1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 863, the delete everything amendment
1.2(A09-0329), as follows:
1.3Page 15, after line 16, insert:

1.4    "Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216B.2425, subdivision 3, is amended to
1.6    Subd. 3. Commission approval; order. (a) By June 1 of each even-numbered
1.7year, the commission shall adopt a state transmission project list and shall certify, certify
1.8as modified, or deny certification of the projects proposed under subdivision 2. The
1.9commission may only certify a project that is a high-voltage transmission line as defined
1.10in section 216B.2421, subdivision 2, that the commission finds is:
1.11(1) necessary to maintain or enhance the reliability of electric service to Minnesota
1.13(2) needed, applying the criteria in section 216B.243, subdivision 3; and
1.14(3) in the public interest, taking into account electric energy system needs and
1.15economic, environmental, and social interests affected by the project.
1.16(b) In its order adopting a statewide transmission project list, the commission shall
1.17summarize the present and future inadequacies of the transmission system identified in
1.18the utilities' transmission project reports, plans to address those inadequacies, and any
1.19barriers that may prevent those inadequacies from being addressed. Within ten days of
1.20issuing the order, the commission shall send a copy of the order to the chairs and ranking
1.21minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees with primary
1.22jurisdiction over energy policy."
1.23Page 16, delete section 16
1.24Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
1.25Amend the title accordingly