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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Twenty-Sixth Meeting

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 26, 2007

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Minutes


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the twenty-sixth meeting to unofficially order at 9:09 AM on March 26, 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
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:

Gunther, Bob


A quorum was not present.

9:14 AM - The meeting was called officially to order. A quorum was present.

Representative Brynaert moved approval of the minutes of March 21, 2001.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

The Chair moved to reconsider the motion by which HF1392 to be recommended to pass and referred to the committee on Finance.

The motion prevailed.

The Chair incorporated the following oral amendment to the A07-0553 Amendment.

Line 1, Page 1 Strike 2305 and insert 1392

The Chair moved the A07-0553 Amendment.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The Chair moved the H2305A7 amendment

The Chair incorporated the following oral amendment.

Line 1, Page 1 Strike 2305 and insert 1392

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The Chair moved the H2305A6 Amendment

The Chair incorporated the following oral amendment.

Line 1, Page 1 Strike 2305 and insert 1392

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

9:21 AM - The meeting recessed.

2:32 PM -- The meeting reconvened.

2:33 PM - Ron Sonderberg, House Fiscal Analyst, explained the spreadsheet on the bill.

2:53 PM - Pat Sexton, Legislative Affairs Director, Dept. of Commerce.

The Chair moved to reconsider the H2305A7 amendment.

The motion prevailed.

The Chair moved the following oral amendment.

Page 1, Line 14, after "Environment" insert ", Energy"
Page 1, Line 15, after "Resources" insert "Budget Division"

The motion prevailed. THE A7 AMENDEMENT WAS ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

Rep. Gardner incorporated the following oral amendment into the H2305A2 amendment:

Line 1, Page 1 Strike 2305 and insert 1392

Rep. Gardner moved the H2305A2 amendment

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Westrom incorporated the following oral amendment in the H2305A5 amendment:

Line 1, Page 1 Strike 2305 and insert 1392

Rep. Westrom moved the H2305A5

Testifying on amendment:

3:10 PM - Dick Hemmingsen, Director of Institute for Renewable Energy and the Environment, University of Minnesota.

Rep. Westrom withdrew the H2305A5 amendment.

3:20 PM -- Rep. Hilty moved the H1392A3.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The Chair moved the H1392A1 amendment.

Rep. Atkins explained the amendment.

3:27 PM -- The Chair renewed his motion to move the H1392A1 amendment.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

3:28 PM - The Chair moved the H1392A2 amendment.

3:29 PM - Rep. Atkins explained the amendment.

Testifying against the amendment:

3:34 PM - Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

3:42 PM the Chair moved the H1392A10 Amendment

3:42 PM - Rep. Atkins explained the amendment.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

3:44 PM -- The chair moved the H1392A9 amendment.

The motion prevailed. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

3:46 PM - Tom Pender, House Research, explained Section 44 and 45.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:56 PM.


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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Introduction of the omnibus bill
HF1392 (Hilty) Hydrogen renewable energy initiative established, hydrogen energy use policies established, and money appropriated.

Removed from the agenda: HF2305 (Hilty)