2019 House Bill Introductions


HF 53 (Green): Reduces the threshold for requesting a public hearing on a proposed agency rulemaking. See Companion Bill SF 603.
Status: Introduced 1/14/19; referred to Government Operations. 

HF 54 (Nornes): Redefining a security breach (cyber security) for the purposes of security breach notification, to remove the requirement that the breach to have been committed with the intent to share the data. See also Companion Bill SF 248. 
Status:  Introduced 1/14/2019; referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. Set for Hearing 2/6/2019. Laid over for possible inclusion in Data Practices Omnibus Bill 2/6/10.

HF 162 (Green): A bill to limit the amount a public agency may pay to acquire real property or an interest in real property to the actual assessed value. See also Companion Bill SF 602
Status:  Introduced 1/17/2019; referred to Government Operations.

HF 165 (Baker): A bill to require that the Integrated Resource Plans of IOUs include a pilot program on storage and allow IOUs to recover cost from ratepayers. Also requires an interim study of the cost-benefit analysis of energy storage. See also Companion Bill SF 100.
Status:  Introduced 1/17/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. 

HF 188 (Lucero): A bill to allow the Public Utilities Commission to grant a certificate of need for a new nuclear power plant.
Status:  Introduced 1/17/2019; referred to Energy & Climate Finance & Policy Division. 

HF 427 (Gruenhagen): A bill to prohibit public funds to promote or defeat a ballot question.
Status: Introduced 1/28/19; referred to Government Operations. 

HF 588 (Drazkowski): This bill would sunset the requirements for a public utility to provide financial support for solar gardens within their service territory. See also Companion Bill SF 713.
Status: Introduced 1/31/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. 

HF 690 (Quam):  An appropriation of monies from the general fund to be used by the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab to perform a feasibility study on the use of hydrogen produced by nuclear power plants for manufacturing, refining, Agricultural, transportation and other purposes. The feasibility should look at all economic and carbon reduction benefits.
Status: introduced 2/4/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by the Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. 

HF 700 (Long): This bill would increase the renewable energy standard for all electric utilities to 55 percent by 2030, 80 percent by 2035 and 100 percent carbon free by 2050. Owners of a nuclear generating facility would increase to 55 percent in 2025, 60 percent by 2030, 85 percent by 2035 and also be 100 percent carbon free by 2050. Additionally it would remove solid waste or refuse solid waste as a renewable resource. See also Companion Bill SF 850.
Status: Introduced 2/4/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Re-referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy. Committee hearing 2/5/19.  Laid over for possible inclusion in Omnibus Energy Bill. 

HF 762 (Quam): A bill to create a revolving loan fund to facilitate lake dredging to improve the water flow for hydroelectric projects.
Status: Introduced 2/4/19; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division 2/4/2019.

HF 798 (Moller): A revision to data practices law to authorize disclosure of certain personnel information to a person who made a sexual harassment complaint. See also Companion Bill SF 172. 
Status: Introduced 2/7/2019; referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. 

HF 804 (Lesch): This will extend the expiration date for the Legislative Commission on Data Practices and Personal Data Privacy until 2026 and appropriate funding for fiscal year 2020 and 2021. See also Companion Bill SF802.
Status: Introduced 2/7/19: referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to State Government Finance Division 2/7/2019. Recalled by Chair Ways and Means 2/8/2019. Motion to recall and re-referred, motion prevailed Government Operations 2/11/2019. 

HF 823 (Nelson): This bill would outline a process for cities or towns that need to hire professional consulting services to assist in review of applications for permits, licenses or other approvals where the expectation is that those costs will be borne by the applicant. See also Companion Bill SF 998.
Status: Introduced 2/7/2019; referred to Government Operations. 

HF 894 (Drazkowski): The bill would redefine the setback requirements for wind turbine siting, and create a resolution process for the evaluation, investigation and ultimate resolution of noise complaints of wind energy conversion systems. See also Companion Bill SF 848. 
Status: Introduced 2/7/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. 

HF 902: (Bahr): This bill would terminate the ongoing payments for storage of nuclear waste and limit the expenditures made from the renewable development account to previous legislative mandates. See also Companion Bill SF 1426. 
Status: Introduced 2/7/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by Chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. 

HF 973 (Persell): A bill to reinstate the MPCA Citizens Board. See also Companion Bill SF 627.
Status: Introduced 2/11/19; referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy.

HF 1018 (Schultz): Setting up a non-partisan commission to draw new district boundaries after the next Census. See Companion Bill SF 582.
Status: Introduced 2/11/19; referred to Government Operations. Referred by Chair to Subcommittee on Elections. 

HF 1022 (Long): A bill to modify the Xcel’s solar energy incentive program by extending the life of the program and increasing the transfer of funds from their renewable development account. See also Companion Bill SF 1423.
Status: Introduced 2/11/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Referred by chair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division 2/11/2019.

HF 1125 (Acomb): A bill requiring solar garden owners to provide prospective subscribers a disclosure checklist standard form. See also Companion Bill SF105.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 1133 (Acomb): A bill to establish a loan fund for “Solar on Schools” projects. The bill would allow developers to bypass service territory agreements and prohibit the incumbent utility from recovering costs within future rate structures.See also Companion Bill SF 1424. 
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing on 2/19/2019. Division action, to adopt and return to Ways and Means. 

HF 1148 (Christensen): A bill to develop a School Energy Conservation revolving loan pool for energy efficiency projects within Xcel’s service territory by appropriating funds from Xcel’s renewable energy development account.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. Set for hearing on 2/19/2019. Division action, to adopt and return to Ways and Means. 

HF 1165 (Caflin): A bill to require that the Integrated Resource Plans of IOUs include a pilot program on storage and allow IOUs to recover cost from ratepayers. Also requires an interim study of the cost-benefit analysis of energy storage. See also Companion Bill SF 1608.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Re-referred by C hair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division 2/14/2019. Set for hearing 2/19/19. Set for hearing 2/21/2019. Laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. 

HF 1191 (Wagenius): A bill to compel the Public Utilities Commission to approve financial incentives for public utility investments in residential energy efficiency.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Ways and Means. Re-referred by C hair to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division 2/14/2019.

HF 1236 (Lesch): A bill to regulate the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by law enforcement. The bill defines the limitations and exceptions to their use. See also Companion Bill SF 1430.
Status: Introduced 2/14/2019; referred to Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

HF 1360 (Long):  A bill to modify the Property Assessed Clean Energy loan program to include new construction.
Status: Introduced 2/18/2019; referred to Energy & Climate Finance & Policy Division. Hearing 2/21/2019. Laid over for consideration in omnibus bill. 

HF 1369 (Christensen):  Requiring public schools required to maintain monthly utility consumption data. See also Companion Bill SF 1503.
Status: Introduced 2/18/19; referred to Education Policy. 

HF 1376 (A. Carlson):  A bill requiring notification of breaches of government data.
Status: Introduced 2/18/19; referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. 

HF 1405 (Stephenson):  A bill to require IRPs to be tailored to add clean or renewable energy first. See also Companion Bill SF 1456.
Status:  Introduced 2/18/19; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

HF 1561 (Swedzinski):  A bill to increase the authority of the Public Utilities Commission in regulating community solar gardens. See also Companion Bill SF 1193.
Status: Introduced 2/21/2019; referred to Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. 


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