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TWENTIETH MEETING - Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

JOBS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair of the Jobs & Economic Development Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 8:01 AM on March 26, 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
HASSAN, Hodan
KOEGEL, Erin
KOZNICK, Jon
MEKELAND, Shane
MORAN, Rena
ROBBINS, Kristin
STEPHENSON, Zack
SUNDIN, Mike
XIONG, Jay

Representative Davnie moved the minutes of March 21, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF 119 (Sundin) Helmets to Hard Hats grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Sundin moved that HF 119 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individuals testified on HF 119:

Gary K. Thaden
Justin Rost
Jeff Alleman
Tajuan Williams

Representative Sundin renewed his motion that HF 119 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 975 (Richardson) Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 975 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individuals testified on HF 975:

Michele Isham
Jamie Taylor
Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 975 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 1091 (Noor) Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Learn to Earn/Teen Teamworks youth employment program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Noor moved that HF 1091 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individuals testified on HF 1091:

Linda Tkaczik,
Francisca Pass
Londel French, Minneapolis Park Commissioner

Representative Noor renewed his motion that HF 1091 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 1860 (Hansen) Meatpacking worker terms clarified, notification in other than English and Spanish languages provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 1860 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Mahoney moved the H1860A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF 1860:

David Kirchner, Office of the Legislative Auditor
Bernie Hess

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 1860 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 2151 (Gunther) Entrepreneurial development funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Gunther moved that HF 2151 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Gunther moved the H2151A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF 2151:

Bryan Studiay

Representative Gunther renewed his motion that HF 2151 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 1253 (Stephenson) Barriers to employment for people with mental illness report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF 1253 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Stephenson moved the H1253A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF 1253:

Sue Abderholden, NAMI
Ellie Erickson
Kenneth Casten

Representative Stephenson renewed his motion that HF 1253 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Noor assumed the gavel at 9:23 AM

HF 2235 (Mahoney) Minnesota investment fund and job creation fund funded projects' required wage levels modified.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 2235 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 2235 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Mahoney assumed the gavel at 9:27 AM

Representative Mahoney recessed the meeting at 9:29 AM

Representative Mahoney reconvened the meeting at 5:31 PM in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

HF 5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 5 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means with a recommended re-referral to the Division on State Government Finance.

Representative Mahoney moved the H0005A12 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF 5:

Steve Grove, Commissioner, DEED
Jan Malcolm, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Bharti Wahi, Executive Director of Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota
Emmanuel Nyemah
Nicki Jones
Lauryn Schothorst, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Jill Larson, Minnesota Business Partnership
Mike Hickey, NFIB
Kim Lewis
Debra Fitzpatrick, Community Engagement Director, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Representative Haley moved the H0005DE1 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Noor requested a roll-call vote for HF 5.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 5 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means with a recommended re-referral to the Division on State Government Finance.

AYES-
Chair Mahoney
Representative Noor
Representative Claflin
Representative Hassan
Representative Koegel
Representative Stephenson
Representative Sundin
Representative Xiong

NAYS-
Representative Gunther
Representative Haley
Representative Koznick
Representative Mekeland
Representative Robbins

ABSENT-
Representative Backer
Representative Davnie
Representative Ecklund
Representative Moran

There being eight ayes, five nays, and four absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 11 (Lesch) Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, and reports required.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 11 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

Representative Mahoney moved the H0011A7 amendment.

Representative Mahoney moved an oral amendment to the H0011A7 amendment.
Line 1.4 delete “or similar entity”
Line 1.6 delete “chapter” and insert “section and section 177.50”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Mahoney moved the H0011A7 amendment as amended be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Noor assumed the gavel at 7:17 PM.

Representative Mahoney assumed the gavel at 7:21 PM

The following individuals testified on HF 11:

Amanda Kegley, TakeAction Minnesota
Kathy Robey, ISAIAH
Ignacia Ambriz, CTUL
Adam Hanson, Associated Builders and Contractors of Minnesota
Lauryn Schothorst, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Brian Elliot, SEIU

Representative Koegel requested a roll-call vote for HF 11.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 11 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

AYES-
Chair Mahoney
Representative Noor
Representative Claflin
Representative Davnie
Representative Ecklund
Representative Hassan
Representative Koegel
Representative Moran
Representative Stephenson
Representative Sundin
Representative Xiong

NAYS-
Representative Gunther
Representative Backer
Representative Haley
Representative Koznick
Representative Mekeland
Representative Robbins

There being eleven ayes and six nays THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Noor assumed the gavel at 7:59 PM.

HF 6 (Mahoney) Wage theft prohibited, wage payment modified, civil and criminal penalties increased, administrative review allowed, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 6 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

Representative Mahoney moved the H0006A15 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF 6:

Steve Miltich
Nancy Leppink, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Melissa Hysing, AFL-CIO
Nely Bautista
Lauryn Schothorst, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Marlys Nygren
Henry Scott
Faustino Constande

Representative Sundin requested a roll-call vote for HF 6.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 6 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

AYES-
Chair Mahoney
Representative Noor
Representative Gunther
Representative Claflin
Representative Davnie
Representative Ecklund
Representative Hassan
Representative Koegel
Representative Koznick
Representative Moran
Representative Stephenson
Representative Sundin
Representative Xiong

NAYS-
Representative Haley
Representative Mekeland
Representative Robbins

ABSENT-
Representative Backer

There being thirteen ayes, three nays, and one absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Noor adjourned the meeting at 9:22 PM



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Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair


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Michael Mollner, Committee Legislative Assistant



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Agenda:

HF 119 (Sundin) Helmets to Hard hats HF 975 (Richardson) Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing funding provided HF 1091 (Noor) Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Learn to Earn/Teen Teamworks youth employment program funding provided HF 1860 (Hansen) Meatpacking worker terms clarified, notification in other than English and Spanish languages provided HF 2151 (Gunther) Entrepreneurial development funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated. HF 1253 (Stephenson) Barriers to employment for people with mental illness report required, and money appropriated. HF 2235 (Mahoney) Minnesota investment fund and job creation fund funded projects' required wage levels modified.

Bills Added:
  • HF119 (Sundin) - Helmets to Hard Hats grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1091 (Noor) - Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Learn to Earn/Teen Teamworks youth employment program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF975 (Richardson) - Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2151 (Gunther) - Entrepreneurial development funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1860 (Hansen) - Meatpacking worker terms clarified, notification in other than English and Spanish languages provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1253 (Stephenson) - Barriers to employment for people with mental illness report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2235 (Mahoney) - Minnesota investment fund and job creation fund funded projects' required wage levels modified.
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HF5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated. 1:41:49 - HF11 (Lesch) Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, and reports required. 2:29:37 - HF6 (Mahoney) Wage theft prohibited, wage payment modified, civil and criminal penalties increased, administrative review allowed, and money appropriated. Runs 3 hours, 52 minutes.