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TWELFTH MEETING - Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 18, 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
Persell, John
Poppe, Jeanne
Sandstede, Julie
Sauke, Duane

Members excused:
Mahoney, Tim

A quorum was present.

Jeff Freeman, Executive Director of the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority, gave a presentation of the Priority Project List for the agency.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF 2119 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Murphy presented HF 2119, a bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a grant or a loan to the city of Two Harbors for a new wastewater treatment plant; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF 2119 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF 2159 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Quam presented HF 2159, a bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for wastewater infrastructure in Oronoco.

Testifying on HF 2159:
• Ryland Eichhorst, Mayor, City of Oronoco

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF 2159 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sandstede moved that HF 1479 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Sandstede presented HF 1479, a bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for wastewater system improvements in the city of Floodwood; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

Testifying on HF 1479:
• Dave Nenoyer, Mayor, City of Floodwood

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF 1479 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Lien moved that the minutes of March 11, 2019, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Lien moved that the minutes of March 13, 2019, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:44 PM.





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Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair


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Tara Schaefle, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Representative Ben Lien, Vice Chair


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Representative Paul Anderson, Republican Lead


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Representative Cal Bahr


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Representative Jeff Brand


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Representative Brian Daniels


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Representative Lisa Demuth


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Representative Bob Gunther


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Representative Sandy Layman


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Representative Dave Lislegard


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Representative Tim Mahoney


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Representative John Persell


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Representative Jeanne Poppe


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Representative Julie Sandstede


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Representative Duane Sauke

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Agenda:

Presentation of the Priority Project List from Minnesota Public Facilities Authority - Jeff Freeman, Executive Director *Bills added to the agenda* HF1479 (Sandstede) Floodwood; wastewater system improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated HF2119 (Murphy) Two Harbors; new wastewater treatment plant loan or grant funding provided, and money appropriated HF2159 (Quam) Oronoco; wastewater infrastructure funding provided, and money appropriated

Bills Added:
  • HF1479 (Sandstede) - Floodwood; wastewater system improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2119 (Murphy) - Two Harbors; new wastewater treatment plant loan or grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2159 (Quam) - Oronoco; wastewater infrastructure funding provided, and money appropriated.
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