STATE OF MINNESOTA JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
JOINT HEARING OF HOUSE BIOSCIENCES AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND OVERSIGHT DIVISION AND HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TAXES
The meeting was called to order by Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair of the Biosciences & Workforce Development Policy & Oversight Committee at 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in Room 200 State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the role.
Bioscience and Workforce Development members:
Tax Committee members:
Opening remarks were made by Chairs Mahoney and Lenczewski. Joel Michael, House Research, presented a comparison of the various bills on Angel Investment.
Representative Davnie presented H.F. 2750
Relating to taxation; providing an investment tax credit; requiring reports; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J.290
Representative Downey withdrew his bill and gave his support to H.F. 2750.
Testifying on H.F 2750 were:
C. Mck. (Mac) Lewis, CEP Field Solutions
Harry Norris, Rapid Diagnostics
Tim Mulcahy, Vice President Research, University of Minnesota
Joy Lindsay, Minnesota High Tech Association Board Chair
Gary Noble, President, Diaserve of Blooming Prairie
Scott Marquardt, President, Economic Development Association of Minnesota
Don Gephardt, CEO LifeScience Alley
Joel Michael presented a report on Tax Incentives and Venture Capital Financing.
Representative Peter W. Barca, Wisconsin Majority Caucus Chair
Ward Einess, Commissioner of Revenue
Jay Hare, Partner, Pricewaterhouse Cooper
Representatives Davnie, Lenczewski and Mahoney made closing remarks.
The Joint Committee adjourned at 12:15 p.m.
________________________________________ ____________________________________ Tim Mahoney, Chair, Bioscience & Workforce Ann Lenczewski, Chair, Tax Committee
Development Oversight & Policy Division
Dianne Ruppert, Committee Legislative Assistant