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Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

NINETEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 18, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 nineteenth meeting to order at 10:45 A.M. on March 18, 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 Hilty moved approval of the Minutes from the March 17, 2009 meeting.
MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

Representative Winkler moved HF1029 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.

Representative Winkler presented HF1029 a bill relating to

economic development; appropriating money for BioBusiness Alliance

Testifying on HF1029:

Dahl Wahlstrom, BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota
Gail Dennison, The Hormel Institute
Dave Melim, Eisai

Representative Mahoney welcomed ninth grade students from St. Louis Park High School.

Representative Winkler renewed his motion that HF1029 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Brynaert moved HF1737 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.

Representative Brynaert moved to amend HF1737 as follows:

Page 1, line 3, delete "Technical" and insert "Technology"

Page 1, line 6, delete "TECHNICAL" and insert "TECHNOLOGY"

Page 1, line 9, delete "Technical" and insert "Technology"
AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.
Representative Brynaert presented HF1737, a bill relating to

higher education; appropriating money for a grant to the International Renewable Energy Technical Institute at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Testifying on HF1737:

Dr. John Frey, Minnesota State University, Mankato
David Peterson, NatureNorth

Representative Brynaert renewed her motion that HF1737, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Obermueller assumed the Chair.

Representative Mahoney moved HF1549 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.

Representative Mahoney presented HF1549, a bill relating to

economic development; appropriating money for water and sewer infrastructure
improvements

Testifying on HF1549:

Abraham Algadi, City of Pine Island
Geoff Griffin, Tower Investments
Karen Doll, City of Pine Island

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF1549 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mahoney moved HF1575 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.

Representative Mahoney presented HF1575, a bill relating to

science and technology; establishing a matching grant program

Testifying on HF1575:

Kerry Marusich, Third Wave Systems

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF1575 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 11:50 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:
  • HF1029 (Winkler) - BioBusiness Alliance funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1737 (Brynaert) - Minnesota State University, Mankato; International Renewable Energy Technical Institute funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1549 (Mahoney) - Pine Island; water and sewer infrastructure grant provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1575 (Mahoney) - Matching grant program established, and money appropriated.