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Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 27, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


JOB GROWTH AND ENERGY AFFORDABILITY POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES


Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair of the Jobs Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:05 PM on March 27, 2018, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
MORAN, Rena
METSA, Jason

Representative Rarick moved the meeting minutes from March 21, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3420 (Erickson) Lake Mille Lacs area economic restoration program created, grants for businesses adversely affected by a decline in walleye fishing funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Garofalo moved HF3420 for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Garofalo moved H3420A1 to be adopted in HF3420. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Tina Chapman, Executive Director, Mille Lacs Area Tourism Council; Bill and Linda Eno, Owner/Operators, Twin Cities Pines Resort; Joel Carlson, Community of Minnesota Resorts; Bob Meier, Policy and Government Relations Director, Minnesota Depart of Natural Resources; testified on HF3420.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion for HF3420 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3759 (Fabian) Pipeline construction and routing authorized.

Representative Fabian moved HF3759 to be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register.

Representative Fabian requested a roll call vote.

Jessica Looman, Commissioner, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Ron Wetzell, Minneapolis; Shanai Matteson, Minneapolis; Stan Sattinger, Environmental Justice Team Lead, 1st Universalist Church of Minneapolis; Greg Boertje, Duluth; Michele Naar, Duluth; Mary Dylkowski, Stacy MN; Kathy Hollander, MN350 Climate Solutions; Nancy Beaulieu, Northern Organizer, MN350 Climate Solutions; Dawn Goodwin, White Earth Anishinaae; Alice Madden, Minneapolis; Andy Pearson, Midwest Tar Sands Coordinator, MN350 Climate Solutions; Winona Laduke, Honor the Earth; testified on HF3759.

Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair of the Jobs Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to a recess at 5:10 PM.

Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair of the Jobs Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee, called the committee to reconvene at 6:30 PM.

Sandra Skinaway, Duluth; Irene Folstrom, Minnesota Environmental Partnership; Scott Russell, Sierra club North Star Chapter; Akilah Sanders-Reed, Youth Climate Intervenors; Michelle Thelen, Minneapolis; A.J. Pecker, Saint Paul; Rami Jubara, Minneapolis; Sherry Coutur, Fond Du Lac Chippewa Tribe; testified on HF3759.

Representative Fabian removed his motion for a roll call vote.

Representative Fabian renewed his motion to move HF3759 to be recommended to pass and be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 PM.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair





Amelia Allert, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3420 (Erickson) - Lake Mille Lacs area economic restoration program created, grants for businesses adversely affected by a decline in walleye fishing funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3759 (Fabian) - Pipeline construction and routing authorized.
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01:38 - HF3420 (Erickson) Lake Mille Lacs area economic restoration program created, grants for businesses adversely affected by a decline in walleye fishing funding provided, and money appropriated.
29:36 - HF3759 (Fabian) Pipeline construction and routing authorized.
The committee recessed.
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