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Climate and Energy Finance and Policy

SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 28, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH 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 28th, 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.

Representative Acomb assumed the gavel at 10:40 AM.

Representative Long moved that HF 278 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Long presented HF 278, A bill for an act relating to energy; modifying electric utility renewable energy standard obligations; modifying Public Utility Commission authority to issue site permits for electric generation facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 216B.1691, subdivisions 1, 2a, 2b, 2d, 2e, 2f, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, by adding a subdivision; 216E.03,
subdivision 10; 216F.04; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 216B.1691, subdivision 2.

Testifying on HF 278:
• Joe Hoppe, Otter Tail Power Company
• Halley Norman,TakeAction Minneapolis
• Elisah VandenBussche, Chemical Engineering PhD Candidate, UMN-TC
• Commissioner Victoria Reinhardt, Ramsey County


Representative Hornstein moved the H0278A13 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein moved the H0278A19 amendment.

Representative Stephenson offered an oral amendment to the H0278A19 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 12, after “day” insert “or more.” THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Hornstein renewed his motion to adopt the H0278A19 amendment, as amended.

Representative Swedzinski requested a roll call on the H0278A19 amendment, as amended.

AYES:
Long
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Hollins
Hornstein
Lee
Lippert
Stephenson

NAYS:
Swedzinski
Boe
Franson
Gruenhagen
Igo
Mekeland
Munson

ABSTAINED:
Lislegard

There being 9 ayes, 7 nays, and 1 abstention, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Hornstein withdrew the H0278A20 amendment.

Representative Swedzinski moved the H0278A5 amendment

Representative Swedzinski requested a roll call on the H0278A5 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 H0278A3 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Boe moved the H0278A4 amendment

Representative Mekeland requested a roll call on the H0178A4

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 Mekeland moved the H0278A6 amendment

Representative Franson requested a roll call on the H0278A6 amendment

AYES:
Swedzinski
Boe
Franson
Gruenhagen
Igo
Lislegard
Mekeland
Munson

NAYS:
Long
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Hollins
Hornstein
Lee
Lippert
Stephenson

There being 8 ayes and 9 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED


Representative Swedzinksi moved to table HF 278

Representative Swedzinski requested a roll call on the motion to table HF 278

AYES:
Swedzinski
Boe
Franson
Gruenhagen
Igo
Lislegard
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 meeting was adjourned at 12:01 PM.


__________________________________________
Representative Jamie Long, Chair


__________________________________________
Mike Hermanson, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF278 (Long) - Electric utility renewable energy standard obligations modified, and Public Utility Commission authority to issue electric generation facility site permits modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:52 HF278 (Long) Electric utility renewable energy standard obligations modified, and Public Utility Commission authority to issue electric generation facility site permits modified.

Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes


HF 278 (Long) - 100% Clean Energy Standard

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01.

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Public Testimony:
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Meeting documents will be posted on the committee website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92008