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Biosciences and Emerging Technology

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 28, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 10:06AM on February 28, 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
HAWS, Larry
MASIN, Sandra
PEPPIN, Joyce
RUTH, Connie
WINKLER, Ryan

Members excused:

BUNN, Julie
THISSEN, Paul

A quorum was present.

Representative Beard moved that the minutes from February 14 and February 27, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1203 (Poppe), a bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; exempting building materials, supplies, and equipment used to construct, improve, and expand the facilities of a bioscience institute; removing an obsolete provision;

Vice Chair Norton moved that HF 1203 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Vice Chair Norton moved amendment A07-0121 (attached).

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mahoney assumed the gavel at 10:12AM.

Representative Poppe presented HF 1203.

Testifying in support of the bill:

Gail Dennison, Hormel Institute
Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director, Hormel Institute
John Gray, Hormel Foundation
Tom Dankert, Administrative Services Director, City of Austin
Kathryn Green, "Grow Science, Grow Austin", Hormel Institute

Questions and discussion followed.

Vice Chair Norton renewed the motion that HF 1203 pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11AM.



Rep. Tim Mahoney, Chair



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

HF1203 (Poppe) Bioscience institute facilities construction materials and equipment sales tax exemption provided.