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Biosciences and Emerging Technology

FIFTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - January 24, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

BIOSCIENCES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES COMMITTEE

MINUTES


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.

Members present:

MAHONEY, Tim (Chair)
NORTON, Kim (Vice Chair)
BEARD, Michael
BERNS, John
BUNN, Julie
HAWS, Larry
MASIN, Sandra
PEPPIN, Joyce
RUTH, Connie
THISSEN, Paul
WINKLER, Ryan

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.

HF132(Mahoney)

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




Autumn Williams-Wussow,
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF132 (Mahoney) Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and funding program established, University of Minnesota authorized to apply for funds.
HF194 (Norton) Biotechnology and medical genomics research funding provided to research partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Foundation, and money appropriated.