1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 3759 as follows:
1.2Page 1, delete section 1 and insert:

1.4Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 216B.243, subdivision 2, and 216G.02,
1.5subdivision 2, and Minnesota Rules, chapters 7852 and 7853, the Public Utilities Commission
1.6shall issue a certificate of need and a route permit to an applicant who filed applications
1.7with the Public Utilities Commission in 2015 to construct a pipeline that crosses an
1.8international border before entering Minnesota. The route permit issued by the commission
1.9must be for the applicant's preferred route, as described in its route permit application, from
1.10which the commission may deviate incrementally only if it determines that it is in the public
1.11interest to do so in order to mitigate environmental impacts on specific local resources as
1.12suggested by one or more of the parties to the route permit proceeding. Commission
1.13proceedings related to the application for a certificate of need are terminated as of the
1.14effective date of this act. The commission must issue a route permit consistent with this
1.15section no later than December 31, 2018.
1.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment."