senate Energy Omnibus Bill defines policy and projects that require additional funding from the general fund. 
Status: Introduced 2/25/2019. Heard in committee and rolled with other bills to become Supplemental Senate Energy Omnibus Bill 4/2/2019. Laid over for inclusion in Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy omnibus bill 4/9/19.

SF 1777 (Jasinski):  Establishing a requirement for an Xcel Solar Gardens to be setback 100 feet from nearest residential property and within the same county or contiguous county. The bill would also appropriate $150,000 to study the economic impacts to farmers and the local farm economy.
Status: Introduced 2/27/2019; referred to Agriculture Rural Development and Housing Policy. Set for hearing 3/7/2019. Not heard on 3/7/2019 committee hearing

SF 1779 (Pratt):  A bill to modify the Property Assessed Clean Energy loan program to include new construction. See also Companion Bill HF 1360. 
Status:  Introduced 2/27/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/26/19. Amended, laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill.

SF 1824 (Goggin): 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 HF 2006.
Status: Introduced 2/27/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. See also SF 1039 Section 1.

SF 1891 (Senjem):  Establishing a requirement for an Xcel Solar Gardens to be setback 100 feet from nearest residential property, dedicate a minimum of 10% of capacity for residential subscribers, and be located within the same county or contiguous county.
Status: Introduced 2/28/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/21/2019. Laid over for consideration in omnibus bill.

SF 1904 (Abeler): 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 HF 1853
Status: Introduced 2/28/2019; referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance. 

SF 1905 (Senjem): 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 HF 1737.
Status: Introduced 2/28/2019; referred to Transportation Finance and Policy.

SF 1915 (Rarick):  A bill 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 HF 1839.
Status: Introduced 2/28/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/5/2019. Passed committee 3/5/2019, referred to Finance.

SF 2016 (Senjem):  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 HF 1148.
Status: Introduced 3/4/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 2017 (Senjem): 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 HF 1317.
Status: Introduced 3/4/2019; referred to Taxes. 

SF 2019 (Senjem): A bill to create a revolving loan fund to facilitate lake dredging to improve the water flow for hydroelectric projects. See also Companion Bill HF 762.
Status: Introduced 3/4/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. 

SF 2054 (Senjem): Authorization for a municipal, cooperative, or IOU to 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 HF1683.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 2061 (Kent): 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 HF 2022.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance.

SF 2062 (Dziedzic): A bill to modify the notification process after a breach of private or confidential data.  See also Companion Bill HF 1376.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy.

SF 2066 (Osmek): A bill to clarify that unspent funds allocated to the “Made in Minnesota” be transferred to the renewable development account. See also Companion Bill HF 1798.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/12/19. Passed committee 3/12/2019. Set to Senate Floor 3/13/2019.

SF 2067 (Osmek): Senate Energy Omnibus Bill. This bill weaves together several policy directives from various Senate Energy bills on policy and spending from Xcel Energy’s renewable development fund. 
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019. Heard in committee and rolled with other bills to become Senate Energy Omnibus Bill 3/28/2019.

SF 2074 (Chamberlain): A bill to include a town in the definition of a Municipality. See also Companion Bill HF 2221.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.

SF 2084 (Osmek): 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 HF 1842.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/12/2019. Passed as amended, sent to Senate Floor.

SF 2242 (Dibble):  A bill to require IOUs to file a plan with the PUC about their efforts to promote beneficial electrification. See also Companion Bill HF 1866.
Status: Introduced 3/11/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 2276 (Pappas):  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 HF 2329.
Status: Introduced 3/11/2019; referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections.

SF 2277 (Pappas): 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 HF 2294.
Status: Introduced 3/11/2019; referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections.

SF 2342 (Osmek): 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 HF 2492
Status: Introduced 3/11/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Passed, referred to Senate Finance 3/14/2019. See Senate Omnibus Bill SF 2067.

SF 2367 (Hoffman): 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 HF 2358.
Status: Introduced 3/13/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 2368 (Simonson): 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 HF 1787.
Status: Introduced 3/13/19; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 2369 (Simonson): 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 biennial report to the legislature on their progress. See also Companion Bill HF 1788.
Status: Introduced 3/13/19; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 2421: Extending laws regarding suing contractors to include lawsuits against solar installers. See also Companion Bill HF 2467.
Status: Introduced 3/13/19; referred to Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy.

SF 2431 (Frentz): The Governors 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 HF 1956.
Status: Introduced 3/13/19; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 2471 (Pratt): 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 HF 2437.
Status: Introduced 3/14/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/26/19. Passed committee, re-referred to Environment and Natural Resources Finance 3/26/2019. Amended, laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill 4/3/2019.

SF 2528 (Simonson): A bill to provide funding for electric vehicle (EV) rebates and rebates for home charging stations. See also Companion Bill HF 2233.
Status: Introduced 3/18/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 2536 (Carlson): This would allow additional options for state agencies predesigning new buildings to meet the 2 percent renewable energy requirement. See also Companion Bill HF 1998.
Status: Introduced 3/18/2019; referred to State Government Finance and Policy ad Elections. 

SF 2648 (Tomassoni): A bill to allow a public utilities commission to modify the utilities they provide without voter approval. See also Companion Bill 2793.
Status: Introduced 3/25/2019; referred to Local Government. 

SF 2664 (Hoffman): Establishing a pilot program for electric school buses. See also Companion Bill HF 2618.
Status: Introduced 3/25/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. 

SF 2697 (Dibble): 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 HF 2625.
Status: Introduced 3/26/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 2711 (Hayden):  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. 
Status: Introduced 3/27/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy. 

SF 2729 (Senjem): A bill to manage the aspects of agricultural bee and apiary sites paired with a solar site. Guidance would be under the Department of Agriculture and the Board of Water and Soil Resources. 
Status: Introduced 3/28/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.

SF 2763 (Dibble): A bill to direct the Commissioner 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 HF 2566.
Status: Introduced 4/1/2019; referred to Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy.


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