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Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

NINETEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 13, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


JOB GROWTH & ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Jim Newberger, Vice Chair of the Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee, started the meeting at 10:01 AM on Monday, March 13, 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
WAGENIUS, Jean
ANDERSON, Paul
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave
DAVNIE, Jim
FABIAN, Dan
HOWE, Jeff
LAYMAN, Sandy
METSA, Jason
MORAN, Rena
NEU, Anne
O’NEILL, Marion
RARICK, Jason
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike
THISSEN, Paul
VOGEL, Bob
WEST, Nolan



Members excused:

CLARK, Karen
MAYE QUADE, Erin

Representative Newberger called the meeting to order at 10:11 AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Bahr moved the minutes of March 8, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1495 (Miller) Combined heat and power system and expander generator credit provided.

Representative Newberger moved HF1495 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Tim Rudnicki, Executive Director, Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association; testified on HF1495.

Representative Newberger renewed his motion that HF1495 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 10:17 AM.

HF1950 (Albright) Federal research and development support program created, and money appropriated. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1950 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Pat Dillon, Director of Minnesota Small Business Innovation Research, Minnesota High Tech Association; John Dukich, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota High Tech Association; testified on HF1950.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF1950 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Newberger assumed the gavel at 10:47 AM.

HF1951 (Albright) Small business technological assistance funding provided, and money appropriated. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Newberger moved HF1951 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Pat Dillon, Director of Minnesota Small Business Innovation Research, Minnesota High Tech Association; John Dukich, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota High Tech Association; testified on HF1951.

Representative Newberger renewed his motion that HF1951 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

HF1923 (Wagenius) Solar energy system purchase and installation credit provided.

Representative Wagenuis moved HF1923 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Elizabeth Lucente, Policy Director, Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association; Cliff Kaehler, Chief Executive Officer, Novel Energy Solutions; Allen Gleckner, Director of Energy Markets, Fresh Energy; testified on HF1923.

Representative Wagenius renewed her motion that HF1923 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1497 (Davids) Energy technology rebate program established, and money appropriated. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Newberger moved HF1497 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Newberger moved the H1497A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Sarah Erickson, Lobbyist, Distributed Wind Energy Association; Gary Wertish, President, Minnesota Farmers Union; Bill Black, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association; testified on HF1497.

Representative Newberger renewed his motion that HF1497, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

HF1985 (Davids) Electric generation and distribution equipment and machinery taxation modified.

Representative Newberger moved HF1985 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rick Evans, Director of Regional Government Affairs, Xcel Energy; Carolyn Jackson, Lobbyist, Coalition of Utility Cities; testified on HF1985.

Representative Newberger renewed his motion that HF1985 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:36 AM.



Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Meagan Rice, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1497 (Davids) - Energy technology rebate program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1985 (Davids) - Electric generation and distribution equipment and machinery taxation modified.
  • HF1950 (Albright) - Federal research and development support program created, and money appropriated.
  • HF1951 (Albright) - Small business technological assistance funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1495 (Miller) - Combined heat and power system and expander generator credit provided.
  • HF1923 (Wagenius) - Solar energy system purchase and installation credit provided.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:58 - HF1495 (Miller) Combined heat and power system and expander generator credit provided.
22:46 - HF1950 (Albright) Federal research and development support program created, and money appropriated.
43:54 - HF1951 (Albright) Small business technological assistance funding provided, and money appropriated.
52:49 - HF1923 (Wagenius) Solar energy system purchase and installation credit provided.
1:08:10 - HF1497 (Davids) Energy technology rebate program established, and money appropriated.
1:17:35 - HF1985 (Davids) Electric generation and distribution equipment and machinery taxation modified.
Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.


*** If necessary, the committee will recess to the call of the chair and reconvene in room 200 at 1 PM to complete the agenda***