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Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

TWENTIETH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 24, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 twentieth meeting to order at 10:35 A.M. on March 24, 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
Norton
Peppin
Poppe
Slocum
Winkler

Members excused:
Mack

A quorum was present.

Representative Haws moved approval of the Minutes from the March 18, 2009 meeting.
MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

Representative Mahoney moved HF908 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.

Representative Mahoney moved to amend HF908 as follows: See Amendment H0908A3.

Representative Mahoney welcomed 12th graders from Princeton High School.

Representative Urdahl presented HF1029, as amended, a bill relating to

unemployment insurance; providing for a shared work plan

Testifying on HF908, as amended:

Duane Hendrickson, Staffing Association of MN
Kathy Dolphin, Staffing MNRSA
Jessica Webster, Legal Aid
Lee Nelson, Director Legal Affairs, Department of Employment and Economic
Development
Brad Lehto, MN AFL-CIO

Representative Urdahl requested Representative Mahoney withdraw amendment H0908A3
AMENDMENT WITHDRAWN.

Testifying on HF908:

Steve Michel, Dura Supreme

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF908 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Norton moved HF1785 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.

Representative Norton presented HF1785, a bill relating to

economic development; requiring accountability measures and reports as a condition for receiving state funds

Representative Poppe moved to amend HF1785 as follows: See Amendment H1785A1
AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1785:

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

Representative Norton renewed her motion that HF1785, as amended, 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 11:20 a.m.


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Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair


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Dianne Ruppert, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF908 (Urdahl) Shared work employer plans extended by one year.
HF1785 (Norton) Accountability measures and reports required as a condition for receiving state funds.