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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Fourteenth Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 04, 2009

State of Minnesota Fourteenth Meeting
House of Representatives Eighty-Sixth Session

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the fourteenth meeting to order at 2:54 PM on March 4, 2009 in the Basement hearing room of the State office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

Hilty, Bill
Falk, Andrew
Westrom, Torrey
Anderson, Bruce
Atkins, Joe
Beard, Michael
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Gunther, Bob
Hackbarth, Tom
Hoppe, Joe
Johnson, Sheldon
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Kulick Jackson, Gail
Magnus, Doug
Nornes, Bud
Obermueller, Mike
Persell, John
Sailer, Brita
Welti, Andy


A quorum was present.

Rep. Brynaert moved approval of the minutes of March 2, 2009. The motion prevailed.

HF461 (Welti) Farm or ranch natural gas sales exempted from surcharges for utility low-income affordability programs

2:57 PM
Rep. Welti moved that HF461 be recommended to pass.

Ms. Pam Marshall
Energy CENTS Coalition
823 East 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106-5016 | 651-774-9010
www.energycents.org

Mr. Pat Boland, Manager, Credit Policy and Compliance
Xcel Energy
651-639-4407 (w) | 651-207-7669 (c) |
patrick.j.boland@xcelenergy.com
414 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1993
www.xcelenergy.com

The bill was laid over.

3:12 PM

HF789 (Knuth) Public Utilities Commission provisions modified relating to deadline for rate determination.

Rep. Knuth moved HF789 to be recommended to pass and placed on the General Reigster.

Rep. Knuth moved the H0789A1 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Mr. Burl Haar, Executive Secretary
Public Utility Commission
651-201-2222 (w) | 651.297.7073 (fax) |
Burl.Haar@state.mn.us
121 7th Place E., Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55101-2147 | 651.296.7124
www.puc.state.mn.us

Rep. Falk moved the H0789A2 amendment. Rep. Falk withdrew his amendment.

Mr. Rick Evans, Director, Regional Government Affairs
Xcel Energy
612-337-2256 (w) | 952-920-5167 (h) | 612-770-1966 (c) |
rick.evans@xcelenergy.com
414 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1993
www.xcelenergy.com

Rep. Knuth renewed her motion that HF789 as amended be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. The motion prevailed. The bill was passed.

HF1038 (Kulick Jackson) Public Utilities Commission authorized to order refunds of unlawful utility rate revenues.

3:39 PM
Rep. Kulick Jackson moved that HF1038 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Rep. Jackson moved the DE1 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Mr. Burl Haar, Executive Secretary
Public Utility Commission

3:47 PM
Rep. Kulick Jackson renewed her motion that HF1038 as amended be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce. The motion prevailed. The bill was passed.


HF602 (Beard) Audio electronic recordings provided, and cold weather rule technical corrections made.

3:48 PM

Rep. Beard moved HF602 to be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Mr. Burl Haar, Executive Secretary
Public Utility Commission

Rep. Beard moved the following oral amendment:

Strike Section 1.

The motion prevailed. The amendment was incorporated.

3:55 PM
Rep. Beard renewed his motion that HF602 as amended be recommended to pass and placed on the Consent Calendar. The motion prevailed. The bill was passed.

3:57 PM

HF603 (Beard) Public Utilities Commission proceeding provisions modified.

Rep. Beard moved HF603 to be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Mr. Burl Haar, Executive Secretary
Public Utility Commission

Rep. Beard renewed his motion that HF603 be recommended to pass and placed on the Consent Calendar.

4:04 PM - The meeting was adjourned.





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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Added: HF461 (Welti) Farm or ranch natural gas sales exempted from surcharges for utility low-income affordability programs
HF789 (Knuth) Public Utilities Commission provisions modified relating to deadline for rate determination.
HF1038 (Kulick Jackson) Public Utilities Commission authorized to order refunds of unlawful utility rate revenues.
HF602 (Beard) Audio electronic recordings provided, and cold weather rule technical corrections made.
HF603 (Beard) Public Utilities Commission proceeding provisions modified.