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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. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [16C.135] [PURCHASES OF FUEL AND VEHICLES BY STATE AGENCIES.] Subdivision 1. [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this section "cleaner fuels" means: (1) biodiesel blends of 20 percent or greater by volume (B20-B100); (2) compressed natural gas; (3) ethanol blends of 70 percent or greater by volume (E70-E100); (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: 115A.151 [
STATE AND LOCAL FACILITIESRECYCLABLE MATERIAL CONTAINER REQUIREMENTS; PUBLIC ENTITIES.] (a) A state agency, local unit of government, or school districtpublic 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 recycler. (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.