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SF 563

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

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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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;
regulating the Legislative Electric Energy Task Force; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2006, section 216C.051, subdivision 9.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216C.051, subdivision 9, is amended to
read:


Subd. 9.

Expiration.

This section is repealed deleted text beginJune 30, 2007deleted text endnew text begin December 31, 2010new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2. 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 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. The Legislative Electric Energy Task Force shall provide
legislative oversight on the strategy and monitor its implementation.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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