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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

THIRTY SIXTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 20, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Gunther, Chair of the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:40 p.m. on March 20, 2012, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

GUNTHER, Bob, Chair
MCFARLANE, Carol, Vice Chair
CLARK, Karen
DILL, David
HOWES, Larry
KIEFFER, Andrea
LEIDIGER, Ernie
LEMIEUR, Mike
MAHONEY, Tim
MELIN, Carly
MULLERY, Joe
MURRAY, Rich
PAYMAR, Michael
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
STENSRUD, Kirk
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

A quorum was present.

Representative Mahoney approved the committee minutes of March 15th, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2874 (Leidiger) Norwood Young America; Minnesota business development public infrastructure grant modified.

Representative Leidiger moved HF2874 before committee to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Leidiger moved amendment H2874A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Leidiger discussed HF2874.

Testifying on behalf of HF2874 was Christie Rock, Economic Development Coordinator for Norwood Young America and Scott Marquardt, Economic Development Association of Minnesota, and Tom Dicklich, Legislative Director, for Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Representative Leidiger renewed his motion that HF2874 pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the General Register.

Division requested by Representative Scalze.

Those voting in the affirmative were 6 and voting against were 6. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Vice Chair McFarlane assumed gavel at 1:25 p.m.

HF1787 (Gunther) Architecture, engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, and interior design professional licensing provisions and fees modified.

Representative Gunther moved HF1787 before committee to pass and be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.


Representative Gunther discussed HF1787.

Testifying on behalf of HF1787 was Kristine Kubes for the Minnesota Board of Architects, Engineers and Landscaping, and Brian Malm, Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers, and Doreen Frost, Executive Director of AELSLAGID.

Representative Gunther renewed his motion that HF1787 pass and be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentation on Individual Placement and Support (IPS), supported employment for people with serious mental illnesses.

Testifying on behalf of this issue was Sue Abderholden, Executive Director for NAMI, Minnesota, Grace Tangjerd-Schmitt, for Guild, Inc., Claire Courtney, for Mn Department of Employment and Economic Development, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Melinda Shamp for Mn Department of Human Services, Adult Mental Health Division, Rachael Hagstrom for Trans EM, Employment Specialist, Vanessa Pikop for Trans EM, Employment Specialist, and Russ Hall, Owner and Founder for Mr. Muscle Cleaning Services and Trans EM.


The meeting adjourned at 2:08 p.m.



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REP. BOB GUNTHER, CHAIR



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Rebecca Lowden
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1787 (Gunther) - Architecture, engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience, and interior design professional licensing provisions and fees modified
  • HF2874 (Leidiger) - Norwood Young America; Minnesota business development public infrastructure grant program modified.

Presentation on Individual Placement and Support (IPS), supported employment for people with serious mental illnesses.