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THIRTEENTH MEETING - Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 28, 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
Garofalo
Halverson
Hornstein
Mahoney
Mekeland
Stephenson

Members excused:

Steve Kelly, Commissioner for the Department of Commerce, presented to the committee an overview on the Governor’s Budget.

Joe Sullivan, Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Commerce, answered questions related to the Governor’s Budget overview.

HF 1683 (Long) Energy usage data maintained by utilities access rights provided.

Representative Long moved that HF 1683 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Halverson assumed the gavel at 10:27 A.M.

Testifying on HF 1683:
Representative Long
Joseph Pereira, Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota

Chair Wagenius reassumed the gavel at 10:36 A.M.

Continued Testifying on HF 1683:
Benjamin Stafford, Clean Energy Economy Minnesota
Adam Seidel, Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum
Jamie Fitzke, Center for Energy and Environment
John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Public Testifying on HF 1683:
Eric Swanson, CenterPoint Energy
Joyce Peppin, Minnesota Rural Electric Association
Jody Londo, Xcel Energy
Thor Underdahl, Minnesota Power
Kelsey Johnson, Iron Mining Association
Andrew Moratzka, Stoel Rives Law Firm

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1683A1 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Garafalo called for a division. There being 5 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1683A2 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson moved adoption of the February 26, 2019 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Wagenius laid over HF 1683 for possible inclusion.

The meeting adjourned at 11:18 A.M.




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Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair





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Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Department of Commerce Budget Overview HF 1683 (Long) Energy usage data maintained by utilities access rights provided If you wish to testify, please contact Mike Molzahn at mike.molzahn@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF1683 (Long) - Energy usage data maintained by utilities access rights provided.
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