Votes

Support for Tribal Advocacy Council on Energy | A16 (SF 4091)

Senate voted Yes
| April 26, 2022
About this Legislation
Chief Author

The A16 Amendment requires the Department of Commerce to help Minnesota-based Tribes establish a Tribal advocacy council on energy.

This amendment allows for the voluntary creation and participation in a Tribal advocacy council on energy, with support from the Department of Commerce. This council would assist with common Tribal energy issues and help build awareness and stakeholder engagement. Tribal Nations have been subject to historic inequities surrounding energy costs and choices. By adopting this requirement, Minnesota can provide critical support to incorporate Tribes in the clean energy transition.

Status

The amendment passed and State support requirements for a potential Tribal advocacy council were included in the Senate Jobs, Energy, and Commerce Omnibus bill.

A Conference Committee successfully adopted a compromise conference report with the House’s version of the bill, but the legislation was not passed before the adjournment of session.

What a yes means

A "yes" vote requires the Department of Commerce to provide technical support to assist and help facilitate any efforts taken by Minnesota-based federally recognized Tribes to establish a Tribal advocacy council on energy, better incorporating Tribes in the clean energy transition.

What a no would have meant

A "no" vote does not require the Department of Commerce to provide technical support to assist and help facilitate any efforts taken by Minnesota-based federally recognized Tribes to establish a Tribal advocacy council on energy.

Vote Tallies

All Votes R. DFL Ind.
Yes = 41 11 30 0
No = 24 22 0 2
Abstain = 0 0 0 0
Absent = 2 1 1 0