Minnesota - HF234 - 2017

Public Utilities Commission regulation of municipal electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives amended.

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Added On: 02-01-2017
Updated On: 03-20-2017
Status: Vetoed
Primary Sponsor: Dave Baker (Republican)





Actions (29)

  • 01-12-2017 - Introduction and first reading, referred to Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance
  • 01-17-2017 - Authors added Pelowski, Davids, Nornes, Poppe, Gruenhagen, and Miller.
  • 01-19-2017 - Committee report, to adopt and re-refer to Ways and Means
  • 01-19-2017 - Authors added Marquart; Thissen; Gunther; Murphy, E.; Backer; Bennett; Metsa; and Howe.
  • 01-23-2017 - Authors added Ecklund, Fabian, Green, Hilstrom, Torkelson.
  • 01-26-2017 - Author stricken Murphy, E.
  • 01-26-2017 - Second reading
  • 01-26-2017 - Authors added Anderson, P., and Lueck.
  • 01-26-2017 - Committee report, to adopt
  • 01-30-2017 - Authors added Urdahl and Bahr, C.
  • 02-01-2017 - Author added Grossell.
  • 02-02-2017 - Author added Swedzinski.
  • 02-09-2017 - Third reading as amended
  • 02-09-2017 - Bill was passed as amended vote: 89-37
  • 02-09-2017 - Author stricken Hilstrom.
  • 02-09-2017 - Authors added Poston, Lohmer, Erickson, Franson, Vogel, Knoblach, Smith, Kresha, Daniels, and O'Neill.
  • 02-09-2017 - Point of order raised, ruled well taken
  • 02-09-2017 - House rule 1.21, placed on Calendar for the Day Thursday, February 9, 2017
  • 02-09-2017 - Amended
  • 02-13-2017 - Referred to Finance
  • 02-13-2017 - Introduction and first reading
  • 02-13-2017 - Received from House
  • 03-06-2017 - Second reading
  • 03-06-2017 - Comm report: To pass
  • 03-16-2017 - Special Order
  • 03-16-2017 - Third reading Passed vote: 39-26
  • 03-16-2017 - Returned from Senate
  • 03-20-2017 - Presented to Governor
  • 03-20-2017 - Governor's action Veto

Votes (3)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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Passed
02-09-2017House: AmendmentHouse49770no
02-09-2017House: PassageHouse89370yes
03-16-2017Senate: Third reading PassedSenate6400yes

Sponsors (34)

News (5)

Bills before Minnesota governor could affect solar fees - pv magazine USA
Published by pv-magazine-usa.com
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:02:41 GMT

Dayton's leadership, Minnesota has transformed into a national leader in solar energy with nearly 3,000 solar jobs in the state,” said Sean Gallagher, SEIA's vice president of state affairs. “HF 234/SF 141 risks slowing that progress. This bill would ...

Minnesota governor urged to veto anti-solar bill - PV-Tech
Published by pv-tech.org
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:26:21 GMT

Minnesota is battling a new bill that would allow state electric utilities to be exempt from regulation by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) with respect to net metering. HF 234, as it is known, would allow such utilities to implement their own law ...

Minnesota governor vetoes bill to weaken oversight of rural co-ops - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:02:36 GMT

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has vetoed a bill aimed at changing how fee disputes with rural electric cooperatives and municipal providers are handled in the state, essentially deciding to maintain strong oversight by the state's Public Utilities ...

MN Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Limit Rate Review Powers of PUC - Energy Manager Today
Published by energymanagertoday.com
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:09:08 GMT

On March 20, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed a new law (Chapter 8, HF-234/SF-141) related to the regulation of municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives by the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC). ... However, Dayton had warned ...

Minnesota lawmakers send bill to amend regulatory oversight for rural co-ops to governor's desk - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:59:54 GMT

A bill that would essentially end state regulators' oversight over fee disputes within rural electric cooperatives and municipal providers has passed both the Minnesota House and Senate, and now heads to the desk of Gov. Mark Dayton (D). Minnesota ...