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NINETEENTH MEETING - Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

JOBS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair of the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 8:02 AM on March 21, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MAHONEY, Tim
NOOR, Mohamud
GUNTHER, Bob
BACKER, Jeff
CLAFLIN, Anne
DAVNIE, Jim
ECKLUND, Rob
HALEY, Barb
KOEGEL, Erin
KOZNICK, Jon
MEKELAND, Shane
ROBBINS, Kristin
STEPHENSON, Zack
SUNDIN, Mike

Members excused:

HASSAN, Hodan
MORAN, Rena
XIONG, Jay

Representative Robbins moved the minutes of March 19, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF 1693 (Noor) Goodwill Easter Seals funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Noor moved that HF 1693 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individuals testified on HF 1693:

Michael Wirth-Davis, President & CEO, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
Sidney Frye II, Program Supervisor, family Service Rochester
Tierre Caldwell, FATHER Project
Andrew Freeberg, Director of Community Programs, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota

Representative Noor renewed his motion that HF 1693 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 1505 (Dehn) Summit Academy OIC GED and employment program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 1505 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individuals testified on HF 1505:

Louis J. King II, President and CEO of Summit Academy
Nasra Budul, Ready, Set, Smile

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 1505 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 1168 (Christensen) 180 Degrees grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 1168 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individuals testified on HF 1168:

Janet Hallaway
Andrell Hudson
Bashir Hassan

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 1168 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 1464 (Lippert) Youthprise Opportunity Reboot initiative grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 1464 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individuals testified on HF 1464:

Dr. Rose Chu – Opportunity Reboot Training and Technical Assistance Consultant
Rodrigo Ortiz – Student Participant, Tri-City Bridges Northfield/Faribault/RedWing
Graham Hartley – Director of Programs MIGIZI Communication
Nicki Patnaude, Director of Quality, MENTOR Minnesota
Marcus Pope, Vice President, Youthprise
Franchinel Batsimba
Yasha Ya

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 1464 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 2419 (Robbins) Coworking spaces broadband connection pilot grant program funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Robbins moved that HF 2419 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individual testified on HF 2419:

Betsy Bonnema, Founder of WORKUP & REDstar

Representative Robbins renewed her motion that HF 2419 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Mahoney adjourned the meeting at 9:21 AM


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Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair


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Michael Mollner, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

HF 1693 (Noor) Goodwill Easter Seals funding provided HF 1505 (Dehn) Summit Academy OIC GED and employment program HF 1168 (Christensen) 180 Degrees grant HF 1464 (Lippert) Youthprise Opportunity Reboot initiative grant HF 2419 (Robbins) Coworking spaces broadband connection pilot grant program. If you would like to testify, please contact Travis Reese at (651) 296-7175 or travis.reese@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF1693 (Noor) - Goodwill Easter Seals funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2419 (Robbins) - Coworking spaces broadband connection pilot grant program funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1464 (Lippert) - Youthprise Opportunity Reboot initiative grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1168 (Christensen) - 180 Degrees grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1505 (Dehn) - Summit Academy OIC GED and employment program funding provided, and money appropriated.
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01:29 - HF1693 (Noor) Goodwill Easter Seals funding provided. 20:11 - HF1505 (Dehn) Summit Academy OIC GED and employment program funding provided, and money appropriated. 32:36 - HF1168 (Christensen) 180 Degrees grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 43:58 - HF1464 (Lippert) Youthprise Opportunity Reboot initiative grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:03:35 - HF2419 (Robbins) Coworking spaces broadband connection pilot grant program funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 19 minutes.