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HF 216

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; requiring certain fuels to
contain certain levels of ethanol; setting a goal and
requiring promotion activities; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, section 239.791, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 239; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2004, section 239.791, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 239.791, is
amended by adding a subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a.new text end

new text beginMinimum ethanol content required.new text end

new text begin(a) Except
as provided in subdivisions 10 to 14, a person responsible for
the product shall ensure that all gasoline sold or offered for
sale in Minnesota contains at least 20 percent denatured ethanol
by volume.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of enforcing paragraph (a), a
gasoline/ethanol blend must be construed to be in compliance if
the ethanol content, exclusive of denaturants and permitted
contaminants, comprises at least 18.4 percent by volume and no
more than 20 percent by volume of the blend as determined by an
appropriate United States Environmental Protection Agency or
American Society of Testing Materials standard method of
analysis of alcohol content in motor fuels.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1,
2012, unless the commissioner of agriculture certifies, by
December 31, 2010, that 20 percent of the volume of gasoline
sold in the state is denatured ethanol.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [239.7911] PETROLEUM REPLACEMENT GOAL.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Goal. new text end

new text begin It is the goal of the state of
Minnesota that at least 20 percent of the liquid fuel sold in
the state is derived from renewable sources by December 31, 2015.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginPromotion of renewable liquid fuels.new text end

new text begin(a) The
commissioner of agriculture, in consultation with the
commissioners of commerce and pollution control, shall identify
and implement activities necessary for the widespread use of
renewable liquid fuels in the state. Beginning November 1,
2005, and continuing through 2015, the commissioners or their
designees shall work with representatives from the renewable
fuels industry, petroleum retailers, refiners, automakers, small
engine manufacturers, and other interested groups to develop
annual recommendations for administrative and legislative action.
new text end

new text begin (b) The activities of the commissioners under this
subdivision must include, but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) developing recommendations for incentives for retailers
to install equipment necessary for dispensing renewable liquid
fuels to the public;
new text end

new text begin (2) obtaining federal approval for the use of E20 as
gasoline;
new text end

new text begin (3) developing recommendations for ensuring that motor
vehicles and small engine equipment have access to an adequate
supply of fuel;
new text end

new text begin (4) working with the owners and operators of large
corporate automotive fleets in the state to increase their use
of renewable fuels; and
new text end

new text begin (5) working to maintain an affordable retail price for
liquid fuels.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day
following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 239.791, subdivision 1, is
repealed on the effective date of section 1.
new text end