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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Forty-Fourth Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - April 13, 2010

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the forty-fourth meeting to order at 10:46 p.m. on April 13, 2010 in Room 5 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
Kulick Jackson, Gail
Magnus, Doug
Nornes, Bud
Obermueller, Mike
Persell, John
Sailer, Brita
SEIFERT, Marty
Welti, Andy

Members excused:
HORTMAN, Melissa
Knuth, Kate

A quorum was present.

Rep. Falk moved approval of the minutes of April 7, 2010. The motion prevailed. The minutes were adopted.

10:47 a.m.

HF3033 (Rukavina) Rebate program established for solar photovoltaic modules, and money appropriated.

The chair moved that HF3033 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance.

The Chair moved the H3033DE1 Amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Rukavina explained the bill.

Testifying in favor of the Bill:
Mr. Gary Cerkvenik, Consultant
Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority
218-749-0520 (w) | 218-749-0520 (c) |
www.mtniron.com/Econ_Dev_Auth.php

Members asked questions.

11:14 a.m.

Answering questions about the Renewable Development Fund:
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

11:24 a.m.

The Chair moved the H3033A1 amendment.

Testifying against the amendment:
Mr. Rick Evans, Director, Regional Government Affairs
Xcel Energy

Bob Eleff, House Research, read the following oral amendment to the A1 amendment:

Line 2.9, strike everything after "This section is effective" and insert "when 32 dry casks containing spent fuel are located at the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant."

The chair incorporated the oral amendment.

Rep. Hackbarth asked for a roll call.

There being 11 ayes and 8 nays, the motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Voting in the affirmative: Hilty, Falk, Bly, Brynaert, Johnson, Kalin, Kulick Jackson, Obermueller, Persell, Sailer, and Welti.

Voting in the negative: Westrom, Anderson, Beard, Gunther, Hackbarth, Magnus, Nornes, and Seifert.

Absent: Atkins, Hoppe, Hortman, and Knuth.

11:46 p.m.

The committee recessed.

The recess expired. The committee did not reconvene.



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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3033 (Rukavina) - Spent nuclear fuel storage fee modified, rebate program established for solar photovoltaic modules, and money appropriated.
  • HF3414 (Hilty) - Public Utilities Commission supplemental funding authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF3348 (Magnus) - Propane and anhydrous ammonia terminal capacity study required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3757 (Hilty) - Security transaction security exemptions modified, and money appropriated for the state grant program.
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