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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - April 25, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


COMMERCE AND REGULATORY REFORM COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair of the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee began the meeting at 9:04 AM on April 25, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HOPPE, Joe Chair
FENTON, Kelly V. Chair
ANDERSON, Sarah
APPLEBAUM, Jon
BARR, Regina
FRANSON, Mary
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Debra
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jen
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis

Members excused:
ALLEN, Susan
DAVIDS, Greg
JOHNSON, Sheldon
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

Chair Hoppe called the meeting to order at 9:20 AM quorum was present.

Representative Kresha moved to approve the minutes of March 14, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Presentation of 2017 Annual Report on Biodiesel

Testifiers:
Andrea Vaubel, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Metro Transit Presentation on Use of Biodiesel at Metro Transit

Testifiers:
Mr. Vince Pellegrin, Minnesota Metro Transit
Mr. Steve Kaari, Minnesota Metro Transit
Mr. Judd Schetnan, Metropolitan Transit Council

Further Testimony on Biodiesel Report and State Mandate

Mr. Brett Webb, Flint Hills Resources
Mr. Bruce Heine, Magellan Midstream Partners
Ms. Erin Roth, American Petroleum Institute
Mr. Kevin Hennessy, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Mr. Ted West, Renewable Energy Group
Mr. Brian Christjonson, Renewable Energy Group
Mr. Scott Austin, Minnesota Soybean Processers
Mr. Jim Willers, Minnesota Soybean Growers member
Mr. Steven Rupp, Evercap Fuels
Mr. Jon Kelly, Minnestota Department of Commerce
Ms. Julie Quinn, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Rep. Barr assumed the gavel at 10:08 AM

Chair Hoppe assumed the gavel at 10:13 AM.

The meeting adjourned at 11:16 AM.







Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Betsy Ritzer, Committee Legislative Assistant








More Info On This Meeting..

MN Dept. of Agriculture presentation of 2017 Annual Report on Biodiesel

Metro Transit Presentation on Use of Biodiesel at Metro Transit

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