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2013-2014 Regular Session

EIGHTEENTH MEETING - Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy

March 21, 2013

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

COMMITTEE ON JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Tim Mahoney

MINUTES

Representative Mahoney, Chair of Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 12:32 PM, Thursday, March 21, 2013 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll; and a quorum was present.

Members present:
Mahoney, Chair
Persell, Vice Chair
Gunther, Lead
Albright
Clark
Fabian
Isaacson
Kieffer
Lohmer
Metsa
Mullery
Newton
Norton
Savick
Uglem
Ward, J.

Rep. Clark moved HF1294 (Clark) Youthbuild funding provided, and money appropriated, to be laid over on the Jobs Omnibus bill.

Testifiers: Tomaine Grissom, Participant; Jamaiya Barnett, participant; Hel Ian Htoo, Alumni of Youthbuild; Marie Assof, participant.

Rep. Clark renewed the motion to lay over HF1294 for possible inclusion on the Jobs Omnibus bill.

Rep. Newton moved HF959 (Newton) Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind transition and employment service funding provided, and money appropriated, for the possible inclusion on the Jobs Omnibus bill.

Testifiers: Greta Palmberg, VECTOR, District 287; Shayne Wilson, VECTOR, District 287
Leng Yang, VECTOR, District 287; Blaine Lashbrook, Minnesota Employment Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Josie Beeson, Minnesota Employment Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Jeff Lindstrom, Minnesota Employment Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing;
Jessalyn Frank, Director CSD Minnesota and member of the Commission of Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing Task Force.

Rep. Newton renewed the motion to lay over HF959 for possible inclusion on the Jobs Omnibus bill.

Chair Mahoney moved HF678 (Hilstrom) Event ticket practices regulated, and minimum standards for consumer protection established, for possible inclusion on the Jobs Omnibus bill.

Chair Mahoney moved the H0678DE1 Amendment. Motion prevailed.

Testifiers: John Breyault, National Consumers League; Abdul Kamara, Oakdale; Peter Moe, St Paul; David Balcer, Director of Ticketing at the Target Center

Chair Mahoney renewed the motion to lay over HF678, as amended, for possible inclusion on the Jobs Omnibus bill.

Rep. Atkins moved HF602 (Atkins) Additional unemployment benefit eligibility modified in cases of lockout, and penalties provided for organizations involved in lockouts.

Rep. Isaacson moved the H0602A3 Amendment. Motion prevailed.

Chair Mahoney moved an oral amendment: on page 3, delete section 5 (max rates) and section 6 (penalties). Motion prevailed.

Testifiers: Ben Gerber, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Brian Ingulsrud, Vice President of Administration -American Crystal Sugar Company; Becki Jacobson, Locked Out Sugar Beet Worker; Brian Jensen, Locked Out Orchestra Worker; Craig Gustafson, Chief of Unemployment, DEED.

Rep. Atkins renewed the motion to move HF602, as amended, to the General Register. Motion prevailed.

At 2:35 the committee recessed.

The committee reconvened at 3:55 p.m.

Rep. Persell assumed the chair at 3:56 p.m.

Rep. Mahoney moved HF1359 (Mahoney) Worker's compensation various policy and housekeeping changes made, the first engrossment, for re-referral to the General Register.

Testifier: Kris Eiden

Rep. Mahoney renewed the motion to move HF1359 to be moved to the General Register. Motion prevailed.

Chair Persell moved HF1482 (Hansen) Conservation Corps Minnesota money appropriated, for possible inclusion on the Jobs Omnibus bill.

Testifier: Len Price, Executive Director of the Minnesota Conservation Corps

Chair Persell moved HF1482 for possible inclusion on the Jobs Omnibus bill.

Gavel passed back to Chair Mahoney.

Rep. Albright moved HF758 (Albright) Adult basic education program representative added to the Workforce Development Council.

Testifier: Eric Nesheim, ED of MN Literacy Council, MN Literacy Action Network

Rep. Albright renewed the motion to lay over HF758 for possible inclusion on the Jobs Omnibus bill.

Chair Mahoney changed the motion, and moved HF758 to be passed and moved to the General Register. Motion prevailed.

Chair Mahoney called the meeting into a 10 minute recess at 4:50pm.

Chair Mahoney called the meeting back to order at 5:00 PM.

Chair Mahoney moved HF1256 (Anderson) Garfield; water treatment plant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated, to pass and re-referred to Capital Investment. Motion prevailed.

Rep. Persell moved HF1349 (Persell) Opportunities industrialization centers money appropriated, to be laid over for possible inclusion on the Job Omnibus bill.

Testifers: Nancy Hylden, Partner, Faegre Benson Daniels, LLP; Louis King, President and CEO of Summit OIC; Joe Hobot, Education Director, American Indian OIC; Dr. Lee Antell, President and CEO, American Indian OIC; Tuleah Palmer, Executive Director, Northwest Indian OIC.

Rep. Persell renewed HF1349 to be laid over for possible inclusion on the Job Omnibus bill.

Rep. Isaacson moved HF1391 (Isaacson) Collaborative job-based education and apprenticeship program created, report required, and money appropriated, to be laid over for possible inclusion on the Job Omnibus bill.

Rep. Isaacson moved the A13-0320 amendment. Motion prevailed.

Testifiers: Mary Rothchild, Sr. System Director, MNSCU; Jessica Looman, Assistant Commissioner, MN DOLI; Jeralyn Jargo, VP of Customized Training, Century College; Amy Walstein, Director of Workforce Development, MN Chamber of Commerce.

Rep. Isaacson renewed the motion to lay over HF1391 for possible inclusion on the Job Omnibus bill.

Chair Mahoney passed the gavel to Rep. Gunther.

Rep. Clark moved HF1511 (Clark) Medical education and research cost funding directed, grant program for foreign-trained health care professionals established, and money appropriated for possible inclusion on the Job Omnibus bill.

Rep. Metsa moved to waive the 24 hour amendment rule. Rep. Clark moved to amend HF 1511A1. Motion prevailed.

Testifiers: Dr. Khem Adlukasi; Dr. Mimi Oo; Dr. Yana Acosta

Rep. Clark renewed the motion to move HF1511, as amended, to be laid over for possible inclusion on the Job Omnibus bill.

Chair Mahoney waived the 24-hour amendment rule.
Oral amendment: Chair Mahoney moved to delete section 2 and 3 from HF1511, with the intent that it’ll be picked up on the Job Omnibus bill. Motion prevailed.

Rep. Clark moved HF 1511 as amended to be re-referred to Health and Human Services. Motion prevailed.

Chair Mahoney moved HF1583 (Slocum) Fort Snelling Upper Post redevelopment funding provided, and money appropriated, to pass and be re-referred to Capital Investment.

Chair Mahoney moved amendment H1583A1. Motion prevailed.

Testifier: David Kelliher, MN Historical Society

Chair Mahoney renewed the motion to lay over HF1583 as amended to be re-referred to Capital Investment.

Rep. Isaacson moved HF1311 (Isaacson) Boys and Girls Club grant funding provided, and money appropriated, for possible inclusion on the Job Omnibus bill.

Testifiers: Mark Sakry, Executive Director of Central MN BGCA, St. Cloud Boys and Girls Club; Stephanie Osuji, former participant and Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year; Chavelle Powell, Junior at Central High School; Brittany Hustad, Banana Republic; Susan Lundeen, Government Relations, Boys and Girls Club.

Rep. Isaacson renewed the motion to lay over HF1311 for possible inclusion on the Job Omnibus bill.

Rep. Clark moved HF1193 (Clark) Trade and cultural exchange relationship established between Minnesota and Somalia, and money appropriated, for possible inclusion on the Job Omnibus bill.

Testifiers: Kim Babine, DEED (on behalf of the Trade Office)

Chair Mahoney renewed the motion to lay over HF1193 for possible inclusion on the Job Omnibus bill.

Chair Mahoney adjourned the meeting at 7:53 PM.




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Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair

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Kaying Thao, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Bills Added:
  • HF959 (Newton) - Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deafblind transition and employment service funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1294 (Clark) - Youthbuild funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF602 (Atkins) - Additional unemployment benefit eligibility modified in cases of lockout, and penalties provided for organizations involved in lockouts.
  • HF678 (Hilstrom) - Event ticket practices regulated, and minimum standards for consumer protection established.
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01:00 - Gavel. 02:38 - HF1294 (Clark) Youthbuild funding provided, and money appropriated. 17:10 - HF959 (Newton) Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deafblind transition and employment service funding provided, and money appropriated. 37:47 - HF678 (Hilstrom) Event ticket practices regulated, and minimum standards for consumer protection established. 42:57 - HF602 (Atkins) Additional unemployment benefit eligibility modified in cases of lockout, and penalties provided for organizations involved in lockouts. Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.