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Biosciences and Emerging Technology

TENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 13, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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 February 13, 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 Thissen moved that the minutes from February 12, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 618(Winkler), a bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for bioscience business development programs.

Representative Winkler moved that HF 618 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Winkler moved amendment H0618DE1 (attached).

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of the bill:
Representative John Berns, Minnesota House of Representatives
Dale Wahlstrom, CEO and Acting Chair, The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota


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Representative Winkler renewed his motion that HF 618, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 535 (Hamilton), a bill for an act relating to economic development; creating a grant for an agricultural-based bioscience training and testing center; appropriating money.

Representative Hamilton moved that HF 535 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Chair Mahoney offered amendment H0535A1 (attached).

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of the bill:

Glenn Thuringer, EDFP, Manager of Economic Development and Membership Services, Worthington Regional Economic Development Corporation
Wayne Freese, Prairie Holdings Group

Representative Ruth offered an oral amendment as follows:

Line 1.10, after "to provide" add "a"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion that HF 535, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:25AM.



Rep. Tim Mahoney, Chair



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

HF618 (Winkler) Bioscience business development programs funding provided.
HF535 (Hamilton) Agricultural-based bioscience training and testing center funding provided.