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SF 1918

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/25/2021 09:42am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to electric buses; requiring the purchase of electric buses by the
Metropolitan Council; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL; ELECTRIC BUS PURCHASES.
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new text begin Beginning on the effective date of this act, any bus purchased by the Metropolitan
Council for Metro Transit bus service must operate solely on electricity provided by
rechargeable on-board batteries. The appropriation in section 2 must be used to pay the
incremental cost of buses that operate solely on electricity provided by rechargeable on-board
batteries over diesel-operated buses that are otherwise comparable in size, features, and
performance.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
expires the day after the appropriation under section 2 has been spent or is canceled.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, paragraph (j),
$4,100,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the renewable development account
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to the Metropolitan Council to
defray the cost of purchasing electric buses, as described in section 1.
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new text begin (b) This appropriation does not cancel and is available until there is insufficient money
remaining to defray the cost of purchasing electric buses, as described in section 1. Any
remaining money cancels back to the renewable development account under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end