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Climate and Energy Finance and Policy


2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, April 6, 2022



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 April 6th, 2022 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 Long presented HF 3337, a bill for an act relating to utilities; modifying submission dates for certain reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 216B.096, subdivision 11; 237.55.

Representative Long moved that HF 3337 be rereferred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Long moved the HF 3337DE2 amendment.

Public testimony on HF 3337:
• Commissioner Grace Arnold, Department of Commerce
• Robert Larsen, Chairman, MN Indian Affairs Council, and President, Lower Sioux Indian Community
• Andy Hill, Woodbury resident and teacher
• Niki Narasimhan, Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!)
• Bill Brandt, Chief Revenue Officer, Zeus Electric Chassis
• Greg Selen, weatherization contractor
• Dan Josephson, Director of Energy Programs, Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership
• Aurora Vautrin, Political Director, 100% Campaign
• Michael Noble, Executive Director, Fresh Energy
• Commissioner Molly Malone, Murray County
• Logan O’Grady, Executive Director, Minnesota Solar Energy
• Josh Fisher, Alliance for Automotive Innovation
• Kathleen Schuler, Policy Director, Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
• Sheri Hansen, American Institute of Architects
• Shane A. Zahrt, Coalition of Utility Cities
• Jamie Fitzke, Director of Legislative Affairs, Center for Energy and Environment
• Annie Levenson-Falk, Citizens Utility Board
• Braden Solum, Ideal Energies
• Pete Klein, VP Finance at St. Paul Port Authority
• Chris Baker, Project Executive at Willdan
• Joel Johnson, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
• Carolyn Berninger, Drive Electric
• Adri Arquin, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
• Brian Hoffman, City of St. Louis Park
• Amber Backhaus, Vice President of Public Affairs, Minnesota Auto Dealers
• Meghan Hassett, Union of Concerned Scientists
• Lucas Franco, LiUNA

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 AM.

Representative Jamie Long, Chair

Mike Hermanson, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3337 (Long) - Energy and climate change needs supplemental budget established, various energy and climate policy provisions added and modified, accounts created, grant programs established, rulemaking authorized, reports required, technical changes made, and money transferred and appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:57 - HF3337 (Long) Omnibus climate and energy supplemental finance and policy bill.
-Public testimony.
Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Public testimony on HF 3337 (Long) Climate and Energy Omnibus Bill.
*An author’s delete-all amendment will be posted on Monday, April 4, 2022.

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