STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIFTH 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 fifty-fifth meeting to order at 8:24 a.m., on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
House Members present:
GUNTHER, Bob, Chair
Members excused: All members were present.
A quorum was present.
Representative Gazelka moved to approve the Minutes of March 21, 2006. The motion prevailed and the Minutes of March 21, 2006 were approved.
Chair Gunther called Representative Wilkin to the Chair at 8:25 AM.
HF3593(Gunther) Prevailing wage determination method modified and Occupational Employment Statistics benefits survey required.
Representative Gunther moved HF3593 to be before the committee.
Representative Gunther presented HF3593.
Testifying for HF3593:
Representative Ray Cox, testifying as an owner of a construction company
Lynn Reed, Executive Director, Minnesota Taxpayers Association, 651-224-7477
Jake Bauerly, Chief Operating Officer, Bauerly Brothers, St. Cloud, 320-529-2713
Nancy Jones, Vice President, Les Jones Roofing, Inc., 941 W. 80th Street, Bloomington, MN, 55420, 952-881-2241, and Chairman of the Board of the MN Assocaition of Builders and Contractors.
Tom Schneider, citizen, 651-224-9445
Testifying against HF3593:
Dick Anfang, President, Minnesota Building & Construction Trades Council
John Nesse, Staff Attorney, Construction Contractors Associations
HF3593 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Omnibus Bill.
HF0632(Urdahl) Employer income tax credit for creation and retention of certain rural county jobs authorized, and money appropriated.
Chair Wilkin moved HF0632 to be before the committee.
Representative Urdahl presented HF0632.
Chair Wilkin moved Amendment H0632DE4. The motion prevailed. Amendment H0632DE4 was adopted.
Sue Persig, Executive Director, Swift County RDA, P. O. Box 288, Benson, MN 56245, 320-842-4769
Chair Wilkin moved to recommend passage of HF0632, as amended, and to be re-referred to Taxes. The motion prevailed. HF0632 was recommended to pass and re-referred to Taxes.
HF3638(Sertich) Greater Minnesota Business Development Investments program provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Sertich moved HF3638 to be before the committee.
HF 3638 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Omnibus Bill.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 AM.
REP. BOB GUNTHER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant