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FOURTEENTH MEETING - Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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, March 5, 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
Mekeland

Members excused:
Mahoney
Stephenson


Representative Long moved adoption of the February 28, 2019 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1787 (Acomb) - University of Minnesota Board of Regents goals and benchmarks for renewable fuels transition establishment funding provided, and money appropriated

Representative Acomb moved that HF 1787 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifying on HF 1787:
Representative Acomb
Mike Berthelsen, Vice President for University Services
Shane Stennes, University of Minnesota

Representative Acomb moved the HF1787A3 amendment.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1787A7 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Acomb renewed the motion that HF1787A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1787A5 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Baker
Boe
Garofalo
Mekeland

NAYS:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Halverson

ABSENT
Hornstein
Mahoney
Stephenson

On a vote of FIVE AYES, SIX NAYS and THREE ABSENT. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Wagenius laid over HF 1787, as amended, for possible inclusion.


HF1570 (Loeffler) - Green roofs task force established, report required, and money appropriated

Chair Wagenius moved that HF 1570 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation that the bill be referred to the committee on Environment and Natural Resource Policy.

Testifying on 1570:
Representative Loeffler
Liz Lucente, MnSEIA
Forrest Cyr, Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1570A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Wagenius renewed the motion that HF 1570, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation that the bill be referred to the committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1788 (Acomb) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees establishment of goals and benchmarks for renewable fuels transition required, and money appropriated

Representative Acomb moved that HF 1788 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Acomb moved the HF1788A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1788:
Representative Acomb
Greg Ewig, Senior System Director of Capital Development

Chair Wagenius laid over HF 1788, as amended, for possible inclusion.


Vice Chair Long assumed the gavel at 10:41 A.M.


HF1798 (Wagenius) - Energy; incorrect statute references corrected

Chair Wagenius moved that HF 1798 be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 1798:
Chair Wagenius

Chair Wagenius renewed the motion that HF 1798 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 10:44 A.M.





Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair






Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF1798 (Wagenius) - Energy; incorrect statute references corrected HF1787 (Acomb) - University of Minnesota Board of Regents goals and benchmarks for renewable fuels transition establishment funding provided, and money appropriated HF1788 (Acomb) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees establishment of goals and benchmarks for renewable fuels transition required, and money appropriated HF1570 (Loeffler) - Green roofs task force established, report required, and money appropriated

Bills Added:
  • HF1798 (Wagenius) - Energy; incorrect statute references corrected.
  • HF1787 (Acomb) - University of Minnesota Board of Regents goals and benchmarks for renewable fuels transition establishment funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1788 (Acomb) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees establishment of goals and benchmarks for renewable fuels transition required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1570 (Loeffler) - Green roofs task force established, report required, and money appropriated.
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00:31 - HF1787 (Acomb) University of Minnesota Board of Regents goals and benchmarks for renewable fuels transition establishment funding provided, and money appropriated. 27:48 - HF1570 (Loeffler) Green roofs task force established, report required, and money appropriated. 37:12 - HF1788 (Acomb) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees establishment of goals and benchmarks for renewable fuels transition required, and money appropriated. 53:00 - HF1798 (Wagenius) Energy; incorrect statute references corrected. Runs 56 minutes.