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Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

FORTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Monday, March 21, 2022

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



WORKFORCE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
FINANCE & POLICY MINUTES

Representative Mohamud Noor, Chair of the Committee on Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:00 PM on March 21, 2022, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

A quorum was present.

Lead Hamilton moved to approve the minutes for the March 16, 2021, meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Xiong ASSUMED the gavel at 1:04 pm.

Chair Noor moved to lay HF 3733 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Noor presented HF 3733.

Testifying:
- Elena Gaarder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
- Mikeya Griffen, Executive Director, Rondo Community Land Trust
- Lisa Olson, Oak Street Operations Coordinator and Worker Owner, The Hub Bike Co-op

Chair Noor renewed his motion to lay HF 3733 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Noor ASSUMED the gavel at 1:21 PM.

Chair Noor moved to lay HF 4244 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Moran presented HF 4244.

Testifying:
- Dr. Darlene Fry, Executive Director, Irreducible Grace Foundation
- Amos Cole, Member, Irreducible Grace Foundation

No further action was taken.

Chair Noor moved to lay HF 4098 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Moran presented HF 4098.

Testifying:
- Kenya McKnight-Ahad, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Black Women’s Wealth Alliance
- Tameka Jones, Owner, Lip Esteem
- Ayolaonda Mack, Owner, Black Family Blueprint
- Gloria Perez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

Chair Noor renewed his motion to lay HF 4098 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Noor moved to lay HF 2175 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Noor moved to adopt HF2175DE1. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lee presented HF 2175 as amended.

Testifying:
- Adair Mosely, Executive Director, Pillsbury United Communities

Chair Noor renewed his motion to lay over HF 2175 as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Noor moved to refer HF 2661 to the committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

Representative Hollins presented HF 2661.

Testifying:
- Kate Davenport, Co-President, Eureka Recycling
- Emily Barker, Executive Director, Reuse Minnesota
- Amanda LaGrange, Chief Executive Officer, Tech Dump
- Michael Reed, Environmental Health Supervisor, Ramsey County

Chair Noor renewed his motion to refer HF 2661 to the committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

A voice vote was requested, and THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Noor moved to refer HF 3985 to the committee on Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

Chair Noor moved to adopt HF3985A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADIOPTED.

Representative Christensen presented HF 3985 as amended.

Testifying:
- Shane Zahrt, Lobbyist, Coalition of Utility Cities
- Marie Pflipsen, Community Development Director, City of Becker

Chair Noor renewed his motion to refer HF 3985 as amended to the committee on Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

A voice vote was requested, and THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:29 PM.






Representative Mohamud Noor, Chair


Abdihamid Badri, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2175 (Lee) - Justice Built Communities initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2661 (Hollins) - Zero-waste grant program created, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3733 (Noor) - Community wealth-building grant program and account created, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3985 (Christensen) - Community energy transition grant program modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF4098 (Moran) - Nonprofit organizations provided funding to build and invest in economic structures that educate, mobilize, and equip Black women with the necessary tools to build, retain, and strengthen the capacity to build wealth; and money appropriated.
  • HF4244 (Moran) - Irreducible Grace Foundation grant funding provided to build Black Youth Healing Arts Center, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:33 - HF3733 (Noor) Community wealth-building grant program and account created, reports required, and money appropriated.
19:58 - HF4244 (Moran) Irreducible Grace Foundation grant funding provided to build Black Youth Healing Arts Center, and money appropriated (informational only).
27:13 - HF4098 (Moran) Nonprofit organizations provided funding to build and invest in economic structures that educate, mobilize, and equip Black women with the necessary tools to build, retain, and strengthen the capacity to build wealth; and money appropriated.
48:32 - HF2175 (Lee) Justice Built Communities initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
58:03 - HF2661 (Hollins) Zero-waste grant program created, reports required, and money appropriated.
1:13:56 - HF3985 (Christensen) Community energy transition grant program modified, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.


HF 3733 (Noor) Community wealth-building grant program and account created, reports required, and money appropriated.
- Elena Gaarder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
- Mikeya Griffen, Executive Director, Rondo Community Land Trust
- Lisa Olson, Oak Street Operations Coordinator and Worker Owner, The Hub Bike Co-op

HF 4244 (Moran) Appropriating money for a grant to the Irreducible Grace Foundation to build the Black Youth Healing Arts Center. [INFORMATIONAL HEARING ONLY]
- Dr. Darlene Fry, Executive Director, Irreducible Grace Foundation
- Amos Cole, Member, Irreducible Grace Foundation

HF 4098 (Moran) Nonprofit organizations provided funding to build and invest in economic structures that educate, mobilize, and equip Black women with the necessary tools to build, retain, and strengthen the capacity to build wealth; and money appropriated.
- Kenya McKnight-Ahad, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Black Women’s Wealth Alliance
- Tameka Jones, Owner, Lip Esteem
- Ayolaonda Mack, Owner, Black Family Blueprint
- Gloria Perez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

HF 2175 (Lee) Pillsbury United Communities, appropriating money for the financial technology entrepreneurial hub in Minneapolis. *Amendment Posted*
- Adair Mosely, Executive Director, Pillsbury United Communities

HF 2661 (Hollins) Zero-waste grant program created, reports required, and money appropriated.
- Kate Davenport, Co-President, Eureka Recycling
- Emily Barker, Executive Director, Reuse Minnesota
- Amanda LaGrange, Chief Executive Officer, Tech Dump

HF 3985 (Christensen) Community energy transition grant program modified, and money appropriated.
- Shane Zahrt, Lobbyist, Coalition of Utility Cities
- Mary McComber, Mayor, City of Oak Park Heights
- Marie Pflipsen, Community Development Director, City of Becker

If you're interested in testifying in-person, virtually or submitting written testimony, please contact Committee Administrator Nick Stumo-Langer at <Nick.Stumo-Langer@house.mn>.
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