Though the House and Senate are far apart on issues such as paid family leave and earned sick time, the conference committee on the omnibus climate and energy, commerce, labor and industry, and workforce and business development bill did find some common ground Tuesday.
“We made some progress today,” committee co-chair Rep. Mohamud Noor (DFL-Mpls) said. “Hopefully we can make more.”
For spending ideas, the two chambers differ by hundreds of millions of dollars, but they had some similar language on policy provisions.
Areas of agreement include offering new protection from fines levied by homeowner associations, updating language in state code for window cleaning, eliminating the need for an elevator repair license to fix conveyers, and clarifying that federally recognized tribes are eligible for municipal contamination cleanup programs.
Conferees also agreed to a few energy provisions, including making tribal schools eligible for Solar for Schools programs and a decommissioning plan for a coal-fired plant in Oak Park Heights.
Other agreed to language includes: