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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

TWENTY SIXTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 27, 2011

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

AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY & FINANCE
MINUTES

Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Development Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:22 a.m. on April 27, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Members present:

HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
ANDERSON, Paul, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Bruce
EKEN, Kent
FALK, Andrew
FRANSON, Mary
FRITZ, Patti
HANSEN, Rick
HOSCH, Larry
KATH, Kory
KIEL, Debra
LEMIEUR, Mike
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORROW, Terry
PERSELL, John
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SHIMANSKI, Ron
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bruce
WARD, John

No members were excused.

A quorum was present. Representative Morrow moved to approve the minutes of March 26, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hamilton moved HF 811 before the committee.
Representative LeMieur moved to temporarily suspend the rules in order to hear amendments.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Hamilton moved the amendment H0811A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrow moved to reconsider the motion to adopt the minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Representative Morrow moved to amend the minutes to note that Representative Eken was excused. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF 811 as amended were:
Representative Kelly
Shelley Nygaard, Goodhue County
Kristi Rosenquist
Marie McNamara
Paul Reese
Josh Gackle, Policy Manager, Wind on the Wires
Blake Nixon, Geronimo Wind Energy
Ian Krygowski, Enxco
Tim Seck, Iberdrola Renewables
David Buck, Goodhue, MN

Chair Hamilton renewed his motion that HF 811 pass as amended and be be-referred to Environment and Energy Policy and Finance Committee.

The meeting was recessed to after session, at the call of the chair, in Room 400S.

The meeting was reconvened at 6:30 p.m. Chair Hamilton moved that HF 811 pass without recommendation and be re-referred to Environment and Energy Policy and Finance.

Chair Hamilton moved amendment H0811A2 before the committee.

Testifying on HF 811 as amended were:
Representative Kelly
Steve Groth, Coalition for Safe Siting
Mary Brickzin-Gale, Goodhue, MN
Dr. Lois Borner, Lake City, MN
Larry Gruenberg, Goodhue, MN
Dan Schleck, Minneapolis, MN
Ann Buck, Goodhue, MN
Dave Buck, Goodhue, MN
Bernard Hagen, Hartland, MN
Cindy Pugh, Chanhassen, MN
Barbara Stussy, Zumbrota, MN
Helen McNamara, Goodhue, MN
Sue Hinrichs, Zumbrota, MN
Jean Schulte, Goodhue, MN
Bill Miller, Paynesville, MN
Byron Christoffer, Round Lake, MN
Charlie Daum, Geronimo Wind, Minneapolis, MN
Bob Kane, Kane Transport
Bill Grant, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Chair Hamilton withdrew his motion on amendment H0811 A2.

Chair Hamilton renewed his motion that HF 811 pass as amended without recommendation and be re-referred to Environment and Energy Policy and Finance.

Representative Falk called for a roll call vote.
Voting Yes
HAMILTON
ANDERSON, Bruce
KIEL, DEBRA
LEMIEUR
MCELFATRICK
SCHOMACKER
SHIMANSKI
VOGEL

Voting NO
ANDERSON, Paul
EKEN
FALK
HANSEN
KATH
MORROW
SWEDZINSKI
TORKELSON

THE MOTION FAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 p.m.

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REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR



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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF811 (Kelly) - Wind project setbacks established.