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2019-2020 Regular Session

ELEVENTH MEETING - Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

March 13, 2019

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



GREATER MINNESOTA JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE DIVISION MINUTES

Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair of the Committee on Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 12:45 PM on March 13, 2019, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:


A quorum was present.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF 1137 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Kresha presented HF 1137, a bill for an act relating to telecommunications; appropriating money to the broadband grant program.

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF 1137 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF 376 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Sundin presented HF 376, a bill for an act relating to telecommunications; appropriating money for a grant to extend an existing broadband network.

Testifying on HF 376:
• Steve Giorgi, Range Association of Municipalities and Schools

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF 376 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF 1460 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Claflin presented HF 1460, a bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for South St. Paul infrastructure in the Concord Street corridor; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.


Testifying on HF 1460:
• James Francis, Mayor, City of South St. Paul
• Lee Elfering, City Engineer, City of South St. Paul
• Joel Hanson, City Administrator, City of South St. Paul

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF 1460 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gunther moved that HF 615 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Gunther presented HF 615, a bill for an act relating to Rapidan Township; appropriating money to reimburse federal disaster assistance.

Testifying on HF 615:
• Mike Maurer, Chief Deputy and Emergency Management Director, Blue Earth County
• Chris Larson, Civil Engineer, ISG

Representative Gunther renewed the motion that HF 615 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:34 PM.





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Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair


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Tara Schaefle, Committee Legislative Assistant




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Agenda:

HF376 (Sundin) Willow River, Pine City, Cromwell, and Aitkin; existing broadband network funding provided, and money appropriated HF1137 (Kresha) Broadband grant program funding provided, and money appropriated HF615 (Gunther) Rapidan Township; federal disaster assistance reimbursement provided, and money appropriated HF1460 (Claflin) South St. Paul; Concord Street corridor infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated

Bills Added:
  • HF376 (Sundin) - Willow River, Pine City, Cromwell, and Aitkin; existing broadband network funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF615 (Gunther) - Rapidan Township; federal disaster assistance reimbursement provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1137 (Kresha) - Broadband grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1460 (Claflin) - South St. Paul; Concord Street corridor infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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