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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Eighteenth Meeting

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 07, 2007

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Minutes


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, unofficially called the eighteenth meeting to order at 2:26 PM on March 7, 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
Peterson, Aaron
Sailer, Brita
Slocum, Linda
Wagenius, Jean
Welti, Andy


Members excused:



Nornes, Bud
Ozment, Dennis

A quorum was not present.

2:27 PM -- The chair made announcements.

HF1221 (Kalin) Energy savings activities required under the conservation investment program

Discussion on HF1221 continued from the last meeting.

Testifying on HF1221:

2:29 PM -- Angie Kline, Manager, Energy Programs, CenterPoint Energy; 800 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55402; 612-321-4572.

2:35 PM - John Rohlf, Energy Manager, Medtronic; 1750 Victoria N., Shoreview, MN; 763-514-0620.

2:40 PM -- The meeting was officially called to order.

2:41 PM -- Representative Slocum moved approval of the minutes of March 5, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

2:41 PM - Rep. Kalin moved HF1221.

2:42 PM - Rep. Kalin moved the H1221DE1 amendment.

2:43 PM - Rep. Kalin moved the H1221A1 amendment.

Rep. Kalin incorporated the following amendment in the H1221A1 amendment:

Page 1, Line 6, delete the words "delete everything"
Page 1, Line 6, after "'facility'" delete the word "and"
Page 1, Line 7, delete the words "which as received an exemption from the"
Page 1, Line 7, after "facility" insert the words "exempt under"
Page 1, Line 8, delete everything and insert "Page 3, Line 21, delete 'as
defined in'"

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

2:57 PM - Christy Brusven, Special Assistant, Department of Commerce; 763-514-0620.

Testifying in favor of HF1221:

3:09 PM - Sheldon Strom, Executive Director, Center for Energy and the Environment.

Testifying against HF1221:

3:32 PM - Gary Connett, Manager of Demand-Side Management and Member Services, Great River Energy; 11005 Preserve Circle, Champlin, MN; 763-241-2253.

3:53 PM - Mike Bash, Vice President and CFO, Connexus Energy; 14601 Ramsey Blvd, Ramsey, MN 55303; 763-323-2658.

Testifying in favor of the HF1221:

4:00 PM - Elizabeth Wilson, Assistant Professor, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455; 612-626-4410.

4:10 PM - The Committee recessed until approximately 6 p.m.

6:35 PM -- The Committee reconvened.

6:36 PM - Rep. Kalin renewed his motion to adopt the H1221DE1 amendment as amended.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying against the bill:

6:37 PM - Loren Laugtug, Director of Legislative Affairs; Otter Tail Power Company; 215 S Cascade St. Fergus Falls, MN; 218-205-0162.

Testifying in favor of HF1221:

6:57 PM - Jeff Daugherty, Director of Regulatory Services, CenterPoint Energy; 800 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402; 612-321-5070.

7:01 PM -- Angie Kline, CenterPoint Energy.

7:06 PM - Deb Sundin, Director of Business Product Marketing and CIP/DSM, Xcel Energy; 414 Nicollet Mall, Minnapolis, MN 55401; 612-330-6022.

Testifying in against HF1221:

7:15 PM - Dan Boyce, General Manager, East Grand Forks, Water & Light Department; 218-773-1163.

7:25 PM - Joe Steffel, Utilities Director, Buffalo Municipal Utilities; 736-684-5422.

Testifying in favor of HF1221:

7:29 PM - Bill Grant, Associate Executive Director, Izaak Walton League

7:46 PM -- Rep. Beard moved the H1221A2 Amendment.

the motion did not prevail. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

7:47 PM - Rep. Kalin moved the H1221A4 Amendment.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

7:50 PM - Rep. Kalin moved the H1221A3 Amendment.

7:52 PM -- Christy Brusven, Department of Commerce, explained the A3 Amendment.

7:56 PM -- Rep. Kalin renewed his motion to adopt the H1221A3 Amendment.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

8:03 PM - Rep. Kalin renewed his motion to recommend that HF1221 pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommendation to place it on the General Register.

The motion prevailed.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.


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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF1221 (Kalin) Energy savings activities required under the conservation investment program. To get on the agenda please contact Andy Pomroy at andy.pomroy@house.mn or (651) 296-4180.