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TENTH MEETING - Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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 9:46 A.M. on, February 19, 2019, in room 120 of the Capitol Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was present.

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

Members excused:
Garofalo

Representative Stephenson moved adoption of the February 14, 2019 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1133 (Acomb) - Solar energy systems installation on school buildings by school districts grant program established, account and a reserve account created, and money appropriated.

Representative Acomb moved that HF1133 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation that it be referred to the Division on Education Finance.

Representative Acomb moved the HF1133DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Acomb moved an oral amendment to HF1133DE1 as follows:
Page 2, line 31, delete “greater” and insert “less”. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Testifying on HF1133:
Representative Acomb
David Shaffer, MNSEIA
Eric Pasi, Innovative Power Systems
Joe Sullivan, Deputy Director of the Department of Commerce

Public Testimony on HF1133:
Andy Snope, IBEW Minnesota
Rob Scott-Hovland, Missouri River Energy
Rick Evans, Xcel Energy
Kent Salem, Minnesota Municipal Utility Association
Lauren Laugtug, Otter Tail Power Company
Thor Undedahl, Minnesota Power

Representative Swedzinski moved that HF1133 be tabled. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Acomb renewed the motion that HF1133, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation that it be referred to the Division on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1148 (Christensen) - Energy conservation revolving loan fund established in schools, and money appropriated.

Representative Christensen moved that HF1148 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation that it be referred to the Division on Education Finance.

Representative Christensen moved the HF1148A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Christensen moved the HF1148A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1148:
Representative Christensen
Jamie Fitzke, Center for Energy and the Environment
Matt Stupnik, Cedar Creek Energy
Joe Sullivan, Deputy Director of the Department of Commerce

Representative Christensen renewed the motion that HF1148, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation that it be referred to the Division on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 11:01 A.M.





Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair





Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

HF1133 (Acomb) Solar energy systems installation on school buildings by school districts grant program established, account and a reserve account created, and money appropriated. HF1148 (Christensen) Energy conservation revolving loan fund established in schools, and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF1133 (Acomb) - Solar energy systems installation on school buildings by school districts grant program established, account and a reserve account created, and money appropriated.
  • HF1148 (Christensen) - Energy conservation revolving loan fund established in schools, and money appropriated.
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