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SF 3202

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/20/2018 09:48am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to environment; implementing terms of recent settlement between state
and 3M Company; appropriating money;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016,
section 116.155, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115B.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [115B.52] WATER QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section and section 115B.53, the term
"settlement" means the agreement and order entered on February 20, 2018, settling litigation
commenced by the state against the 3M Company under section 115B.17, subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The water quality and sustainability account is established as
an account in the remediation fund. The account consists of revenue deposited in the account
under the terms of the settlement and earnings on the investment of money in the account.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Expenditures. new text end

new text begin Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of
the Pollution Control Agency and to the commissioner of natural resources for the purposes
authorized under the settlement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency and the
commissioner of natural resources must jointly submit:
new text end

new text begin (1) a biannual report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative policy
and finance committees with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources on
expenditures from the water quality and sustainability account during the previous six
months; and
new text end

new text begin (2) by November 1 each year, a report to the legislature on expenditures from the water
quality and sustainability account during the previous fiscal year and a spending plan for
anticipated expenditures from the account during the current fiscal year.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [115B.53] WATER QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY STAKEHOLDERS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency and the commissioner of natural
resources must work with stakeholders to identify and recommend projects to receive funding
from the water quality and sustainability account under the settlement. Stakeholders include,
at a minimum, representatives of the agency, the Department of Natural Resources, east
metropolitan area municipalities, and the 3M Company.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116.155, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Creation.

The remediation fund is created as a special revenue fund in
the state treasury to provide a reliable source of public money for response and corrective
actions to address releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants, agricultural
chemicals, and petroleum, and for environmental response actions at qualified landfill
facilities for which the agency has assumed such responsibility, including perpetual care of
such facilities. The specific purposes for which the general portion of the fund may be spent
are provided in subdivision 2. In addition to the general portion of the fund, the fund contains
deleted text begin twodeleted text endnew text begin threenew text end accounts described in subdivisions 4 deleted text beginand 5deleted text endnew text begin to 5anew text end.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116.155, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 5a. new text end

new text begin Water quality and sustainability account. new text end

new text begin The water quality and sustainability
account is as described in section 115B.52.
new text end