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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Thirteenth Meeting

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 21, 2007

State of Minnesota Thirteenth Meeting
House of Representatives Eighty-Fifth Session

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Minutes


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the thirteenth meeting to order at 2:26 PM on February 21, 2007 in Room 200 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


A quorum was present.

Representative Welti moved approval of the minutes of February 19, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF677 (Brod) JOBZ treatment for biodiesel fuel plants time period extended.

2:27 PM - Rep. Brod presented HF0677.

The Chair moved to re-refer HF677 to the Committee on Taxes without recommendation.

The Chair withdrew his motion.

Rep. Westrom moved that HF677 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Testifying in favor of the bill:

2:32 PM - Mike Youngerberg, Director of Field Services, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, 360 Pierce Ave, Suite 110, North Mankato, MN 56003.

Rep. Westrom renewed his motion that HF677 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

The motion prevailed.


Department of Commerce Budget Overview.

2:41 PM - Dennis Munkwitz, Chief Financial Officer, Dept of Commerce, 85 7th Place E, Suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55101, 651-297-1335.

Mark Bucleui, Director of Weights and Measures, Department of Commerce, St. Paul, MN 55113; 651-215-5821; 14305 S. Cross Dr, Suite 150 Burnsville, MN, 55306.

Department of Commerce Change Items.

3:06 PM - Dennis Munkwitz, Chief Financial Officer, Dept of Commerce.

3:07 PM - Patrick Nelson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Commerce, St. Paul, MN, 651-296-4051.

3:16 PM - Kevin Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Commerce, St. Paul, MN, 651-296-2715.

3:23 PM - Ed Garvey, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Commerce.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:58 PM.


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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Added to agenda HF677 (Brod) JOBZ treatment for biodiesel fuel plants time period extended.
Commerce Department budget presentation