STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
JOB GROWTH & ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Jim Newberger, Vice Chair of the Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee, started the meeting at 9:02 AM on Monday, March 27, 2017, in Room 120 of the State Capitol Building. A quorum was not present.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
MAYE QUADE, Erin
Representative Newberger called the meeting to order at 9:08 AM. A quorum was present.
Representative Mahoney moved the minutes of March 23, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The committee heard testimony on the H2209DE2 amendment. The following people testified:
Dan Dorman, Executive Director, Greater Minnesota Partnership; Michael Ziebell, President and Chief Executive Officer, tru Shrimp Company; Jim Sieben, President, Nova-Tech Engineering; John Dukich, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota High Tech Association; Andrew Moratzka, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP, Shawntera Hardy, Commissioner, Department of Employment and Economic Development; Mary Tingerthal, Commissioner, Minnesota Housing Finance; Josh Tilsen, Commissioner, Bureau of Mediation Services; Tom Chovan, General Manager, Republic Services; Anne Kilzer, Director, Minnesota Workforce Council Association; Charlie Vander Aarde, Government Relations Specialist, Metro Cities; Steven Huser, Government Relations Specialist, Metro Cities; Chris Byrd, Benton County Engineers; Emily Pugh, Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties; Marie Ellie, Director of Public Affairs, St. Paul Chamber of Commerce; Paul Weirtz, Minnesota State President, AT&T; Andy Emerson, Partner, Porter Wright LLP.; Jay Littlejohn, Verizon; Rick Rosar, Minnesota Glass Association; Brad Hapka, Minnesota Glass Association; Todd Hill, Hill Capitol Strategies; Chris DeLaForest, SKB Environmental; Patrick M. Ness, Public Policy Director, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation; Ken Smith, Chief Executive Officer, District Energy of St. Paul; Rob Wolfington, City Manager, City of Benson; Amanda Duerr, Government Relations Representative, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association; Tom Kuntz, Mayor, City of Owatonna.
The committee went into recess at 10:53 AM.
The committee reconvened at 11:42 AM.
Mary Hartnett, Executive Director, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans; Erin Dady, Board Member, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity; Senta Leff, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless; David Shaffer, Director of Policy, Minnesota Solar Energy Industry Association; Martin Morud, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, TruNorth Solar; Brandon Charboneau, Solar Power Consultant, All Energy Solar; Braden Solum, Vice President of Business Development, Ideal Energies; Cliff Kaehler, Chief Executive Officer, Novel Energy Solutions; Mike Rothman, Commissioner, Department of Commerce; Eric Tretbar, Producer, Winter Light Films; Kari Kloster, Executive Producer, Director of Operations; Matt Roy, Headwaters Entertainment LLC; Steve Carver, Producer, Steve the Production Guy; Lucinda Winter, Executive Director, Minnesota Film and TV Board; Joseph Sullivan, Manager of Strategic Resources, Center for Energy and Environment; Stephen Letnes, Film Composer and Concert Pianist; KaYing Yang, Policy Director, Coalition of Asian American Leaders; Nick de Julio, Economic Development Association of Minnesota; Andrew Peterson, Executive Director, Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota; John Pacheco, Director of Latino Workforce, Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio; Brad Lehto, Executive Director, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations; Matt Privratsky, Senior Communications and Government Affairs Specialist, Fresh Energy; Justin Fay, Senior Chapter Representative, Sierra Club; Chris Kunkle, Regional Policy Manager, Wind on the Wires; Annie Levenson-Falk, Executive Director, Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota; LisaBeth Barajas, Local Planning Assistance Manager, Metropolitan Council; Chad Schwitters, Executive Director, Urban Homeworks; Marc Culver, Vice President, City Engineers Association of Minnesota; Shelly Hanson, City Engineer, City of Bloomington; Steve Albrecht, Public Works Director, City of Burnsville; Rick Evans, Director of Regional Government Affairs, Xcel Energy.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 PM.
Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair
Meagan Rice, Committee Legislative Assistant