1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2317 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 272.02, is amended by adding a
1.4subdivision to read:
1.5    Subd. 90. Electric generation facility; personal property. (a) Notwithstanding
1.6subdivision 9, clause (a), attached machinery and other personal property that is part of
1.7an electric generation facility that exceeds 150 megawatts of installed capacity, does
1.8not exceed 780 megawatts of summer capacity, and that meets the requirements of this
1.9subdivision, is exempt. At the time of construction, the facility must:
1.10(1) be designed to utilize natural gas as a primary fuel;
1.11(2) be owned by an entity other than a public utility as defined in section 216B.02,
1.12subdivision 4;
1.13(3) be located within five miles of two or more interstate natural gas pipelines;
1.14(4) be located within one mile of an existing electrical transmission substation with
1.15operating alternating current voltages of 115 kV, 345kV, and 500 kV;
1.16(5) be designed to provide electrical capacity, energy, and ancillary services;
1.17(6) have satisfied all of the requirements under section 216B.243;
1.18(7) have executed an interconnection agreement with the Midwest Independent
1.19System Operator that does not require the acquisition of more than one mile of new
1.20electric transmission right-of-way within the county where the facility is located, and
1.21does not provide for any new routes or corridors for future electric transmission lines
1.22serving the facility;
1.23(8) be located in a county with an essential services overlay ordinance; and
1.24(9) have signed a development agreement with the county board in the county in
1.25which the facility is located. The development agreement must be adopted by a two-thirds
1.26vote of the county board, and must contain provisions ensuring that:
1.27(i) noise and visual impacts of the facility will be fully mitigated;
2.1(ii) at least 50 percent of the facility's peak daily water use will be supplied through
2.2water reuse and recycling;
2.3(iii) the facility will not discharge water into an existing body of water; and
2.4(iv) penalties will be paid to the county for harm to any aquifer or surface water as a
2.5result of construction or operation and maintenance of the facility.
2.6(b) Construction of the facility must begin after March 1, 2010, and before March 1,
2.72014. Property eligible for this exemption does not include electric transmission lines and
2.8interconnections or gas pipelines and interconnections appurtenant to the facility.
2.9(c) The exemption granted under this subdivision is void if the Public Utilities
2.10Commission issues a route permit for an electric transmission line connected to the
2.11electric substation nearest the exempt facility on a route where no electric transmission
2.12line currently exists.
2.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for assessment year 2009 and
2.14thereafter, for taxes payable in 2010 and thereafter."
2.15Amend the title accordingly