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216C.40 Alternative fuel vehicles.

Subdivision 1. State policy. It is in the long-term economic, environmental, and social interest of the state of Minnesota to promote the development and market penetration of alternative fuel vehicles that reduce harmful emissions from motor vehicles as defined in United States Code, title 42, section 7550(2), so as to assist in attaining and maintaining healthful air quality, to provide fuel security through a diversity of alternative fuel supply sources, and to develop additional markets for indigenous crop-based fuels.

Subd. 2. State plan. The policies developed and implemented under this section are intended to form part of the state plan that may be submitted by the governor to the Secretary of the United States Department of Energy under section 409 of the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. In developing the policies and the state plan, the department shall hold public hearings, at least one of which must be held outside the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

Subd. 3. Report to legislature. The department shall, after consultation with the public utilities commission, the environmental quality board, the pollution control agency, the department of transportation, the department of administration, the department of agriculture, and the department of trade and economic development, submit a report to the legislature by January 1, 1994, detailing the department's progress and all actions taken by units of state government to implement the policies set forth in subdivision 1 concerning alternative fuels.

Subd. 4. Condition precedent. The duties of the department under this section are conditional on the commissioner finding that there will be at least one public utility that will be subject to the assessment created by Laws 1993, chapter 254, section 7.

Subd. 5. Repealer. This section expires July 1, 2003.

HIST: 1993 c 254 s 6; 1Sp2001 c 4 art 6 s 52

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