House Committee

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

Chair: Pat Garofalo

Vice Chair: Dave Baker

DFL Lead: Karen Clark
For more information, visit the committee’s page on the House website.

Current Members

Record On Conservation Issues

HF 333: Bill to require legislative approval of Minnesota’s Clean Power Plan (March 9, 2015)

As part of the Clean Air Act, Congress has required that the EPA take steps to reduce air pollution that harms the public’s health. The Clean Power Plan helps fulfill that requirement by reducing dirty carbon pollution from power plants.… Continue reading

How the Committee Voted

The bill is approved and moves on to the Ways and Means Committee.


HF 639: Bill to roll back Minnesota’s clean energy requirements (February 24, 2015)

Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by moving Minnesota away from reliance on coal fired energy plants. The law places limitations on importing electricity from new coal fired plants in other states, and on… Continue reading

How the Committee Voted

The bill advances to the House floor and the full house will vote on whether to repeal the limitation on importing more coal based energy.


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