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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Fifteenth Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 09, 2009

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the fifteenth meeting to order at about 3:00 PM on March 9, 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
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


Members excused:

Beard, Michael

A quorum was present.

Rep. Falk moved approval of the minutes of March 4, 2009. The motion prevailed.

HF1131 (Bly) Energy use disclosure study and report required for residential building owners, purchasers, and renters.

Rep. Bly moved that HF1131 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Energy Policy Bill.

Bob Eleff , House Research, explained line 1.2 of the amendment.

Rep. Bly moved the H1131A1 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Bly explained the bill.

Testifying in favor of the bill:

Mr. Ron Elwood, Staff Attorney
Legal Services Advocacy Project
651-222-3749 ext. 109 (w) | 612-636-2114 (c) | 651-603-2750 (fax) |
relwood@mnlsap.org
Midtown Commons, Suite 101, 2324 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114 | 651-222-3749
www.lsapmn.org

Testifying on the bill:

Mr. Todd Liljenquist, Director of Government Relations
Minnesota Multi Housing Association
952-548-2204 (w) | 952-854-3810 (fax) |
todd.liljenquist@mmha.com
1600 W 82nd Street, Suite 110, Bloomington, MN 55431 | 952- 854-8500
www.mmha.com

Ms. Christine Berger, Vice President, Government Relations
Minnesota Association of Realtors
952-912-2665 (w) | 952-935-3815 (fax) |
cberger@mnrealtor.com
5750 Lincoln Drive, Edina, MN 55436 | 952- 935-8313
www.mnrealtor.com

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

The bill was laid over.

Rep. Falk assumed the gavel.

HF863 (Hilty) Excess energy savings carry forward allowed by power companies, and conservation improvement program study required.

Rep. Hilty moved that HF863 be recommended to pass and be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Energy Policy Bill.

Rep. Hilty moved the H0863A1 Amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

The bill was laid over.

Rep. Hilty assumed the gavel.

HF1155 (Magnus) Wind-powered electric generation facility certificate of need exemption status modified.

Rep. Magnus moved that HF1155 be recommended to pass and be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Energy Policy Bill.

Rep. Magnus moved the H1155A1 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Ms. Marya White, Energy Regulation & Planning & Energy Facilities Permitting
MN Dept. of Commerce
651-297-1773 (w) |
85 7th Place E, Suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55101-2198
www.commerce.state.mn.us

Mr. Mike Bull, Policy Manager
Wind on the Wires
651-788-5100 (c) | 651-649-1494 (fax) |
1619 Dayton Ave, Ste 203, St. Paul, MN 55104
www.windonthewires.org

The bill was laid over.

At about 4 PM the meeting was adjourned.



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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
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Organizational meeting:
Election of co-chairs
Discussion of members' goals for the commission