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Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

FORTY-SECOND MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - April 13, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SECOND 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 at10:05 AM on April 13, 2018, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
GAROFALO, Pat
MAHONEY, Tim
CLARK, Karen
ANDERSON, Paul
DAVNIE, Jim
FABIAN, Dan
NEU, Anne
O’NEILL, Marion
RARICK, Jason
VOGEL, Bob
WEST, Nolan
WAGENIUS, Jean
LAYMAN, Sandy
METSA, Jason
MORAN, Rena
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike
BAHR, Cal

Members excused:
NEWBERGER, Jim
BAKER, Dave
HOWE, Jeff
MAYE QUADE, Erin
MUNSON, Jeremy
THISSEN, Paul

Representative Neu moved the meeting minutes from April 12, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3988 (Layman) National Resources Research Institute academic and applied research funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Layman moved HF3988 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Rolf T. Weberg, Executive Director, NRRI; Donald Fosnacht, Associate Director; Eric Singsaas, Director of Wood Products and Bioeconomy; testified on HF3988.

Representative Layman moved H3988DE1 to be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Layman moved HF3988 as amended to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3810 (Barr) Project Build Minnesota funding provided to encourage students to consider a career in the construction industry, and money appropriated.

Representative Scott moved HF3810 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Daivid Siegel, Executive Director, BATC-Housing First Minnesota; Ryan Hamilton, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Association of REALTORS; Adam Hanson, Director of Government and Political Affairs, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Minnesota/ North Dakota Chapter; Jessica Freeseman, Project Manager, Shingobee Builders; testified on HF3810.

Representative Scott renewed her motion to move HF3810 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3519 (Anderson, P) Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Anderson moved HF3519 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Anderson moved A18-0756 to be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Daniel Marx, Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District; Greta Gauthier, Legislative Director, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; testified on HF3519.

Representative Anderson moved HF3519 as amended to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

HF4179 (Mahoney) African Economic Development Solutions grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved HF4179 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Gene Gelgelu, Executive Director, African Economic Development Solutions; Firaloi Usha, Twin Cities Mobility, Inc.; Williametta Kennedy, The Harvest Eat; Tsegerda Cheviat; testified on HF4179.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion for HF4179 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3284 (West) Modular home requirements clarified.

Representative West moved HF3284 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative West moved A18-0755 to be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Mark Bruner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; testified on HF3284.

Representative West moved HF3284 as amended to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3285 (West) Home park closing provisions modified.

Representative West moved HF3285 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Mark Bruner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Katie Topinka, Legislative Director, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency; testified on HF3285.

Representative West renewed his motion for HF3285 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3807 (West) Manufactured home installer fees modified.

Representative West moved HF3807 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Mark Bruner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; testified on HF3807.

Representative West renewed his motion for HF3807 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4377 (Mahoney) East metropolitan area pilot project funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved HF4377 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative West assumed the gavel at 11:25am.

Charles (Chip) Laingen, Vice President Midwest Region, LSI; Norbert Biderman, President and Founder, Growth Enterprises; testified on HF4377.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion to move HF4377 to be laid over for inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3003 (Bahr) Carbon-free energy standard established, definition modified, and conforming changes made.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 11:56am.

Representative Bahr moved HF3003 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a alter bill.

Bob Eleff explained the amendment and changes it would make to HF3003.

Representative Bahr moved H3003DE1 to be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

David Shaffer, Director of Development and Policy, MN Solar Energy Industries Association.; Bill Grant, Deputy Commissioner of Division of Energy Resources, Minnesota Department of Commerce; Michael Allen, CEO, All Energy Solar; Matt Privratsky, Director of Public Affairs, Fresh Energy; Logan O’ Grady, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Clean Energy Economy MN; Thor Underdahl, Government Affairs Manager, Minnesota Power; testified on HF3003.

Representative Bahr moved HF3003 as amended to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3865 (Clark) Minneapolis; East Phillips Neighborhood Institute indoor urban farming project funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Clark moved HF3865 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Clark moved H3865DE1 to be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Dean Dovolis, CEO, DJR Architecture; Clarence Bischoff, CEO, Minnesota Sustainable Development Group; Cassandra Holmes, Little Earth Residents Association; Abah Mohamed, Somail Families Chemical Awareness; testified on HF3865.

Representative Clark moved HF3865 as amended to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:14 PM.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair





Amelia Allert, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3003 (Bahr) - Carbon-free energy standard established, definition modified, and conforming changes made.
  • HF3284 (West) - Modular home requirements clarified.
  • HF3285 (West) - Home park closing provisions modified.
  • HF3519 (Anderson) - Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3807 (West) - Manufactured home installer fees modified.
  • HF3810 (Barr) - Project Build Minnesota funding provided to encourage students to consider a career in the construction industry, and money appropriated.
  • HF3865 (Clark) - Minneapolis; East Phillips Neighborhood Institute indoor urban farming project funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3988 (Layman) - National Resources Research Institute academic and applied research funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF4179 (Mahoney) - African Economic Development Solutions grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF4377 (Mahoney) - East metropolitan area pilot project funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
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00:53 - HF3988 (Layman) National Resources Research Institute academic and applied research funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
20:35 - HF3810 (Barr) Project Build Minnesota funding provided to encourage students to consider a career in the construction industry, and money appropriated.
43:50 - HF3519 (Anderson, P.) Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District funding provided, and money appropriated.
49:41 - HF4179 (Mahoney) African Economic Development Solutions grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:04:05 - HF3284 (West) Modular home requirements clarified.
1:09:07 - HF3285 (West) Home park closing provisions modified.
1:14:58 - HF3807 (West) Manufactured home installer fees modified.
1:17:12 - HF4377 (Mahoney) East metropolitan area pilot project funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
1:51:05 - HF3003 (Bahr) Carbon-free energy standard established, definition modified, and conforming changes made.
2:15:45 - HF3865 (Clark) Minneapolis; East Phillips Neighborhood Institute indoor urban farming project funding provided, and money appropriated.
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