House Bill Introductions

HF 671 (F. Lee): A bill to make any administrative penalties for serious environmental violations unforgivable. Companion SF 1227.
Status: Introduced 1/23/23; referred to Environment and Natural Resources. Heard 2/28/24; held over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill.

HF 703 (Scott): Requiring a product stewardship program for wind and solar component reclamation and recycling. Companion SF 4078.
Status: Introduced 1/23/23; referred to Environment and Natural Resources.

HF 3439 (Rehm): Requiring electric vehicle charging infrastructure in all new residential buildings that provide on-site parking. Companion SF 4298.
Status: Introduced 2/12/24; referred to Labor and Industry.

HF 3457 (Kraft): Within 30 days after a site or route permit has been issued for a project under chapter 216E (electric generation facilities, transmission), all state agencies must make any final decisions on any other pending permits for that project. Companion Bill SF 3682.
Status: Introduced 2/12/24; referred to Climate and Energy. Set for hearing 2/28/24. Heard 2/28/24; held over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill.

HF 3579 (Lee): Requiring additional air quality monitoring and reporting by air permit holder. Companion SF 4379.
Status: Introduced 2/12/24; referred to Environment and Natural Resources. Heard 2/28/24; held over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill.

HF 3647 (Engen): Prohibiting any entity that receives state funding from making campaign contributions or expending money or any political purpose (lobbying). Companion SF 4062.
Status; Introduced 2/13/24; referred to Elections Finance and Policy.

HF 3704 (Kraft): Requiring utilities to study transmission congestion in Minnesota, identify the frequency of congestion in certain areas, analyze grid enhancing technology (GETS) that could alleviate the congestion, and propose a plan for installing GETS at each congestion point. Companion Bill SF 3683.
Status: Introduced 2/13/23; referred to Climate and Energy. Set for hearing 2/28/24. Amended and heard 2/28/24; held over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill.

HF 3895 (R. Hansen): Subjecting electric cooperatives to open meetings/public records laws; requiring certain documents be available on-line; allowing for vote by mail for board elections. Companion SF 4361.
Status: Introduced 2/19/24; referred to Climate and Energy.

HF 3900 (Kraft): Requiring high-voltage transmission lines to be sited in certain priority areas; requiring utilities to pay for any relocation of transmission lines. Companion SF 3949.
Status: Introduced 2/19/24; referred to Climate and Energy. Set for hearing 3/5/24.

HF 3946 (Carroll): Revising the PACE program to allow for projects to move forward under PACE even if it does not meet certain cost-effective requirements but provides other benefits. Companion SF 3535.
Status: Introduced 2/19/24; referred to Climate and Energy. Set for hearing 3/5/24.

HF 4025 (Koegel): Establishing the Minnesota Advisory Council on Infrastructure and funding it; to coordinate infrastructure planning, funding, and maintenance, particularly as it pertains to climate policy, economic development and energy. Companion SF 4108.
Status: Introduced 2/19/24; referred to Sustainable Infrastructure Policy. Set for hearing 3/6/24.

HF 4120 (Koegel): Requiring a public comment period at public meetings, if it is the entity’s practice to offer public comment periods. Companion SF 4297.
Status: Introduced 2/22/24; referred to State and Local Government.

HF 4136 (Coulter): Increasing civil penalties for non-compliance with state open meetings laws; requiring specific documentation if the entity is to close a meeting for attorney-client privilege reasons. Companion SF 4132.
Status: Introduced 2/22/24; referred to State and Local Government.

HF 4155 (Kraft): Requiring all utilities (electric, water, etc.) to accept an individual taxpayer ID number in lieu of an SSN for applications for new service. Companion SF 4159.
Status: Introduced 2/22/24; referred to Climate and Energy.

HF 4177 (Acomb): Making drafting changes to prior Dept. of Commerce legislation passed.
Status: Introduced 2/22/24; referred to Climate and Energy.

HF 4189 (Kraft): Requiring the MPCA to formulate a methodology to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions of various steps in the sourcing, production, shipping, and sale of the retail industry. Companion SF 4167.
Status: Introduced 2/22/24; referred to Climate and Energy.

HF 4240 (Kraft): Establishing and funding a local climate planning assistance program at the MPCA. Companion SF 4295.
Status: Introduced 2/26/24; referred to Climate and Energy.

HF 4242 (Kraft): Establishing a residential energy rating rebate program, and modifying residential code standards. Companion SF 4202.
Status: Introduced 2/26/24; referred to Labor and Industry.

HF 4292 (Greenman): Prohibiting lobbying expenses and other expenses in IOU rate recovery. Companion SF 4426.
Status: Introduced 2/26/24; referred to Climate and Energy.

HF 4354 (Klevorn): State Public Utilities Commission added to the list of agencies which are subject to certain obligations to Tribal governments. Companion SF 4428.
Status: Introduced 2/28/24; referred to State and Local Government.

HF 4413 (Koegel): Allowing advisory public bodies to meet by interactive technology if certain conditions are followed. Companion SF 4456.
Status: Introduced 2/28/24. Referred to State and Local Government.

HF 4423 (Stephenson): Funding for pilot thermal energy network projects.
Status: introduced 2/28/24; referred to Climate and Energy.


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