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Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 02, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH 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-ninth meeting to order at 10:40 A.M. on March 2, 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
Mack
Norton
Peppin
Poppe
Winkler

Members excused:
Hilty
Slocum.

A quorum was present.

Representative Mahoney welcomed the Burnsville High School Government Class.

Representative Mahoney explained the Committee would be hearing bills from the Small Business Caucus and turned the gavel over to Representative Dittrich Co-Chair of the Small Business Caucus.

Representative Dittrich welcomed Champlin Park High School 9th Graders.

Representative Mahoney and Representative Sterner presented H.F. 3205, a bill

creating a preference for community banks and credit unions for the state’s general revenue
account

Representative Hortman presented H.F. 3079, a bill

providing for certain permitting efficiency; modifying environmental review provision

Representative Davnie presented H.F. 2750, a bill

providing an investment tax credit

Testifying on H.F. 2750

Mark Lofthus, Department of Employment and Economic Development

Representative Mullery presented H.F. 37, a bill

extending research credit to individual income taxes

Representative Dittrich welcomed the High School Pages.

Representative Rosenthal presented H.F. 3271, a bill

relating to taxation; extending the research credit to individual income tax

Representative Downey presented a bill that has not been introduced. A bill

relating to fasttrack

Representative Mahoney resumed the Chair.

Representative Obermuller moved H.F. 2839 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

Representative Bunn presented H.F. 2839, a bill

authorizing the development of a virtual assistance network for Minnesota entrepreneurs

Testifying on H.F. 2839:

Mark Lofthus, Department of Employment and Economic Development

Representative Obermueller renewed his motion that H.F. 2839 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Norton moved H.F.2849 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

Representative Norton presented H.F. 2849, a bill

providing for a comparative study of state laws affecting small business start-ups in
Minnesota and Wisconsin

Representative Norton renewed her motion that H.F. 2849 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Poppe moved approval of the Minutes from the February 24, 2010 meeting.
Minutes are approved.

The Committee was adjourned at 11:55 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:
  • HF3079 (Hortman) - Permitting efficiency provided, and environmental review provisions modified.
  • HF3205 (Mahoney) - Preference created for community banks and credit unions for the state's general revenue account, state depository accounts required to be held in community banks or credit unions, and a study required of possible further use of community banks and credit unions by the state and municipalities.
  • HF2839 (Bunn) - Minnesota entrepreneur virtual assistance network authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF2849 (Norton) - Minnesota and Wisconsin small business start-ups comparative study of state laws provided.
  • HF2750 (Davnie) - Small business investment tax credit provided.
  • HF37 (Mullery) - Research credit extended to individual income tax, portion of credit made refundable, and money appropriated.
  • HF3271 (Rosenthal) - Research credit extended to individual income tax.

HFXXXX (Downey) Fast track small business formation and registration


Presentation by the Small Business Caucus

Informational hearing only on HF3079 (Hortman), HF3205 (Mahoney), HF2750 (Davnie), HF37 (Mullery), HF3271 (Rosenthal) and HFXXXX (Downey).