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Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

TWENTY-NINTH HEARING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 03, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH 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, March 3, 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
Jordan
Mahoney
Mekeland
Nelson
Stephenson

Members excused:


Representative Long moved adoption of the February 27, 2020 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1405 (Stephenson) - Clean Energy First Act established, and electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF1405 be returned to the committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation to be re-referred to the division on Jobs and Economic Development.

Representative Stephenson moved the HF1405DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson moved the HF1405A15 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1405:
Mike Bull, Center for Energy and the Environment
Greg Ridderbusch, Connexus Energy
Kevin Pranis, LIUNA
Jessica Tritsch, Sierra Club

Public Testifying on HF1405:
Stacey Fuji, Great River Energy
Bradley Peterson, Coalition of Utility Cities
Rich Savelkoul, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Sara Wolff, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Rob Scott-Hovland, Missouri River Energy Services
Justin Fay, Fresh Energy
Rick Evans, Xcel Energy
Mike Birkeland, Minnesota Forestry Industry


The meeting recessed at 11:17 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 4:05 P.M in room 400S of the State Office Building.


Public Testifying on HF1405:
Adam Hanson, Minnesota Associated of Builders and Contractors

Representative Stephenson renewed his motion that HF1405 be returned to the committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation to be re-referred to the division on Jobs and Economic Development.

Representative Long moved the HF1405A14 amendment and Representative Swedzinski requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Acomb
Hornstein
Jordan
Mahoney
Stephenson

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

ABSENT:
Bierman
Christensen

On a vote of SEVEN AYES, SIX NAYS and TWO ABSENT. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mekeland moved the HF1405A4 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mekeland moved the HF1405A6 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1405A8 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

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

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

ABSENT:
Christensen

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

Representative Garofalo moved the HF1405A9 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

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

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

ABSENT:
Christensen

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

Representative Baker moved the HF1405A10 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mekeland moved the HF1405A11 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the HF1405A16 amendment.

Representative Nelson withdrew the HF1405A16 amendment.

Representative Nelson moved the HF1405A17 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

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

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

ABSTAIN:
Mahoney

On a vote of SIX AYES, EIGHT NAYS and ONE ABSTAIN. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mekeland moved the HF1405A18 amendment.

Representative Long moved that the HF1405A18 amendment be divided into two parts as followed:
First Part: Lines 1.1 to 1.5
Second Part: Lines 1.6 to 1.9

Chair Wagenius ruled the amendment divisible.

Representative Long moved the Second Part, lines 1.6 to 1.9, of the HF1405A18 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE FIRST PART WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Long moved the First Part, lines 1.1 to 1.5, of the HF1405A18 amendment and Representative Mekeland requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

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

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

ABSENT:

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

Representative Boe moved the HF1405A19 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1405A21 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Bierman moved the HF1405A12 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Christensen moved the HF1405A13 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the HF1405A5 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson renewed his motion that HF1405, as amended, be returned to the committee on Ways and Means and Representative Swedzinski requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

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

NAYS:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Baker
Garofalo
Mekeland
Nelson

ABSENT:
Boe
Mahoney

On a vote of EIGHT AYES, FIVE NAYS and TWO ABSENT. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 5:04 P.M.







_________________________________________
Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair




___________________________
Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1405 (Stephenson) - Clean Energy First Act established, electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources, cost recovery authorized, pilot project established, and reports required.
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00:24 - HF1405 (Stephenson) Clean Energy First Act established, and electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources.
The division recessed.
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Video coverage of reconvening is not available as it was in a room that does not have TV cameras.


HF1405 (Stephenson) - Clean Energy First Act established, and electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources.

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