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Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - January 31, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


JOB GROWTH & ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair of the Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GAROFALO, Pat
NEWBERGER, Jim
MAHONEY, Tim
CLARK, Karen
WAGENIUS, Jean ANDERSON, Paul
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave
DAVNIE, Jim
FABIAN, Dan
HOWE, Jeff
LAYMAN, Sandy
MAYE QUADE, Erin
METSA, Jason
MORAN, Rena
O’NEILL, Marion
RARICK, Jason
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike
THISSEN, Paul
VOGEL, Bob
WEST, Nolan



A quorum was present at 3:02 PM.

Representative Anderson moved the minutes of January 25, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF310 (Olson) Duluth; steam plant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Garofalo moved HF310 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Emily Larson, Mayor, City of Duluth; David Montgomery, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Duluth; James Green, General Manager, Duluth Energy Systems; testified on HF310.

The committee had an informational hearing on base budget oversight and program outcomes. The following individuals presented:

Jeff Freeman, Director, Public Facilities Authority.

Josh Tilsen, Commissioner, Bureau of Mediation Services.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:25 PM.



Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Meagan Rice, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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00:46 - HF310 (Olson) Duluth; steam plant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Budget oversight and program outcomes:.
31:51 - Public Facilities Authority, Director Jeff Freeman.
1:07:15 - Bureau of Mediation Services, Commissioner Josh Tilsen.
Runs 1 hour, 26 minutes.



Agenda:
Presentation on New Coal Technology - Mike Holmes, Vice President, Research and Development, Lignite Energy Council; Nathan Domyahn, Director, Peaking and Generation Engineering, Great River Energy; Brendan Jordan, Vice President, Great Plains Institute