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Housing Finance and Policy

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 13, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Karen Clark

MINUTES

Chair Clark called the fifteenth meeting of the Committee on Housing Finance and Policy to order at 12:35pm on 3/13/2013 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Clark, Karen, Chair
Bly, David, Vice-Chair
Anderson, Paul, Lead GOP
Fischer, Peter
Green, Steve
Hertaus, Jerry
Isaacson, Jason
Mariani, Carlos
Metsa, Jason
Moran, Rena
O'Neill, Marion
Radinovich, Joe
Zerwas, Nick

Members excused:
Schomacker, Joe

A quorum was present.

Representative Isaacson moved that HF1194 (Isaacson) be recommended to pass.

Representative Isaacson presented HF1194 (Isaacson). Minnesota Housing Finance Agency money appropriated.

Testimony on HF1194:
Darielle Dannon, Co-Chair, Homes for All Coalition; Public Policy Director, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
George Stone, Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Nancy Iglesias, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity (Winona)
Bill Ziegler, President/CEO, Little Earth of United Tribes
Tanya Beck, Aeon
Jean Lee, Childrens Hope International
Keoin Vang
Robert B. Lor
Long Yang

Representative Isaacson renewed the motion that HF1194 be recommended to pass and be laid over for consideration in the omnibus bill. Chair Clark laid over HF1194.

Representative Bly assumed Chair at 1:34pm.

Representative Clark moved that HF1445 (Clark) be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Clark presented HF1445 (Clark). Health housing grant program established, funding provided for health housing grants and lead poisoning prevention activities, and money appropriated.

Testimony on HF1445:
Zach Hansen, Local Public Health Association of Minnesota
Dan Symonik, Minnesota Department of Health
Sam Walseth, Sustainable Resources Center

Representative Clark renewed the motion that HF1445, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Clark moved that HF1055 (Clark) be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Clark presented HF1055 (Clark). Mortgage registry and deed tax deposit in an affordable housing fund provided for.

Representative Clark moved to amend HF1055. (See attached amendment H1055A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Clark renewed the motion that HF1055 as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Anderson requested a roll call for the motion to pass HF1055 as amended.

Ayes:
Representative Clark
Representative Bly
Representative Fischer
Representative Isaacson
Representative Mariani
Representative Metsa

Nays:
Representative Anderson
Representative Green
Representative Hertaus
Representative O'Neill
Representative Zerwas

Excused:
Representative Moran
Representative Radinovich
Representative Schomacker

There were 6 ayes, 5 nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 2pm.

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Representative Karen Clark, Chair

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Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1194 (Isaacson) - Minnesota Housing Finance Agency funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1445 (Clark) - Health housing grant program established, funding provided for health housing grants and lead poisoning prevention activities, and money appropriated.
  • HF1055 (Clark) - Mortgage registry and deed tax deposit in the housing development fund provided.
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