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HF 4180

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/05/2020 06:20pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to environment; prohibiting using perchloroethylene as dry cleaning
solvent; modifying prior appropriations; appropriating money; amending Laws
2019, First Special Session chapter 4, article 1, section 2, subdivision 10; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [325E.381] PERCHLOROETHYLENE PROHIBITION.
new text end

new text begin On or after January 1, 2022, using perchloroethylene as a dry cleaning solvent is
prohibited.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 4, article 1, section 2, subdivision 10, is
amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Transfers

(a) The commissioner must transfer up to
$44,000,000 from the environmental fund to
the remediation fund for purposes of the
remediation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116.155, subdivision 2.

(b) $600,000 the first year is transferred from
the remediation fund to the dry cleaner
environmental response and reimbursement
account for purposes of Minnesota Statutes,
section 115B.49, with reimbursement
prioritized to persons who meet the definition
in Minnesota Statutes, section 115B.48,
subdivision 10
, clause (2), and who have made
a request to the commissioner, as required
under Minnesota Statutes, section 115B.50,
subdivision 2
.

(c) new text beginNotwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 115B.49, subdivision 3, paragraph (a),
new text end $600,000 the first year is new text begintransferred new text endfrom the
remediation fund to the new text begindry cleaner
environmental response and reimbursement
account for the
new text endcommissioner deleted text beginfor preparingdeleted text endnew text begin to
prepare
new text end a report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources
finance that includes an assessment of the
possibility of recovering environmental
response costs from insurance held by dry
cleaning facilities. The report must be
submitted by January 15, 2021.

(d) $600,000 the second year is transferred
from the remediation fund to the dry cleaner
environmental response and reimbursement
account for purposes of Minnesota Statutes,
section 115B.49deleted text begin, if legislation is enacted in
the 2020 legislative session to address the
insolvency of the dry cleaner environmental
response and reimbursement account
deleted text end.

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; COST-SHARE PROGRAM FOR DRY CLEANERS.
new text end

new text begin $400,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the environmental fund to the
commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency for a cost-share program to reimburse owners
or operators of dry cleaning facilities for the costs of transitioning to using solvents that are
technically viable and environmentally preferred alternatives to perchloroethylene. The
commissioner must reimburse up to 75 percent of an owner's or operator's transition expenses.
This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end