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EIGHTH MEETING - Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION



GREATER MINNESOTA JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE DIVISION MINUTES

Representative Ben Lien, Vice Chair of the Committee on Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 12:46 PM on February 27, 2019, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Lien, Ben, Vice Chair
Anderson, Paul, Republican Lead
Bahr, Cal
Brand, Jeff
Demuth, Lisa
Gunther, Bob
Layman, Sandy
Lislegard, Dave
Mahoney, Tim
Persell, John
Poppe, Jeanne
Sandstede, Julie
Sauke, Duane

Members excused:
Pelowski, Gene, Chair
Daniels, Brian

A quorum was present.

Representative Sandstede moved that the minutes of February 25, 2019, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Lien moved that HF 108 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Sundin presented HF 108, a bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for water infrastructure in Twin Lakes Township; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

Testifying on HF 108:
• Randy Willie, Twin Lakes Superintendent
• Derek Wolf, Public Works Superintendent, City of Carlton
• Mark Theil, Carlton County Commissioner

Vice Chair Lien renewed the motion that HF 108 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Lien moved that HF 959 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Sundin presented HF 959, a bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

Testifying on HF 959:
• Marianne Bohren, Executive Director, Western Lake Superior Sanitary District

Vice Chair Lien renewed the motion that HF 959 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Lien moved that HF 181 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Murphy presented HF 181, a bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money to the Public Facilities Authority for the purpose of debt relief for the Duluth North Shore Sanitary District.

Testifying on HF 181:
• Kevin Bovee, Duluth North Shore Sanitary District

Vice Chair Lien renewed the motion that HF 181 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Lien moved that HF 313 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 313, a bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Red Rock Rural Water System to provide expanded water service to the region; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

Testifying on HF 313:
• Marty Seifert, Flaherty & Hood
• Dominic Jones, Director, Red Rock Rural Water System

Vice Chair Lien renewed the motion that HF 313 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Lien moved that HF 1308 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Hansen presented HF 1308, a bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for wastewater infrastructure improvements in West St. Paul; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

Testifying on HF 1308:
• Ross Beckwith, City Engineer, West St. Paul
• Ryan Schroeder, City Manager, West St. Paul

Vice Chair Lien renewed the motion that HF 1308 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 PM.





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Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair


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Tara Schaefle, Committee Legislative Assistant




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Agenda:

HF108 (Sundin) Twin Lakes Township; water infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated HF959 (Sundin) Western Lake Superior Sanitary District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated HF181 (Murphy) Duluth; Public Facilities Authority funding provided for the purpose of debt relief for the Duluth North Shore Sanitary District, and money appropriated HF313 (Schomacker) Murray and Cottonwood Counties; Red Rock Rural Water System regional water service expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated HF1308 (Hansen) West St. Paul wastewater infrastructure improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated

Bills Added:
  • HF108 (Sundin) - Twin Lakes Township; water infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF959 (Sundin) - Western Lake Superior Sanitary District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF181 (Murphy) - Duluth; Public Facilities Authority funding provided for the purpose of debt relief for the Duluth North Shore Sanitary District, and money appropriated.
  • HF313 (Schomacker) - Murray and Cottonwood Counties; Red Rock Rural Water System regional water service expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1308 (Hansen) - West St. Paul; wastewater infrastructure improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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