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Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-FIRST HEARING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 10, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST 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 10, 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 March 5, 2020 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF4181 (Stephenson) – Electric vehicle purchase for state fleet preference established, purchase rebates provided, automobile dealer grants to defray manufacturer certification cost awarded, and money appropriated.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF4181 be referred to the committee on Government Operations.

Representative Stephenson moved the HF4181A10 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF4181:
Amber Bakkus,

Public Testifying on HF4181:
Justin Fay, Fresh Energy

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF4181A2 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the HF4181A3 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF4181A4 amendment.

Representative Swedzinski withdrew the HF4181A4 amendment.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF4181A5 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF4181A7 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the HF4181A8 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF4181A13 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson renewed his motion that HF4181, as amended, be referred to the committee on Government Operations 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
Garofalo
Hornstein
Jordan
Mahoney
Stephenson

NAYS:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Boe
Mekeland
Nelson

ABSENT:
Baker

On a vote of TEN AYES, FOUR NAYS and ONE ABSENT. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Long assumed the gavel at 10:18 A.M.


HF1842 (Wagenius) – Renewable development fund omnibus finance bill.

Representative Wagenius moved that HF1842 be returned to the committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation that it be referred to the committee on Government Operations.

Representative Wagenius moved the HF1842DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius moved the HF1842A20 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Public Testifying on HF1842:
Crystal Johnson, City Administrator of Granite Falls
Gregg Mast, Clean Energy Economy
Brendan Jordan, Drive Electric Minnesota
Braden Solum, Ideal Energies
David Shaffer, MNSEIA

Representative Long moved the HF1842A19 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson moved the HF1842A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the HF1842A10 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1842A11 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Boe moved the HF1842A12 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1842A16 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

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

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

ABSENT:
Baker
Mahoney

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

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1842A22 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1842A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius renewed her motion that HF1842, as amended, be returned to the committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation that it be referred to the committee on Government Operations 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
Boe
Christensen
Hornstein
Jordan
Stephenson

NAYS:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Garofalo
Mekeland
Nelson

ABSENT:
Baker
Mahoney

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


The meeting adjourned at 10:57 A.M.







_________________________________________
Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair




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Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1842 (Wagenius) - Solar energy incentive program modified, various renewable energy and other energy-related programs established, utility filing governed, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF4181 (Stephenson) - Electric vehicle purchase for state fleet preference established, purchase rebates provided, automobile dealer grants awarded to defray manufacturer certification cost, and money appropriated.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:42 - HF4181 (Stephenson) Electric vehicle purchase for state fleet preference established, purchase rebates provided, automobile dealer grants to defray manufacturer certification cost awarded, and money appropriated.
30:28 - HF1842 (Wagenius) Energy; utility arbiter of disputes clarified (Renewable Development Fund omnibus finance bill).
Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.


HF1842 (Wagenius) - Renewable development fund omnibus finance bill
HF4181 (Stephenson) - Electric vehicle purchase for state fleet preference established, purchase rebates provided, automobile dealer grants to defray manufacturer certification cost awarded, and money appropriated