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ELEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

CAPITAL INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Fue Lee, Chair of the Capital Investment Committee, called the remote meeting to order at 8:30 A.M. on February 16, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services, Facebook Live, and YouTube live streaming.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

LEE, Fue (Chair)
MURPHY, Mary (Vice Chair)
URDAHL, Dean (Lead)
AGBAJE, Esther
BERG, Kaela
DAVIDS, Greg
FRANKE, Keith
FREIBERG, Mike
HANSEN, Rick
HUOT, John
LILLIE, Leon
LUCERO, Eric
MORAN, Rena
PIERSON, Nels
RALEIGH, Donald
RASMUSSON, Jordan
REYER, Liz
WEST, Nolan
XIONG, Jay

A quorum was present.

Representative Murphy moved to approve the minutes from February 11, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Murphy assumed the gavel at 8:33 A.M.

HF728 (Lee); Protests of May and June 2020; redevelopment appropriation bond issuance authorized for areas damaged by civil unrest, and money appropriated.

Representative Lee moved that HF728 be referred to the Committee on Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy.

Representative Lee moved the H0728A1-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lee presented his bill as amended.

Testifying on the bill as amended:
-Louis Lau, Business Owner, Peking Garden
-Rob Yang, Business Owner, Phenom
-Va-Megn Thoj, Executive Director, Asian Economic Development Association
-Chad Kulas, Executive Director, Midway Chamber of Commerce
-Butch Inks, Fire Chief, St. Paul
-Henry Jiménez, Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Center
-Chris Montana, Chief Executive Officer and Head Distiller, DuNord Craft Spirits
-Allison Sharkey, Executive Director, Lake Street Council
-Abe Demaaj, Business Owner, G & L Furniture
-Kenya McKnight-Ahad, Founder, Black Women’s Wealth Alliance
-Nicolle Goodman, Director, St. Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development
-Erik Hansen, Director of Economic Policy and Development, City of Minneapolis
-Jim Terrell, Principal Project Coordinator & Manager of Participation Loan Programs, City of Minneapolis

Representative Lee renewed his motion that HF728 as amended be referred to the Committee on Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES
Lee
Murphy
Agbaje
Berg
Freiberg
Hansen
Huot
Lillie
Moran
Reyer
Xiong

NAYS
Urdahl
Davids
Franke
Lucero
Pierson
Raleigh
Rasmusson
West

There being 11 ayes and 8 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:58 A.M.




Representative Fue Lee, Chair



Joe Lenczewski, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF728 (Lee) - Redevelopment appropriation bond issuance authorized for areas damaged by civil unrest, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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03:11 - HF728 (Lee) Protests of May and June 2020; redevelopment appropriation bond issuance authorized for areas damaged by civil unrest, and money appropriated.


HF 728 (Lee) Protests of May and June 2020; redevelopment appropriation bond issuance authorized for areas damaged by civil unrest, and money appropriated.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

Testimony: Written testimony will be accepted by emailing jenny.nash@house.mn and joe.lenczewski@house.mn by 8:30 am on Monday, February 15. Written testimony is entered into the committee’s record, shared with committee members, and posted to the committee’s webpage. To sign up to testify (limit 2 minutes), please email jenny.nash@house.mn and joe.lenczewski@house.mn by 8:30 am on Monday, February 15. Testimony may be limited.

Additional written testimony will be accepted for 24 hours after the meeting adjourns and will be shared with committee members, posted on the committee’s webpage, and entered into the committee’s record.