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Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 28, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH 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 3:00 PM on March 28, 2018, 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
LAYMAN, Sandy
MAYE QUADE, Erin
METSA, Jason
MUNSON, Jeremy
NEU, Anne
O’NEILL, Marion
RARICK, Jason
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike
THISSEN, Paul
VOGEL, Bob
WEST, Nolan

Members excused:
HOWE, Jeff
MORAN, Rena

Representative O’Neill moved the meeting minutes from March 27, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3713 (Anderson, S) Minnesota Investment Fund grant provided.

Representative Garofalo moved HF3713 for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Garofalo moved amendment H3713A1 to be adopted into HF3713. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Ken Williams, Technical Fellow, Nature Works testified on HF3713.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion to move HF3713 as amended for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3009 (Poston) Centers for independent living funding provided for services to veterans, and money appropriated.

Representative West moved HF3009 for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Cara Ryff, Executive Director, Independent Lifestyles Inc; Carla Tappainer, Veteran; Mike Mills, Independent Lifestyles Inc; testified on HF3009.

Representative West renewed his motion to move HF3009 for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2829 (O'Driscoll) Real estate appraisals regulated, advisory board created, and duties prescribed.

Representative Vogel moved HF2829 to be recommended to pass and move to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Vogel renewed his motion to move HF2829 to be recommend to pass and move to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3688 (O'Driscoll) Energy improvements program modified, consumer protections for residential property assessed clean energy loans provided, and remedies provided.

Representative Maye Quade moved HF3688 to be recommended to pass and move to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Maye Quade renewed the motion to move HF3688 to be recommended to pass and move to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3044 (Vogel) Agencies required to determine the impact of a proposed rule on the cost of residential construction or remodeling, notice to the applicable legislative committees required, and legislative committee permitted to require approval of a rule by law

Representative Vogel moved HF3044 to be recommended to pass and move to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Vogel moved amendment H3044A1 to be included in F3044. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Newberger assumed the gavel at 3:38 PM.

David Siegel, Executive Director, Housing First Minnesota; Nick Erickson, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Housing First Minnesota; testified on HF3044.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 3:43 PM.

Ryan Hamilton, Associate Legal Council, Minnesota Realtors; Scott McLellan, Assistant Commissioner of Construction Codes and Licensing, DOLI; Andy Snope, Legislative and Policy Director, IBEW Minnesota State Council; Richard Hauffe, Senior Regional Manager, Government Relations at International Code Council; Angie Wiese, Fire Protection Engineer, City of Saint Paul; Stephen VBZ, Association of Minnesota Building Officials; testified on HF3044.

Representative Vogel modified his motion to lay HF3044 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4147 (Mariani) CLUES Education and Technology Institute construction funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moves HF4147 for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Dale Dufault, Vice President of Finance and Administration, CLUES; John Pacheco, President, Latino Chamber of Commerce Minnesota; testified on HF4147.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion to move HF4147 for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3846 (Barr) Unclaimed property compliance efforts appropriation modified.

Representative Garofalo moves HF3846 to be recommended to pass and move to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Peter Bickwedde, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce; testified on HF3846.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion to move HF3846 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo called a recess at 4:49 PM.

Representative Vogel assumed the gavel and reconvened the committee at 6:35 PM.

HF3957 (Fabian) Local government loan repayment fund restrictions modified.

Representative Fabian moves HF3957 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Todd Peterson, Community Development Coordinator, City of Roseau; testified on HF3957.

Representative Fabian renewed his motion to move HF3957 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2719 (Miller) Excavation notice system governing provisions modified.

Representative Vogel moved HF2719 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Jerome Vikse, Duininck Inc; Stephanie Menning, Minnesota Utility Contractors Association; Tony Mendoza, Counsel, Minnesota Cable Association; Brent Christensen, President, Minnesota Telecom Alliance; Ken Sulem, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association; Dean Parker, Hinshaw & Culbertson; testified on HF2719.

Representative Vogel moved amendment H2719A1 to be adopted in HF2719. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Vogel renewed his motion to move HF2719 as amended to have possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4139 (Metsa) Taconite assistance area definition modified, use of taconite economic development fund clarified, and 2018 distribution transfer modified.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 7:26 PM.

Representative Metsa moved HF4139 to be recommended to pass and move to the Committee on Taxes.

Mark Phillips, President, Iron Range Association of Minnesota.

Representative Metsa moved H4139A2 to be adopted into HF4139. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Metsa moved H4139A3 to be adopted into HF4139. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Metsa renewed his motion to have HF4139 as amended to be recommended to pass and move to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3685 (Albright) Public utility definition modified.

Representative Scott moved HF3685 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Lonnie McQuirter, Owner, 36 Lyn Refuel Station – Minneapolis; Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association; Tim Sullivan, President & CEO, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association; Julie Pierce, Vice President of Strategy and Planning, Minnesota Power; Deb Birgen, Missouri River Energy Services; Rick Evans, Director of Regional Government Affairs, Xcel Energy; Chris Duffrin, President, Center for Energy and Environment; Ron Elwood, Legal Aid; testified on HF3685.

Representative Scott renewed her motion to move HF3685 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair





Amelia Allert, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2719 (Miller) - Excavation notice system governing provisions modified.
  • HF3009 (Poston) - Centers for Independent Living funding provided for services to veterans, and money appropriated.
  • HF3044 (Vogel) - Agencies required to determine the impact of a proposed rule on the cost of residential construction or remodeling, notice to the applicable legislative committees required, and legislative committee permitted to require approval of a rule by law.
  • HF3685 (Albright) - Public utility definition modified.
  • HF3713 (Anderson) - Minnesota Investment Fund grant provided.
  • HF3846 (Barr) - Unclaimed property compliance efforts appropriation modified.
  • HF3957 (Fabian) - Local government loan repayment fund restrictions modified.
  • HF4139 (Metsa) - Transfer of 2018 distribution of production tax proceeds provided.
  • HF4147 (Mariani) - CLUES Education and Technology Institute construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2829 (O'Driscoll) - Real estate appraisals regulated, advisory board created, and duties prescribed.
  • HF3688 (O'Driscoll) - Energy improvements program modified, consumer protections for residential property assessed clean energy loans provided, and remedies provided.
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HF3713 (Anderson, S.) Minnesota Investment Fund grant provided.
HF3009 (Poston) Centers for independent living funding provided for services to veterans, and money appropriated.
HF2829 (O'Driscoll) Real estate appraisals regulated, advisory board created, and duties prescribed.
HF3688 (O'Driscoll) Energy improvements program modified, consumer protections for residential property assessed clean energy loans provided, and remedies provided.
HF3044 (Vogel) Agencies required to determine the impact of a proposed rule on the cost of residential construction or remodeling, notice to the applicable legislative committees required, and legislative committee permitted to require approval of a rule by law.
HF4147 (Mariani) CLUES Education and Technology Institute construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3846 (Barr) Unclaimed property compliance efforts appropriation modified.
The committee recessed.
There is no video available for the reconvening of this meeting.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.


*** The Committee may continue, or recess and reconvene, after 5 PM and into the evening in Room 10 ***
*** Agenda may be continued onto Thursday's hearing ***