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Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 07, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


JOB GROWTH & ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair of the Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GAROFALO, Pat
NEWBERGER, Jim
MAHONEY, Tim
CLARK, Karen
WAGENIUS, Jean
ANDERSON, Paul
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave
DAVNIE, Jim
FABIAN, Dan
HOWE, Jeff
LAYMAN, Sandy
MAYE QUADE, Erin
METSA, Jason
MORAN, Rena
NEU, Anne
O’NEILL, Marion
RARICK, Jason
SUNDIN, Mike
THISSEN, Paul
VOGEL, Bob
WEST, Nolan



Members excused:

SCOTT, Peggy

Representative Neu moved the minutes of March 1, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF623 (Anderson, P) Sauk Centre; Eagle's Healing Nest funding provided, and money appropriated. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Anderson moved HF623 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Newberger assumed the gavel at 3:04 PM.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 3:11 PM.

HF631 (Rarick) Youth skills training program established, reports required, and money appropriated. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Rarick moved HF631 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Rarick moved the H0631A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Amy Walstien, Government Relations, Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association; Barb Haley, State Representative, Minnesota House of Representatives; testified on HF631.

Representative Rarick renewed his motion that HF631, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

HF635 (Hamilton) Lewis and Clark Regional Water System existing state appropriation bond authorization purposes modified, and additional state appropriation bonding for the final phase of the system project authorized.

Representative Baker moved HF635 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Baker moved the H0635A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Baker moved the H0635A2 amendment.

Katie Topinka, Legislative Director, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency; testified on the H0635A2 amendment.

Representative Baker renewed his motion that the H0635A2 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scott Hain, General Manager, Worthington Public Utilities and Executive Committee Member, Lewis and Clark Regional Water System; testified on HF635.

Representative Baker renewed his motion that HF635, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF805 (Baker) Water conditioning installation requirements modified. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Baker moved HF805 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Jeff Hill, Board Member, Minnesota Water Quality Association; Chris DeLaForest, Lobbyist, Minnesota Pipe Trades Association; Gary Thaden, Government Affairs Director, Minnesota Mechanical Contractors Association; testified on HF805.

HF1307 (Ecklund) American Indian workforce training pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Sundin moved HF1307 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Metsa moved an oral amendment to Page 1, line 7 of HF1307: Delete “general fund” and insert “workforce development fund”. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Metsa moved an oral amendment to Page 1, line 9 of HF1307: Delete “organization” and insert “office”. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Reid LeBeau, Lobbyist, Bois Forte Indian Reservation; testified on HF1307.

Representative Sundin renewed his motion that HF1307, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

HF1235 (Kresha) Investment in rural jobs tax credit created.

Representative West moved HF1235 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Ryan Dressler, Vice President, Advantage Capital; testified on HF1235.

Representative West renewed his motion that HF1235 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Neu assumed the gavel at 3:48 PM.

HF1303 (Albright) New markets tax credit program established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Vogel moved HF1303 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Vogel moved the H1303DE1 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Julia Nelmark, Director of New Markets Tax Credit Program, Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation; Steven Kast, Chief Financial Officer, TEAM Industries; testified on HF1303.

Representative Vogel renewed his motion that HF1303, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1202 (Garofalo) Labor and industry commissioner duties technical correction made.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1202 be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:43 PM.



Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Meagan Rice, Committee Legislative Assistant






More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF623 (Anderson) - Sauk Centre; Eagle's Healing Nest funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF631 (Rarick) - Youth job skills training program established, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF635 (Hamilton) - Lewis and Clark Regional Water System project provisions modified, and additional issuance of housing infrastructure bonds authorized.
  • HF805 (Baker) - Water conditioning installation requirements modified.
  • HF1202 (Garofalo) - Labor and industry commissioner duties technical correction made.
  • HF1235 (Kresha) - Investment in rural jobs tax credit created.
  • HF1303 (Albright) - New markets tax credit program established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1307 (Ecklund) - American Indian workforce training pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated.
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01:07 - HF623 (Anderson, P.) Sauk Centre; Eagle's Healing Nest funding provided, and money appropriated.
07:15 - HF631 (Rarick) Youth skills training program established, reports required, and money appropriated.
25:38 - HF635 (Hamilton) Lewis and Clark Regional Water System existing state appropriation bond authorization purposes modified, and additional state appropriation bonding for the final phase of the system project authorized.
33:59 - HF805 (Baker) Water conditioning installation requirements modified.
39:46 - HF1307 (Ecklund) American Indian workforce training pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated.
45:29 - HF1235 (Kresha) Investment in rural jobs tax credit created.
1:10:02 - HF1303 (Albright) New markets tax credit program established, report required, and money appropriated.
1:41:00 - HF1202 (Garofalo) Labor and industry commissioner duties technical correction made.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.