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THIRTY SECOND MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 06, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SECOND 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 12:36 p.m. on March 6, 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 not present.

Members excused: MULLERY, Joe.

HF2363 (Mahoney) Minnesota Science and Technology Authority money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney discussed HF2363.

Testifying on behalf of HF2363 was Jim Stice, CEO and President of Twin Star Medical.

Quorum was present at 12:42 p.m. Meeting officially called to order.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF2363 be laid over in committee.

Representative Downey, Representative Dittrich, Representative Loeffler, Representative O'Driscoll, and Representative Ward presented the Small Business Caucus 2012 legislative agenda.

HF2575 (Vogel) Department of Employment and Economic Development business advocate established.

Chair Gunther moved HF2575 before committee.

Chair Gunther moved amendment H2575DE1. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Gunther moved amendment H2575A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Vogel discussed HF2575.

Chair Gunther renewed his motion that HF2575 be laid over in committee.

HF2184 (Mahoney) Bridge to Work Minnesota program created, and job-training incentives provided.

Representative Mahoney discussed HF2184.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF2184 be laid over in committee.

Vice Chair McFarlane assumed gavel at 1:27 p.m.

HF2582 (Gunther) Unemployment insurance federal conformity, policy, and other housekeeping changes made.

Chair Gunther discussed HF2582.

Chair Gunther moved amendment A12-0556. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Gunther renewed his motion that HF2582 pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative LeMieur moved approval of committee minutes of March 1, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 1:35 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:
  • HF2575 (Vogel) - Department of Employment and Economic Development business advocate established.
  • HF2363 (Mahoney) - Minnesota Science and Technology Authority money appropriated.
  • HF2184 (Mahoney) - Bridge to Work Minnesota program created, and job-training incentives provided.
  • HF2582 (Gunther) - Unemployment insurance federal conformity, policy, and other housekeeping changes made.

Presentation from the Small Business Caucus about their 2012 legislative agenda