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Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

FIFTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - January 27, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH 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 12:47 p.m. on January 27th, 2015, in the Basement Hearing Room 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 Mahoney moved that the minutes of Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Gunther moved that HF65 (Anderson, S.) be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Representative Anderson, S. presented HF65 (Small business investment credit increased).

Testifying before committee were the following in favor of HF65:

Michael Lacey, President & CEO, Digineer;
Chad Olsen, Entrepreneur.

Chair Gunther renewed the motion that HF65 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Gunther moved that HF66 (Anderson, S.) be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Representative Anderson, S. presented HF66 (Small business investment credit sunset repealed).
Testifying before committee were the following in favor of HF65:

Genevieve Plumadore, Director of Government Relations, LifeScience Alley.

Chair Gunther renewed the motion that HF66 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

John Edman, Director, Explore Minnesota Tourism, gave an overview of the department.



The meeting was adjourned at 2:27 p.m.




Representative Bob Gunther, Chair



Rebecca Meade, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF65 (Anderson) - Small business investment credit increased.
  • HF66 (Anderson) - Small business investment credit sunset repealed.

I. Call To Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes

IV. HF65 (Anderson, S.)

V. HF66 (Anderson, S.)

VI. Overview of Explore Minnesota Tourism
John Edman, Director

VII. Adjournment