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HF 5

as introduced - 92nd Legislature, 2021 1st Special Session (2021 - 2021) Posted on 06/23/2021 09:09am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to environment; modifying prior appropriation; appropriating money for
cost-share program; amending Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 4, article
1, section 2, subdivision 10.

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

Section 1.

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),
up to
new text end$600,000 the first year is new text begintransferred
new text end from 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 facilitiesnew text begin, an analysis of the long-term
expected revenues and expenditures that would
be incurred by the account under current law,
and recommendations for ensuring ongoing
and future environmental response costs
related to dry cleaning facilities are covered.
The commissioner must work with interested
parties, including owners and operators of dry
cleaning facilities, in preparing the report
new text end. The
report must be submitted by January 15, 2021.new text begin
The amount transferred under this paragraph
is available until June 30, 2022, and any
unspent money transferred cancels to the
remediation fund.
new text end

deleted text begin (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.49, 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

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginCOST-SHARE PROGRAM FOR DRY CLEANERS; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $400,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the remediation 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 away from
perchloroethylene to using solvents that are technically viable and environmentally preferred
alternatives. The commissioner must reimburse an owner's or operator's transition expenses
up to $25,000. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2025.
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