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Energy Finance and Policy Division

twenty-Seventh Meeting

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 28, 2007

State of Minnesota twenty-Seventh Meeting
House of Representatives Eighty-Fifth Session

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Minutes


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the twenty-seventh meeting to unofficially order at 2:38 PM on March 28, 2007 in the basement hearing room of the State office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

Hilty, Bill
Ruud, Maria
Westrom, Torrey
Beard, Michael
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Gardner, Paul
Gunther, Bob
Hackbarth, Tom
Hoppe, Joe
Johnson, Sheldon
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Magnus, Doug
Nornes, Bud
Ozment, Dennis
Peterson, Aaron
Sailer, Brita
Slocum, Linda
Wagenius, Jean
Welti, Andy


Members excused:




A quorum was present.

Rep. Beard moved approval of the minutes of March 26, 2001.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1392 (Hilty) Hydrogen renewable energy initiative established. Hydrogen energy use policies established, and money appropriated.

Discussion continued on HF1392.

2:41 PM - Rep. Gardner moved the H1392A16 amendment.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

2:42 PM - Rep. Magnus moved the H1392A4 amendment.

Testifying on the amendment:

2:46 PM - Mike Bull, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Renewable Energy, Department of Commerce.

2:58 PM -- Rep. Magnus withdrew the H1392A4 amendment in favor of the H1392A15 amendment.

Rep. Magnus moved the H1392A15 amendment.

Testifying on the amendment:

3:02 PM -- Mike Bull, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Renewable Energy, Department of Commerce.

The motion DID NOT prevail. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

3:14 PM - Rep. Magnus moved the H1392A4 amendment.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

3:15 PM - Rep. Westrom moved the H1392A13 amendment.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

3:18 PM - Rep. Westrom incorporated the following oral amendment into the H2305A1 amendment:

Page 1, Line 1, delete "2305" and insert "1392"

3:19 PM - Rep. Westrom moved the H2305A1 amendment.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

3:19 PM - Rep. Westrom moved the H2305A3 amendment.

Rep. Westrom incorporated the following oral amendment into the H2305A3 amendment:

Page 1, Line 1, delete "2305" and insert “1392"

Testifying in favor of the amendment:

3:31 PM - Jerrry Schoenfeld, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association; 612-245-3040.

Rep. Westrom incorporated the following oral amendment:

Page 1, Line 3, delete “25" and insert “10"

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

3:39 PM - Rep. Hilty moved the H1392A14 amendment.

Rep. Hilty incorporated the following oral amendment:

Page 1, Line 8, after “procurement" insert “from a renewable energy source as defined in section 216.B.243 Subdivision 3a"

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

3:43 PM - The Chair moved the H1392A12 amendment.

Testifying in favor of the amendment:

3:45 PM -- Sam Walseth, Sustainable Resources Center; 651-293-0229.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

3:54 PM - The Chair moved the H1392A19 amendment.

3:54 PM - Tom Pender, House Research, explained the amendment.

Rep. Hilty incorporated the following oral amendment:

Page 1, Line 4 delete “residence" and insert “residential"

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

3:57 PM - Rep. Westrom moved the H1392A18 amendment.

Rep. Westrom incorporated the following oral amendment:

Page 1, Line 3, delete “4" and insert “5"
Page 1, Line 3, delete “28" and insert “3"
Page 1, Line 3, delete “$10,000,000" and insert “$3,250,000"
Page 1, Line 3, delete “$9,850,000" and insert “$3,100,000"

3:58 PM- Rep. Westrom moved the H1392A18 amendment as amended.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying against the bill:

4:05 PM - Rick Forschler, Attorney and lobbyist, Investment Company Institute; 220 Wells Fargo Center, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901; 612-766-6902.

Testifying against Article 4 Section 5:

4:08 PM - Jim Alders, Manager of Regulatory Projects, Xcel Energy.

The Chair renewed his motion that HF1392 as amended to be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

The motion prevailed. The BILL WAS PASSED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 PM.


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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
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22:50 - Gavel.
24:30 - HF1392 (Hilty) Omnibus energy finance bill.
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Added to the agenda HF1392 (Hilty) omnibus energy finance bill
HF436 (Hilty) Next Generation Energy Act of 2007 adopted establishing energy policy goals and providing for renewable energy obligations.