1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2019 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216F.012, is amended to read:
1.4216F.012 SIZE ELECTION.
1.5    (a) A wind energy conversion system of less than 25 megawatts of nameplate
1.6capacity as determined under section 216F.011 is a small wind energy conversion system
1.7if, by July 1, 2009, the owner so elects in writing and submits a completed application for
1.8zoning approval and the written election to the county or counties in which the project is
1.9proposed to be located. The owner must notify the Public Utilities Commission of the
1.10election at the time the owner submits the election to the county.
1.11    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a wind energy conversion system with a
1.12nameplate capacity exceeding five megawatts that is proposed to be located wholly or
1.13partially within a wind access buffer adjacent to state lands that are part of the outdoor
1.14recreation system, as enumerated in section 86A.05, is a large wind energy conversion
1.15system. The Department of Natural Resources shall negotiate in good faith with a system
1.16owner regarding siting and may support the system owner in seeking a variance from the
1.17system setback requirements if it determines that a variance is in the public interest.
1.18    (c) The Public Utilities Commission shall issue an annual report to the chairs
1.19and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees
1.20with primary jurisdiction over energy policy and natural resource policy regarding any
1.21variances applied for and not granted for systems subject to paragraph (b).
1.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment."
1.23Amend the title accordingly