Residential PACE Consumer Protection Legislative Task Force
Active dates:2017 -
Function: The Residential PACE Consumer Protection Legislation Task Force shall develop recommendations for consumer protection legislation for any energy improvements financing program implemented under Minnesota Statutes, sections 216C.435 to 216C.436, for single-family residential dwellings.
By January 15, 2018, the commissioner shall submit a report detailing the task force's findings and recommendations to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction over energy and consumer protection policy and finance. The report must include any draft legislation necessary to implement the recommendations of the task force.
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 94 (SF1456), which created this task force, also suspends operation of the residential PACE program until legislation is enacted providing consumer protections for program participants. According to the law, appointments to the task force must be made by June 1, 2017 and the commissioner of commerce must convene the first meeting by July 15, 2017.
The task force expires January 15, 2018, or after submitting the report required in this section, whichever is earlier.
The task force consists of 16 members as follows:
(1) one member appointed by the Minnesota Association of Realtors;
(2) one member appointed by the Center for Energy and Environment;
(3) one member appointed by the Minnesota Bankers Association;
(4) one member appointed by the Legal Services Advocacy Project;
(5) one member appointed by the Minnesota Credit Union Network;
(6) one member appointed by the Minnesota Solar Energy Industry Association;
(7) one member appointed by the St. Paul Port Authority;
(8) one member appointed by the League of Minnesota Cities;
(9) one member appointed by the Association of Minnesota Counties;
(10) one member appointed by AARP Minnesota;
(11) one member appointed by Fresh Energy;
(12) one member appointed by the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota;
(13) one member appointed by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota;
(14) one member appointed by the Minnesota Land Title Association;
(15) one member appointed by an organization with experience implementing residential PACE programs in other states; and
(16) the commissioner of commerce or a designee.
Any public member can designate a substitute from the same organization to replace that member at a meeting of the task force. The commissioner of commerce or the commissioner's designee shall serve as chair.
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