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Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Twenty-First Meeting

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 17, 2021

State of Minnesota Twenty-First Meeting
House of Representatives Ninety- Second Session

Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Minutes

Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair of the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance & Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 PM on March 17, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Ecklund, Rob, Chair
Xiong, Tou, Vice Chair
Dettmer, Bob, Minority Lead
McDonald, Joe, Minority Lead
Berg, Kaela
Bliss, Matt
Edelson, Heather
Frederick, Luke
Greenman, Emma
Nelson, Michael
Poston, John
Raleigh, Donald
Sundin, Mike


A quorum was present.

Representative Dettmer moved that the minutes from March 16, 2021 be adopted. Motion prevailed.


HF 1577 (Koznick) Department of Labor and Industry required to study disabled or injured police officer benefit adequacy.

The Chair moved that HF 1577 be referred the Committee on State Government Finance.

Representative Koznick presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Wendy Wulff

Representative Xiong assumed the Chair at 3:09 P.M.

The Chair renewed the motion that HF 1577 be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
XIONG
DETTMER
MCDONALD
BERG
BLISS
EDELSON
FREDERICK
GREENMAN
NELSON
POSTON
RALEIGH
SUNDIN


NAY

-


By a vote of 13 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ecklund assumed the chair at 3:22 P.M.

HF 1337 (Lislegard) Career pathway grant program created, online learning through authorized through contracts with qualifying supplemental online learning providers, and money appropriated.

The Chair moved that HF 1337 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Lislegard presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Leslie Lewandowski, College Readiness Program Coordinator, MN Virtual Academy
Jenny Winkelaar, Director of Workforce and Community Development, Operating
Engineers Local 49

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 1337 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 1794 (Frederick) Helmets to Hard Hats Minnesota initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Frederick moved that HF 1794 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Frederick presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Gary Thaden, Construction Careers Foundation
Justin Rost, Helmets to Hardhats

Representative Dettmer moved the A1 amendment. A roll call was taken. The Results were as follows:

AYE

DETTMER
MCDONALD
BLISS
POSTON
RALEIGH


NAY

ECKLUND
XIONG
BERG
EDELSON
FREDERICK
GREENMAN
NELSON
SUNDIN

By a vote of 5 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.


Representative Frederick renewed his motion that HF 1794 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 1443 (Xiong, T) Department of Labor and Industry's PIPELINE program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Xiong moved that HF 1443 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Xiong presented the bill.

Representative Xiong renewed his motion that HF 1443 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:07 P.M.



__________________________________________
Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair

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Grace Doyle, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1577 (Koznick) - Department of Labor and Industry required to study disabled or injured police officer benefit adequacy.
  • HF1337 (Lislegard) - Career pathway demonstration program and grant created, and money appropriated.
  • HF1443 (Xiong) - Department of Labor and Industry's PIPELINE program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1794 (Frederick) - Helmets to Hard Hats Minnesota initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:38 HF1577 (Koznick) Department of Labor and Industry required to study disabled or injured police officer benefit adequacy.
23:00 HF1337 (Lislegard) Career pathway grant program created, online learning through authorized through contracts with qualifying supplemental online learning providers, and money appropriated.
39:29 HF1794 (Frederick) Helmets to Hard Hats Minnesota initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:00:13 HF1443 (Xiong, T.) Department of Labor and Industry's PIPELINE program funding provided, and money appropriated.



HF 1577 (Koznick) Department of Labor and Industry required to study disabled or injured police officer benefit adequacy.
Wendy Wulff

HF 1337 (Lislegard) Career pathway grant program created, online learning through authorized through contracts with qualifying supplemental online learning providers, and money appropriated.
Leslie Lewandowski, College Readiness Program Coordinator for the MN Virtual Academy
Jenny Winkelaar, Director of Workforce and Community Development for Operating Engineers Local 49

HF 1794 (Frederick) Helmets to Hard Hats Minnesota initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
Gary Thaden, Construction Careers Foundation
Justin Rost, Helmets to Hardhats

HF 1443 (Xiong, T) Department of Labor and Industry's PIPELINE program funding provided, and money appropriated.

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