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SF 4051

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/06/2020 09:11am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to electric vehicles; establishing a program to provide rebates to purchasers
of electric vehicles; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216C.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [216C.401] ELECTRIC VEHICLE REBATES.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
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new text begin (b) "Electric vehicle" has the meaning given in section 169.011, subdivision 26a,
paragraphs (a) and (b), clause (3).
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new text begin (c) "New eligible electric vehicle" means an eligible electric vehicle that has not been
registered in any state.
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new text begin (d) "Used eligible electric vehicle" means an eligible electric vehicle that has previously
been registered in a state.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin The purchaser of an electric vehicle is eligible for a rebate, subject
to the amounts and limits in subdivisions 3 and 4, if:
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new text begin (1) the electric vehicle:
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new text begin (i) has not been previously owned;
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new text begin (ii) has not been modified from the original manufacturer's specifications; and
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new text begin (iii) is purchased after the effective date of this act for use by the purchaser and not for
resale;
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new text begin (2) the purchaser:
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new text begin (i) is a resident of Minnesota, as defined in section 290.01, subdivision 7, paragraph (a),
when the electric vehicle is purchased;
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new text begin (ii) is a business that has a valid address in Minnesota from which business is conducted;
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new text begin (iii) is a nonprofit corporation incorporated under chapter 317A; or
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new text begin (iv) is a political subdivision of the state; and
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new text begin (3) the purchaser:
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new text begin (i) has not received a rebate or tax credit for the purchase of an electric vehicle from
Minnesota; and
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new text begin (ii) registers the electric vehicle in Minnesota.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Rebate amounts. new text end

new text begin (a) A $2,500 rebate may be issued under this section to an
eligible purchaser for the purchase of a new eligible electric vehicle.
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new text begin (b) A $500 rebate may be issued under this section to an eligible purchaser for the
purchase of a used eligible electric vehicle, provided the electric vehicle has not previously
been registered in Minnesota.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Eligible expenses. new text end

new text begin Appropriations made to support the activities of this section
must be expended only to pay:
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new text begin (1) rebates to eligible purchasers of eligible electric vehicles; and
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new text begin (2) the department's reasonable costs to administer this section.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Limits. new text end

new text begin (a) The number of rebates allowed under this section are limited to:
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new text begin (1) no more than one rebate per resident per household; and
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new text begin (2) no more than one rebate per business entity per year.
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new text begin (b) A rebate must not be issued under this section for an electric vehicle with a
manufacturer's suggested retail price that exceeds $60,000.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Program administration. new text end

new text begin (a) Rebate applications under this section must be
filed with the commissioner on a form developed by the commissioner.
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new text begin (b) The commissioner must develop administrative procedures governing the application
and rebate award process. Applications must be reviewed and rebates awarded by the
commissioner on a first-come, first-served basis.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner may reduce the rebate amounts provided under subdivision 3 or
restrict program eligibility based on fund availability or other factors.
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new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires June 30, 2025.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $15,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of commerce to award rebates to eligible electric vehicle purchasers under Minnesota
Statutes, section 216C.401.
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