STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-NINTH 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-ninth meeting to order at 8:24 a.m., on Thursday, March 30, 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.
HF3268(Abrams) Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and project funding program established, fund application process provided for the University of Minnesota, and bonds issued.
Chair Gunther moved HF3268 to be before the committee and to recommend passage and re-refer to Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy.
Representative Abrams presented HF3268.
Robert Bruininks, President, University of Minnesota
Debra Powell, Dean, University of MN Medical School
Frank Cerra, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, University of Minnesota
Chair Gunther renewed his motion to recommend passage of HF3268 and re-refer to Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy. The Motion Prevailed.
Representative Ruth moved to approve the Minutes of March 29, 2006. The Motion Prevailed. The Minutes of March 29, 2006 were approved.
HF3677(Brod) Office of Entrepreneurship established, and money appropriated.
Representative Wilkin moved HF3677 to be before the committee and to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Omnibus Bill.
Representative Brod presented HF3677.
Jack Geller, President, Center for Rural Policy and Development, 507-934-7700
Mark Lofthus, Business Development Director, Department of Employment and Economic Development, 651-297-4567
HF3677 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Omnibus Bill.
HF3912(Lanning) Housing Solutions Act adopted adjusting deed tax percentage, providing rental housing assistance, establishing an account for leverage opportunity, and appropriating money.
Chair Gunther moved HF3912 to be before the committee and to recommend passage and re-refer to Taxes.
Representative Lanning presented HF3912.
Rachel Callinan, State Policy Director, MN Coalition for the Homeless, 612-230-3285
Jenny Larson, Community Development Director, Three Rivers CAP
Bob Schreier, President of MN NAHRO, Director, Community Development Brooklyn Park, 763-493-8060
Rev. Nancy Anderson, President, MICAH, 612-359-9276
Chair Gunther changed his motion at the request of the author and laid over HF3912 for possible inclusion in the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Omnibus Bill.
HF3538(Otremba) Crib safety requirements modified.
Representative Sertich moved HF3538 to be before the committee and to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Omnibus Bill.
Representative Otremba presented HF3538.
Tonya Jeffries, Daycare Provider, Alexandria, MN, 320-762-9013
Jerry Kerber, Director, Licensing Division, Department of Human Services
Representative Sertich changed his motion to recommend passage of HF3538 and be sent to the Consent Calendar. The Motion prevailed.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:05AM.
REP. BOB GUNTHER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant