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Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

FORTY-SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Monday, March 28, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SECOND 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 28, 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.

Representative Baker moved to approve the minutes for the March 23, 2021, meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Chair Noor moved to lay HF 1332 over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Representative Her presented HF 1332.

Testifying:
- Marita Bujold, Organizer, Just Food and Water
- Janette Dean, Policy Action Team Volunteer, MN350 & MN350 Action
- Roxxanne O’Brien, Chief Organizer, Community Members for Environmental Justice

Chair Noor renewed his motion to lay HF 1332 over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Chair Noor moved to lay HF 4488 over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Chair Noor moved HF4488DE2. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Her presented HF 4488 as amended.

Testifying:
- ThaoMee Xiong, Executive and Network Director, Coalition of Asian American Leaders
- Hue Pham, Executive Director, Vietnamese Social Services
- John Yang, Board Chair, Hmong Chamber of Commerce

Chair Noor renewed his motion to lay over HF 488 as amended for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Representative Agbaje presented HF 4319.

Testifying:
- Jamez Staples, President and Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Energy Partners
- Michael Krause, Principal, Kandiyo Consulting

No further action was taken.

Chair Noor moved to refer HF 1200 to the committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Noor moved HF1200A7. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Richardson presented HF 1200 as amended.

Testifying:
- Angelica Klebsh, Senior Advisor on Special Projects and Public Policy, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
- Samantha Sencer-Mura, Executive Director, 826 MSP
- Christy Hall, Senior Staff Attorney, Gender Justice
- Dayna Kennedy, ISAIAH Leader, Saint Paul
- Sarah Piepenberg, Co-Owner, Vinaigrette (Minneapolis)
- LaSherion McDonald, Home Visitor, Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition
- Dale Dobrin, Pediatrician, Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Chair Noor renewed his motion to refer HF 1200 as amended to the committee on Ways and Means.

A roll call vote was requested.

Members voting AYE:
NOOR, Mohamud, Chair
XIONG, Jay, Vice Chair
DAVNIE, Jim
GREENMAN, Emma
KOEGEL, Erin
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
XIONG, Tou

Members voting NAY:
HAMILTON, Rod, Lead
BAKER, Dave
FRANKE, Keith
HALEY, Barb
JURGENS, Tony

Members EXCUSED:
OLSON, Liz


On a vote of 7 AYE, 5 NAY, and 1 EXCUSED, the MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:32 PM.


Representative Mohamud Noor, Chair


Abdihamid Badri, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1200 (Richardson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
  • HF1332 (Her) - Headwaters community food and water economic resiliency program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF4075 (Xiong) - Extended employment services funding provided for persons with severe disabilities, and money appropriated.
  • HF4319 (Agbaje) - Career and technical education and job training facility funding provided for education in renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and grid technology; and money appropriated.
  • HF4488 (Her) - Coalition of Asian American Leaders grant to address disparities funding provided, and money appropriated.
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02:30 - HF1332 (Her) Headwaters community food and water economic resiliency program established, and money appropriated.
29:46 - HF4488 (Her) Coalition of Asian American Leaders grant to address disparities funding provided, and money appropriated.
47:21 - HF4319 (Agbaje) Career and technical education and job training facility funding provided for education in renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and grid technology; and money appropriated (informational only).
59:49 - HF1200 (Richardson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.


HF 1332 (Her) Headwaters community food and water economic resiliency program established, and money appropriated.
- Marita Bujold, Organizer, Just Food and Water
- Janette Dean, Policy Action Team Volunteer, MN350 & MN350 Action
- Robert Blake, Executive Director, Native Sun Community Power; Founder and Chief Executive Officer or Solar Bear; Member, Red Lake Community
- Darryl Lindsey, Vice President of Social Change, Appetite for Change
- Roxxanne O’Brien, Chief Organizer, Community Members for Environmental Justice

HF 4488 (Her) Coalition of Asian American Leaders grant to address disparities funding provided, and money appropriated.
-ThaoMee Xiong, Executive and Network Director, Coalition of Asian American Leaders
- Hue Pham, Executive Director, Vietnamese Social Services
- John Yang, Board Chair, Hmong Chamber of Commerce

HF 4319 (Agbaje) Appropriating money for a facility to provide career and technical education and job training in renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and grid technologies. [INFORMATIONAL HEARING ONLY]
- Jamez Staples, President and Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Energy Partners
- Michael Krause, Principal, Kandiyo Consulting

HF 4075 (Xiong, T.) Extended employment services funding provided for persons with severe disabilities, and money appropriated.
- Lisa Parteh, Vice President, Functional Industries

HF 1200 (Richardson) Paid Family Medical Leave
- Keith Ellison, Attorney General, State of Minnesota
- Samantha Sencer-Mura, Executive Director, 826 MSP
- Christy Hall, Senior Staff Attorney, Gender Justice
- Dayna Kennedy, ISAIAH Leader, Saint Paul
- Sarah Piepenberg, Co-Owner, Vinaigrette (Minneapolis)
- LaSherion McDonald, Home Visitor, Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition
- Dale Dobrin, Pediatrician, Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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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