.................... moves to amend H. F. No. 2305, the delete everything amendment
(A07-0553), as follows:
Page 41, line 14, insert:
"Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216C.051, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Establishment.
(a) There is established a Legislative Electric Energy Task
Force to study future electric energy sources and costs and to make recommendations
for legislation for an environmentally and economically sustainable and advantageous
electric energy supply.
(b) The task force consists of:
(1) ten members of the house of representatives including the chairs of the
Environment and Natural Resources Committee and
Regulated Industries Subcommittee
1.12the Energy Finance and Policy Division
and eight members to be appointed by the speaker
of the house, four of whom must be from the minority caucus; and
(2) ten members of the senate including the chairs of the Environment and Natural
and Community Development Utilities, Technology, and
committees and eight members to be appointed by the Subcommittee on
Committees, four of whom must be from the minority caucus.
(c) The task force may employ staff, contract for consulting services, and may
reimburse the expenses of persons requested to assist it in its duties other than state
employees or employees of electric utilities. The director of the Legislative Coordinating
Commission shall assist the task force in administrative matters. The task force shall
elect cochairs, one member of the house and one member of the senate from among the
committee and subcommittee chairs named to the committee. The task force members
from the house shall elect the house cochair, and the task force members from the senate
shall elect the senate cochair."