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Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-FOURTH HEARING

2019-2020 Regular Session - May 07, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH 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 8:00 A.M. on, May 7, 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 April 23, 2020 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Michelle Gransee, Director of the Minnesota State Energy Office at the Department of Commerce, presented on WARM Homes and Healthy AIR programs.


Pursuant to House rule 10.01, and at the request of Chair Wagenius, all motions pertaining to HF3230 will be determined by roll call vote.


HF 3230 (Boe) Electric utility program that encourages efficient lighting amended to include LED promotion.

Representative Boe moved that HF3230 be placed on the general register.

Testifying on HF3230:
Representative Boe

Representative Boe renewed his motion that HF3230 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
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Acomb
Baker
Bierman
Boe
Christensen
Hornstein
Jordan
Mekeland
Nelson
Stephenson

NAYS:

ABSENT:
Garofalo
Mahoney

On a vote of THIRTEEN AYES, ZERO NAYS, and TWO ABSENT. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Annie Levinson-Falk, Citizens Utility Board, and Bill Grant, Minnesota Community Action Partnership, provided the committee with an update on COVID-19 related utility shut offs.


The meeting adjourned at 9:07 A.M.







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Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair




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Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3230 (Boe) - Electric utility program that encourages efficient lighting amended to include LED promotion.
House TV Video:
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• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
02:31 - Presentation from Department of Commerce on WARM Homes and Healthy AIR programs.
27:18 - HF3230 (Boe) Electric utility program that encourages efficient lighting amended to include LED promotion.
34:20 - Update on COVID-19 related utility shut-offs.
Runs 1 hour, 7 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:

-Presentation from Commerce on WARM Homes and Healthy AIR programs
-HF 3230 (Boe) Electric utility program that encourages efficient lighting amended to include LED promotion.
-Update on COVID-19 related utility shut offs

Bills may be added to the agenda.

Amendments are due by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6th.

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/1
2) Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/
3) YouTube: https://youtu.be/RpbRvaeDjdc

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 or wish to testify, please send notice to Mike.Molzahn@house.mn by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation to view, participate in, or otherwise access a remote hearing, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803.