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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

1st MEETING - Energy Subcommittee

February 13, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA 1st MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

Energy Subcommittee

MINUTES

Representative Hackbarth, Chair of Energy Subcommittee, called the meeting to order at 4:19 PM on February 13, 2012, in the Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HACKBARTH, Tom, Chair
BEARD, Mike
MCNAMARA, Denny
QUAM, Duane
TORKELSON,Paul
HILTY, Bill
FALK, Andrew
KNUTH, Kate

No members were excused.

A quorum was present.

HF 1989 (Hackbarth) Incumbent electric transmission owner rights established, and commission procedures established.

Representative Hackbarth moved that HF 1989 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Environment/Energy/Natural Resources Finance Committee.

Representative Hackbarth moved the H1989A2 amendment.

Representative Hackbarth moved to incorporate the H1989A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hackbarth moved the H1989A4 amendment

Representative Knuth moved to orally amend the H1989A4 amendment as follows: Page 1, Line 4, insert the word "transmissions" after "associated".
The oral amendment was incorporated into the H1989A4 amendment.

Representative Hackbarth moved to incorporate the H1989A4 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony from Great River Energy and Xcel Energy

Testifying:

Mrs. Priti Patel, Xcel Energy & CapX2020 Co-Executive Director
Mr. Terry Grove, Great River Energy & CapX2020 Co-Executive Director


The meeting was adjourned at 4:48 PM.



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Rep. Tom Hackbarth, CHAIR



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Kevin Poindexter
Committee Legislative Assistant