as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/23/2012 03:01pm
A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; making permanent certain exceptions to the minimum
content requirements for biodiesel;amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section
239.77, subdivision 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 239.77, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
(a) The minimum content requirements of subdivision 2 do
not apply to fuel used in the following equipment:
(1) motors located at an electric generating plant regulated by the Nuclear
(2) railroad locomotives;
(3) off-road taconite and copper mining equipment and machinery;
(4) off-road logging equipment and machinery; and
(5) until May 1, 2010, vehicles and equipment used exclusively on an aircraft
(b) The exemption in paragraph (a), clause (1), expires 30 days after the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission has approved the use of biodiesel fuel in motors at electric
generating plants under its regulation.
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(c) This subdivision expires on May 1, 2012.
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