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TWENTIETH MEETING - Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

ENERGY AND CLIMATE FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jamie Long, Vice Chair of the Energy and Climate Finance & Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 9:46 A.M. on, March 26, 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
Stephenson

Members excused:
Mahoney


Representative Garofalo moved adoption of the March 19, 2019 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo moved adoption of the March 21, 2019 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1833 (Wagenius) - Energy microgrids study required, and money appropriated.

Chair Wagenius moved that HF 1833 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Wagenius moved the HF1833DE1 amendment.

Public Testifying on HF 1833:
Lia Harel, Student
Isaac Orr, American Experiment
Brian Nowak, Northfield
Benjamin A. Stafford, Clean Energy Economy
Vishnu Laalitha Surapaneni, Physician at the University of Minnesota
Joyce Peppin, MREA
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association
David Shaffer, MnSEIA
Annie Levenson-Falk, Citizens Utility Board
Joe Sellwood, Lignite Energy Council
Jessie Seim, Prairie Island Indian Community
Ross Abbey, US Solar
Loren Laugtug, Otter Tail Power
Brendan Jordan, Drive Electric Minnesota
Nick Mark, CenterPoint Energy


The meeting recessed at 11:25 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 4:31 P.M.


Continued Public Testifying on HF 1833:
Steve Kelley, Commissioner Department of Commerce
John Dunlop, Union of Concerned Scientists
Ned Mohan, Professor UMN
Kelly Dooley, Climate Parents
Rob Scott Hovland, Missouri River Energy Services
Maxwell Jay-Dixon, Sierra Club
Michael Cartwright, Mounds View HS
Paul Helgeson, Citizen
Rev. Tyler Sit, New City Church
Pam Marshall, Energy CENTS Coalition
Michael Noble, Fresh Energy
Jamie Fitzke, CEE
Thor Underdahl, Minnesota Power
Shahud Geer, Saint Paul
Carolyn Berninger, MN Center for Environmental Advocacy
Stu Lourey, MN Farmers Union
Rick Evans, Xcel Energy
Dan Lipsehultz, Public Utilities Commission


The meeting adjourned at 6:07 P.M.





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Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair





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Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

The committee will walk through the DE for a finance bill (HF 1833).

Bills Added:
  • HF1833 (Wagenius) - Energy microgrids study required, and money appropriated.
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00:35 - HF1833 (Wagenius) Energy microgrids study required, and money appropriated (Omnibus Energy and Climate Change Finance bill). 46:05 - Public testimony. The Division recessed . Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes. No video available of the reconvening.