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Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 21, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 3:03 PM on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. A quorum was 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
NEU, Anne
O’NEILL, Marion
RARICK, Jason
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike
THISSEN, Paul
VOGEL, Bob
WEST, Nolan



Representative Mahoney moved the minutes of March 20, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF47 (Garofalo) Dakota County; Byllesby Dam funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

The committee had an informational hearing on HF47.

Mike Slawik, Commissioner and Chair, Dakota County Board of Commissioners; Josh Peterson, Water Resources Engineer, Dakota County; testified on HF47.

HF6 (Fabian) Public Utilities Commission membership modified. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Garofalo moved HF6 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Garofalo moved the H0006DE2 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF6, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

HF2220 (Thissen) Center for Rural Policy and Development funding provided, and money appropriated. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Thissen moved HF2220 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Brad Finstad, Executive Director, Center for Rural Policy Development; Dave Ladd, Board Member and Chair of Finance Committee, Center for Rural Policy Development; testified on HF2220.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF2220 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

HF759 (Metsa) Biomass project contract terms amended. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Metsa moved HF759 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Metsa moved the H0759DE3 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Terry Leoni, Laurentian Energy Authority; Rick Evans, Director of Regional Government Affairs, Xcel Energy; testified on HF759.

Representative Metsa renewed his motion that HF759, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

The committee heard presentations on the Governor's Budget Recommendations. The following people presented:

Shawntera Hardy, Commissioner, Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Ryan Baumtrog, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Housing Finance Authority.

Ken Peterson, Commissioner, Department of Labor and Industry.

Mike Rothman, Commissioner, Department of Commerce.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:27 PM.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Meagan Rice, Committee Legislative Assistant






More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF6 (Garofalo) - Public Utilities Commission membership modified.
  • HF759 (Metsa) - Biomass project contract terms amended.
  • HF2220 (Thissen) - Center for Rural Policy and Development funding provided, and money appropriated.
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House TV Video:
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00:27 - Informational hearing on HF47 (Garofalo) Dakota County; Byllesby Dam funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
05:30 - HF6 (Fabian) Public Utilities Commission membership modified.
15:28 - HF2220 (Thissen) Center for Rural Policy and Development funding provided, and money appropriated.
22;22 - HF759 (Metsa) Biomass project contract terms amended.
Governor's budget recommendations:.
38:15 - Department of Employment and Economic Development.
41:41 - Minnesota Housing Finance Authority.
52:43 - Department of Labor and Industry.
1:03:58 - Department of Commerce.
Runs 1 hour, 25 minutes.


Informational hearing on HF47 (Garofalo)

Governor's Budget Recommendations

Department of Commerce: Commissioner Mike Rothman

Department of Labor and Industry: Commissioner Ken Peterson

Minnesota Housing Finance Authority: Commissioner Mary Tingerthal

Department of Employment and Economic Development: Commissioner Shawntera Hardy