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HF 660

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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A bill for an act
relating to energy; requiring development of an economic strategy to maximize
state economic development benefits from the renewable electric energy industry.

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

Section 1. new text beginRENEWABLE ENERGY OBJECTIVE; STATE ECONOMIC
BENEFIT STRATEGY.
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new text begin The commissioner of employment and economic development, in consultation with
the commissioners of commerce and agriculture and the Public Utilities Commission,
shall develop a strategy to obtain the maximum economic benefit for the state and its
citizens from the renewable energy activities prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, section
216B.1691. The commissioner may hold public meetings and otherwise engage the public
in developing the strategy. The strategy must include consideration of both short-term
and long-term opportunities for economic benefit, the quality of jobs created by the
renewable energy activities required under section 216B.1691, and protecting the union
organizing rights of workers who will fill those jobs. The commissioner of employment
and economic development shall report on the strategic recommendations to the chairs of
the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over energy policy by November 15,
2007. The report must include recommendations for legislation necessary to implement
the strategy. An interim report on the progress in developing the strategy must be made
to the chairs by August 1, 2007.
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