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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Twenty-Second Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 26, 2009

State of Minnesota Twenty-Second Meeting
House of Representatives Eighty-Sixth Session

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the twenty-first meeting to order at 6:57 PM on March 26, 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


Members excused:

A quorum was present.

7:02 PM

Rep. Beard moved HF 1091 be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register.

Rep. Mahoney explained the bill.

Testifying in favor of the bill.

Ms. Annette Henkel
Minnesota Utility Investors
651-227-7902 (w) | 612-720-7681 (c) |
400 Robert St N, #208, St. Paul, MN 55101 | (651) 227-7902
www.mnutilityinvestors.org

7:11 PM

Mr. Mike Franklin
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
651-292-4661 (w) | 651-278-4788 (c) | 651-292-4656 (fax) |
mfranklin@mnchamber.com
400 Robert St N, Ste 1500, St. Paul, MN 55101 | (651) 292-4673
www.mnchamber.com

7:13 PM

Mr. Carl Crimmins, President
Minnesota Pipe Trades
651-291-5001 (c) | 651-228-0068 (fax) |
carlmnpipetrades@aol.com
411 Main St #309, St. Paul, MN 55102 | 651-291-5001
www.mnpipetrades.com

Mr. Dick Anfang, President
Building and Construction Trades Council
612-790-2973 (c) | 651-225-2998 (fax) |
dickanfang@mtn.org
411 Main St, Room 214, St. Paul, MN 55102 | 651-287-9999

Mr. Adrian Heymer, Senior Director, Strategic Programs
Nuclear Energy Institute
202-785-4019 (fax) |
aph@nei.org
17761 St NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006-3708 | 202-739-8094
www.nei.org

Testifying against the bill:

Ms. Martha Brand, Executive Director
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
651-223-5967 (fax) |
mbrand@mncenter.org
26 E Exchange St, Ste 206, St. Paul, MN 55101-1667 | 651-223-5969
www.mncenter.org

Mr. Bill Grant
Izaak Walton League of America, MN Division
651-649-1446 x 11 (w) |
midwestoffice@iwla.org
161 St. Anthony Ave, Suite 910, St. Paul, MN 55103 | 651-221-0215
www.minnesotaikes.org

7:35 PM

Ms. Tara Carson, Volunteer Leader
Sierra Club
612-386-8932 (w) |

7:43 PM

Ms. Deanna White, Program Director
Clean Water Action
612-623-3666 ext 512 (w) | 612-623-3354 (fax) |
308 E. Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414 | 612-623-3666

7:49 PM

Testifying in favor of the bill:

Mr. Bill Glahn, Deputy Commissioner
Dept. of Commerce - Office of Energy Security
651-296-9325 (w) | 651-297-7891 (fax) |
william.glahn@state.mn.us
85 7th Place E, Suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55101-2198
www.energy.mn.gov

Mr. Vincent Chavez
Dept. of Commerce - Office of Energy Security
651-296-0404 (w) | 651-297-7891 (fax) |
85 7th Place E, Suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55101-2198
www.energy.mn.gov

8:08 PM

Testifying against the bill:

Mr. Ronald Johnson, President
Prairie Island Indian Community
651-343-5726 (c) |
rjohnson@piic.org

8:12 PM

Ms. Katie Himanga
Lake City, MN (former Mayor)

Mr. Mark Fredrickson
Rochester, Down River Alliance

8:32 PM

Testifying in favor of the bill:

Mr. Larry Casey
Prior Lake, MN

8:35 PM

Testifying against the bill:

Mr. George Crocker, Executive Director
North American Water Office
651-491-9726 (c) |
gwillc@nawo.org
PO Box 174, Lake Elmo, MN 55042 | 651-770-3861
www.nawo.org

8:43 PM

Ms. Diane Rother, Board Member
North American Water Office
PO Box 174, Lake Elmo, MN 55042 | 651-770-3861
www.nawo.org

8:49 PM

Ms. Lea Foushee
North American Water Office
lfoushee@nawo.org
PO Box 174, Lake Elmo, MN 55042 | 651-770-3861
www.nawo.org

8:55 PM

Testifying in favor of the bill:
Mr. Gregory Boek, Reactor Operator
Xcel Energy
651-388-1121 (w) |

8:59 PM

Mr. Thomas Koehler, Business Manager/Financial Secretary
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local Union No. 160 AFL-CIO
612-781-3126 x 115 (w) | 612-991-1745 (c) | 612-781-4225 (fax) |
tgk@ibew160.org
2522 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 | 612-781-3126
www.ibew160.org

9:09 PM

Testifying against the bill:

Ms. Joan Marshman, Supervisor
Florence Township
651-235-4401 (w) |
marshman1@hotmail.com

9:05 PM

Testifying in favor of the bill

Mr. Tim Kavenaugh, General Manager
Federated Co-ops Inc.
651-228-0213, 763-441-4813 (w) |

9:08 PM

Scott Travis
Minneapolis, MN

Ms. Siri Lehmann
Lakeville, MN

9:22 PM

Testifying against the bill:

Mr. Tom Casey, Attorney at Law
West Metro Global Warming Action Group, Inc
952-472-1099 (w) |

9:36 PM

Testifying in favor of the b ill:

Tom Leonard
Rochester, MN

Rep. Hackbarth requested a roll call vote.

The chair spoke to the bill.

Rep. Mahoney made a closing statement.

Rep. Beard renewed his motion to have HF 1091 be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register. There being 9 ayes and 12 nays, the motion did not prevail.

Ayes:

Anderson, Bruce
Atkins, Joe
Beard, Michael
Gunther, Bob
Hackbarth, Tom
Hoppe, Joe
Magnus, Doug
Nornes, Bud
Westrom, Torrey

Nays

Hilty, Bill
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Falk, Andrew
Johnson, Sheldon
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Kulick Jacson, Gail
Obermueller, Mike
Persell, John
Sailer, Brita
Welti, Andy

9:52 PM - The meeting was adjourned.






_____________________________
Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


_____________________________
Committee Legislative Assistant


Meeting Handouts
Public Health and Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Testimony: Joan Marshman
Testimony: Ron Johnson
Resolution Opposing Legislation Permitting Additional Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel in the State of Minnesota, City of Lake City
Testimony: Mark Fredickson
MN Radioactive Waste Management Act
Base load diagrams, North American Water Office
Planning for Minnesota's Energy Future, Office of Energy Security
Planning for Minnesota's Future, Office of Energy Security (Notes for PowerPoint presentation)
Prairie Island Indian Community Statement
Suggested reading list, North American Water Office
Resolution Regarding the Applications For the Prairie Island Nuclear Generation Plant (PINGP)Before the Minnesota Public Utilites and the Nuclear Regulatory Commissions and Permanency of High-Lever Nuclear Waste at the PINGP, City of Red Wing
Money is the Real Green Power: The Hoax of Eco-Friendly Nuclear Energy, Extra, Karl Grossman
Global Distribution of Identified Uranium Sources, Thomas E. Casey, Attorney at Law
Abnormal Releases
Nuclear Energy, Just the Facts, NEI
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
View Archive

15:11 - Gavel, and introductory remarks.
19:08 - Testimony on HF1091 (Mahoney) New nuclear power plant certificate of need prohibition abolished.
Runs 2 hours, 54 minutes.


HF1091 (Mahoney) New nuclear power plant certificate of need prohibition abolished.