Department of Labor and Industry: Commissioner Ken Peterson
Minnesota Housing Finance Authority: Commissioner Mary Tingerthal
Department of Employment and Economic Development: Commissioner Shawntera Hardy
(Garofalo) - Public Utilities Commission membership modified.
(Metsa) - Biomass project contract terms amended.
(Thissen) - Center for Rural Policy and Development funding provided, and money appropriated.
*** Bills not taken up on Monday will be forwarded to Tuesday's agenda***
*** The committee may reconvene after session in Capitol 120 to continue the agenda***
Program Presentation: Dr. Rolf T. Weberg, Executive Director, Natural Resources Research Institute - U of M Duluth
(Bahr) - Pipeline requirement to obtain a certificate of need prior to construction eliminated.
(Baker) - Propane school buses and fueling station rebates provided, and Pollution Control Agency rebate program established.
(McDonald) - Goodwill-Easter Seals FATHER project funding provided, and money appropriated.
(Bly) - Renewable energy project rate schedules established, electricity consumption surcharge established, account created, reports required, and money appropriated.
(Garofalo) - Environmental settlement money required to be appropriated by law.
(O'Driscoll) - Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing; stakeholder group established to develop recommendations for consumer protections, authorization for residential PACE financing suspended, and report required.
(West) - Solar energy standard modified, and resource planning requirements amended.
(Schomacker) - Renewable energy system permitting provisions modified.
(Bahr) - Large electrical customers allowed to purchase electricity from any supplier.
(Baker) - Cooperative electric associations and municipal utilities exempted from participation in the state energy conservation program.
(Garofalo) - Biomass mandate repealed, and continued governance for current mandate projects provided.