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Energy Policy

NINETEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 13, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION


ENERGY POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Will Morgan, Vice-Chair of the Energy Policy Committee, called the nineteenth meeting to order at 8:10 P.M. on, March 13, 2013, in the basement room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was present.

Members present:
Hortman, Melissa, Chair
Morgan, Will, Vice-Chair
Garofalo, Pat, Republican Lead
Allen
Beard
Falk
Hackbarth
Hornstein
Kelly
Masin
Quam
Scott
Selcer
Yarusso

Members excused:
Atkins

Representative Hortman moved that HF956 be passed and sent to the Commerce and Consumer Protection Policy and Finance.


HF956 (Hortman) Cogeneration and small power production; net metered systems and aggregation of meters governing provisions modified, cumulative generation limits prohibited, rulemaking authorized, solar electricity standard established, and energy improvements program repayment period clarified.


Representative Hortman moved adoption of amendment H0956DE3
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Hortman moved adoption of amendment H0956A5
The amendment was adopted.

Representative moved adoption of amendment H0956A7
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Hortman moved adoption of amendment H0956A8
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Hortman moved adoption of amendment H0956A9
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Hortman moved adoption of amendment H0956A16
The amendment was adopted.




Representative Quam moved adoption of amendment A13-0239
The amendment did not prevail.

The Committee recessed at 8:20 P.M.
The Committee reconvened at 8:25 P.M.

Representative Quam moved adoption of amendment A13-240
The amendment did not prevail.

Representative Quam moved adoption of amendment A13-241
The amendment did not prevail.

Representative Falk moved adoption of amendment H0956A4
The amendment was adopted.

Testifying on the amendment:
Beth Soholt, Wind on the Wires

Representative Falk moved adoption of amendment H0956A10
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Falk moved adoption of amendment H0956A11
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Garofalo moved adoption of amendment A13-0235.
The amendment did not prevail.

Representative Garofalo withdrew the H0956A6.

Representative Hortman moved adoption of amendment H0956A12
The amendment was adopted.

Testifying on the amendment:
Bill Grant, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Debra Bergon, Missouri River


The committee recessed at 9:36 P.M.
The committee reconvened at 9:59 P.M.


A division was called

Representative Hortman moved for a reconsideration of the H0956A12
The motion prevailed.

Representative Hortman moved adoption of amendment H0956A12
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Hortman moved an oral amendment to delete Section 17 on page 13 of the DE3.
The oral amendment was incorporated.

Representative Hortman moved adoption of amendment H0956A15
The amendment was adopted.


The following amendments were withdrawn
A13-0232A13-0233
A13-0234
A13-0236
A13-0237
A13-0238
A13-0243
A13-0244
A13-0245
A13-0253
A13-0258
A13-0261
H0956A3
H0956A13
H0956A14

The committee recessed at 10:20 P.M.

The committee reconvened at 10:25 P.M.


Roll call requested by Representative Garofalo


Bill Black, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association
Joe Hensel, Rochester Public Utilities
Deb Birgen, Missouri River Energy
Michelle Rosier, MN Clean Energy
Michael Nobel, MN Clean Energy
Betsy Engelking, Geronimo Energy
Beth Soholt, Wind on the Wires
Steve Morse, Executive Director of Combined Energy
Ben Gerber, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Joel Johnson, Minnesota Rural Electric Assoc.
Lynn Hinkle, MN SEIA
Dustin Denison
Julie Pierce, Minnesota Power


Representative Hortman renewed her motion that HF956 pass as amended and be sent to the Commerce and Consumer Protection Policy and Finance committee.


The clerk took the roll:
Voting in the affirmative:
Hortman
Morgan
Allen
Falk
Hornstein
Masin
Selcer
Yarusso






Voting in the negative:
Garofalo
Beard
Hackbarth
Kelly
Quam
Scott


Representative Hortman renewed her motion that HF956 pass as amended and be sent to the Commerce and Consumer Protection Policy and Finance committee.
The bill was passed. The motion prevailed.








The meeting adjourned at 11:25 P.M.







REP. MELISSA HORTMAN, CHAIR




Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF956 (Hortman) - Omnibus energy bill.
Documents:

Markup of omnibus energy bill.
*Amendments to omnibus energy bill due by noon on March 13.