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SF 4359

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/17/2020 12:22pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to commerce; making technical changes to certain legislative reports;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 216C.054; 237.55.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 216C.054, is amended to read:


216C.054 ANNUAL TRANSMISSION ADEQUACY REPORT TO LEGISLATURE.

new text begin By January 15 each odd-numbered year, new text endthe commissioner of commerce, in consultation
with the Public Utilities Commission, deleted text beginshall annually by January 15deleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end submit a written
report to the chairs and the ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
primary jurisdiction over energy policy that contains a narrative describing what electric
transmission infrastructure is needed within the state over the next 15 years and what specific
progress is being made to meet that need. To the extent possible, the report must contain a
description of specific transmission needs and the current status of proposals to address that
need. The report must identify any barriers to meeting transmission infrastructure needs
and make recommendations, including any legislation, that are necessary to overcome those
barriers. The report must be based on the best available information and must describe what
assumptions are made as the basis for the report. If the commissioner determines that there
are difficulties in accurately assessing future transmission infrastructure needs, the
commissioner shall explain those difficulties as part of the report. The commissioner is not
required to conduct original research to support the report. The commissioner may utilize
information the commissioner, the commission, and the Office of Energy Security possess
and utilize in carrying out their existing statutory duties related to the state's transmission
infrastructure. The report must be in easily understood, nontechnical terms.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 237.55, is amended to read:


237.55 ANNUAL REPORT ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESS.

The commissioner of commerce must prepare a report for presentation to the Public
Utilities Commission by deleted text beginJanuary 31 ofdeleted text endnew text begin March 1new text end each year. Each report must review the
accessibility of telecommunications services to persons who have communication disabilities,
describe services provided, account for annual revenues and expenditures for each aspect
of the fund to date, and include predicted program future operation.