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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Thirtieth Meeting

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 13, 2008

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Minutes


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the thirtieth meeting to order at 3:08 p.m. on February 13, 2008 in Room 200 of the State office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

Hilty, Bill
Ruud, Maria
Westrom, Torrey
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Gardner, Paul
Gunther, Bob
Hackbarth, Tom
Hoppe, Joe
Johnson, Sheldon
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Nornes, Bud
Ozment, Dennis
Sailer, Brita
Wagenius, Jean
Welti, Andy
Carlson, Lynn


Members excused:

Beard, Michael
Magnus, Doug
Peterson, Aaron
Slocum, Linda

A quorum was not present.

3:09 - A quorum was present.

HF167 (Thissen) Plasma arc technology and biomass or waste materials electricity generating facility pilot project funding provided.

3:10 PM - The chair moved the H167DE1 amendment. The motion prevailed the amendment was adopted.

Speaking in favor of the bill:

3:11 PM - J. Leonard Frame, Founder and Chairman, Phoenix Solutions Company.

3:17 PM - Mike Kumm, General Manager, Hutchinson Utilities Commission.

3:20 PM - Rep. Thissen.

HF2776 (Norton) Olmsted County municipal solid waste combustor pipeline.

3:37 PM - The chair moved the A08-1094 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

3:38 PM - Rep. Norton introduced the bill.

Testifying in favor of the bill:

3:38 - Dave Perkins, Olmsted County Commissioner.

3:41 - John Helmers, Solid Waste Manager, Olmsted County.

HF1951 (Knuth) Energy-efficient design and construction grants provided.

3:49 - Rep. Knuth moved the HF1951DE4 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Knuth introduced HF 1951 as amended.

Testifying in favor of the bill:

3:52 - John Carmody, Director, Center for Sustainable Building Research, College of Design at the University of Minnesota.

3:54 - Rick Carter, Senior Vice-President, LHB.

3:56 - John Pechman, City Administrator, Chisago City.

4:06 - The meeting was adjourned.

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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF167 (Thissen) Plasma arc technology and biomass or waste materials electricity generating facility pilot project funding provided.
HF2776 (Norton) Olmsted County municipal solid waste combustor pipeline.
HF1951 (Knuth) Energy-efficient design and construction grants provided.

HF2796 (Anzelc) has been removed from the agenda