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HF 1270

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/22/2021 04:20pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/18/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to workforce development; appropriating funds for a pilot project to train
youth from underserved communities for careers in the clean energy sector.

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

Section 1. new text beginCLEAN ENERGY CAREER TRAINING PILOT PROJECT;
APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $2,500,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the renewable development
account to the commissioner of employment and economic development for a grant to
Northgate Development, LLC for a pilot project to provide training pathways into careers
in the clean energy sector for students and young adults in underserved communities.
Training must be provided at a location that is accessible by public transportation and must
prioritize the inclusion of communities of color, indigenous people, and individuals with
low incomes.
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new text begin (b) The pilot project must provide skills training relevant to the design, construction,
operation, or maintenance of:
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new text begin (1) systems producing renewable solar or wind energy;
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new text begin (2) systems resulting in improvements in energy efficiency as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 216B.241, subdivision 1;
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new text begin (3) systems of energy storage for renewable energy systems, including battery technology;
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new text begin (4) infrastructure for charging all-electric or electric hybrid vehicles; or
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new text begin (5) grid technologies that manage load and provide services to the distribution grid that
reduce usage or shift demand to off-peak periods.
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new text begin (c) Training must be designed to create pathways to a postsecondary degree or industry
certification related to the fields in paragraph (b) and then to stable career employment at
a living wage.
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new text begin (d) Grant funds may be used for all expenses related to the training program, including
curriculum, instructors, equipment, materials, and leasing and improving space for use by
the program.
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