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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 21, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 12:35 p.m. on February 21, 2012, in Room 10 of the State Office

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.

Members excused: MULLERY, Joe.

Representative Leidiger moved to approve minutes of February 16, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1687 (Urdahl) Cosmos; consolidated municipal building funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Swedzinski moved HF1687 before committee.

Representative Urdahl discussed HF1687.

Representative Swedzinski renewed his motion that HF1687 pass, and be laid over in committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2303 (Murdock) Wadena; street and utility improvement funding provided for infrastructure damaged by the 2010 tornado, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Leidiger moved HF2303 before committee.

Representative Murdock discussed HF2303.

Testifying before committee on behalf of the City of Wadena was Edwin Cain, and Bradley Swenson, Wadena City Administrator.

Representative Leidiger renewed his motion that HF2303 pass and be laid over in committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1324 (Crawford) Braham publicly owned infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative LeMieur moved HF1324 before committee.

Representative Crawford discussed HF1324.

Testifying on behalf of the City of Braham was Patricia Lind, and Dorothy Johnson.

Representative LeMieur renewed his motion that HF1324 pass and be laid over in committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1855 (Dill) Tower; harbor reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Dill discussed HF1855.

Testifying on behalf of the City of Tower was Steve Abrahamson, Mayor, Mike Larson, City Engineer, and Matt Bolf, Civil Engineer.

Representative Dill renewed his motion that HF 1855 pass and be laid over in committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 1:48 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:
  • HF1687 (Urdahl) - Cosmos; consolidated municipal building funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1855 (Dill) - Tower; harbor reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2303 (Murdock) - Wadena; street and utility improvement funding provided for infrastructure damaged by the 2010 tornado, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1324 (Crawford) - Braham publicly owned infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.