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Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - September 25, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH 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 1:22 PM on Monday, September 25, 2017, in Room 200 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
DAVNIE, Jim
HOWE, Jeff
LAYMAN, Sandy
MAYE QUADE, Erin
METSA, Jason
NEU, Anne
O’NEILL, Marion
RARICK, Jason
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike
VOGEL, Bob
WEST, Nolan



Members excused:

BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave
FABIAN, Dan
MORAN, Rena
THISSEN, Paul

Representative Davnie moved the minutes of May 17, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1005 (Garofalo) Commerce and Employment and Economic Development Departments number of deputy commissioners reduced, and current deputy commissioners allowed to serve until January 1, 2019.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1005 be referred to the General Register.

Alison Groebner, Government Affairs Director, Minnesota Department of Commerce; Darielle Dannen, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; testified on HF1005.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF1005 be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1037 (Vogel) Legislative approval of housing incentives and allocations by the Metropolitan Council required.

Representative Vogel moved HF1037 be referred to the General Register.

LisaBeth Barajas, Local Planning Assistance Manager, Metropolitan Council; Patricia Nauman, Executive Director, Metro Cities; testified on HF1037.

Representative Vogel renewed his motion that HF1037 be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1119 (Theis) Criminal penalties modified.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1119 be referred to the General Register. 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.

HF1394 (Kelly Fenton) Dislocated worker program modified.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1394 be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee heard testimony on economic outcomes and development programs within Minnesota demographics. The following people testified:

Steve Hine, Director of Labor Market Information Office, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; Eric Armacanqui, Legislative and Policy Liaison, Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs; John Pacheco, President and Chief Executive Officer, Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servico; Ruby Lee, President, Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servico; testified on HF1394.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:13 PM.



Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Meagan Rice, Committee Legislative Assistant







More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1005 (Garofalo) - Commerce and Employment and Economic Development Departments number of deputy commissioners reduced, and current deputy commissioners allowed to serve until January 1, 2019.
  • HF1037 (Vogel) - Legislative approval of housing incentives and allocations by the Metropolitan Council required.
  • HF1119 (Theis) - Criminal penalties modified.
  • HF1202 (Garofalo) - Labor and industry commissioner duties technical correction made.
  • HF1394 (Fenton) - Dislocated worker program modified.
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Introductory comments by the Chair.
Consideration of bills previously re-referred by the committee:.
03:18 - HF1005 (Garofalo) Commerce and Employment and Economic Development Departments number of deputy commissioners reduced, and current deputy commissioners allowed to serve until January 1, 2019.
06:52 - HF1037 (Vogel) Legislative approval of housing incentives and allocations by the Metropolitan Council required.
12:11 - HF1119 (Theis) Criminal penalties modified.
12:49 - HF1202 (Garofalo) Labor and industry commissioner duties technical correction made.
13:32 - HF1394 (Fenton) Dislocated worker program modified.
Investigation of economic outcomes and development programs within Minnesotan demographics.
14:18 - Department of Employment and Economic Development.
50:36 - Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs (Eric Armacanqui, Legislative and Policy Liaison).
1:15:02 - Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servico (CLUES).
Runs 1 hour, 52 minutes.


Consideration of bills previously re-referred by the Committee

Investigation of economic outcomes and development programs within Minnesotan demographics

Department of Employment and Economic Development

Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
Eric Armacanqui, Legislative and Policy Liaison

Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servico (CLUES)

The committee will adjourn promptly at 3 PM