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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Thirty-Fourth Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 22, 2010

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the thirty-fourth meeting to order at 2:59 p.m. on February 22, 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
Johnson, Sheldon
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Kulick Jackson, Gail
Magnus, Doug
Nornes, Bud
Obermueller, Mike
Persell, John
Sailer, Brita
SEIFERT, Marty
Welti, Andy

A quorum was present.

Rep. Johnson moved approval of the minutes of February 17, 2010. The motion prevailed. The minutes were adopted.

Rep. Hilty moved that HF2798 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance

Rep Atkins moved H2798A8 amendment

Rep Atkins incorporated the following oral amendment.

Line 1.24, after "the" insert "same annual"
Line 1.25, strike "per month"

Rep. Atkins explained the amendment.

Rep. Hilstrom spoke to the amendment.

Speaking against the amendment:

Mr. Christopher Clark, Managing Attorney
Xcel Energy
612-215-4593 (w) |
christopher.b.clark@xcelenergy.com
414 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1993
www.xcelenergy.com

3:18 p.m.

Rep. Atkins renewed his motion to adopt the A8 amendment.

Being in doubt of the results of a voice vote taken on the A8 amendment, the Chair called for a division. There being 9 ayes and 8 nays the motion prevailed the amendment was adopted.

Testifying against 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/
Mr. Douglas Larson, Vice President of Regulatory Services
Dakota Electric Association
651-463-6258 (w) | 651-890-6258 (c) | 651-460-7564 (fax) |
dlarson@dakotaelectric.com
4300 220th St W, Farmington, MN 55024-9583 | 800-874-3409
www.dakotaelectric.com

3:29 p.m.

Testifying on the bill:
Ms. Pam Marshall
Energy CENTS Coalition
651-774-9010 (w) | 651-470-4500 (c) |
pam@energycents.org
823 East 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106-5016 | 651-774-9010
www.energycents.org

3:35 p.m.

Rep. Hilstrom spoke to the bill.

Rep. Falk spoke to the A2 amendment.

Speaking against the A2 amendment:
Mr. George Koeck, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Otter Tail Corporation
701-451-6537 (w) | 701-200-9629 (c) | 701-232-4108 (fax) |
gkoeck@ottertail.com
Suite 200, PO Box 9156, Fargo, ND 58106-9156 | 866-410-8780
www.ottertail.com

Rep. Beard presented the handout "Flying Adventures."

Taking questions on the bill:
Mr. William Stamets, Assistant Attorney General
Minnesota Attorney General's Office
651-757-1343 (w) |
Bremer Tower, Suite 1100, 445 Minnesota St, St. Paul, MN 55101-2128
www.ag.state.mn.us

Rep Welti moved to delete Section 1 of the bill.

Being in doubt of the results of a voice vote taken on the Welti motion, the Chair called for a division. There being 14 nays the motion prevailed the amendment was adopted.

4 p.m.

The Chair renewed his motion that HF2798 be recommended to pass as amended and be returned to the Committee on Finance.

The motion prevailed the bill as amended was passed.

4:05 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:
  • HF2798 (Hilstrom) - Interim rates approval process revised for public utilities; disclosure required of travel, entertainment, and related expenses.
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