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Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 24, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 twenty-eighth meeting to order at 10:30 A.M. on February 24, 2010 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
Anderson, B.

A quorum was present.

Representative Poppe moved approval of the Minutes from the February 17, 2010 meeting and approval of the Minutes from the February 23, 2010 meeting.
Minutes are approved.

Representative Obermueller moved H.F. 2946 be recommended to pass and returned to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Division.

Representative Kalin presented H.F. 2946, a bill

Expanding a grant program for public infrastructure for bioscience businesses to include clean energy businesses.

Testifying were:

Terry Kuhlman, Public Facilities Authority

Representative Obermueller renewed his motion that H.F. 2946 be recommended to pass and returned to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Division.

Representative Gottwalt requested a Roll Call vote:

Voting Aye:
Mahoney, Chair
Brynaert
Haws
Hilty
Norton
Obermueller
Poppe
Slocum

Voting Nay
Beard
Gottwalt
Mack
Peppin

Absent
Anderson, B
Winkler
MOTION PREVAILED ON AN 8 - 4 VOTE

Obermueller moved H.F. 2837 be recommended to pass and returned to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Division.

Representative Knuth presented H.F. 2837, a bill

Amending the definition of "green economy" to include the concept of "green chemistry"

Representative Obermueller moved to amend H.F. 2837 as follows: See H2837A1
AMENDMENT ADOPTED.
Testifying were:

Kathleen Schuler, Health Legacy
Tim Kapsner, Senior Research Scientist, Aveda Corporation

Representative Obermueller renewed his motion that H.F. 2837, as amended, be recommended to pass and returned to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.

The Committee was adjourned at 11:30 a.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:
  • HF2946 (Kalin) - Public infrastructure for bioscience businesses expanded to include clean energy businesses.
  • HF2837 (Knuth) - "Green economy" definition amended to include the concept of "green chemistry".
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03:10 - Gavel.
04:06 - HF2946 (Kalin) Public infrastructure for bioscience businesses expanded to include clean energy businesses.
33:02 - HF2837 (Knuth) "Green economy" definition amended to include the concept of "green chemistry".
Runs 52 minutes.