House Bill Introductions

HF 7 (Long): A bill to establish a 55% RES, a 100% carbon-free mandate, and conforming language to the Integrated Resource Plan. See also companion bill SF 4.
Status: Introduced 1/4/23. Referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 1/18/23. Passed (10-7) 1/18/23. Passed House as amended (70-60) 1/26/23. Referred to Senate floor. Passed Senate (34-33) 2/2/23. Sent to Governor.

HF 26 (Koegel): A bill to appropriate transportation funds to further transportation grants/awards under the federal IIJA. See also companion bill SF 24.
Status: Introduced 1/4/23. Referred to Transportation Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 1/12/23. Set for hearing 1/17/23. Committee recommends Do Pass; 1/18/23. Placed on House calendar for 1/23/23. Passed House (134-0) 1/23/23. Referred to Senate Finance; committee recommends Do Pass 1/27/23. Passed House (134-0) 1/23/23. Referred to Senate Finance; committee recommends Do Pass 1/27/23. Passed Senate as amended (65-0) 1/30/23. House concurs with Senate amendments (128-0) 2/2/23. Sent to Governor.

HF 49 ( Richardson): A bill to require renewable development account grantees to engage in diversity reporting. Bill also requires utility reporting on diversity in hiring and vendor contracting. See also companion bill SF 315.
Status: Introduced 1/4/23. Referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 1/17/23. Heard in committee. Held over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill 1/17/23.

HF 156 (Feist): Requiring specific billing treatment for electric meters/utility service in mobile home parks.
Status: Introduced 1/9/23. Referred to House Housing Finance and Policy.

HF 178 (Stephenson): A bill to exempt home energy storage systems from personal property taxes. See also companion bill SF 369.
Status: Introduced 1/9/23. Referred to Taxes.

HF 198 (Keogel): A bill to clarify a member of a public board/committee may attend remotely from a private place as long as there is public access to the meeting. See companion bill SF 455.
Status: Introduced 1/9/23. Referred to State and Local Government. Set for hearing 1/19/23. Committee recommends Do Pass 1/23/23; referred to House floor. Committee recommends Do Pass 1/23/23; referred to House floor.

HF 250 (Quam): A bill to place a tax on alternative fuel vehicles.
Status: Introduced 1/11/23. Referred to House Transportation.

HF 341 (Igo): A bill to repeal the state prohibition on nuclear power plants.
Status: Introduced 1/17/23; referred to Climate and Energy Policy and Finance.

HF 342 (Igo): A bill to establish that it is state policy to promote the development of carbon capture and sequestration technology. See also companion bill SF 298.
Status: Introduced 1/17/23; referred to Climate and Energy Policy and Finance.

HF 343 (Igo): A bill to removed the cap on hydropower for the renewable energy standard. See companion bill SF 299.
Status: Introduced 1/17/23; referred to Climate and Energy Policy and Finance.

HF 387 (Swedzinski): A bill to allow a certificate of need for nuclear power.
Status: Introduced 1/17/23; referred to Climate and Energy Policy and Finance.

HF 388 (Buckel)A bill clarifying the interagency meetings in the state administration should be held to public meeting requirements. See also companion bill SF 262.
Status: Introduced 1/17/23; referred to Judiciary and Civil Law.

HF 393 (Stephenson): A bill to establish a new complaint resolution process for customers with IOU complaints. See also companion bill SF 658.
Status: Introduced 1/17/23; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 1/24/23. Set for hearing 1/24/23. Committee reports Do Pass as amended; re-referred to House Judiciary Finance and Civil Law 1/30/23.

HF 398 (Elkins): A bill to prohibit monopolies and monopsonies. See also companion bill SF 1069.
Status: Introduced 1/17/23; referred to Commerce Finance and Policy.

HF 413 (Stephenson): A bill to establish a state rebate program, a state grant program, dealership training, and other programs to promote electric vehicles.
Status
: Introduced 1/17/23; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. Set for hearing 1/25/23. Committee reports Do Pass as amended; re-referred to Commerce Finance and Policy.

HF 521 (Quam): Establishing funding to research the use of hydrogen at nuclear plants.
Status: Introduced 1/18/23; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

HF 528 (Swedzinski): Requiring participants of community solar gardens to reside in the same county as the facility. See also companion bill SF 342.
Status: Introduced 1/18/23; referred to Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

HF 597 (Kraft): A bill to establish a grant program to assist with the impacts of climate change.
Status: Introduced 1/19/23; referred to House Climate and Energy. Set for hearing 1/31/23.

HF 637 (F. Lee): A bill requiring the MPCA to analyze all cumulative emissions and consider environmental justice impacts before granting or renewing permits. See also companion bill SF 466.
Status: Introduced 1/23/23; referred to Environment and Natural Resources.

HF 671 (F. Lee): A bill prohibiting state agencies (MPCA) from waiving environmental fines after compliance is achieved.
Status: Introduced 1/24/23; referred to Environment and Natural Resources.

HF 672 (F. Lee): A bill requiring public meetings every 5 years for non-expiring air emissions permits.
Status: Introduced 1/24/23; referred to Environment and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 2/1/23.

HF 673 (F. Lee): Additional reporting of air toxics emissions.
Status: Introduced 1/24/23; referred to Environment and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 2/1/23.

HF 747 (Reyer): Establishing a solar on public buildings grant program.
Status: Introduced 1/24/23; referred to Climate and Energy. Set for hearing 2/1/23. Amended and held over 2/1/23.

HF 852 (Backer): A bill to exempt sales of electricity from sales and use taxes.
Status: Introduced 1/25/23; referred to Climate and Energy.

HF 899 (Rehm): Similar to HF7, it would increase the RES to 55% by 2035 and implement a 100% carbon-free standard.
Status: Introduced 1/25/23; referred to Climate and Energy.

HF 1253 (Newton, Stephenson): Requiring IOUs to do an analysis with an independent expert on physical security of their grid.
Status: Introduced 2/2/23; referred to House Climate and Energy.

HF 1262 (Hemingsen-Jaeger): Requiring utilities provide customer’s electric use data within 10 days of the date the utility receives the request; data to include but not limited to—total usage by customer monthly, usage by time period if there is a time-of-use tariff; and the data used to calculate a customer’s demand charge. The bill also prohibits HOA restrictions on rooftop solar. See also companion bill SF 1003.
Status: Introduced 2/2/23; referred to House Climate and Energy.


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