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                            CHAPTER 312-S.F.No. 2675 
                  An act relating to the environment; requiring state 
                  agencies to use clean fuels; modifying the application 
                  of recyclable material container requirements for 
                  public entities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, 
                  section 115A.151; proposing coding for new law in 
                  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C. 
           Section 1.  [16C.135] [PURCHASES OF FUEL AND VEHICLES BY 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this section 
        "cleaner fuels" means: 
           (1) biodiesel blends of 20 percent or greater by volume 
           (2) compressed natural gas; 
           (3) ethanol blends of 70 percent or greater by volume 
           (4) hydrogen; 
           (5) liquefied natural gas; and 
           (6) liquefied petroleum gas. 
           Subd. 2.  [FUEL PURCHASES.] When purchasing fuel for use in 
        the central motor pool or for use in a motor vehicle owned or 
        leased by an agency, the commissioner or the agency shall 
        purchase, and shall require persons purchasing on their behalf 
        to purchase, cleaner fuels for use in the motor vehicle if 
        cleaner fuels are reasonably available at similar costs to other 
        fuels and if cleaner fuels are compatible with the use to which 
        the motor vehicle is put. 
           Subd. 3.  [VEHICLE PURCHASES.] When purchasing a motor 
        vehicle for the central motor pool or for use by an agency, the 
        commissioner or the agency shall purchase a motor vehicle that 
        is capable of being powered by cleaner fuels, or a motor vehicle 
        powered by electricity or by a combination of electricity and 
        liquid fuel, if such a motor vehicle is reasonably available at 
        similar costs to other vehicles and if the vehicle is capable of 
        carrying out the purpose for which it is purchased. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115A.151, is 
        amended to read: 
           (a) A state agency, local unit of government, or school 
        district public entity shall: 
           (1) ensure that facilities under its control, from which 
        mixed municipal solid waste is collected, have containers for at 
        least three recyclable materials, such as, but not limited to, 
        paper, glass, plastic, and metal; and 
           (2) transfer all recyclable materials collected to a 
           (b) For the purposes of this section: 
           (1) "public entity" means the state, an office, agency, or 
        institution of the state, the metropolitan council, a 
        metropolitan agency, the metropolitan mosquito control 
        commission, the legislature, the courts, a county, a statutory 
        or home rule charter city, a town, a school district, a special 
        taxing district, or any entity that receives an appropriation 
        from the state for a capital improvement project after the 
        effective date of this section; 
           (2) "metropolitan agency" and "metropolitan council," have 
        the meanings given them in section 473.121; and 
           (3) "metropolitan mosquito control commission" means the 
        commission created in section 473.702. 
           Presented to the governor April 3, 2002 
           Signed by the governor April 4, 2002, 12:58 p.m.

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