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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Twentieth Meeting

2007-2008 Regular Session - Monday, March 12, 2007

State of Minnesota Twentieth Meeting
House of Representatives Eighty-Fifth Session

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the twentieth meeting to order at 2:28 PM on March 12, 2007 in Room 200 of the State office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

Hilty, Bill
Ruud, Maria
Westrom, Torrey
Beard, Michael
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

A quorum was not present.

HF0375 (Ruud) Global Warming Mitigation Act adopted.

2:30 PM - Rep. Ruud presented the bill.

2:32 PM - A quorum was present.

2:39 PM - The meeting was officially called to order.

Representative Peterson moved approval of the minutes of March 9, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying in favor of the bill.

2:39 PM - J Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director, Fresh Energy and Clean Energy Minnesota; 408 St. Peter St. #220, St. Paul, MN 55102; 651-726-7562.

2:49 PM -- Rep. Ruud moved HF0375 to be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

2:50 PM - Barbara Freese, Consultant and Attorney, Union of Concerned Scientists; 490 Dayton Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102; 651-227-5127

3:08 PM - Lindsey Dahl, Public Policy Advocate; Minnesota Public Interest Research Group; 1313 5th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414; 612-627-4035.

3:12 PM - Kevin Flynn, Officer, US Green Building Council, Mississippi Headwaters Chapter; 248 Winifred St. W., St. Paul, MN 55107; 612-360-4615.

3:18 PM - Bishop Craig E. Johnson, Minneapolis Area Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 10119 Humboldt Ave. S., Bloomington MN.

Testifying against the bill:

3:26 PM - Bill Schwandt, General Manager, City of Moorhead, Moorhead Public Service; P.O. Box 779, 500 Center Ave., Moorhead, MN 56560.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:53 PM.

Representative Bill Hilty, Chair

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HF375 (Ruud) Global Warming Mitigation Act adopted.