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Energy Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 18, 2013

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


ENERGY POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Melissa Hortman, Chair of the Energy Policy Committee, called the twentieth meeting to order at 12:33 P.M. on, March 18, 2013, in room 10 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
Atkins
Beard
Falk
Hornstein
Masin
Quam
Scott
Selcer
Yarusso

Members excused:
Hackbarth
Kelly

Representative Atkins explained the bill.

HF255 (Atkins) Commissioner of commerce directed to assess federal progress in developing a permanent repository for high-level radioactive waste, reports required, and actions to be taken specified by commissioner of commerce and Public Utilities Commission.

Testifying on the bill:
Terry Pickens, Director of Nuclear Power, Xcel Energy


Representative Hortman moved that HF1205 be passed and sent to the General Register.

HF1205 (Anderson, S.) Transmission lines assessment of need and routing regulated.

A handout was given to Committee members: Testimony in Support of House File 1205, Western Plymouth Neighborhood Alliance. March 18, 2013.

Testifying on the bill:
Paula Maccabee, Western Plymouth Neighborhood Alliance
Dayna Murray, Realtor
Kate McBride, Plymouth homeowner
Alan Napier, Plymouth homeowner
Rick Evans, Xcel Energy


Representative Hortman moved and oral amendment, on line 1.15 after feasible insert
", cost-effective".
The oral amendment is incorporated.





Representative Hortman renewed her motion that HF1205 as amended be passed and sent to the General Register.
The bill was passed. The motion prevailed.


The meeting adjourned at 1:35 P.M.





REP. MELISSA HORTMAN, CHAIR




Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF255 (Atkins) - Commerce commissioner directed to assess federal progress in developing a permanent repository for high-level radioactive waste, reports required, and actions to be taken specified by commissioner and Public Utilities Commission.
  • HF1205 (Anderson) - Transmission line assessment of need and routing regulated.

*HF255 is for informational purposes.