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Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 17, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 eighteenth meeting to order at 10:35 A.M. on March 17, 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 Mahoney moved HF42 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.

Representative Thissen presented HF42, a bill relating to

health; providing temporary MinnesotaCare eligibility for certain individuals receiving unemployment benefits

Representative Mahoney moved to amend HF42 as follows (See Amendment H0042A5)
AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilty moved to amend HF42 as follows:

Page 4, line 9, delete "eligible to receive" and insert "who make application for"
AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF42, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Slocum moved approval of the Minutes from the March 11, 2009 meeting.
MINUTES ARE ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe moved HF1116 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.

Representative Poppe moved to amend HF1116 as follows: (See Amendment H1116A2)
AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.
Representative Poppe moved to amend HF1116 as follows:

Page 29, line 6, delete "available"

Page 51, line 4, delete "available"

Page 55, line 21, delete "available"

Page 55, line 30, delete "available"
AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie presented HF1116, a bill relating to

Employment and economic development

Testifying on HF1116 were:
Chuck Hamilton, State Services for the Blind, DEED
Lee Nelson, Director of Legal Affairs, DEED

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that HF1116 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Obermueller moved HF925 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.

Representative Sertich presented HF925, a bill relating to

Employment; expanding the official measure of unemployment

Testifying on HF925 was

Steve Hine, Research Director, DEED

Representative Obermueller renewed his motion that HF925 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Brynaert moved HF1048 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and finance Division.

Representative Brynaert presented HF1048, a bill relating to

Unemployment compensation; providing eligibility for benefits under certain training programs.

Testifying on HF1048 were:
Dennis Siemer,V-Tech, Mankato
Teresa Kittridge, Executive Director, WIRED

Representative Brynaert renewed her motion that HF1048 be recommended to passed and re-referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.
MOTION PREVAILED.
The Committee was adjourned at 12:00 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:
  • HF925 (Sertich) - Dissemination and calculation of the state unemployment rate regulated, and use of funds authorized.
  • HF42 (Thissen) - Continuation coverage provided under the federal stimulus act, guaranteed issue provided in the individual insurance market under certain circumstances, state subsidy for COBRA premiums provided, temporary MinnesotaCare coverage provided for unemployed individuals, and money appropriated.
  • HF1048 (Brynaert) - Eligibility for unemployment benefits under certain training programs provided.
  • HF1116 (Davnie) - Unemployment benefit requirements waived for dislocated workers, Minnesota investment fund authorization expanded, unemployment provisions modified, appeals required to be filed online, collection fee provided, unemployment benefit filing regulated, and terms defined and clarified.
House TV Video:
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02:51 - Gavel.
03:20 - HF42 (Thissen) Four-month waiting period waived for unemployed persons for MinnesotaCare, and money appropriated.
17:00 - HF1116 (Davnie) Unemployment benefit requirements waived for dislocated workers, Minnesota investment fund authorization expanded, unemployment provisions modified, appeals required to be filed online, collection fee provided, unemployment benefit filing regulated, terms defined and clarified, and money appropriated.
1:00:11 - HF925 (Sertich) Official measure of unemployment expanded.
1:12:12 - HF1048 (Brynaert) Eligibility for benefits under certain training programs provided.
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