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SF 2887

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 04/25/2014 12:46pm

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; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 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.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. 2.

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