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Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 21, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


JOB GROWTH AND ENERGY AFFORDABILITY POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES


Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair of the Jobs Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM on March 21, 2018, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


Members present:
GAROFALO, Pat
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
MUNSON, Jeremy
NEU, Anne
O’NEILL, Marion
RARICK, Jason
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike
VOGEL, Bob
WEST, Nolan





Members excused:
MORAN, Rena
THISSEN, Paul
NEWBERGER, Jim

Representative Mahoney moved the meeting minutes from March 20, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3711 (Greg Davids) Duluth; regional exchange district for development purposes authorized.

Representative Garofalo recommended HF3711 to pass and move to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Garofalo moved H3711DE1 to be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Dr. Dan Nickcevich, Essentia Health; David Montgomery, Chief Administrator of Duluth; Gary Cerkvenik, Lobbyist, Essentia Health; Daryn McBeth, Government Relations Specialist, Gray Plant Mooty; testified on HF3711.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion to move HF3711 as amended to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3933 (Brian Johnson) Advocating Change Together grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Neu moved HF3933 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Mary Kay Kennedy, Executive Director, Advocating Change Together; testified on HF3933.

Representative O’Neill assumed the gavel at 3:47 PM.

Representative Neu renewed the motion for HF3933 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3749 (Tim Mahoney) Emerald ash borer removal grant program established, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved HF3749 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Victoria Reinhardt, Commissioner, Ramsey County; Jeff Guillemette, Evergreen Energy; Nina Axelson, Evergreen Energy; Rick Evans, Director of Regional Government Affairs, Xcel Energy; testified on HF3749.

Representative Mahoney renewed the motion for HF3749 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 4:17 PM.

Overview of the Governor’s Supplemental Budget Requests
Shawntera Hardy, Commissioner, DEED
Mary Tingerthal, Commissioner, MHFA

The meeting was adjourned at 4:38 PM.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair





Amelia Allert, Committee Legislative Assistant





More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3711 (Davids) - Duluth; regional exchange district for development purposes authorized, and extension of taxes authorized.
  • HF3749 (Mahoney) - Emerald ash borer removal grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3933 (Johnson) - Advocating Change Together grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
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00:38 - HF3711 (Davids) Duluth; regional exchange district for development purposes authorized.
44:51 - HF3933 (Johnson, B.) Advocating Change Together grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
51:21 - HF3749 (Mahoney) Emerald ash borer removal grant program established, and money appropriated.
1:16:39 - Overview of the governor's supplemental budget requests.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.


Overview of the Governor's Supplemental Budget Requests