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SF 3089

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to energy; mandating inclusion of strategic tree planting as eligible for
direct expenditures as energy conservation improvement; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 216B.241, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 216B.241, is amended by
adding a subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Strategic tree planting. new text end

new text begin The strategic planting of trees or shrubs around
homes and buildings as a shelter belt, or for other energy conservation purposes,
located on property provided electric or gas service by a public utility, municipal utility,
or cooperative electric association subject to the energy conservation improvement
requirements of this section, is considered an energy conservation improvement and is
eligible for direct expenditures and expense recovery under this section. For purposes of
this subdivision, "strategic" refers to the placement of trees or shrubs to obtain the most
advantageous impact on energy conservation for a home or building.
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