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NINTH MEETING - Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

ENERGY AND CLIMATE FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair of the Energy and Climate Finance & Policy Division, called the first meeting to order at 9:47 A.M. on, February 14, 2019, in room 120 of the Capitol Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Acomb
Baker
Bierman
Boe
Christensen
Halverson
Hornstein
Mahoney
Stephenson

Members excused:
Garofalo
Mekeland

A quorum was not present.

Steve Kelly, Commissioner of the Department of Commerce, introduced the presentation and the testifiers.

Joe Sullivan, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Commerce, presented to the committee an overview of the Department of Commerce.

A quorum was present at 9:52 A.M.

Katherine Blauvelt, Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Energy Resources in the Department of Commerce, continued the overview on the Department of Commerce.

Joel Fischer, Director of the Petrofund at the Department of Commerce, presented to the committee an overview on the Petrofund.

Tim Jahnke, Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Commerce, presented to the committee on the budget for the Department of Commerce.

Dan Lipschultz, Vice Chair of the Public Utilities Commission, introduced PUC testifiers and presented to the committee a general overview of the Public Utilities Commission.

Katie Seeven, Commissioner for Public Utilities Commission, noted that there will be a public hearing related to the service quality impacts during the polar vortex.

Representative Christensen moved adoption of the February 7, 2019 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 11:18 P.M.




Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair





Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant

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Department of Commerce Overview Public Utilities Commission Overview

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01:29 - Department of Commerce overview. 1:00:30 - Public Utilities Commission overview. Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.