MN 34B

Minnesota house district 34B includes Maple Grove and Osseo.

REP. KRISTIN bahner

Voted to ban toxic TCE. [1]

On April 1, 2019 the House of Representatives voted on a bill which would have banned the use of Trichloroethylene (TCE) for most industrial uses in Minnesota beginning January 1, 2020. The bill was approved by a 120 to 7 vote.

TCE is used as an industrial solvent used in approximately 80 facilities across the state. It is a known human carcinogen and developmental toxin. The human health concerns of TCE were brought to the forefront in spring of 2019 when the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency discovered a White Bear Lake company had been releasing TCE into the air at unsafe levels since 2009.

Ultimately a TCE ban was not passed during the 2019 legislative session. The senate passed a different TCE phase out bill, however a TCE phase out was not include in the final environment omnibus bill.

[1] The bill, H.F. 2276, can be found here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/journals/2019-20/J0401030.htm#1778

Representative Bahner

Representative Bahner