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Climate and Energy Finance and Policy

TENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 11, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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 February 11th, 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.

Rep. Stephenson moved that HF 0010 be placed on the general register.

Rep. Stephenson moved the HF0010DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Stephenson moved the HF0010A26 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson presented HF10, A bill for an act relating to energy; establishing a Clean Energy First Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 216B.16, subdivisions 6, 13; 216B.1645, subdivisions 1, 2; 216B.1691, subdivision 9; 216B.2422, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, by adding subdivisions; 216E.03, subdivision 10; 216F.04.


Testifying on HF 10:
• Grace Arnold, Temporary Commissioner, MN Department of Commerce
• Kevin Pranis, Manager, Laborers’ International Union of North America
• Adam Duinick, Director of Government Affairs, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
• Jessica Tritsch, Senior Campaign Representative, Sierra Club

Public testimony on HF 10:
• Greg Padden, Director Resource Planning and Markets, Great River Energy
• John Reynolds, Director of Energy, Telecommunications and Elections Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
• Adam Hanson, Director of Government and Public Affairs, Associated Builders and Contractors
• Isaac Orr, Policy fellow, Center for the American Experiment
• Thor Underdahl, State Government Affairs Manager, Minnesota Power
• Rob Dunnette, Minnesota Resource Recovery Association
• Rick Evans, Director of Regional Government Affairs, Xcel Energy
• Chris McConn, Executive Director, Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority
• Joe Hoppe, Manager of Legislative Affairs, Otter Tail Power
• Joel Johnson, Lobbyist, Minnkota Power Cooperative

Representative Munson withdrew the H0010A20 amendment.

Representative Munson withdrew the H0010A23 amendment.

Representative Munson withdrew the H0010A24 amendment.

Representative Mekeland moved the H0010A7 amendment.

Representative Mekeland requested a roll call on the H0100A7 amendment.

AYES:
Swedzinski
Boe
Franson
Gruenhagen
Igo
Mekeland

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

ABSTAINED:
Munson

There being 6 ayes, 10 nays, and 1 abstention, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mekeland moved the A8 amendment, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Boe moved the A9 amendment.

Representative Boe requested a roll call on the H0010A9 amendment.

AYES:
Swedzinski
Boe
Franson
Gruenhagen
Igo
Mekeland

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

ABSTAINED:
Munson

There being 6 ayes, 10 nays, and 1 abstention, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Igo moved the H0010A10 amendment.

Representative Igo requested a roll call on the H0010A10 amendment.

AYES:
Swedzinski
Boe
Franson
Gruenhagen
Igo
Lislegard
Mekeland

NAYS:
Long
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Hollins
Hornstein
Lee
Lippert
Stephenson

ABSTAINED:
Munson

There being 7 ayes, 9 nays, and 1 abstention, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the H0010A11 amendment.

Representative Swedzinski requested a roll call on the H0010A11 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 Gruenhagen moved the H0010A12 amendment.

Representative Gruenhagen requested a roll call on the H0010A12 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 Franson moved the H0010A14 amendment.

Representative Franson requested a roll call on the H0010A14 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 Mekeland moved the H0010A15 amendment.

Representative Mekeland requested a roll call on the H0010A15 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 Franson moved the H0010A19 amendment.

Representative Franson requested a roll call on the H0010A19 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 Mekeland moved the H0010A16 amendment.

Representative Mekeland requested a roll call on the H0010A16 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 Igo withdrew the H0010A17 amendment.

Representative Igo moved the H0010A18 amendment.

Representative Igo requested a roll call on the H0010A18 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 Munson moved the H0010A21 amendment.

Representative Munson requested a roll call on the H0010A21 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 Munson moved the H0010A22 amendment.

Representative Munson requested a roll call on the H0010A22 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 Munson moved the H0010A25 amendment.

Representative Munson requested a roll call on the H0010A25 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 Munson moved the H0010A27 amendment.

Representative Munson requested a roll call on the H0010A27 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 Stephenson renewed his motion that HF0010, as amended, be placed on the general register.

Representative Stephenson requested a roll call on HF0010, 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 12:03 PM.


__________________________________________
Representative Jamie Long, Chair


__________________________________________
Mike Hermanson, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF10 (Stephenson) - Clean Energy First Act established.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:04 - HF 10 (Stephenson) Clean Energy First Act established.


HF 10 (Stephenson) Clean Energy First Act established

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