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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Thirty-First Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 08, 2010

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the thirty-first meeting to order at 3:01 pm on February 8, 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
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

Members excused:

Beard, Michael

A quorum was present.

Rep. Gunther moved approval of the minutes of October 30, 2009. The motion prevailed.

Rep. Bly moved approval of the minutes of November 4, 2009. The motion prevailed.

Chair Hilty introduced new members of the committee.

HF1182 (Bly) Public service corporation exemptions repealed.

3:08 p.m.

Handout: H1182DE1

Rep. Bly presented the H1182DE1 amendment.

Testifying in favor of the bill.
Mr. Russell Martin, Elko, MN

3:17 p.m.

Handout: HF1182_007.pdf, "Removal of Condemnation Exemptions for Public and Private Utilities"
Mr. Philip "Rod" Krass, Attorney at Law
Krass Monroe
952-885-5999 (w) | 952-885-5969 (fax) |
pkrass@krassmonroe.com
8000 Norman Center Dr, Suite 1000, Minneapolis, MN 55437-1178 | 952-885-5999
www.drassmonroe.com

3:29 p.m.
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

3:44 p.m.

John Schmick, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
Shenehon Company, Business and Real Estate Valuations
612-333-6533 (w) | 612-344-1635 (fax) |
schmick@shenehon.com
88 South 10th Street, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | 612-333-6533
ationSpecialist@shenehon.com

3:58 p.m.

Members asked questions.

4:01 p.m.

Testifying on the bill:

Handout: H1182A5 amendment.
Mr. Craig Johnson, Intergovernmental Relations Representative
League of Minnesota Cities
651-281-1259 (w) | 651-470-1825 (c) | 651-215-4116 (fax) |
cjohnson@lmc.org
145 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55103-2044

4:12 p.m.

Testifying in favor of the bill.

Handout: HF1182_006_Theresa_Ruhland.doc
Ms. Theresa Rhuland, New Prague

4:28 p.m. - The meeting was adjourned.

Additional Handouts:

HF1182-005_Doug_Peterson.pdf - Testimony of Doug Peterson, MN Farmers Union
HF1182-004.MPL_Settlements.pdf – MPL Settlements Chart
HF1182-003.Martin_Osborn.pdf – Testimony of Judy Martin and Joyce Osborn
HF1182-002.Bev_Topp.pdf – Testimony of Bev Topp
HF1182-001.Donovan.Dyrdal.pdf – Testimony of Donovan Dyrdal

H1182DE2 – Welti amendment/League of Minnesota Cities
H1182A5 – Westrom amendment
1182de1 Bly.be.docx – House Research Summary


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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1182 (Bly) - Public service corporation eminent domain authority clarified, and granting of route permits regulated for high-voltage transmission lines.