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SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 9:51 A.M. on, March 14, 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
Mekeland
Stephenson

Members excused:
Garofalo
Mahoney


Representative Stephenson moved adoption of the March 12, 2019 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2218 (Richardson) - Utilities and grantees required to submit annual diversity reports.

Representative Richardson moved that HF 2218 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifying on HF 2218:
Representative Richardson
Ben Passer, Fresh Energy
John Pacheco, Minnesota Latino Chamber of Commerce

Chair Wagenius laid over HF 2218 for possible inclusion.


HF2233 (Long) - Electric vehicle purchaser rebates provided, electric vehicle charging station network installation grants awarded, and money appropriated.

Representative Long moved that HF 2233 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Long moved the HF2233A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 2233:
Representative Long
Brendan Jordan, Drive Electric Minnesota
Jukka Kukkonen, PlugInConnect
Amber Backhaus, Minnesota Auto Dealers Association
Matthew Blackler, ZEF Energy
Chris Schoenherr, Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency

Chair Wagenius laid over HF 2233, as amended, for possible inclusion.


HF2396 (Long) - State building code; voluntary stretch energy code establishment required, and technical assistance for voluntary stretch energy code provided.

Representative Long moved that HF 2396 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Long moved the HF2296A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 2396:
Representative Long
Russ Stark, Chief Resilience Office of Saint Paul
Robert Ellis, Public Works Director for the City of Eden Prairie
Richard Graves, Center for Sustainable Building Research at the U of M
Eric West, President of American Institute of Architects-Minnesota

Public Testifying on HF 2396:
Scott McLellan, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Remi Stone, Minnesota Builders Association
Nick Erickson, Housing First Minnesota
Todd Liljenquist, Minnesota Multi Housing Association

Chair Wagenius laid over HF 2396, as amended, for possible inclusion.


HF2269 (Mahoney) - Public Utilities Commission contract approval required under the state's biomass mandate.

Representative Long moved that HF 2269 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifying on HF 2269:
Representative Long
Ken Smith, Evergreen Energy

Public Testifying on HF 2269:
Rick Evans, Xcel Energy

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF2269A1 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Boe
Mekeland

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

ABSENT:
Baker
Garofalo
Mahoney
Stephenson

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

Rep. Swedzinski moved to table HF 2269 and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Boe
Mekeland

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

ABSENT:
Baker
Garofalo
Mahoney
Stephenson

On a vote of THREE AYES, SEVEN NAYS and FOUR ABSENT. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Wagenius laid over HF 2269 for possible inclusion.


The meeting adjourned at 11:29 A.M.





Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair





Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant






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Agenda:

HF2233 (Long) - Electric vehicle purchaser rebates provided, electric vehicle charging station network installation grants awarded, and money appropriated. HF2269 (Mahoney) - Public Utilities Commission contract approval required under the state's biomass mandate. HF2396 (Long) - State building code; voluntary stretch energy code establishment required, and technical assistance for voluntary stretch energy code provided.y code HF2218 (Richardson) - Utilities and grantees required to submit annual diversity reports. Bills will be added to the agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF2233 (Long) - Electric vehicle purchaser rebates provided, electric vehicle charging station network installation grants awarded, and money appropriated.
  • HF2269 (Mahoney) - Public Utilities Commission contract approval required under the state's biomass mandate.
  • HF2218 (Richardson) - Utilities and grantees required to submit annual diversity reports.
  • HF2396 (Long) - State building code; voluntary stretch energy code establishment required, and technical assistance for voluntary stretch energy code provided.
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