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HF 1853

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/08/2021 04:33pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/04/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to electric vehicles; requiring installation of electric vehicle charging
stations in state parks; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS; INSTALLATIONS IN
STATE AND REGIONAL PARKS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. 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) "DC Fast charger" means electric vehicle charging station equipment that transfers
direct current electricity directly to an electric vehicle's battery.
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new text begin (c) "Electric vehicle" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 169.011,
subdivision 26a.
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new text begin (d) "Electric vehicle charging station" means infrastructure that connects an electric
vehicle to a Level 2 or DC Fast charger to recharge the electric vehicle's batteries.
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new text begin (e) "Level 2 charger" means electric vehicle charging station equipment that transfers
240-volt alternating current electricity to a device in an electric vehicle that converts
alternating current to direct current to recharge an electric vehicle battery.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Program. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources, in consultation with the
commissioners of the Pollution Control Agency and commerce, must develop and fund the
installation of a network of electric vehicle charging stations in Minnesota state parks located
within the retail electric service area of a public utility subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
116C.779, subdivision 1. The commissioners must issue a request for proposals to entities
that have experience installing, owning, operating, and maintaining electric vehicle charging
stations. The request for proposal must establish technical specifications that electric vehicle
charging stations are required to meet and must request responders to address:
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new text begin (1) the optimal number and location of charging stations installed in a given state park;
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new text begin (2) alternative arrangements that may be made to allocate responsibility for electric
vehicle charging station (i) ownership, operation, and maintenance, and (ii) billing
procedures; and
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new text begin (3) any other issues deemed relevant by the commissioners.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Deployment; regional parks. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources may
allocate a portion of the appropriation under this act to install electric vehicle charging
stations in regional parks located within the retail electric service area of a public utility
that is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1.
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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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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, paragraph (j),
$4,100,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the renewable development account
established in Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to the commissioner of
natural resources to install electric vehicle charging stations in state and regional parks, as
described in section 1.
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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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