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Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-THIRD HEARING

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 23, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD 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 virtual meeting to order at 9:48 A.M. on, April 23, 2020, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcasted via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

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 12, 2020 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Pursuant to House rule 10.01, and at the request of Chair Wagenius, all motions pertaining to HF4502 will be determined by roll call vote.


HF4502 (Stephenson) - Energy Conservation and Optimization Act of 2020 established.

Representative Stevenson moved that HF4502 be placed on the general register.

Representative Stephenson moved the HF4502DE4 amendment and a roll-call vote on the motion was taken. The results are as follows:

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

NAYS:

ABSENT:
Mahoney

On a vote of FOURTEEN AYES, ZERO NAYS and ONE ABSENT. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF4502:
Representative Stephenson
Representative Ecklund
Commissioner Steve Kelley

Public Testifying on HF4502:
Dave Wager, Minnesota Propane Association

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF4502A1 amendment and a roll-call vote on the motion was taken. 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
Jordan
Mahoney
Stephenson

On a vote of SIX AYES and NINE NAYS. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Baker moved the HF4502A2 amendment and a roll-call vote on the motion was taken. 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
Jordan
Mahoney
Stephenson

ABSENT:

On a vote of SIX AYES and NINE NAYS. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF4502A4 amendment.

Representative Swedzinski withdrew the HF4502A4 amendment.

Representative Stevenson renewed his motion that HF4502, as amended, be placed on the general register and a roll-call vote on the motion was taken. 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
Baker
Boe
Mekeland
Nelson

On a vote of TEN AYES and FIVE NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 11:39 A.M.







_________________________________________
Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair




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Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4502 (Stephenson) - Energy Conservation and Optimization Act of 2020 established.
House TV Video:
View Archive

• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.

02:46 - HF4502 (Stephenson) Energy Conservation and Optimization Act of 2020 established.
Runs 1 hour, 51 minutes.
• The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.


This remote hearing is taking place under Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Agenda:

HF4502 (Stephenson) Energy Conservation and Optimization Act of 2020 established.

This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
1) Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/2
2) YouTube: https://youtu.be/S4StGoFeqig

Meeting Documents will be posted on the House Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Committee website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/home/91021

Public Testimony:

• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in submitting testimony may email committee staff at Mike.Molzahn@house.mn
• If you plan to submit written testimony and don't have questions, please send directly to Mike.Molzahn@house.mn by 8:30 am on Thursday, April 23rd.

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote meetings to be held that are accessible to the public. We expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.