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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING - Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

April 09, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 10:33 A.M. on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in the Basement Hearing Room 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 10:33 A.M. A quorum was present.

HF843 (Garofalo) Economic development; funding provided for Employment and Economic Development, Labor and Industry, Commerce, Bureau of Mediation Services, Housing Finance Agency, Explore Minnesota Tourism, Boards of Accountancy, AELSLAGID, Cosmetologist Examiners, Barber Examiners, Workers' Compensation Court of appeals, and Public Utilities Commission; policy and technical changes made; fees modified; penalties provided; reports required; data sharing modified; and money appropriated. The omnibus bill was presented to the committee as a delete-all amendment and public testimony was taken.

Representative Garofalo; Marty Seifert, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities; Dan Dorman, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities; Patty O’Keefe, Fossil Free Coordinator; Chris Kunkle, Wind on the Wires; Loren Laugtug, Ottertail Power; Julie Voeck, NextEra; Patrick Hynes, League of Minnesota Cities; Laura Ziegler, League of Minnesota Cities; Bryan Lindsley, MSPWIN; Rob Vanascek, Minnesota Association of Townships; Dave Easler, Vestas; Tom Carlson, EDF Renewables; Benjamin Gerber, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Patty O’Keefe, MN350; Tammy Walhof, Lutheran Advocacy; Betsy Engelking, Geronimo Wind Energy; Tom Karas, Clean Energy Consulting; Mameer Karcher-Ramos, St. Paul Promise Neighborhood; Arvionce Bryant, Citizen; Amanda Kappas, MICAH; testified on the delete-all amendment to HF843.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:56 A.M.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Jonathan Fortner, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Continued public comment on HF843 (Garofalo) Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee Omnibus Policy and Finance bill.

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