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HF 3826

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 05/04/2010 08:27am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to veterans; requiring a health study of the health effects of wind turbine
movement on certain veterans.

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

Section 1. new text beginSTUDY OF HEALTH EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINE MOVEMENT;
VETERAN WITH SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Upon the request of the commissioner of veterans affairs, the commissioner of
health shall conduct a study on the effect of wind turbine movement on a veteran. The
request must be made at the request of the veteran and identify the name and address of
the veteran. For the purpose of this section, "veteran" means a military service veteran
with a service-connected disability who certifies to the commissioner of veterans affairs
that the service-connected disability contributes to the wind turbine movement having
a detrimental health effect on the veteran. The wind turbine movement must involve a
turbine that is part of a wind conversion system of five megawatts or more and that casts a
shadow on the veteran's residence.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of health shall complete the study within 90 days of receipt of
the request of the commissioner of veterans affairs and provide a copy to both the veteran
and the commissioner of veterans affairs.
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