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HF 67

as introduced - 91st Legislature, 2020 2nd Special Session (2020 - 2020) Posted on 07/14/2020 04:09pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 07/14/2020

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to energy; appropriating money for an ammonia production pilot
demonstration project; appropriating money for a grant to the Mountain Iron
Economic Development Authority to expand a city-owned building housing a
solar panel manufacturer.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; AMMONIA PRODUCTION PILOT
DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, paragraph (j),
$5,200,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the renewable development account
established under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to the commissioner
of commerce for a grant to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, West
Central Research and Outreach Center, to install a project located in Minnesota to develop
and advance energy storage systems that utilize hydrogen and ammonia production from
renewables and other sources of clean energy. This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of commerce certifies that a United States Department of Energy Advanced
Research Projects Agency-Energy project award equal to or greater than the amount
appropriated under this section has been committed to the project. This is a onetime
appropriation and any amount unexpended by June 30, 2022, must be returned to the
renewable development account under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision
1.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; SOLAR MODULE PLANT EXPANSION.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, paragraph (j),
$3,800,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the renewable development account
established in Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to the commissioner of
employment and economic development for a grant to the Mountain Iron Economic
Development Authority to expand a city-owned solar module manufacturing plant building
in the city's Renewable Energy Industrial Park. This is a onetime appropriation and any
amount unexpended by June 30, 2022, must be returned to the renewable development
account under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1.
new text end