STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
JOBS & ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Bob Gunther, Chair of the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Committee called the fiftieth meeting to order at 8:21 a.m., on Thursday, March 9, 2006, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
House Members present:
GUNTHER, Bob, Chair
GAROFALO, Pat, Vice Chair
Members excused: All members were present.
A quorum was present.
Representative Mahoney moved to approve the Minutes of February 21, 2006, February 22, 2006, February 23, 2006 and March 2, 2006. The motion prevailed and the Minutes of February 21, 2006, February 22, 2006, February 23, 2006 and March 2, 2006 were approved.
HF 2819(Lanning) Northern Connections pilot project money appropriated.
Chair Gunther moved HF 2819 to be before the committee.
Representative Lanning presented HF 2819.
Testifying on HF 2819:
Debra Carpenter, 100 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, Project Director, West Central Initiative, Northern Connections. 218-739-2239
HF2819 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Omnibus Bill.
HF2068(Clark) Learn to earn, Minnesota youth, and Youthbuild programs funding provided; and money appropriated.
Representative Clark moved HF2068 to be before the committee.
Representative Clark presented HF2068.
Represented Clark moved Amendment H2068A1 to be adopted into HF2068. Amendment H2068A1 was adopted.
Testifying on HF2068:
Linda Tkaczik, Project Director, Earn to Learn, 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis, 612-230-6418
Molly Eutoneson, Youth Worker, Earn to Learn
Christina Diaz, Youth Worker, Earn to Learn
Allen Selinski, Executive Director, MN Youthbuild, Guadalupe Alternative Program, 381 E. Robie Street, St. Paul, MN 55107, 651-222-0757
Terry Kraabel, Supervisor, Youthbuild, 958 Jessie Street, St. Paul, MN, 55101,
Duane Johnson, Student, Youthbuild
Joyce Eissinger, Program Coordinator, Youthbuild, 309 Lake Hazeltine Drive, Chaska, MN 55318, 952-368-8126
Anne Olson, Director, Minnesot Workforce Council Association, 125 Charles Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55103, 651-224-3344
Kou Xiong, South High School Student, Youthcare,
Andre Walker, Minneapolis Community & Technical College Student, Youthcare
Norm Champ, Tree Trust Director, Minnesota Youth Program2350 Wycliff Street, St. Paul, MN, 651-644-5800
HF2068 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Omnibus Bill.
HF2989(Poppe) Austin flood damage rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Chair Gunther moved HF2989 to be before the committee.
Chair Gunther moved an oral amendment, page 1, line 1.7 delete “grants”, insert “a grant” and delete “local units of government”, insert “City of Austin”. The motion prevailed, and the oral amendment was adopted.
Representative Poppe presented HF2989.
Testifying on HF 2989:
Bonnie Reitz, Mayor of Austin, 500 NE 4th Avenue, Austin, MN 55912
Jon Erickson, Austin City Engineer, 500 4th Avenue NE, Austin, MN 55912,
HF2989 was laid over for possible inclusion in the bonding recommendations to the Capital Investment Committee.
Chair Gunther turned the gavel over to Vice Chair Garafalo at 9:20 AM.
HF3053(Hornstein) Minneapolis parkway improvement bonds issued and money appropriated.
Representative Clark moved HF3053 to be before the committee.
Representative Hornstein presented HF3053.
Testifying on HF3053:
John Wertjes, Director of Trafic and parking, Minneapolis Public Works Department
HF3053 was laid over for possible inclusion in the bonding recommendations to the Capital Investment Committee.
HF3052(Ellison) Legal nonlicensed family child care providers technical provision modified.
Representative Mahoney moved HF3052 to be before the committee.
Representative Ellison presented HF3052.
Testifying on HF3052:
Jerry Kerber, Director, Licensing Division, MN Department of Human Services,
Representative Mahoney moved HF3052 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. The motion prevailed and HF3052 was recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 AM.
REP. BOB GUNTHER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant