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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Forty-Fifth Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - April 14, 2010

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the forty-fifth meeting to order at about 1:15 p.m. on April 14, 2010 in the Basement hearing room of the State office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

Hilty, Bill
Falk, Andrew
Westrom, Torrey
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Gunther, Bob
HORTMAN, Melissa
Hackbarth, Tom
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Kulick Jackson, Gail
Nornes, Bud
Obermueller, Mike
Persell, John
Sailer, Brita
SEIFERT, Marty
Welti, Andy

Members excused:
Anderson, Bruce
Beard, Michael
Atkins, Joe
Hoppe, Joe
Magnus, Doug
Johnson, Sheldon

A quorum was present.

Rep. Kulick Jackson moved approval of the minutes of April 13, 2009. The motion prevailed. The minutes were adopted.

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

The chair moved that HF3033 be recommended to pass as amended and be returned to the Committee on Finance. (Amended by DE1 and A1 on 4/13)

The chair moved the H3033A3 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Testifying on 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. 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

1:44 p.m.

The chair renewed his motion that HF3033 be recommended to pass as amended and be returned to the Committee on Finance. The motion prevailed. The bill was passed and returned to the Committee on Finance.

HF3348 (Magnus) Propane and anhydrous ammonia terminal capacity study required, and money appropriated.

The Chair moved that HF3348 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance.

The chair moved the H3348DE1 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

The chair renewed his motion that HF3348 be recommended to pass as amended and be returned to the Committee on Finance. The motion prevailed. The bill was passed and returned to the Committee on Finance.

Rep. Falk assumed the gavel.

HF3757 (Hilty) Security transaction security exemptions modified, and money appropriated for the state grant program.

Rep. Hilty moved that HF3757 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance.

Testifying against the bill:
Ms. Robyn Rowen, Executive Director
Minnesota Insurance & Financial Services Council
Mr. Brian Pietsch, Vice President - Government Affairs and Community Relations
Ameriprise Financial

Mr. David Royle, Vice President
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

2:30 p.m.

Rep. Westrom requested a roll call.

Rep. Hilty renewed his motion that HF3757 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance.

There being 12 ayes and 4 nays, the motion prevailed. The bill was passed and returned to the Committee on Finance.

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

Voting in the negative: Westrom, Gunther, Nornes, and Seifert.

Absent: Anderson, Atkins, Beard, Hackbarth, Hoppe, Johnson, and Magnus.

2:46 p.m.

HF3414 (Hilty) Public Utilities Commission supplemental funding authorized, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hilty moved that HF3414 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance.

Rep. Hilty moved the H3414DE1 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Standing for questions:
Dr. Burl Haar, Executive Secretary
Public Utility Commission
651-201-2222 (w) | 651.297.7073 (fax) |
Burl.Haar@state.mn.us
121 7th Place E., Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55101-2147 | 651.296.7124
www.puc.state.mn.us
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

Rep. Hilty renewed his motion that HF3414 as amended be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance. The motion prevailed. The bill was passed and returned to the committee on Finance.

3:05 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:
  • HF3033 (Rukavina) - Spent nuclear fuel storage fee modified, rebate program established for solar photovoltaic modules, and money appropriated.
  • HF3757 (Hilty) - Security transaction security exemptions modified, and money appropriated for the state grant program.
  • HF3414 (Hilty) - Public Utilities Commission supplemental funding authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF3348 (Magnus) - Propane and anhydrous ammonia terminal capacity study required, and money appropriated.