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Minnesota Legislature

Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy Committee
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
1:00 PM, Room 1150, Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Minutes

Present: Senator David J. Osmek - Chair, Senator Andrew Mathews - Vice Chair, Senator D. Scott Dibble, Senator John A. Hoffman, Senator John Marty, Senator Eric R. Pratt, Senator Jason Rarick, Senator Julie A. Rosen, Senator David H. Senjem, Senator Erik Simonson

Absent: No Members Absent

Chair Osmek called the meeting into order at 1:04 PM

S.F. 1107: Senator Senjem: Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing appropriation.

Senator Senjem introduced SF 1107

 

A quorum was present

 

Xavier Arana, Commission of the Deaf testified

 

Senator Simonson assumed the chair

 

Senator Osmek reassumed the chair

 

Mary Hartnett, Commission of the Deaf testified

 

Jamie Taylor testified

 

SF 1107 was laid over as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill


As amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 1779: Senator Pratt: Commercial PACE loan program modification.

Senator Pratt introduced SF 1779

 

Senator Pratt moved that the A-1 amendment be adopted

 

Motion prevailed on a voice vote

 

Senator Pratt moved that the A-2 amendment be adopted

 

Motion prevailed on a voice vote

 

Senator Pratt moved that the A-3 amendment be adopted

 

Motion prevailed on a voice vote

 

Peter Klein, Saint Paul Port Authority testified

 

Benjamin Stafford, Clean Energy Economy Minnesota testified

 

Matt Stupnik, Cedar Creek Energy testified

 

SF 1779 was laid over as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill


As amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 2471: Senator Pratt: Solar generation on closed landfill properties study appropriation.

Senator Pratt introduced SF 2471

 

Senator Pratt moved that the A-1 amendment be adopted

 

Motion prevailed on a voice vote

 

Senator Pratt moved to remove the A-1 amendment

 

Motion prevailed on a voice vote

 

Elizabrth Lucente, MnSEIA testified

 

Eric Pasi, IPS Solar testified

 

Senator Pratt moved that SF 2471 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee

 

Motion prevailed on a voice vote


Senator Pratt moved that S.F. 2471, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 1423: Senator Senjem: Solar energy incentive program modification.

Senator Senjem introduced SF 1423

 

Senator Senjem moved that the A-1 amendment be adopted

 

Motion prevailed on a voice vote

 

David Shaffer, MnSEIA testified

 

Eric Pasi, IPS Solar testified

 

John McCarthy, All Energy Solar testified

 

SF 1423 was laid over as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill


As amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 2197: Senator Mathews: Local government unit definition modification to include land managed by the State Agricultural Society (state fair).

Senator Mathews presented SF 2197

 

Rommel Angeles, Verizon testified

 

Cort Holton, Verizon testified

 

Jerry Hammer, Minnesota State Fair testified

 

Andy Masur, MP Mobile Solutions testified

 

SF 2197 was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill


Be laid over and maybe considered for omnibus bill.

Meeting was adjourned at 2:26 PM


 
                                                                      
Senator David J. Osmek, Chair
                                                                      
Owen Neubauer, Legislative Assistant