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16C.137 MINIMIZING ENERGY USE; RENEWABLE FUELS.
    Subdivision 1. Goals and actions. (a) Using 2005 as a baseline, the state of Minnesota shall
reduce the use of gasoline by on-road vehicles owned by state departments by 25 percent by 2010
and by 50 percent by 2015, and the use of petroleum-based diesel fuel in diesel-fueled vehicles by
ten percent by 2010 and 25 percent by 2015.
(b) To meet the goals established in paragraph (a), each state department must, whenever
legally, technically, and economically feasible, subject to the specific needs of the department and
responsible management of agency finances:
(1) ensure that all new on-road vehicles purchased, excluding emergency and law
enforcement vehicles:
(i) use "cleaner fuels" as that term is defined in section 16C.135, subdivision 1, clauses
(1), (3), and (4); or
(ii) have fuel efficiency ratings that exceed 30 miles per gallon for city usage or 35 miles per
gallon for highway usage, including but not limited to hybrid electric cars and hydrogen-powered
vehicles;
(2) increase its use of renewable transportation fuels, including ethanol, biodiesel, and
hydrogen from agricultural products; and
(3) increase its use of Web-based Internet applications and other electronic information
technologies to enhance the access to and delivery of government information and services to
the public, and reduce the reliance on the department's fleet for the delivery of such information
and services.
    Subd. 2. SmartFleet Committee. (a) The commissioner of administration, or the
commissioner's designee, shall chair a SmartFleet Committee consisting of representatives
designated by the commissioners of the Pollution Control Agency, the Departments of Agriculture
and Commerce, and other state departments that wish to participate. To ensure effective
and efficient state participation, the SmartFleet Committee must assist state departments in
implementing the requirements of this section, including providing information, guidance, sample
policies and procedures, and technical and planning assistance.
(b) The SmartFleet Committee must evaluate the goals and directives established in
this section by December 2006 and periodically thereafter. The committee may make
recommendations to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature for new or
adjusted goals and directives, in light of the progress the state has made implementing this
section, and of the availability of new or improved technologies.
(c) For the systematic and efficient monitoring of progress in implementing this section by
the SmartFleet Committee, the Department of Administration shall implement a fleet reporting
and information management system. Each department will use this management system to
demonstrate its progress in complying with this section.
    Subd. 3. Exclusion. Petroleum-based diesel fuel used in a vehicle which a department has
retrofit to use ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and to add additional emissions control technologies
is excluded when evaluating progress toward the reduction goals established in subdivision 1.
This exclusion applies only to vehicles purchased before the model year in which the federal
Environmental Protection Agency's new clean diesel emission reduction rules take effect.
History: 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 6