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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Forty-Second Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 24, 2010

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the forty-second meeting to order at 10:45 pm on March 24, 2010 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
Beard, Michael
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Gunther, Bob
Hackbarth, Tom
Hoppe, Joe
HORTMAN, Melissa
Johnson, Sheldon
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Kulick Jackson, Gail
Nornes, Bud
Obermueller, Mike
Persell, John
Sailer, Brita
SEIFERT, Marty
Welti, Andy

Members excused:
Atkins, Joe
Magnus, Doug

A quorum was not present.

10:46 p.m.

A quorum was present

HF3109 (Kalin) Local governments authorized to finance energy improvements for property owners to install energy efficient or renewable energy improvements, repayment provided as a special assessment, and bonds issued.

Rep. Kalin moved that HF3109 be recommended to pass and returned to the Committee on Finance.

Rep. Kalin moved the H3109A1 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Kalin explained the bill.

Members asked questions.

Testifying in favor of the bill
Ms. Jennifer Schaubach
Minnesota AFL-CIO
651-227-7647 (w) | 612-381-4788 (c) | 651-227-7647 (fax) |
jschaubach@mnaflcio.org
175 Aurora Ave, St. Paul 55103 | 651-227-7647
www.mnaflcio.org
Mr. Craig Johnson, Intergovernmental Relations Representative
League of Minnesota Cities
651-281-1259 (w) | 651-470-1825 (c) | 651-215-4116 (fax) |
cjohnson@lmc.org
145 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55103-2044
Ms. Heather Mavencamp, Director of Government Affairs
Association of Minnesota Realtors
952-935-3815 (fax) |
5750 Lincoln Dr, Edina, MN 55436 | 952-935-8313
www.mnrealtor.com

Rep. Kalin moved the following oral amendment:

Line 3.21 delete the word "appraised" and insert the word "accessed".

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Bob Eleff, House Research, read the following oral amendment:

Line 1.16, delete "be provided" and insert "provide for end use of the electoral energy for an off-site facility."

Line 1.17, delete everything before the period.

Rep. Kalin moved the adoption of the oral amendment as read by Mr. Eleff. The motion prevailed the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Anderson requested a roll call.

There being 15 ayes and 3 nays, the motion prevailed. The bill was passed and returned to the Committee on Finance.

Voting in the affirmative: Hilty, Falk, Westrom, Beard, Bly, Brynaert, Hortman, Kalin, Knuth, Kulick Jackson, Nornes, Obermeuller, Persell, Sailer, Welti.

Voting in the negative: Anderson, Hackbarth, Seifert.

Absent: Atkins, Gunther, Hoppe, Johnson, Magnus.

11:32 p.m.

Rep. Bryanert moved approval of the minutes of March 19, 2010. The motion prevailed. The minutes were adopted.

HF3546 (Beard) Impact of energy-related requirements report required.

Rep. Beard moved that HF3546 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance.

Rep. Beard moved the H3546DE1 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

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

12:01 p.m.
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

The bill was laid over.

12:08 p.m. - The meeting was adjourned.




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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3109 (Kalin) - Local governments authorized to finance energy improvements for property owners to install energy efficient or renewable energy improvements, repayment provided as a special assessment, and bonds issued.
  • HF3546 (Beard) - Impact of energy-related requirements report required.
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06:25 - Gavel, and consideration of HF3109 (Kalin) Local governments authorized to finance energy improvements for property owners to install energy efficient or renewable energy improvements, repayment provided as a special assessment, and bonds issued.
53:49 - HF3546 (Beard) Impact of energy-related requirements report required.
Runs 1 hour, 23 minutes.