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HF 646

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/04/2021 04:22pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; governing deployment of certain buses in the
seven-county metropolitan area based on vehicle emissions; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, section 473.391, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 473.391, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Air quality, emissions, and bus deployment. new text end

new text begin (a) The council must coordinate
with the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency to identify locales in the metropolitan
area with poor air quality. The analysis may use modeling based on air quality monitoring
data and must use the highest level of detail available. The council must categorize each
bus in its fleet based on estimated or measured air quality impacts from vehicle emissions.
new text end

new text begin (b) For regular route bus service, excluding arterial or highway bus rapid transit, the
council must deploy buses with the lowest emissions on routes that serve locales with poor
air quality.
new text end

new text begin (c) Analysis under this subdivision must be revised at least once every three years.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end