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Climate and Energy Finance and Policy

FIFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 26, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION



CLIMATE AND ENERGY FINANCE AND POLICY MINUTES

Representative Jamie Long, Chair of the Committee on Climate and Energy Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30 AM on January 26th, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Long, Jamie, Chair
Acomb, Patty, Vice Chair
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Bierman, Robert
Boe, Greg
Christensen, Shelly
Franson, Mary
Gruenhagen, Glenn
Hollins, Athena
Hornstein, Frank
Igo, Spencer
Lee, Fue
Lippert, Todd
Lislegard, Dave
Mekeland, Shane
Munson, Jeremy
Stephenson, Zack

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Acomb moved that the minutes of January 21, 2021, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 164 (Stephenson) Energy Conservation and Optimization Act of 2021

Rep. Stephenson moved that HF 164 be placed on the general register.

Rep Stephenson moved the H0164A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 164:
• Bob Eleff, House Research
• Grace Arnold, Temporary Commissioner of Commerce
• Greg Ridderbusch, CEO of Connexus Energy
• Roger Warehime, Owatonna Public Utilities
• Tina Koecher, Minnesota Power
• Annie Levenson-Falk, Citizens Utility Board
• Mike Bull, Minnesota Center for Energy and Environment
• Dave Wager, Minnesota Propane Association


Representative Boe moved the HF0164A7 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL . THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF0164A1 amendment.

Representative Swedzinski requested a roll call on the HF0164A1 amendment.



AYES:
Swedzinski
Boe
Franson
Gruenhagen
Igo
Mekeland
Munson

NAYS:
Long
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Hollins
Hornstein
Lee
Lippert
Lislegard
Stephenson

There being 7 ayes and 10 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF0164A2 amendment.

Representative Swedzinski requested a roll call on the HF0164A2 amendment.



AYES:
Swedzinski
Boe
Franson
Gruenhagen
Igo
Mekeland
Munson

NAYS:
Long,
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Hollins
Hornstein
Lee
Lippert
Lislegard
Stephenson

There being 7 ayes and 10 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF0164A3 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Stephenson renewed his motion that HF 164, as amended, be placed on the general register.

Rep. Stephenson requested a roll call on HF 164 as amended.

AYES:
Long
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Hollins
Hornstein
Lee
Lippert
Lislegard
Stephenson


NAYS:
Swedzinski
Boe
Franson
Gruenhagen
Igo
Mekeland
Munson

There being 10 ayes and 7 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:55 AM.



__________________________________________
Representative Jamie Long, Chair


__________________________________________
Mike Hermanson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF164 (Stephenson) - Energy Conservation and Optimization Act of 2021 established.
House TV Video:
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01:53 HF164 (Stephenson) Energy Conservation and Optimization Act of 2021.

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HF 164 (Stephenson) Energy Conservation and Optimization Act of 2021

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