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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Fifteenth Meeting

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 28, 2007

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Minutes


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the fifteenth meeting to order at 2:23 PM on February 28, 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
Ozment, Dennis
Peterson, Aaron
Sailer, Brita
Slocum, Linda
Wagenius, Jean
Welti, Andy


Members excused:

Nornes, Bud

A quorum was present.

Representative Johnson moved approval of the minutes of Monday February 12. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0774 (Dill) Bois Forte Band of Chippewa renewable energy facility
feasibility grant provided, and money appropriated.

The Chair moved HF0774 to be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Finance with a recommendation to be re-referred to the committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

Rep. Dill explained the HF0774.

Testifying in favor of the bill

Andy Datko, Bois Forte Development Corporation

The Chair renewed his motion that HF0774 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Finance with a recommendation to be re-referred to the committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Presentations on utility decoupling:

Wayne Shirley, Regulatory Assistance Project
Ilze Rukis, Manager of Alternative Resources, MN Energy Resources
Jeff Daugherty, CenterPoint Energy
Chris Duffrin, Assistant Director, Energy CENTS Coalition
George Crocker, North American Water Office


The meeting was adjourned at 4:01 PM.



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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Added to the agenda - HF774 (Dill) Bois Forte Band of Chippewa renewable energy facility feasibility grant provided, and money appropriated.
Presentations on decoupling