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HF 2022

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/18/2019 10:19pm

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A bill for an act
relating to electric vehicles; requiring installation of electric vehicle charging
stations in state parks; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS; INSTALLATIONS IN
STATE AND REGIONAL PARKS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
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new text begin (b) "Electric vehicle" has the meaning given in section 169.011, subdivision 26a.
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new text begin (c) "Electric vehicle charging station" means infrastructure that connects an electric
vehicle to a 240-volt alternating current power source of electricity to recharge the electric
vehicle's batteries.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Program. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources, in consultation with the
commissioners of the Pollution Control Agency and commerce, must develop and fund the
installation of a network of electric vehicle charging stations in Minnesota state parks located
within the retail electric service area of a public utility subject to section 116C.779,
subdivision 1. The commissioners must issue a request for proposals to entities that have
experience installing, owning, operating, and maintaining electric vehicle charging stations.
The request for proposal must establish technical specifications that electric vehicle charging
stations are required to meet and must request responders to address:
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new text begin (1) the optimal number and location of charging stations installed in a given state park;
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new text begin (2) alternative arrangements that may be made to allocate responsibility for electric
vehicle charging station (i) ownership, operation, and maintenance, and (ii) billing
procedures; and
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new text begin (3) any other issues deemed relevant by the commissioners.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Deployment; regional parks. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources may
allocate a portion of the appropriation under this act to install electric vehicle charging
stations in regional parks located within the retail electric service area of a public utility
that is subject to section 116C.779, subdivision 1.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin Notwithstanding section 116C.779, subdivision 1, paragraph (j), $4,100,000 in fiscal
year 2020 is appropriated from the renewable development account established in section
116C.779, subdivision 1, to the commissioner of natural resources to install electric vehicle
charging stations in state and regional parks, as described in section 1.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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