STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
BIOSCIENCES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES COMMITTEE
Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:03AM on January 24, 2007 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
MAHONEY, Tim (Chair)
NORTON, Kim (Vice Chair)
A quorum was present.
Representative Ruth moved that the minutes of January 23, 2007 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Vice Chair Norton assumed the gavel at 10:04AM.
Representative Mahoney moved that HF 132, a bill for an act relating to economic development; establishing the Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and the biomedical sciences research project funding program, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections Committee. Discussion followed.
Representative Mahoney moved that amendment H0132DE1
(attached) be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED. Further discussion followed.
Testifying in support of the bill:
Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair of the Biosciences and Emerging Technologies Committee
Robert Bruininks, President, University of Minnesota
Richard Pfutzenreuter, Chief Financial Officer, University of Minnesota
Frank Cerra, Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, University of Minnesota
Phil Griffin, LifeScience Alley
Representative Mahoney renewed the motion that HF 132, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Mahoney assumed the gavel at 11:25AM.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:25AM.
Rep. Tim Mahoney, Chair
Committee Legislative Assistant