2022 House Bill Introductions

HF 1289 (Hollins): Originally introduced during the 2021 session, a bill to expand intervenor compensation for investor-owned utility proceedings before the PUC. See companion bill SF 1621.
Status
: Introduced 2/18/2021; amended into House Commerce and Energy Omnibus Energy Bill, HF 1031 during 2021 legislative session. No further action in 2021; reset for hearing 3/17/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022.

HF 1592 (Richardson): Originally introduced during the 2021 session. The bill would require that all utilities in the state of Minnesota develop diversity plans in order to improve the diversity of the utility workforce. See companion bill SF 1747.
Status: Introduced 2/25/2021; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus energy bill 3/2/2021. Amended into House Commerce and Energy Omnibus Energy Bill, HF 1031. No further action in 2021. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022.

HF 2083 (Lippert): Originally introduced in 2021, this bill creates a clean fuels standard to reduce the carbon intensity for the transportation industry by 20 percent. Electricity is specified as a transportation fuel. See companion bill SF 2027.
Status: Introduced 3/10/2021; referred to Commerce Finance and Policy. Set for hearing Climate and Energy Finance and Policy 3/11/2021. Passed committee, laid over for possible inclusion into an energy omnibus bill 3/11/2021. Amended into House Commerce and Energy Omnibus Energy Bill, HF 1031. No further action in 2021; reset for hearing 3/29/2022.

HF 2200 (Vang): Originally introduced in 2021, this bill creates a grant program for cities to create a “Climate Action Plan” to minimize the effects of climate change.
Status: Introduced 3/15/2021; referred to Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy. No further action in 2021; reset for hearing 3/15/2022. Passed as amended; laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022.

HF 2624 (Lippert): Originally introduced in 2021, this bill would expand PACE program financing to include agriculture and water management; requires additional notice to mortgage lender, where applicable, on all PACE projects. See companion bill SF 3060.
Status: Introduced 5/13/2021; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. No further action in 2021; reset for hearing 3/15/2022. Passed (11-5); referred to Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 4/1/2022. Amended; laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill 4/1/2002.

HF 2698 (Christensen): Requiring IOUs that own coal-fired generation file a detailed timeline for decommissioning and demolition. See Companion bill SF 2156.
Status: Pre-filed 1/24/22; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy committee. Set for hearing 3/10/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF 2707 (Feist): Requires the owner of a mobile home park that includes utilities in the rent to accurately bill renters for their consumption.
Status: Introduced 1/31/2022; referred to Commerce Finance and Policy.

HF 2708 (Fischer): Providing rebates for the purchase of electric motorboats and electric marine power trains. See companion bill SF 2420.
Status: Pre-filed 1/24/22; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy committee.

HF 2981 (Koznick): A person in Minnesota is not civilly liable for a COVID infection if they followed state guidance.
Status: Introduced 2/1/2022; referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

HF 3084 (Acomb): Requires that new or extensively remodeled state-owned buildings use renewable energy in compliance with the Sustainable Buildings 2030 codes. See companion bill SF 3655.
Status: Introduced 2/3/2022; referred to State Government Finance and Elections. Set for hearing 3/24/2022. Laid over for further consideration. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 3146 (Lee): Requires the MPCA to study the cumulative effects of pollution before issuing emission permits in a designated environmental justice area. See companion bill SF 3211.
Status: Introduced 2/3/2022; referred to Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 4/1/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill 4/1/2022.

HF 3151 (Stephenson): Requires the creation of a procedure for IOU customers to file complaints with the Public Utilities Commission. While this doesn’t affect municipal interests, we will monitor the bill for amendments to include public power. See companion bill SF 2947.
Status: Introduced 2/3/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/01/2022. Passed as amended (10-5); referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law 3/1/2022. Set for hearing 3/22/2022. Passed (16-0); referred to House floor. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 3220 (Lippert): Would allow electric vehicle charging stations to be installed, operated and maintained within state rest areas. See companion bill SF 3137.
Status: Introduced 2/10/2022; referred to Transportation Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 2/22/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022.

HF 3299 (Stephenson): Adds requirements to utility Integrated Resource Plans (IRP), including identifying local job impacts for proposed generation, and creates a preference for local jobs. It also requires utilities identify the transmission impacts due to the retirement of non-renewable generation—15 years before the retirement. The bill would exempt solar and wind projects and some transmission owned by independent power providers (non-utilities) from the Certificate of Need process. See companion bill SF 3051.
Status: Introduced 2/10/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 3310 (Ecklund): Establishes a process to allocate costs and ownership for new federally planned regional high-voltage transmission lines. See companion bill SF 2961.
Status: Introduced 2/10/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

HF 3320 (Acomb): Would create tax credits for energy efficiency improvements and beneficial electrification projects of up to $2,000. See companion bill SF 3397.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2022; referred to Taxes. Set for hearing 3/29/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill 3/29/2022.

HF 3337 (Long): The House Energy Omnibus Bill. Originally pertaining to Department of Commerce activities, the bill is now the House Omnibus Energy Bill. See companion Senate Omnibus Energy Bill SF 4269.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/01/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill 3/1/2022. Set for hearing 4/5/2022. Passed as amended (10-7); referred to Ways and Means 4/7/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 3431 (Acomb): Would require the MPCA to develop greenhouse gas reduction strategies for multiple residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. Each strategy would estimate projected GHG reductions if implemented.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/1/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into omnibus bill 3/1/2022.

HF 3453 (Igo): Would allow hydroelectric generation greater than 100 megawatts to qualify as a renewable energy resource. See companion bill SF 4032.
Status: Introduced 2/15/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

HF 3521 (Backer): Would repeal the sales tax exemption for residential electricity used for heating. See companion bill SF 3851.
Status: Introduced 2/17/2022; referred to Taxes.

HF 3600 (Long): Requires excavators to advise the Office of Pipeline Safety each quarter of their total number of notifications by type. A call to Gopher State One Call requesting a locate ticket would be an example of a notification. Additional documentation would be required if any utility damage occurs during an excavation. See companion bill SF 3138.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2002; referred to Transportation Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/10/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF 3609 (Petersburg): Requires that federal funds received from the US Dept. of Transportation may only be spent by direct appropriation. See companion bill SF 3058.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2022; referred to Transportation Finance and Policy.

HF 3621 (Igo): Would require the development of a state policy to support carbon capture and sequestration technologies to achieve greenhouse gas reduction. See companion bill SF 3661.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

HF 3645 (Swedzinski): Would allow a year-round tax exemption on residential heating fuels.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2022; referred to Taxes.

HF 3781 (Demuth): Would require the predesign for new state-owned buildings to meet the buildings energy needs with a minimum of two percent renewable energy. In this case, renewable energy is defined as wind or solar resources. See companion bill SF 3157.
Status: Introduced 2/24/2922; referred to State Government Finance and Elections.

HF 3782 (Stephenson): Would exempt energy storage systems from personal property taxes. Energy storage systems are defined by statute in section 216B.2422, subdivision 1, paragraph (f). See companion bill SF 3467.
Status: Introduced 2/24/2022; referred to Taxes. Set for hearing 3/18/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF 3897 (Hollins): A grant program for upgrading electric panels in income-qualified single-family or multifamily buildings. See companion bill SF 4024.
Status: Introduced 3/3/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/22/2022. Passed as amended: laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 3905 (Bierman): Would appropriate $60 million from the state fiscal recovery federal funds to support weatherization and pre-weatherization programs statewide.
Status: Introduced 3/3/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/17/2002. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 3944 (Sandstede): A bill to provide financial relief for utilities and customers from excessive natural gas costs during polar vortex Uri (2021). Utilities and customers would need to document increases in incremental costs in order to apply for either a rebate or tax credit. See companion bill SF 3838.
Status: Introduced 3/3/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/24/2022. Set for hearing 3/24/2022. Passed as amended (15-1); re-referred to Taxes. Set for hearing 3/31/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill 3/31/2022.

HF 4066 (Long): A bill to require a minimum number of EV-ready parking spaces in commercial parking lots or garages, and in multi-family residential structures with more than four parking spaces. See companion bill SF 3965.
Status: Introduced 3/7/2022; referred to Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/15/2022. Passed as amended (7-5); referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 4125 (Nelson, M): State Government supplemental budget appropriations and policy recommendations for 2022 and 2023. See companion bill SF 4002.
Status: Introduction 3/10/2022; referred to State Government Finance and Elections. Set for hearing 3/18/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill 3/18/2022.

HF 4241 (Long): Would require that commercial buildings energy use would be entered into a benchmarking tool. The benchmarking tool would be developed and maintained by the Department of Commerce. See companion bill SF 4241.
Status: Introduced 3/14/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 4270 (Scott): Requires the development of a general data audit trail for not public data held within a government entity. See companion bill SF 4239.
Status: Introduced 3/14/2022; referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

HF 4319 (Agbaje): A bill to provide additional funding for the Regional Apprenticeship Training Center in Minneapolis to develop “renewable energy training skills.” See companion bill SF 4142.
Status: Introduced 3/17/2022; referred to Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/28/2022. Referred to Capital Investment 3/28/2022.

HF 4355 (Noor): Originally pertaining to Workforce and Business Development, the bill is now the House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry bill. See also companion Senate Omnibus Jobs, Commerce, Energy, and Higher Education Police and Supplemental Finance Bill SF 4091.
Status: Introduced 3/17/2022; referred to Workforce and Business Finance and Policy. Amended and re-referred to Ways and Means 4/19/2022. Passed as amended; referred to House floor 4/25/2022. Passed House as amended (69-62); referred to Senate 5/4/2022. Senate did not concur with House; conference committee appointed: Reps. Noor, Ecklund, Long, Stephenson, Swedzinski; and Sens. Pratt, Rarick, Dahms, Senjem, Frentz 5/5/2022. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355. Conference report adopted by Senate (41-26), tabled by Senate (37-29) 5/22/22. No further action before end of session.

HF 4389 (Mekeland): Would allow the construction of small-scale nuclear-powered generation of up to 100 megawatts. See companion bill SF 4082.
Status: Introduced 3/17/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

HF 4393 (Hollins): Would mandate utilities to install an energy storage system on their feeder lines when replacing or upsizing feeder lines.
Status: Introduced 3/17/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 4402 (Long): Would require Xcel energy to increase and extend funding a solar incentive program; and require Xcel to develop an Energy Storage Incentive Program tariff to accelerate storage. See companion bill SF 4119.
Status: Introduced 3/17/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/22/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill 3/22/2022/. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 4404 (Reyer): A bill to promote and provide grants for solar on public buildings.
Status: Introduced 3/17/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/22/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill. Re-referred to Capital Investment; set for hearing 4/7/2022. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 4441 (Masin): Revise current open meeting laws to continue to allow for remote participation in public meetings. See companion bill SF 4212.
Status: Introduced 3/21/2022; referred to State Government Finance and Elections. Re-referred by chair to Local Government Division 3/21/2022. Division action to return to State Government Finance and Elections 3/23/2022. Set for hearing 4/1/2022. Passed (8-4); referred to House floor 4/1/2022.

HF 4458 (Boe): Repeals existing preconditions for remote participation, allowing for more remote participation in public meetings. See companion bill SF 3322.
Status: Introduced 3/21/2022; referred to State Government Finance and Elections. Referred by chair to Local Government 3/21/2022.

HF 4461 (Acomb): Would provide an additional $4.3 million for the Solar on Schools program for non-Xcel service territories. See companion bill SF 4089.
Status: Introduced 3/21/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

HF 4462 (Stephenson): This bill would require the commissioner of the DOC to study the feasibility of retrofitting existing coal-fired electric generation using advanced nuclear technology. See companion bill SF 4163.
Status: Introduced 3/21/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

HF 4544 (Wazlawik): This bill would prohibit homeowners associations from blocking solar installations on homes within their association. See companion bill SF 4144.
Status: Introduced 3/23/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 4567 (Rasmusson): A bill to allow Investor Owned Natural Gas utilities to sell bonds to reduce economic impacts during catastrophic events. See companion bill SF 4262.
Status: Introduced 3/23/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/24/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF 4620 (Swedzinski): A bill to allow large industrial customers of an IOU to seek market-based power (deregulation). See companion bill SF 3282.
Status: Introduced 3/24/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

HF 4654 (Long): The Governor's $149.5 million supplemental budget for Department of Commerce. Highlights include $34.5 million for weatherization, $3 million for Solar for Schools, $20 million for state competitiveness grants, $34 million for a green innovation finance fund, $35 million for decarbonization technology grants and $18 million for water utilities energy resiliency. See companion bill SF 4392.
Status: Introduced 3/28/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 3/29/2022. Laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill 3/29/2022. Amended into the House Energy Omnibus bill HF 3337 4/5/2022. Amended into the larger House Omnibus Workforce and Development, Energy, Commerce, and Labor and Industry HF 4355 4/26/2022; Referred to House floor. Compared to companion SF 4091, ruled not identical. SF 4091 substituted for HF 4355 on House General Register 4/28/2022. Failed to pass as part of the Omnibus Jobs, Energy and Commerce bill before end of session.

HF 4715 (Lillie): Would expand the state-building loan programs to include solar installations in state park buildings.
Status: Introduced 3/31/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Re-referred to Capital Investment; set for hearing 4/7/2022.

HF 4892 (Elkins): This bill would repeal the Right of First Refusal (ROFR) that passed in 2012, which gives incumbent transmission owners the first right of ownership for federally approved transmission lines. See companion bill SF 3461.
Status: Introduced 5/19/2022; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.


Back to top