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Jobs and Economic Development Finance

THIRTY FIFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 15, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FIFTH 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 March 15, 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.

Members excused: HOWES, Larry, SANDERS, Tim.

Representative LeMieur approved the committee minutes of March 8th, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mahoney approved the committee minutes of March 13, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2698 (Abeler) Visible Child Act created, Interagency Council on Homelessness and the State Interagency Coordinating Council duties modified, and visible child plan developed.

Chair Gunther moved HF2698 before committee to pass and be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Testifying on behalf of HF2698 was Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Advocacy Director for the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota.

Chair Gunther renewed his motion that HF2698 pass and be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF1551 (DeKruif)/HF2548 (McElfatrick) Construction Code Fund; fee deposit collected into an account, and funds appropriated annually.

Chair Gunther moved SF1551 before committee to pass and be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Testifying on behalf of SF1551 was Bill Strusinski, Minnesota Electrical Association.

Chair Gunther renewed his motion that SF1551 pass and be re-referred to the Ways & Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2177 (Peterson) Minnesota opportunity training grants created, and money appropriated.

Representative Scalze moved HF2177 before committee to be laid over in committee.

Testifying on behalf of HF2177 was Bryan Lindsley, Executive Director for the Governor’s Workforce Development Council, and Karen Hynick from the Minnesota State College and University System (MN Scu).

Representative Scalze moved amendment H217DE1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Scalze renewed her motion that HF2177 as amended, be laid over in committee.

Committee discussion on Jobs Bonding Recommendations.

Chair Gunther moved to approve the final list of recommendations.

Chair Gunther moved to vote (division) on this list.

Those voting in the affirmative were 7 and voting against were 4.

The committee list was approved.

The meeting adjourned at 1:40 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:
  • HF2698 (Abeler) - Visible Child Act created, Interagency Council on Homelessness and the State Interagency Coordinating Council duties modified, and visible child plan developed.
  • SF1551 (McElfatrick) - Construction code fund; fee deposit collected into an account, and funds appropriated annually.
  • HF2177 (Peterson) - Minnesota opportunity training grants created, and money appropriated.

Bonding recommendations memo