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TWENTY-THIRD MEETING - Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Mahoney, Chair of Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 8:01 A.M. on April 2, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MAHONEY, Tim (Chair)
NOOR, Mohamud (Vice-Chair)
GUNTHER, Bob (Minority Lead)
BACKER, Jeff
BAKER, Dave
CLAFLIN, Anne
DAVNIE, Jim
ECKLUND, Rob
HALEY, Barb
HASSAN, Hodan
KOEGEL, Erin
KOZNICK, Jon
MORAN, Rena
ROBBINS, Kristin
STEPHENSON, Zack
SUNDIN, Mike
XIONG, Jay

Members excused:
MEKELAND, Shane

A quorum was present.

Representative Davnie moved to approve the minutes from March 28, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1533 (Olson); Duluth; Minnesota Investment Fund loan to paper mill provided.

Chair Mahoney moved that HF1533 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs and Economic Development Finance omnibus bill.

Representative Olson introduced the bill.

Testifying in support of the bill:
-Guy Priley, Verso Duluth Mill
-Andy Snope, Legislative and Political Director of IBEW Minnesota State Council
-Gary Wargen, Verso Duluth Mill

Chair Mahoney renewed his motion that HF1533 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs and Economic Development Finance omnibus bill.

HF2208 (Mahoney); Department of Employment and Economic Development, Labor and Industry, Human Services, and Commerce, Bureau of Mediation Services, Public Employment Relations Board, Housing Finance Agency, Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals, and Public Utilities Commission funding provided; policy and technical changes made; fees modified; criminal and civil penalties provided; reports required; and money appropriated.

Chair Mahoney moved that HF 2208 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Mahoney moved to adopt the H2208A19 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Solveig Beckel, nonpartisan house fiscal analyst, and Anna Scholin and Ben Weeks, nonpartisan house research consultants, gave an overview of the H2208A19 amendment and corresponding spreadsheets.

Testifying on the amendment:
-Jon Kelly, Government Affairs Liaison for the Minnesota Department of Commerce
-Steve Grove, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

The meeting was adjourned at 9:29 A.M.




Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair

Joe Lenczewski, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

HF1533 (Olson) - Duluth; Minnesota Investment Fund loan to paper mill provided. HF 2208 (Mahoney) Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Nonpartisan Staff Walkthrough of the DE to HF 2208.

Bills Added:
  • HF2208 (Mahoney) - Omnibus jobs and economic development, energy and climate, and telecommunications policy and finance bill.
  • HF1533 (Olson) - Duluth; Minnesota Investment Fund loan to paper mill provided.
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02:32 - HF1533 (Olson) Duluth; Minnesota Investment Fund loan to paper mill provided. 17:39 - HF2208 (Mahoney) Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development Finance bill. - Nonpartisan staff walkthrough of the delete-everything amendment to HF2208. Runs 1 hour, 28 minutes.