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HF 1211

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/18/2021 03:24pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to energy; establishing setbacks for certain solar energy generating systems;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 216E.01, subdivision 5; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216E.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 216E.01, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Large electric power generating plant.

"Large electric power generating
plant" deleted text beginshall meandeleted text endnew text begin meansnew text end electric power generating equipment and associated facilities
designed deleted text beginfordeleted text endnew text begin to operatenew text end or capable of deleted text beginoperationdeleted text endnew text begin operatingnew text end at a capacity ofnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end 50,000 kilowatts or moredeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
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new text begin (2) for a solar electric generating system, 5,000 kilowatts or more.
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. 2.

new text begin [216E.022] SETBACKS; SOLAR ENERGY GENERATING SYSTEMS.
new text end

new text begin A permit must not be granted under this chapter to construct a solar energy generating
system located within:
new text end

new text begin (1) 250 feet of a public road right-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (2) 500 feet of a state trail or other recreational trail;
new text end

new text begin (3) three-quarters of a mile of a state park or county park; or
new text end

new text begin (4) three-quarters of a mile of a wildlife management area.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to all solar energy generating systems commencing construction on or after that
date.
new text end