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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Thirty-Second Meeting

2007-2008 Regular Session - Wednesday, February 20, 2008

State of Minnesota Thirty-Second Meeting
House of Representatives Eighty-Fifth Session

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the thirty-second meeting to order at 2:27 PM on February 20, 2008 in Room 200 of the State office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

Hilty, Bill
Ruud, Maria
Westrom, Torrey
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Gardner, Paul
Gunther, Bob
Hackbarth, Tom
Hoppe, Joe
Johnson, Sheldon
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Magnus, Doug
Nornes, Bud
Ozment, Dennis
Peterson, Aaron
Sailer, Brita
Slocum, Linda
Wagenius, Jean
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

Beard, Michael

A quorum was not present.

2:29 PM - Update from Office of Energy Security

Handouts: 2007 Energy Appropriations & Studies Status Report.

Mike Bull, Assistant Director, Office of Energy Security.

Chair Hilty cited Section 37 (St. Paul Port Authority), lines 170.13 - 170.13 of the Energy Committee Conference Committee Report, SF 2096 (2007-2008).

"…an eligible energy technology as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.1691, subdivision 1, except that it does not include mixed municipal solid waste as an eligible energy technology."

Mr. Bull agreed that the language was, "as clear as it can be then, that [Refuse Derived Fuels] should not be included [as part of the Rock-Tenn project]."

2:38 PM - A quorum was present.

Ed Garvey, Director, Office of Energy Security.

3:17 - Rep. Gardner moved approval of the minutes of Monday February 18. The motion prevailed. The minutes were adopted as corrected.

3:20 - Update on non-energy Department of Commerce

Manny Munson-Regala, Deputy Commissioner, Market Assurance.

3:25 - Kevin Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Financial Exams.

3:55 - Update on Employee Energy Savings Incentive Program

3:55 - Dave Fielding, Department of Administration.

Jim Rhodes, Department of Administration.

4:10 PM - The meeting was adjourned.

Representative Bill Hilty, Chair

Committee Legislative Assistant
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Update from Department of Commerce and other state agencies on 2007 energy and commerce related actions and reports