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Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 11, 2009

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

BIOSCIENCE AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
POLICY AND OVERSIGHT DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Mahoney, Chair of the Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division called the seventeenth meeting to order at 10:35 A.M. on March 11, 2009 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Mahoney, Chair
Obermueller, Vice Chair
Anderson, B
Beard
Brynaert
Gottwalt
Haws
Hilty
Mack
Norton
Peppin
Poppe
Slocum
Winkler

A quorum was present.

Representative Mahoney moved HF744 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.

Representative Mullery presented HF744, a bill relating to

employment; appropriating money for a transitional employment training project

Testifying on HF744 were:

David Zander, State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Joe Vang, CAPM
Hawly C Moua, HAMA

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF744 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.
MOTION PREVAILED
Representative Obermuller assumed the Chair.

Representative Brynaert moved approval of the Minutes from the March 4, 2009 meeting
MINUTES ARE ADOPTED.

Representative Mahoney moved HF1081 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.

Representative Mahoney presented HF1081, a bill relating to

expanding eligibility for the small business growth acceleration program

Testifying on HF1081 were:

Bob Kill, President, Enterprise Minnesota
Chuck Rau, Rie Coatings
Brandon Anderson, Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc.
Todd Perkins, Pier Pleasure

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF1081 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.
The Committee was adjourned at 12:00 p.m.


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Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair


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Dianne Ruppert, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1081 (Mahoney) - Small business growth acceleration program eligibility expanded, matching funds required, and money appropriated.
  • HF744 (Mullery) - Transitional employment training project funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF737 (Rukavina) - Rehabilitation counselors for the blind certification provided.