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Minnesota Legislature
2009-2010 Regular Session

Sixteenth Meeting - Energy Finance and Policy Division

March 11, 2009

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the sixteenth meeting to order at 2:56 PM on March 11, 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. Kulick Jackson moved approval of the minutes of March 9, 2009. The motion prevailed.

HF951 (Lillie) Two or more existing municipal power agencies authorized to form a new municipal power agency.

Rep. Hilty moved that HF951 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Lillie explained the bill.

Testifying in favor of the bill:

Mr. Leo Raudys, Vice President, Renewable Development
Avant Energy Services
612-252-6538 (w) | 612-349-6108 (fax) |
leo.raudys@avantenergy.com
200 S 6th St, Ste 300, Minneapolis, MN 55402 | 612-349-6868
www.avantenergy.com

Rep. Hilty renewed his motion that HF951 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. The motion prevailed. The bill was passed.

3:06 PM

HF1259 (Sailer) Solar energy projects in K-12 public schools funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.

Rep. Sailer moved that HF1259 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Finance Division.

Rep. Sailer explained the bill.

Mr. Randy Hagen, Partner/Owner
Solar Skies Inc.
320-239-4805 ext. 202 (w) | 320-760-1277 (c) | 320-239-4806 (fax) |
randy@solarskies.com
800 Industrial Dr, Starbuck, MN 56381 | 320-239-4805
www.solarskies.com

3:23 PM

Mr. Craig Tarr, President
Energy Concepts
ctarr@energyconcepts.us
2349 Willis Miller Dr, Hudson, WI 54016 | 715-381-9977
www.energyconcepts.us

Handout: The SS Collector - Series (1259SolarSkies001.pdf)

Rep. Sailer renewed her motion that HF1259 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Finance Division. The motion prevailed the bill was passed.

HF1260 (Sailer) Solar energy installation projects in K-12 public schools funding provided, money appropriated.

3:51 PM

Rep. Sailer moved HF1260 to pass and be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF1260 was laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF689 (Knuth) Strategic tree planting included as eligible for direct expenditures as energy conservation improvement.

3:53 PM

Rep. Knuth moved that HF689 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register

Mr. Paul Morlock, President
Law's Nursery, Inc
651-438-3097 (fax) |
13030 Maycrest Ave. Ct S, Hastings, MN 55033-9456 | 651-437-9119

Mr. Steve Downer, Associate Executive Director
Minnesota Municipal Utility Association
763-551-1230 (w) | 763-551-0459 (fax) |
3025 Harbor Lane N, Suite 400, Plymouth, MN 55447-5142 | 763-551-1230
www.mmua.org

Mr. Mark Stennes, Plant Pathologist
S&S Specialists
651-303-5920 (c) | 651-451-1787 (fax) |
mark@sstree.com
405 Hardman Avenue, South St. Paul, MN 55075 | 651-451-8907
www.sstree.com

Handout: Midwest Community Tree Guide (689CommunityTreeGuide)

Rep. Knuth renewed her motion that HF689 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register

The bill was laid over.

Handouts:

The SS Collector – Series (1259SolarSkies001.pdf)
Midwest Community Tree Guide (689CommunityTreeGuide.pdf)

4:18 PM - The meeting was adjourned.


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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF951 (Lillie) Two or more existing municipal power agencies authorized to form a new municipal power agency. HF689 (Knuth) Strategic tree planting included as eligible for direct expenditures as energy conservation improvement. HF1259 (Sailer) Solar energy projects in K-12 public schools funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated. HF1260 (Sailer) Solar energy installation projects in K-12 public schools funding provided, money appropriated.

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