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SF 3877

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/03/2020 09:37am

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underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; requiring a road deicing study utilizing sugar beets to
minimize salt usage.

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

Section 1. new text beginROAD DEICING STUDY.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner of transportation must conduct a study to review road deicing
best practices and techniques that maximize deicing effectiveness in lower temperature
ranges, reduce operations costs, reduce use of road salt, and minimize adverse environmental
impacts. At a minimum, the study must include (1) field evaluation of the feasibility and
impacts of brine mixtures that utilize sugar beets to reduce the use of salt, and (2) a national
review of research and studies regarding use of sugar beets.
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new text begin (b) By March 1, 2022, the commissioner must submit a report on the study, its findings,
and any changes in agency practices to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance.
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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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