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Climate and Energy Finance and Policy

NINTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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 9th, 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 moved that the minutes of February 2nd, 2021, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Acomb moved that the minutes of February 4th, 2021, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presenting on the Building Efficiency Workgroup Recommendations:
• Kate Perushek, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
• Aditya Ranade, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Commerce
• Scott McLellan, Director, Construction Codes and Licensing Division, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Bills not introduced at the time of the meeting are indicated by the House Research or Revisor code.

House Research AS017 (Long) A bill for an act relating to the State Building Code; modifying how the energy code for new commercial buildings is adopted; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 326B.106, subdivision 1.

Testifying on AS017:
• Kate Perushek, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
• Richard Graves, UMN Center for Sustainable Building Research
• Cindy Steinhauser, Community Development Director, City of Rochester
• Andy Snope, Legislative and Political Director, IBEW Local 292
• Elizabeth Turner, AIA-Minnesota

Revisor 21-00044 (Acomb) A bill for an act relating to energy; extending the period covered by the cold weather rule; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 216B.096, subdivision 2; 216B.097, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.

Testifying on 21-00044:
• Grace Arnold, Temporary Commissioner, Department of Commerce
• Kevin DuPuis, Chairman, Fond du Lac Band

The meeting was adjourned at 11:57 AM.

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Representative Jamie Long, Chair


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Mike Hermanson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:35 - Presentation on the Building Efficiency Workgroup Recommendations.
24:10 - Informational hearing on HF XXXX (Long) Modifying energy code for new commercial buildings.
1:06:00 - Informational hearing on HF XXXX (Acomb) Extending the cold weather rule.


Presentation on the Building Efficiency Workgroup Recommendations
Informational hearing on HF XXXX (Acomb) Extending the cold weather rule
Informational hearing on HF XXXX (Long) Modifying energy code for new commercial buildings

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

Note: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

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