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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

THIRTY FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 01, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FIRST 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 12:34 p.m. on March 1, 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.

Representative Melin moved approval of committee minutes of February 28, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2277 (Mahoney) New jobs tax credit established, corporate franchise and sales and use taxes changes made, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney discussed HF2277.

Testifying on behalf of the Governor was Kathy Tunheim, Jobs Advisor, Commissioner of Mn Department of Revenue Myron Frans, and Ben Kyriagis from Small Business Minnesota.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF2277 pass, and be re-referred to the Tax Committee without recommendation. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2186 (Fritz) Minnesota investment fund money appropriated.

Chair Gunther moved HF2186 before committee to be laid over.

Representative Fritz discussed HF2186.

Testifying on behalf of HF2186 was Mark Phillips, Commissioner of Mn Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Chair Gunther renewed his motion that HF2186 be laid over in committee.

HF2429 (Mazorol) Technology corporate franchise tax certificate transfer program established.

Vice Chair McFarlane moved HF2429 before committee.

Vice Chair McFarlane moved amendment H2429A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mazorol discussed HF2429.

Testifying on behalf of HF2429 was Frank Jaskulke, Director of Member Services at Life Science Alley, and Chas McKhann, President and CEO of Apnex Medical Incorporated.

Representative McFarlane renewed her motion that HF2429 pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Tax Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2181 (Brynaert) FastTRAC adult career pathway program created, and money appropriated.

Chair Gunther moved HF2181 before committee.

Representative Brynaert discussed HF2181.

Testifying on behalf of HF2181 was Commissioner Mark Phillips from Mn Department of Employment and Economic Development, and Karen Wolters, ABE Transitions Coordinator from Mankato Area Adult Basic Education.

Chair Gunther renewed his motion that HF2181 be laid over in committee.

HF2185 (Scalze) Economic development funding provided, transportation economic development program established, bonds authorized, and money appropriated.

Representative Scalze moved Amendment H2185A4. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Scalze discussed HF2185.

Testifying on behalf of HF2185 was Jim Tolaas, Director of Ramsey County Public Works, and Terry Kuhlman, Executive Director of the Mn Public Facilities Authority.

Representative Scalze renewed her motion that HF2185, as amended, be laid over in committee.


The meeting adjourned at 2:20 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:
  • HF2277 (Mahoney) - New jobs tax credit established, corporate franchise and sales and use taxes changes made, and money appropriated.
  • HF2186 (Fritz) - Minnesota investment fund money appropriated.
  • HF2185 (Scalze) - Economic development funding provided, transportation economic development program established, bonds authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF2184 (Mahoney) - Bridge to Work Minnesota program created, and job-training incentives provided.
  • HF2181 (Brynaert) - FastTRAC adult career pathway program created, and money appropriated.
  • HF2429 (Mazorol) - Technology corporate franchise tax certificate transfer program established.

Discussion and testimony on HF 2277 will be limited to only Article 1 of the bill