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SF 2887

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 10/30/2014 11:41am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; motor vehicles; eliminating barriers to the purchase of
electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles by state agencies; requiring a report;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 16C.135, subdivision 3; 16C.137,
subdivisions 1, 2; 16C.138, subdivision 2; 160.02, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.135, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Vehicle purchases.

new text beginConsistent with section 16C.137, subdivision 1,
new text endwhen purchasing a motor vehicle for the central motor pool or for use by an agency,
the commissioner or the agency shall purchase a motor vehicle that is capable of being
powered by cleaner fuels, or a motor vehicle powered by electricity or by a combination of
electricity and liquid fuel, deleted text beginif such a motor vehicle is reasonably available at similar costs
to other vehicles and
deleted text end new text beginif the total life-cycle cost of ownership is less than or comparable
to that of other vehicles, and
new text end if the vehicle is capable of carrying out the purpose for
which it is purchased.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.137, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Goals and actions.

deleted text begin (a) Using 2005 as a baseline, the state of
Minnesota shall reduce the use of gasoline by on-road vehicles owned by state departments
by 25 percent by 2010 and by 50 percent by 2015, and the use of petroleum-based diesel
fuel in diesel-fueled vehicles by ten percent by 2010 and 25 percent by 2015.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) To meet the goals established in paragraph (a),deleted text end Each state department must,
whenever legally, technically, and economically feasible, subject to the specific needs of
the department and responsible management of agency finances:

(1) ensure that all new on-road vehicles purchased, excluding emergency and law
enforcement vehicles:

(i) use "cleaner fuels" as that term is defined in section 16C.135, subdivision 1deleted text begin,
deleted text enddeleted text beginclauses (1), (3), and (4)deleted text end;

(ii) have fuel efficiency ratings that exceed 30 miles per gallon for city usage or 35
miles per gallon for highway usage, including but not limited to hybrid electric cars and
hydrogen-powered vehicles; or

(iii) are powered solely by electricity;

(2) increase its use of renewable transportation fuels, including ethanol, biodiesel,
and hydrogen from agricultural products; and

(3) increase its use of Web-based Internet applications and other electronic
information technologies to enhance the access to and delivery of government information
and services to the public, and reduce the reliance on the department's fleet for the delivery
of such information and services.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.137, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

deleted text beginSmartFleet Committeedeleted text endnew text begin Reportnew text end.

(a) deleted text beginThe commissioner of administration,
or the commissioner's designee, shall chair a SmartFleet Committee consisting of
representatives designated by the commissioners of the Pollution Control Agency, the
Departments of Agriculture and Commerce, and other state departments that wish to
participate. To ensure effective and efficient state participation, the SmartFleet Committee
must assist state departments in implementing the requirements of this section, including
providing information, guidance, sample policies and procedures, and technical and
planning assistance.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end The deleted text beginSmartFleet Committeedeleted text endnew text begin commissioner of administration, in collaboration
with the commissioners of the Pollution Control Agency, the Departments of Agriculture,
Commerce, Natural Resources, and Transportation, and other state departments
new text end must
evaluate the goals and directives established in this sectionnew text begin, and report their findings
to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature
new text end by deleted text beginDecember 2006
and periodically thereafter
deleted text endnew text begin February 1 of each odd-numbered yearnew text end. new text beginIn the report, new text endthe
committee deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end make recommendations deleted text beginto the governor and appropriate committees
of the legislature
deleted text end for new or adjusted goals deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin, new text end directivesnew text begin, or legislative initiativesnew text end, in
light of the progress the state has made implementing this sectiondeleted text begin,deleted text end and deleted text beginofdeleted text end the availability
of new or improved technologies.

deleted text begin (c) For the systematic and efficient monitoring of progress in implementing this
section by the SmartFleet Committee,
deleted text end new text begin (b) new text endThe Department of Administration shall
implement a fleet reporting and information management system. Each department will
use this management system to demonstrate its progress in complying with this section.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.138, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Notice of state procurement policy in bid documents.

All solicitation
documents for the purchase of a passenger automobile, as defined in section 168.002,
subdivision 24
; pickup truck, as defined in section 168.002, subdivision 26; or van, as
defined in section 168.002, subdivision 40, issued under the jurisdiction of the Department
of Administration after June 30, 2006, must contain the following language: "It is the
intention of the state of Minnesota to begin purchasing electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid
electric vehicles, deleted text beginanddeleted text end neighborhood electric vehicles deleted text beginas soon as they become commercially
available, meet the state's performance specifications, and are priced no more than ten
percent above the price for comparable gasoline-powered vehicles
deleted text endnew text begin, and natural gas
vehicles if the total life-cycle cost of ownership is less than or comparable to that of
gasoline-powered vehicles
new text end. It is the intention of the state to purchase electric vehicles,
plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, deleted text beginanddeleted text end neighborhood electric vehiclesnew text begin, and natural gas
vehicles
new text end whenever practicable after these conditions have been met and as fleet needs
dictate for at least five years after these conditions have been met."

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 160.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 21a. new text end

new text begin Natural gas vehicle. new text end

new text begin "Natural gas vehicle" or "NGV" means a motor
vehicle under section 169.011, subdivision 42, that is capable of being propelled by natural
gas, including compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.
new text end