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Housing Finance and Policy

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 24, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Karen Clark

MINUTES

Representative Clark, Chair of Committee on Housing Finance and Policy, called the twenty-sixth meeting to order at 12:38pm on Monday, March 24, 2014 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, GOP Lead
Fischer, Peter
Green, Steve
Isaacson, Jason
Mariani, Carlos
Metsa, Jason
Moran, Rena
O'Neill, Marion
Radinovich, Joe
Zerwas, Nick

Members excused:
Hertaus, Jerry
Schomacker, Joe

A quorum was present.

Representative Metsa moved that the minutes of March 10, 2014 and the minutes of March 12, 2014 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Representative Isaacson moved that the minutes of March 19, 2014 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Vice-Chair Bly assumed the chair at 12:42pm.

Representative Clark moved to amend HF2112. See attached H2112A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Clark moved to amend HF2112 as amended. See attached A14-0973.

Representative Clark moved an oral amendment to the Amendment A14-0973, as follows:

Page 3, line 16, add the word “racial” between the words “the” and “disparity.”

THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Clark renewed the motion to amend HF2112 with Amendment A14-0973 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT AS AMENDED WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF2112 as amended:
- Sue Watlov Phillips, MICAH
- David McGee, BuildWealth Minnesota
- Hector Garcia, Executive Director, Chicano Latino Affairs Council

HF2112 as amended was laid over.

Chair Clark reassumed the chair at 1:40pm.

Presentation by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency:
- Tonja Orr, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
- Katie Topinka, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

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:
  • HF2116 (Clark) - Homeownership grants provided for families with children with disabilities, and money appropriated.
  • HF2245 (Clark) - Voice of East African Women Organization appropriation modified.
  • HF2112 (Clark) - Housing Opportunity Made Equitable (HOME) pilot project created.
Documents:

Brief presentation by Minnesota Housing Finance Agency