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Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

TWENTY-SIXTH HEARING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 20, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH HEARING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

ENERGY AND CLIMATE FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair of the Energy and Climate Finance & Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 9:47 A.M. on, February 20, 2020, in room 120 of the Capitol Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was present.

Members present:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Acomb
Baker
Bierman
Boe
Christensen
Garofalo
Hornstein
Mekeland
Nelson
Stephenson

Members excused:
Jordan
Mahoney


Representative Long moved adoption of the February 18, 2020 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3436 (Acomb) – Energy; various grant programs established, and money appropriated.

Representative Acomb moved that HF3436 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Acomb moved the HF3436A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3436:
Marco Hernandez, COPAL (Communidades Organizando el Poder y la Accion Latina)
Brad Wiersum, Mayor of Minnetonka
Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Board Association

Public Testifying on HF3436:
Zoe Petit, University of Minnesota Biology Student
Benjamin Stafford, Clean Energy Economy Minnesota,
Anna Grace Hottinger, Mounds View High School Student
Satish Desai, Minneapolis Resident
J Drake Hamilton, Fresh Energy
Eric Pasi, IPS Solar
Braden Solum, Ideal Energies
Kathleen Schuler, Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
Elizabeth Turner, American Institute of Architects Minnesota
Sara Wolf, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Sam Benson, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light
Jamie Fitzke, Center for Energy and the Environment
Chris Mosel, Land Stewardship Project
Kate Knuth, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Jean Comstock, St. Paul resident and MN350 member
Rev. Lee Schaefer, Episcopal Priest
Jose Alvillar, Navigate Minnesota
Priscilla Villa-Watt, Eureka Recycling

Representative Mekeland moved the HF3436A2 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Baker
Boe
Mekeland
Nelson

NAYS:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Garofalo
Hornstein
Stephenson

ABSENT:
Jordan
Mahoney

On a vote of FIVE AYES, EIGHT NAYS and TWO ABSENT. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


Representative Baker moved the HF3436A3 amendment.

Representative Baker withdrew the HF3436A3 amendment.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF3436A4 amendment.

Representative Swedzinski withdrew the HF3436A4 amendment.

Representative Mekeland moved the HF3436A5 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Baker
Boe
Garofalo
Mekeland
Nelson

NAYS:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Hornstein
Stephenson

ABSENT:
Jordan
Mahoney

On a vote of SIX AYES, SEVEN NAYS and TWO ABSENT. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


Representative Wagenius laid over HF3436 for possible inclusion.


The meeting adjourned at 11:18 A.M.





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Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair




___________________________
Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant





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  • HF3436 (Acomb) - Energy; various grant programs established, and money appropriated.
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00:40 - HF3436 (Acomb) Energy; various grant programs established, and money appropriated.
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HF 3436 (Acomb) - A bill relating to energy, appropriating general funds

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