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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Thirty-Sixth Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 01, 2010

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the thirty-sixth meeting to order at 3:53 p.m. on March 1, 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
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:

Magnus, Doug

Members absent:

Hoppe, Joe
Atkins, Joe

A quorum was present.

Rep. Brynaert moved approval of the minutes of February 24, 2010. The motion prevailed. The minutes were adopted.

Rep. Falk assumed the gavel.

HF3125 (Hilty) Route permits for high-voltage transmission lines granting regulated.

Rep. Hilty moved that HF3125 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hilty moved the H3125DE1 Amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Hilty explained the DE1 amendment.

Bob Eleff, House Research, explained the DE1 amendment.

4:06 p.m.

Rep. Hilty moved the following oral amendment:

Line 2.4, strike the word "committees".

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Hortman moved the following oral amendment:

Line 2.2, strike "chairs and ranking minority"

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

4:10 p.m.

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

Handout: Transmission Routing Issues, Paula Maccabee.
Ms. Paula Maccabee, Attorney-at-Law
Just Change Consulting
651-646-8890 (w) | 651-775-7128 (c) | 651-646-5754 (fax) |
pmaccabee@visi.com
1961 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104
www.justchangeconsulting.com
Mr. David Seykora, Attorney
Dept. of Transportation
651-366-4791 (w) |
395 John Ireland Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155

Rep. Hilty moved to lay the bill over. The motion prevailed. The bill was laid over.

4:30 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:
  • HF2019 (Falk) - Wind energy conversion system size election allowed.
  • HF3009 (Hilty) - Utility report filings, hydrogen energy projects, weatherization programs, public utility commission assessments, and utility metering for supportive housing technical changes made, and obsolete and redundant language removed.
  • HF3125 (Hilty) - Route permits for high-voltage transmission lines granting regulated.
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