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Energy Finance and Policy Division

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - October 30, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

JOINT HEARING OF THE HOUSE ENERGY FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION & THE
SENATE FINANCE - ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES BUDGET DIVISION


Senator Ellen Anderson, Chair, called the twenty-ninth meeting to order at 10:15 on October 30, 2009 in Room 200 of the State office Building.

The clerk noted the roll.

Members present:


HILTY, Bill
FALK, Andrew
WESTROM, Torrey
ATKINS, Joe
BLY, David
BRYNAERT, Kathy
HACKBARTH, Tom
HOPPE, Joe
KALIN, Jeremy
KNUTH, Kate
KULICK JACKSON, Gail
NORNES, Bud
OBERMUELLER, Mike
PERSELL, John
SAILER, Brita
WELTI, Andy
SOLBERG, Loren




Senators present:

ANDERSON, Ellen
FREDERICKSON, Dennis
BAKK, Thomas
DILLE, Steve
HANN, David
KUBLY, Gary
PARISEAU, Pat
RUMMEL, Sandy
TORRES RAY, Patricia
VICKERMAN, Jim


Excused:

GUNTHER, Bob
MAGNUS, Doug

Absent:

ANDERSON, Bruce
BEARD, Michael
JOHNSON, Sheldon

SAXHAUG, Tom
CHAUDHARY, Satveer



A quorum was present.

Update on state use of federal energy stimulus funds (ARRA) from the Department of Commerce Office of Energy Security (OES):
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

10:18 a.m.
Ms. Janet Streff, Manager of State Energy Office
Dept. of Commerce - Office of Energy Security
651-297-2545 (w) | 651-297-7891 (fax) |
janet.streff@state.mn.us
85 7th Place E, Suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55101-2198
www.energy.mn.gov

10:29 a.m.
Mr. Jeremy de Fiebre, Operations Supervisor
Dept. of Commerce - Office of Energy Security
651-297-1221 (w) | 651-297-7891 (fax) |
jeremy.defiebre@state.mn.us
85 7th Place E, Suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55101-2198
www.energy.mn.gov


10:41 a.m.
Ms. Janet Streff, Manager of State Energy Office
Dept. of Commerce - Office of Energy Security

Handout: Office of Energy Security. "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Energy Update MN Senate and House Energy Finance Committees." Slide presentation. October 30, 2009.
Attached: energy103009-007.pdf

Handout: Office of Energy Secuirty. "Progress Report on the Expenditure of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Energy-Related Funds: Report to the Minnesota State Legislature". September, 1, 2009
http://www.state.mn.us/mn/externalDocs/Commerce/Minnesota_Stimulus_Funding_Progress_Report__090909041145_ARRAExpenditureProgressReport.pdf
Attached: Minnesota_Stimulus_Funding_Progress_Report__090909041145_ARRAExpenditureProgressReport[1].pdf

10:45 a.m.
Members asked questions.

11:15 a.m.
Mr. Jeffrey Haase, Demand Efficiency Program Supervisor
Dept. of Commerce - Office of Energy Security
651-297-5648 (w) | 651-297-7891 (fax) |
jeffrey.hasse@state.mn.us
85 7th Place E, Suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55101-2198
www.energy.mn.gov

11:45 a.m.

Comments from other parties:
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

Handout: Dr. Burl Haar, PUC. Project Summary.
Attached: energy103009-003.pdf

11:50 a.m.
Mr. Bill Glahn, Deputy Commissioner
Dept. of Commerce - Office of Energy Security

12:00 p.m.
Mr. Kyle Makarios, Political Director
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenter
651-645-8318 (fax) |
700 Olive St, St. Paul, MN 55130 | 651-646-7201

12:06 p.m.

HIRE Coalition:
Mr. Jeff Bauer, Director of Public Policy
Family and Children's Service
414 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | 612-339-9101
www.everyfamilymatters.org

12:08 p.m.
Mr. Louis King, President & CEO
Summit Academy OIC
612-377-0156 (fax) |
935 Olson Memorial Hwy, Minneapolis, MN 55405-1359 | 612-377-0150
www.saoic.org

12:13 p.m.
Ms. Karen Monahan, Environmental Justice Organizer
Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota
www.ejamn.org

12:13 p.m.
Mr. Jeff Bauer, Director of Public Policy
Family and Children's Service
414 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | 612-339-9101
www.everyfamilymatters.org

12:20 p.m.

Project Re-Energize:
Mr. Jared Brewington, General Manager
The Metropolitan Contracting Group
952-303-6432 (w) | 612-750-7425 (c) | 952-303-6428 (fax) |
jbrewington@mcgmn.com
5477 Byscane Lane, Minnetonka, MN 55345 | 612-852-8878
www.trustyourgc.com

Handout: Metropolitan Contracting Group. Letter to the Committee, October 30, 2009.
Attached: energy103009-002.pdf
Ms. Pam Weaver, Executive Vice President
Builders Association of Minnesota
651-646-2860 (fax) |
525 Park St, Suite 150, St. Paul, MN 55103
www.bamn.org
Ms. Joan Olson
Garry Olson Company
763-360-5100 (c) | 763-535-6424 (fax) |
jaon@garrydolsonco.com
5701 Kentucky Ave N, Suite #151, Crystal, MN 55428 | 763-535-2484
www.garrydolsonco.com
Mr. Bob Buck
Buck Brothers Construction
612-729-7608 (w) | 612-721-6848 (fax) |
bob@buck-bros.com
2002 24th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | 612-729-7608
www.buck-bros.com

12:30 p.m.
Ms. Pam Weaver, Executive Vice President
Builders Association of Minnesota

12:43 p.m.
Mr. Jeremy de Fiebre, Operations Supervisor
Dept. of Commerce - Office of Energy Security
Mr. Bill Glahn, Deputy Commissioner
Dept. of Commerce - Office of Energy Security
Ms. Pam Weaver, Executive Vice President
Builders Association of Minnesota


1:02 p.m.
Mr. Arnie Anderson, Executive Director
Minnesota Community Action Partnership
651-645-7425 x4 (w) | 651-645-7399 (fax) |
ArnieAnderson@MinnCAP.org
MCIT Building, 100 Empire Drive, Suite 202, St. Paul, MN | 651-645-7425
www.mncaa.org
Mr. Clarence Hightower
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties
651-645-2253 (fax) |
450 Syndicate Street N, St. Paul, MN 55104 | 651-645-6445
www.caprw.org
Mr. Bill Davis, President & CEO
Community Action of Minneapolis
2104 Park Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
www.campls.org/location.html

1:12 pm
Mr. Bob Benes, Executive Director
Lakes and Pines Community Action Council
320-679-4139 (fax) |
1700 Maple Avenue East, Mora, MN 55051-1227 | 320-679-1800
www.lakesandpines.org
Mr. Harlan Tardy, Executive Director
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
www.aeoa.org

Handouts:

EWald Consulting. "News Results". List.
Attached: energy103009-001.pdf

Murray, Robb. "Warm Thoughts." Free Press [Mankato, MN] October 14, 2009: A1+.
http://www.individual.com/story.php?story=108381315

Kaszuba, Mike. "Stimulus Money Flows, Baby Steps Follow." Star Tribune [Minneapolis] October 8, 2009: A1+.
http://www.startribune.com/local/63720342.html?elr=KArks:DCiUHc3E7_V_nDaycUiacyKUnciatkEP7DhUr

Stolle, Matthew. "A Warmer Winter." Post Bulletin [Rochester, MN] (Date and page missing)

1:20 p.m.

Members asked questions.

1:23 p.m.
Mr. Bill Davis, President & CEO
Community Action of Minneapolis
Mr. Bob Benes, Executive Director
Lakes and Pines Community Action Council


1:29 - The meeting was adjourned.



_____________________________
Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Update from Office of Energy Security on state use of federal energy stimulus funds (ARRA)
Comments from other affected parties.
If you would like to testify, please e-mail the Committee Administrator at: andy.pomroy@house.mn