STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Tim Mahoney
Representative Mahoney, Chair of Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 12: 35 PM, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll; and a quorum was present.
Persell, Vice Chair
Presentation by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) on the potential impacts of federal "sequestration" on DEED related initiatives and programs.
Testifiers: Director of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Director of Unemployment, Rick Keller-Gerry (Check names and positions).
Rep. Metsa moved HF882 (Metsa) State involvement in trade policies provided for, to be laid over for possible inclusion on the Jobs Omnibus Bill.
Testifier: Josh Wise, Director of the Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition; Kim Babine, Legislative Director of DEED; Kent Allen, Director of Materials Management, the Department of Administration.
Rep. Metsa moved HF883 (Metsa) Trade policy advisory group created, be passed and moved to Government Operations.
Testifier: Josh Wise, Fair Trade Coalition; Richard Ryan, District 77 Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
Rep. Mahoney moved an oral amendment to HF 883 as follows:
Page 1, line 10, delete "11" and insert "12." Motion prevailed.
Rep. Metsa renewed the motion to pass and re-refer HF883 as amended to Gov Ops. Motion prevailed.
Rep. Metsa moved to pass the February 2, 2013 minutes. Motion prevailed.
Chair Mahoney adjourned the meeting at 1:57 PM.
Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair
Kaying Thao, Committee Legislative Assistant