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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

SECOND MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - January 15, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES



Representative David Bly, Vice Chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division, began the second meeting 1:20 P.M. on Tuesday, January 15, 2009, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Vice Chair Bly invited Steve Sviggum, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, to begin his presentation.

Steve Sviggum, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, introduced himself and began his presentation on the Department of Labor and Industry’s budget and programs. A handout was provided.

Vice Chair Bly called the meeting to order at 1:27 P.M.

Members present:


Rukavina, Tom, Chair
Bly, David, Vice-Chair
Anderson, S.
Brynaert, Kathy
Clark, Karen
Dettmer, Bob
Downey, Keith
Eastlund, Rob
Gunther, Bob
Haws, Larry
Mahoney, Tim
McFarlane, Carol
Murphy, Mary
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Obermueller, Mike
Poppe, Jeanne
Reinert, Roger
Solberg, Loren
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

Atkins, Joe
Carlson, Lyndon
Slocum, Linda

A quorum was present.

Chair Rukavina moved that the minutes of January 13, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Commissioner Sviggum continued his presentation.

Questions and discussion followed.

Minutes
Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
January 15, 2009
Page Two



HF4 (Mahoney)

Representative Bly moved that HF4 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Finance Committee.

Representative Mahoney presented HF4, relating to unemployment compensation; providing for a new base period for calculating benefits; providing for a limited extension of benefits.

Questions and discussion followed.

Lee Nelson, Attorney, Unemployment Insurance Legal Affairs, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), introduced himself and assisted Representative Mahoney by responding to questions regarding unemployment insurance and
HF4.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Bly renewed his motion that HF4 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 P.M.




Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair




Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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09:26 - Gavel.
11:00 - Department of Labor and Industry presentation by Commissioner Steve Sviggum.
1:05:32 - HF4 (Mahoney) New base period for calculating benefits, and a limited extension of benefits provided.
Runs 1 hour, 11 minutes.


Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) Presentation
Commissioner Steve Sviggum and Others
Current Budget Overview Revenue and expenditures
Anticipated Budget Changes
HF4 (Mahoney) New base period for calculating benefits, and a limited extension of benefits provided.