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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Thirty-Third Meeting

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 25, 2008

State of Minnesota Thirty-Third Meeting
House of Representatives Eighty-Sixth Session

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Minutes


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the thirty-third meeting to order at 4:00 on February 25, 2008 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
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 absent:

Hackbarth, Tom

A quorum was present.

Rep. Johnson moved approval of the minutes of Wednesday, February 20. The motion prevailed. The Minutes were adopted.

4:01 PM - HF2788 (Anzelc) Nashwauk Public Utilities Commission membership increased from three to five members.

Rep. Anzelc explained HF 2788.

Rep. Gunther moved HF 2788 to be placed on the Consent Calendar. The motioned prevailed.

4:06 PM- HF3229 (Nelson) Disconnection notice requirement to water utility upon customer gas or electric service shutoff.

The Chair moved HF 3229.

The chair moved A08-1441 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Nelson explained HF 3229.

Testifying on the bill:

Ed Garvey, Director, Office of Energy Security.

The chair renewed his motion that HF 3229 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. The motion prevailed.

4:22 PM - HF2946 (Hansen) Strategic tree planting inclusion mandated as eligible for direct expenditures as energy conservation improvement.

The Chair moved HF 2946.

The Chair moved the H2946.A1 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Hansen explained HF 2946.

Testifying in favor of the bill:

Tim Power, Law's Nursery, past president, Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association.

Steve Downer, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association

The bill was laid over.

4:44 PM - HF3334 (Magnus) Local renewable energy initiative to finance small-scale renewable energy projects.

Rep. Magnus moved HF 3334.

Testifying in favor of the bill:

Mike Bull, Deputy Director, Office of Energy Security.

The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

5:23 PM - The meeting was adjourned.


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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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01:13 - Gavel.
02:23 - HF2788 (Anzelc) Nashwauk Public Utilities Commission membership increased from three to five members.
07:23 - HF3229 (Nelson) Water utility notice required when customer's heat source disconnected.
23:55 - HF2946 (Hansen) Strategic tree planting inclusion mandated as eligible for direct expenditures as energy conservation improvement.
45:37 - HF3334 (Magnus) Local renewable energy initiative enacted to finance small-scale renewable energy projects, account established, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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HF2788 (Anzelc) Nashwauk Public Utilities Commission membership increased from three to five members.
HF3229 (Nelson) Disconnection notice requirement to water utility upon customer gas or electric service shutoff.
HF2946 (Hansen) Strategic tree planting inclusion mandated as eligible for direct expenditures as energy conservation improvement.
HF3334 (Magnus) Enacting local renewable energy initiative to finance small-scale renewable energy projects

HF2903 (Gardner) has been removed