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Minnesota

VW-NGV-soltution

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Legislative Proposals

HB-1254 – Establishes propane school bus and fueling station grant program to be funded out of funds provided by the VW Settlement EMT. Specifically, directs that each year $1.5 million be set aside to fund school bus cost at 35 percent and stations at 50 percent cost, not to exceed $30K or $50K, respectively, and school districts are limited to 5 buses per year.

Status: to Education Innovation Policy.

HB-1355 – Companion SB 914. Imposes new requirement that any monies received as result of Clean Air Act settlements must be appropriated by law before they can be spent. Intended to impact the VW Settlement.

HB-2318 – Creates Low emission and Zero Emission School Bus Program to fund retrofit and replacement of school buses. Replacement buses must be NG, propane, electric or hybrid electric. Grants are limited to $100K per school. There also is a $500K electric bus pilot project. It directs that VW Settlement Funds be deposited in a special revenue fund and that each year $2 million is to be set aside for the Clean School Bus program, to be spent consistent with the Trust Agreement.

SB-914 – Companion HB 1355. Imposes new requirement that any monies received as result of Clean Air Act settlements must be appropriated by law before they can be spent. Intended to impact the VW Settlement. Status: hearing in Environment and Natural Resource Policy and Legacy Finance scheduled for 2/22/17.

SB-1256 – Companion to HB 1254. Establishes propane school bus and fueling station grant program to be funded out of funds provided by the VW Settlement EMT. Specifically, directs that each year $1.5 million be set aside to fund school bus cost at 35 percent and stations at 50 percent cost, not to exceed $30K or $50K, respectively, and school districts are limited to 5 buses per year.

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