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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Forty-Seventh Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - April 20, 2010

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the forty-seventh meeting to order at 2:12 p.m. on April 20, 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
Atkins, Joe
Beard, Michael
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Gunther, Bob
Hackbarth, Tom
Hoppe, Joe
HORTMAN, Melissa
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Kulick Jackson, Gail
Magnus, Doug
Nornes, Bud
Obermueller, Mike
Persell, John
Sailer, Brita
SEIFERT, Marty
Welti, Andy

Members excused:
Johnson, Sheldon

A quorum was present.

Rep. Brynaert moved approval of the minutes of April 15, 2010. The motion prevailed. The minutes were adopted.

HF3415 (Kalin) Public Utilities Commission's decisions required to further goals of state energy efficiency and renewable energy, showings modified in certificate of need process, and study required.

2:14 p.m.

Rep. Kalin moved that HF3415 be recommended to pass and returned to the Committee on Finance.

Rep. Kalin moved the H3415DE1 amendment.

Rep. Kalin incorporated the following oral amendment:

Line 4.33, strike "commissioner" and insert "commission"

The motion prevailed. The DE1 amendment as amended was adopted.

Rep. Kalin moved the H3415A2 amendment.

The motion prevailed. The A2 amendment was adopted.

Rep. Kalin explained the bill.

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

2:54 p.m.

Members asked questions.

3:10 p.m.

Testifying in favor of the bill:
Mr. Carl Nelson, Program and Policy Manager
Center for Energy and the Environment
612- 335-5871 (w) | 612-335-5888 (fax) |
cnelson@mncee.org
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite 560, Minneapolis, MN 55401 | 612-335-5858
www.mncee.org

3:14 p.m.

Members asked questions.

3:26 p.m.

Responding to questions:
Mr. Bill Glahn, Deputy Commissioner
Dept. of Commerce - Office of Energy Security

3:28 p.m.

Testifying against the bill:
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

3:41 p.m.

Testifying on the bill:
Ms. Kristen Eide-Tollefson, Board Member
Cooperative Energy Futures
715-317-0228
www.cooperativeenergyfutures.com
Mr. Bill Glahn, Deputy Commissioner
Dept. of Commerce - Office of Energy Security

The bill was laid over.

3:51 - The meeting was adjourned

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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
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Bills Added:
  • HF3415 (Kalin) - Public Utilities Commission's decisions required to further goals of state energy efficiency and renewable energy, showings modified in certificate of need process, and study required.
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