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S.F. No. 1635,  as introduced - 87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)   Posted on Jan 30, 2012

1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to agriculture; extending certain exceptions to the minimum content
1.3requirements for biodiesel;amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 239.77,
1.4subdivision 3.
1.5BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.6    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 239.77, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
1.7    Subd. 3. Exceptions. (a) The minimum content requirements of subdivision 2 do
1.8not apply to fuel used in the following equipment:
1.9    (1) motors located at an electric generating plant regulated by the Nuclear
1.10Regulatory Commission;
1.11    (2) railroad locomotives;
1.12    (3) off-road taconite and copper mining equipment and machinery; and
1.13    (4) off-road logging equipment and machinery; and
1.14    (5) until May 1, 2010, vehicles and equipment used exclusively on an aircraft
1.15landing field.
1.16    (b) The exemption in paragraph (a), clause (1), expires 30 days after the Nuclear
1.17Regulatory Commission has approved the use of biodiesel fuel in motors at electric
1.18generating plants under its regulation.
1.19    (c) The minimum content requirements of subdivision 2 do not apply to Number 1
1.20diesel fuel sold or offered for sale during the months of October, November, December,
1.21January, February, and March.
1.22(d) This subdivision expires on May 1, 2012 2015.
1.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective April 1, 2012.