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HF 3905

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/17/2022 05:29pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/03/2022

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to energy; appropriating money to install preweatherization measures in
eligible low-income households.

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

Section 1. new text beginPREWEATHERIZATION MEASURES; APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $60,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the state fiscal recovery federal
fund to the commissioner of commerce to provide grants to weatherization service providers
to install preweatherization measures in residential buildings occupied by eligible low-income
households in order to comply with federal requirements that allow weatherization assistance
services to be provided in those buildings, as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section
216C.264. Up to ten percent of this appropriation may be used to recruit and train installers
and to provide financial incentives to weatherization service providers. This is a onetime
appropriation. Money made available through the appropriation under this section must be
encumbered by December 31, 2024, and expended by December 31, 2026.
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new text begin (b) For the purposes of this section:
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new text begin (1) "preweatherization measure" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section
216B.2402, subdivision 20;
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new text begin (2) "weatherization assistance program" means the federal program described in Code
of Federal Regulations, title 10, part 440 et seq., designed to assist low-income households
to cost-effectively reduce energy use; and
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new text begin (3) "weatherization assistance services" means the energy conservation measures installed
in households under the weatherization assistance program.
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