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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

THIRTY FOURTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 13, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FOURTH 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 1:28 p.m. on March 13, 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.

HF2427 (Champion) Minneapolis; historic Masonic Temple at the Hennepin Center for the Arts renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Champion discussed HF2427.

A quorum was present at 1:30 p.m. Meeting officially called to order.

Chair Gunther moved HF2427 before committee.

Representative Champion discussed HF2427.

Testifying on behalf of HF2427 was Stacey Mickelson, Artspace Projects.

Chair Gunther renewed his motion that HF2427 be laid over in committee.

HF2245 (Kriesel) Cottage Grove; former city hall conversion to business incubator funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Leidiger moved HF2245 before committee.

Representative Kriesel discussed HF2245.

Testifying on behalf of HF2245 was Ryan Schroeder, City Administrator of Cottage Grove.

Rep. Leidiger renewed his motion that HF2245 be laid over in committee.

HF1337 (Banaian) St. Cloud Civic Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Banaian discussed HF1337.

Rep. Swedzinski moved HF1337 before committee.

Testifying before committee on behalf of HF1337 was Mayor David Kleis, Teresa Bohnen, President of St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce.

Rep. Swedzinski renewed his motion that HF1337 be laid over in committee.

HF2210 (Banaian) Greater Minnesota internship program established, tax credit allowed, and money appropriated.

Representative Banaian discussed HF2210 for informational purposes only.

Testifying on behalf of HF2210 was JD Burton for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.

HF 2225 (Allen) Advocating Change Together appropriation transferred.

Chair Gunther moved HF 2225 before committee to pass and be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Allen discussed HF2225.

Chair Gunther moved amendment H2225DE1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF2225 was Peggy Mehen and Rick Cardenas, of Advocating Change Together.

Chair Gunther renewed his motion that HF2225 pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 2:21 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:
  • HF1337 (Banaian) - St. Cloud Civic Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2245 (Kriesel) - Cottage Grove; former city hall conversion to business incubator funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2548 (McElfatrick) - Construction code fund; fee deposit collected into an account, and funds appropriated annually.
  • HF2427 (Champion) - Minneapolis; historic Masonic Temple at the Hennepin Center for the Arts renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2225 (Allen) - Statewide self-advocacy network established for persons with disabilities, and money appropriated.
  • HF2177 (Peterson) - Minnesota opportunity training grants created, and money appropriated.

Informational discussion on:
HF2210 (Banaian) - Greater Minnesota internship program established, tax credit allowed, and money appropriated