Walz signs 2 new executive orders, allows PUC to hold remote meetings, extends exemptions for emergency relief vehicles

Walz signs 2 new executive orders, allows PUC to hold remote meetings, extends exemptions for emergency relief vehicles Photo: KSTP-TV.

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Updated: May 15, 2020 04:06 PM
Created: May 15, 2020 03:47 PM

Friday, Gov. Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-58, allowing the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to hold remote meetings as necessary, and Executive Order 20-59, extending exemptions for vehicles providing assistance for COVID-19 emergency relief efforts for 30 days. 

The Governor's Office said PUC ensures Minnesotans continue to receive safe, reliable and affordable energy and telecommunications services. The executive order will allow the public to provide input on potential PUC projects remotely, in order to protect public health.

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