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SF 2473

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/15/2019 09:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to electric buses; requiring the purchase of electric buses by the
Metropolitan Council; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL; ELECTRIC BUS PURCHASES.
new text end

new text begin After the effective date of this act and until the appropriation made in section 2 is
exhausted, any bus purchased by the Metropolitan Council must operate solely on electricity
provided by rechargeable on-board batteries. The appropriation in section 2 must be used
to pay the incremental cost of buses that operate solely on electricity provided by rechargeable
on-board batteries over diesel-operated buses that are otherwise comparable in size, features,
and performance.
new 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 beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, paragraph (j),
$4,100,000 in fiscal year 2019 is appropriated from the renewable development account
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to the Metropolitan Council to
defray the cost of purchasing electric buses, as described in section 1. Any funds remaining
from this appropriation that are insufficient to fully fund the incremental cost of purchasing
an electric bus rather than a diesel-operated bus cancel back to the renewable development
account.
new 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