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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

FIRST MEETING - Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

January 12, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST 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 first meeting to order at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2015, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


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


Members excused:

GUNTHER, Bob

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

HF27 Davids, Destination Medical Center; computation of state aid payments clarified.

Representative Davids; Joel Micheal, Minnesota House of Representatives Research; Cynthia Templan, Minnesota House of Representatives Fiscal Staff; Kathleen Lamb, Mayo Clinic Destination Medical Center Corporation and Senator Carla Nelson all testified on HF27, as introduced.

Representative Garofalo moved that HF27 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Pahoua Hoffman and Adam Arling from the Citizens League gave a presentation on energy issues.

Bill Black and Amanda Dewer, Minnesota Utilities Association; Joel Johnson, Minnesota Rural Electric Association; Rick Evans, Xcel Energy; Loren Laugtug, Ottertail Power and Thor Underdahl, Minnesota Power; provided an overview of electric utilities and gave a presentation introducing members to their respective organizations.

Henriet Hendriks, Minnesota House of Representatives Fiscal Analyst, presented an overview of the committee fiscal accounts.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:27 p.m.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Jonathan Fortner, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Introductions HF27 (Davids) Review of Committee Fiscal Accounts Overview of Utility Type (investor-owned; municipal; cooperative)

Bills Added:
  • HF27 (Davids) - Rochester; Destination Medical Center; computation of state aid payments clarified.
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00:30 - Introductions. 03:30 - House File 27 (Davids) Destination Medical Center; computation of state aid payments clarified. 29:00 - Overview of the Citizens League. 48:00 - Overview of utility type (investor-owned; municipal; cooperative). 1:34:15 - Review of committee fiscal accounts. Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.