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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

EIGHTEENTH MEETING - Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

March 09, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

JOB GROWTH & ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair of the Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. on Monday, March 9, 2015, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GAROFALO, Pat
BAKER, Dave
CLARK, Karen
FABIAN, Dan
GUNTHER, Bob
HORTMAN, Melissa
ISAACSON, Jason
JOHNSON, Sheldon
LOONAN, Bob
MAHONEY, Tim
METSA, Jason
NEWBERGER, Jim
O’NEILL, Marion
SCOTT, Peggy
SIMONSON, Erik
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean


Representative Garofalo called the meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Hortman moved to approve the minutes from the previous hearing. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gunther assumed the gavel at 1:16 P.M.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 1:22 P.M.

HF333 (Newberger) Legislative approval of a state plan to comply with federal regulations regarding emissions from existing power plans required.

Representative Newberger; Joel Johnson, Minnesota Rural Electric Association; J. Drake Hamilton, Fresh Energy; Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Legislative Director; Frank Kohlasch, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Air Assessment Section Manager; Bob Ryan, United Steelworkers; Mike Cashin, Minnesota Power; Loren Laugtug, Otter Tail Power Company; Mark Ourada, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity; Benjamin Gerber, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Henriet Hendriks, House Fiscal Analyst; Fred Guercio, Citizen; all testified on HF333, as introduced.

Representative Newberger moved that HF333 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. Representative Scott requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES:

GAROFALO, Pat
BAKER, Dave
FABIAN, Dan
GUNTHER, Bob
LOONAN, Bob
METSA, Jason
NEWBERGER, Jim
O’NEILL, Marion
SCOTT, Peggy
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
VOGEL, Bob

NAYS:

CLARK, Karen
HORTMAN, Melissa
ISAACSON, Jason
JOHNSON, Sheldon
MAHONEY, Tim
SIMONSON, Erik
WAGENIUS, Jean

On a vote of 12 AYES and 7 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:42 P.M.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Jonathan Fortner, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant, Jonathan Fortner, at jonathan.fortner@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF333 (Newberger) - Legislative approval of a state plan to comply with federal regulations regarding emissions from existing power plants required.
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