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SF 2066

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/13/2019 04:19pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to energy; correcting incorrect references;amending Laws 2017, chapter
94, article 10, sections 28; 29.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 10, section 28, is amended to read:


Sec. 28. PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION; "MADE IN MINNESOTA" SOLAR
THERMAL REBATES.

(a) No rebate may be paid under Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216C.416, to an owner
of a solar thermal system whose application was approved by the commissioner of commerce
after the effective date of this act.

(b) Unspent money remaining in the account established under Minnesota Statutes 2014,
section 216C.416, as of July 2, 2017, must be transferred to the deleted text beginC-LEAFdeleted text endnew text begin renewable
development
new text end account established under Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116C.779,
subdivision 1
.

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.

Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 10, section 29, is amended to read:


Sec. 29. RENEWABLE DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT; TRANSFER OF
UNEXPENDED GRANT FUNDS.

(a) No later than 30 days after the effective date of this section, the utility subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, must notify in writing each person
who received a grant funded from the renewable development account previously established
under that subdivision:

(1) after January 1, 2012; and

(2) before January 1, 2012, if the funded project remains incomplete as of the effective
date of this section.

The notice must contain the provisions of this section and instructions directing grant
recipients how unexpended funds can be transferred to the deleted text beginclean energy advancement funddeleted text endnew text begin
renewable development
new text end account.

(b) A recipient of a grant from the renewable development account previously established
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, must, no later than 30 days after
receiving the notice required under paragraph (a), transfer any grant funds that remain
unexpended as of the effective date of this section to the deleted text beginclean energy advancement funddeleted text endnew text begin
renewable development
new text end account if, by that effective date, all of the following conditions
are met:

(1) the grant was awarded more than five years before the effective date of this section;

(2) the grant recipient has failed to obtain control of the site on which the project is to
be constructed;

(3) the grant recipient has failed to secure all necessary permits or approvals from any
unit of government with respect to the project; and

(4) construction of the project has not begun.

(c) A recipient of a grant from the renewable development account previously established
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, must transfer any grant funds
that remain unexpended five years after the grant funds are received by the grant recipient
if, by that date, the conditions in paragraph (b), clauses (2) to (4), have been met. The grant
recipient must transfer the unexpended funds no later than 30 days after the fifth anniversary
of the receipt of the grant funds.

(d) A person who transfers funds to the deleted text beginclean energy advancement funddeleted text endnew text begin renewable
development
new text end account under this section is eligible to apply for funding from the deleted text beginclean energy
advancement fund
deleted text endnew text begin renewable developmentnew text end account.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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