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Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

FOURTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - January 22, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

GREATER MINNESOTA ECONOMIC &
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Bob Gunther, Chair of the Greater Minnesota Economic & Workforce Development Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:01 p.m. on January 22nd, 2015, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GUNTHER, Bob Chair, Chair
GREEN, Steve, Vice Chair
BARRETT, Bob
DILL, David
GAROFALO, Pat
HANCOCK, Dave
JOHNSON, Brian
KIEL, Debra

LIEN, Ben
MAHONEY, Tim
MILLER, Tim
MORAN, Rena
NORTON, Kim
O’NEILL, Marion
SUNDIN, Mike


A quorum was present.

Representative Sundin moved that the minutes of Thursday, January 20, 2015 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Gunther moved HF1 (Kresha) (Job creation; efficiency goals modified, rulemaking modified, subtraction allowed, research credit rate provisions modified, Minnesota New Markets Jobs Act adopted, business growth capital provided, workforce housing provisions modified and grant provided, taxable income additions provided, land trust provisions modified, new STEM and long-term care employee credit provided, general fund deposits modified, statutory appropriation eliminated, small business grant program created, penalties imposed, and money appropriated), for discussion before committee.

Representative Kresha discussed HF1.

Nonpartisan House Researchers Anita Neumann and Joel Michael explained provisions of HF1.

Testifying before committee were the following in favor of HF1:

Beth Kadoun, Director, Tax & Fiscal Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce;
Molly Jungbauer, CEO, Hollstadt Company;
Mike Hickey, State Director, National Federation of Independent Business/Minnesota;
Patrick Hynes, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities;
Dan Dorman, Executive Director, Greater Minnesota Partnership;
Tony Kwilas, Director, Environmental Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce;
Toby Pearson VP of Advocacy, Care Providers of Minnesota;
Kari Thurlow, Senior VP of Advocacy, LeadingAge Minnesota;
Genevieve Plumadore, Director of Government Relations, LifeScience Alley;
John Dukich, Manager of Public Policy & Entrepreneurship, Minnesota High Tech Association.

Vice Chair Green assumed the gavel at 2:18 p.m.

Chair Gunther assumed the gavel at 2:22 p.m.






Chair Gunther moved to lay over HF1 in Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.





Representative Bob Gunther, Chair








Rebecca Meade, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1 (Kresha) - Economic development provisions modified relating to job creation, efficiency goals, rulemaking, business income, the research credit, business growth, workforce housing, tax credits, land trusts, penalty revenue, and grant programs; Minnesota New Markets Jobs Act adopted; and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:29 - Gavel.
02:55 - HF1 (Kresha) Job creation; efficiency goals modified, rulemaking modified, subtraction allowed, research credit rate provisions modified, Minnesota New Markets Jobs Act adopted, business growth capital provided, workforce housing provisions modified and grant provided, taxable income additions provided, land trust provisions modified, new STEM and long-term care employee credit provided, general fund deposits modified, statutory appropriation eliminated, small business grant program created, penalties imposed, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.


Overview and testimony on House File 1. No action will be taken at this time.

Organizations or individuals wishing to provide comment on House File 1 should contact the Committee Administrator, Laura Larson, at laura.larson@house.mn.