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TWENTY FIRST MEETING - Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIRST 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 7:02 PM on March 27, 2019, in Room 10 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
MEKELAND, Shane
MORAN, Rena
ROBBINS, Kristin
STEPHENSON, Zack
SUNDIN, Mike
XIONG, Jay

Members excused:

KOZNICK, Jon

HF 1216 (Schultz) Duluth; regional exchange district establishment authorized, state general sales tax exemption provided, advisory board created, powers and duties conferred, tax abatement and tax increment financing rules provided, local sales and use tax imposition authorized, state appropriation bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Sundin moved that HF 1216 is re-referred to Ways & Means.

Representative Sundin moved the A19-0294 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF 1216:

Noah Schuchman, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Duluth
Mike Mahoney, Vice President, Public Policy for Essential Health
Eric Lohn, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, St. Luke’s Hospital
Craig Olson, President, Duluth Building Trades

Representative Sundin renewed his motion that HF 1216 as amended is re-referred to Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 878 (Mahoney) Building and construction contract retainage requirements modified.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 878 is re-referred to Ways & Means.

Representative Mahoney moved the H0878DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF 878:

Mike Schechfer
Julie Bayerl, Administration Department

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 878 as amended is re-referred to Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2413 (Moran) St. Paul; Rondo Community Land Trust grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Moran moved that HF 2413 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individual testified on HF 2413:

Mychael Wright, Golden Thyme Coffee Café and Rondo Community Land Trust Board Member

Representative Moran renewed her motion that HF 2413 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 905 (Koegel) Getting to work grant program created, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Koegel moved that HF 905 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Koegel moved the H0905A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF 905:

Anna Odegaard
Elba Castillo
Jacqueline Arias

Representative Koegel renewed her motion that HF 2413 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 1507 (Stephenson) Minnesota investment fund grant program limits modified, job training grant program modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Stephenson moved HF 1507 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Stephenson moved the H1507A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF 1507:

Lilly Melander, Minnesota Medical Alley
Bradley Peterson, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities

Representative Stephenson renewed his motion that HF 1507 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 1424 (Stephenson) Student loan advocate established, licensure of student loan servicers required, certain practices prohibited in student loan servicing, and report required.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF 1424 is re-referred to Ways & Means.

Representative Stephenson moved the H1424A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individual testified on HF 1424:

Andrea Cecconi, Education Minnesota

Representative Stephenson renewed his motion that HF 1424 as amended is re-referred to Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2120 (Noor) Hennepin County; Cedar Riverside Partnership grant authorized, and money appropriated.

Representative Noor moved HF 2120 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individuals testified on HF 2120:

Muzamil Ibrahim

Representative Noor renewed his motion that HF 2120 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 2287 (Noor) Information technology grants to increase apprentice numbers funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Noor moved HF 2287 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Noor renewed his motion that HF 2287 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representive Noor assumed the gavel at 8:25 PM

HF 879 (Sundin) Building and construction contract requirements modified and clarified.

Representative Sundin moved that HF 879 is re-referred to Ways & Means.

The following individuals testified on HF 879:

Jason Tarasek
Mary E. Wawro, Ryan Companies, Inc.
Mike Schechter, General Counsel & Labor Relations Director for AGC-MN

Representative Sundin renewed his motion that HF 879 is re-referred to Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2138 (Mahoney) Minority-owned business development assistance service competitive grant funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 2138 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individual testified on HF 2138:

Gary Cunningham, Meda

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 2138 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 2043 (Mahoney) Pathways to prosperity grant program codified, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 2043 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Mahoney moved the H2043DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF 2043:

Julie Brekke, HIRED
Ellen Watters, MSPWIN

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 2043 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Mahoney moved the minutes of March 26, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Representative Noor adjourned the meeting at 9:20 PM


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Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair


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Michael Mollner, Committee Legislative Assistant



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Agenda:

HF 1216 (Schultz) Duluth Regional Exchange District HF 2413 (Moran) St. Paul; Rondo Community Land Trust grant funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 905 (Koegel) Getting to work grant program created HF 1507 (Stephenson) Minnesota investment fund grant program limits modified, job training grant program modified, and money appropriated. HF 1424 (Stephenson) Student loan advocate established, licensure of student loan servicers required, certain practices prohibited in student loan servicing, and report required. HF 2120 (Noor) Cedar Riverside Partnership grant authorized, and money appropriated HF 2287 (Noor) Information technology grants to increase apprentice numbers funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated. HF 879 (Sundin) Building and construction contract requirements modified and clarified. HF 878 (Mahoney) Building and construction contract retainage requirements modified. HF 2138 (Mahoney) Minority-owned business development assistance service competitive grant funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated. HF 2043 (Mahoney) Pathways to prosperity grant program

Bills Added:
  • HF905 (Koegel) - Getting to work grant program created, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1216 (Schultz) - Duluth; regional exchange district establishment authorized, state general sales tax exemption provided, advisory board created, powers and duties conferred, tax abatement and tax increment financing rules provided, local sales and use tax imposition authorized, state appropriation bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2043 (Mahoney) - Pathways to prosperity grant program codified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1507 (Stephenson) - Minnesota investment fund grant program limits modified, job training grant program modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF2120 (Noor) - Hennepin County; Cedar Riverside Partnership grant authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF2287 (Noor) - Information technology grants to increase apprentice numbers funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2413 (Moran) - St. Paul; Rondo Community Land Trust grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF878 (Mahoney) - Building and construction contract retainage requirements modified.
  • HF879 (Sundin) - Building and construction contract requirements modified and clarified.
  • HF2138 (Mahoney) - Minority-owned business development assistance service competitive grant funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1424 (Stephenson) - Student loan advocate established, licensure of student loan servicers required, certain practices prohibited in student loan servicing, and report required.
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