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Ways and Means

SECOND MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - January 23, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Knoblach, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:17AM on Monday, January 23, in the Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


KNOBLACH, Jim, Chair
VOGEL, Bob, VC
CARLSON, Lyndon
ANDERSON, Sarah
BAKER, Dave
CORNISH, Tony
DAVIDS, Greg
DEAN, Matt
DETTMER, Bob
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
FABIAN, Dave
GAROFALO, Pat
GUNTHER, Bob
HAUSMAN, Alice
HILSTROM, Deb
LIEBLING, Tina
LOON, Jenifer
MARQUART, Paul
MURPHY, Erin
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean
WAGENIUS, Jean


Excused:
HAMILTON, Rod
HORNSTEIN, Frank

Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 10:17 AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Carlson moved that the minutes of January 11, 2017 be approved
THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Knoblach moved HF3 be sent to the General Register.

HF3 (Smith) REAL ID ACT implementation authorized, driver’s license and Minnesota identification card requirements amended, imposition of fees amended, legislative reporting required and money appropriated.

Representative Smith presented HF3

Representative Knoblach moved the A10 amendment be adopted

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Andrew Lee, Fiscal Analyst, MN State House testified to the fiscal note

Dawn Olson, Director of Driver and Vehicle testified to the fiscal note

Matt Flanders, Citizens Council for Health Reform testified in opposition to HF3

Bentley Graves, Director, Health & Transportation Policy, MN Chamber of Commerce testified in support of HF3

Twila Brase, President, Citizens Council for Health Reform testified in opposition to HF3

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion to move HF3 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Knoblach moved HF235 be sent to the General Register

HF235 (O’Neill) renewable development account renamed and repurposed, solar energy incentives terminated, and money appropriated.

Representative Knoblach moved HF 235 be referred to the General Register

Representative Knoblach moved the A4 amendment be adopted

Representative O’Neill explained the amendment

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE A4 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative O’Neill testified in support of HF235 as amended

Mark Hughes, Private Citizen, testified in support of HF235

Michael Allen, Owner and President of All Energy Solar in St. Paul testified against HF235

Bill Grant, Department of Commerce testified to HF235

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF 235 as amended be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Knoblach moved that HF234 be referred to the General Register.

HF 234 (Baker) Public Utilities Commission regulation of electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives amended

Representative Baker presented the HF234

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF 234 be referred to the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED


The meeting was adjourned at 11:43 A.M.





Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair




Jean Cottington, Committee Legislative Assistant







More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3 (Smith) - REAL ID Act implementation authorized, driver's license and Minnesota identification card requirements amended, data practices provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF235 (O'Neill) - Renewable development account renamed and repurposed, solar energy incentives terminated, and money appropriated.
  • HF234 (Baker) - Public Utilities Commission regulation of municipal electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives amended.
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House TV Video:
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00:48 - HF3 (Smith) REAL ID Act implementation authorized, driver's license and Minnesota identification card requirements amended, imposition of fees amended, legislative reporting required and money appropriated.
44:07 - HF235 (O'Neill) Renewable development account renamed and repurposed, solar energy incentives terminated, and money appropriated.
1:23:12 - HF234 (Baker) Public Utilities Commission regulation of electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives amended.
Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes.