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Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 05, 2021

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


WORKFORCE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AND POLICY

MINUTES

Representative Noor, Chair of the Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on March 5th, 2021. The meeting was broadcasted via Zoom and House Public Information Services. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay
HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod
BAKER, Dave
DAVNIE, Jim
FRANKE, Keith
GREENMAN, Emma
JURGENS, Tony
KOEGEL, Erin
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
OLSON, Liz
XIONG, Tou

Representative Olson moved to approve the minutes for the March 3rd, 2021 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF 728 (Lee) Redevelopment appropriation bond issuance authorized for areas damaged by civil unrest, and money appropriated.

Chair Noor moved to amend HF 728 with the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in regards to HF 728:
Dr. Ali Barbarawi, Owner, Chicago Lake Dental
Elias Usso, Owner & Pharmacist, Seward Pharmacy
Abe Demaaj, Owner, G&L Furniture
Joyce Sanders, Owner, Urban 29 LLC
Jin Lim, Owner, 7 Mile Sportswear
Henry Jimenez, Executive Director, Latino Economic Development
Allison Sharkey, Executive Director, Lake Street Council
Erik Hansen, Economic Development Director, City of Minneapolis
Jim Terrell, Business Development Program Supervisor, City of Minneapolis
Mike Temali, CEO, Neighborhood Development Center
Yamileth Carachure, Unidos MN
Chad Kulas, Executive Director, Midway Chamber
Va-Megn Thoj, Executive Director, AEDA
Nicolle Goodman, Director of Planning and Economic Development, City of St Paul
Alfredo Martel, CEO/President, MEDA
Hollies Winston, Owner, Guaranteed America.– Catalyst Project Manager
Simon Trautmann, Richfield City Council Member

Chair Noor referred HF 728 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

A roll call was requested




AYES:

NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay
DAVNIE, Jim
FRANKE, Keith
GREENMAN, Emma
KOEGEL, Erin
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
OLSON, Liz
XIONG, Tou

NAYS:

HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod
BAKER, Dave
JURGENS, Tony

WITH 9 AYES AND 4 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF728, AS AMENDED, WAS REFERED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.

HF 1844 (Davnie) Creating the civil unrest immediate relief program; requiring reports; appropriating money.

Chair Noor moved to amend HF 1844 with the DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in regards to HF 1844:
Najib Negre, JiJiga Business Center
Bruce Corrie

Chair Noor laid HF 1844 over, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Vice-Chair Jay Xiong assumed the gavel at 2:54 P.M.

HF 6 (Noor) PROMISE Act established, community repair panel created, redevelopment and relief programs created, Metropolitan Area Redevelopment Corporation established, sales and use tax imposed, property tax abatement required, Civil Unrest Investigatory Commission established, and money appropriated.

Testifiers in regards to HF 6:
John-Paul Yates, Director of Public Policy, MPLS Regional Chamber
Alfredo Martel, CEO/President, MEDA
Anil Segat, Owner, Flint Capital
Dolly Agnew, Founder, Papa Legba
Gene Gelgula, CEO, African Economic Development Services
Feraol Debo - ITC Transit – School Bussing
Enrique Blanco, Operations Director, Latino Economic Development Center LEDC
Andrea Castillo, LuviFood
Anisha Murphy, Director of Community Advancement, Community Reinvestment Fund
Anna Bloomstrand
Hollies Winston

Chair Noor moved to amend HF 6 with the DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Noor moved to refer HF 6, as amended, to the Committee on Taxes.

A roll call was requested

AYES:

NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay
DAVNIE, Jim
GREENMAN, Emma
KOEGEL, Erin
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
OLSON, Liz
XIONG, Tou

NAYS:

HAMILTON, Rod
BAKER, Dave
FRANKE, Keith
JURGENS, Tony

EXCUSED:
HALEY, Barb

WITH 8 AYES, 4 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF728, AS AMENDED, WAS REFERED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.


The meeting adjourned at 2:32 P.M.
Representative Mohamud Noor, Chair



Jason Chavez
Committee Legislative Assistant







More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF6 (Noor) - PROMISE Act established, grant and loan program established for businesses affected by civil unrest, sales and use tax items exempted, property tax abatement required, and money appropriated.
  • HF728 (Lee) - Redevelopment appropriation bond issuance authorized for areas damaged by civil unrest, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1844 (Davnie) - Civil unrest immediate relief program created, reports required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:25 - HF728 (Lee) Redevelopment appropriation bond issuance authorized for areas damaged by civil unrest, and money appropriated.
1:40:20 - HF1844 (Davnie) Creating the civil unrest immediate relief program; requiring reports; appropriating money.
1:54:15 - HF6 (Noor) PROMISE Act established, community repair panel created, redevelopment and relief programs created, Metropolitan Area Redevelopment Corporation established, sales and use tax imposed, property tax abatement required, Civil Unrest Investigatory Commission established, and money appropriated.
Runs 2 hours, 43 minutes.



HF 728 (Lee) Redevelopment appropriation bond issuance authorized for areas damaged by civil unrest, and money appropriated.
Dr. Ali Barbarawi, Owner, Chicago Lake Dental
Elias Usso, Owner & Pharmacist, Seward Pharmacy
Abe Demaaj, Owner, G&L Furniture
Joyce Sanders, Owner, Urban 29 LLC
Jin Lim, Owner, 7 Mile Sportswear
Henry Jimenez, Executive Director, Latino Economic Development
Allison Sharkey, Executive Director, Lake Street Council
Erik Hansen, Economic Development Director, City of Minneapolis
Jim Terrell, Business Development Program Supervisor, City of Minneapolis
Mike Temali, CEO, Neighborhood Development Center
Yamileth Carachure, Unidos MN
Chad Kulas, Executive Director, Midway Chamber
Va-Megn Thoj, Executive Director, AEDA
Nicolle Goodman, Director of Planning and Economic Development, City of St Paul
Alfredo Martel, CEO/President, MEDA
Hollies Winston, Owner, Guaranteed America.– Catalyst Project Manager

HF 1844 (Davnie) Creating the civil unrest immediate relief program; requiring reports; appropriating money
Hashi, Owner, Safari Express at Midtown Global Market
Najib Negre, JiJiga Business Center
Bruce Corrie
Simon Trautmann, Richfield City Council member

HF 6 (Noor) PROMISE Act
John-Paul Yates, Director of Public Policy, MPLS Regional Chamber
Alfredo Martel, CEO/President, MEDA
Anil Segat, Owner, Flint Capital
Dolly Agnew, Founder, Papa Legba
Gene Gelgula, CEO, African Economic Development Services
Feraol Debo - ITC Transit – School Bussing
Enrique Blanco, Operations Director, Latino Economic Development Center LEDC
Andrea Castillo, LuviFood
Anisha Murphy, Director of Community Advancement, Community Reinvestment Fund

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