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Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

THIRTIETH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 09, 2010

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

BIOSCIENCE AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
POLICY AND OVERSIGHT DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Obermueller, Vice-Chair of the Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division called the thirtieth meeting to order at 10:35 A.M. on March 9, 2010 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 Obermueller moved H.F. 3216 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

Representative Masin presented H.F. 3216, a bill

relating to economic development; requiring a report; creating a fast-action economic response team

Testifying on H.F. 3216 were:

Joseph Ward, RJA Dispersions
Tom Hesse, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Mark Lofthus, Department of Employment and Economic Development

Representative Obermueller renewed his motion that H.F. 3216 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Obermueller welcomed 8th and 9th grade students from Farmington’s Boeckman Middle School.

Representative Mahoney moved approval of the Minutes from the March 2 meeting.
Minutes are Approved.

Representative Obermueller moved H.F. 3119 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

Representative Mullery presented H.F. 3119, a bill

relating to workforce training; appropriating money to the Minority Workforce Collaborative


Testifying on H.F. 3119 were:

David Zander, Council on Asian Pacific
Sunny Chathanooran
Hector Garcia, Chicano Latino Affairs Council

Representative Obermueller laid H.F. 3119 over.

Representative Brynaert moved H.F.3324 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

Representative Brynaert presented H.F. 3324, a bill

expanding the Minnesota investment fund; removing a restriction on construction mitigation
pilot program grants.

Testifying on H.F. 3324 were:

Bob Isaacson, Department of Employment and Economic Development
Mark Myhre, Department of Employment and Economic Development

Representative Mahoney moved to amend H.F. 3324, as follows: (See Amendment H3324A2)
Amendment Withdrawn.

Testifying to the amendment:

David Niermann, Department of Employment and Economic Development

Representative Brynaert renewed her motion that H.F. 3324 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.

The Committee was adjourned at 12:00 p.m.



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Representative Mike Obermueller, Vice-Chair


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Dianne Ruppert, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3216 (Masin) - Report required on at-risk businesses and a fast-action economic response team created.
  • HF3119 (Mullery) - Minority Workforce Collaborative funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3324 (Brynaert) - Minnesota investment fund expanded, and construction mitigation pilot program grants restriction removed.