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Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

TWELFTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - February 19, 2015

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

GREATER MINNESOTA ECONOMIC &
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Steve Green, Vice Chair of the Greater Minnesota Economic & Workforce Development Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:48 p.m. on February 19th, 2015, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GUNTHER, Bob, Chair
GREEN, Steve,Vice Chair
BARRETT, Bob
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 not present.

Members excused: DILL, David.

Representative Fabian discussed HF434 (Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated).

A quorum was present at 12:51 p.m.

Representative Moran moved that the minutes of Tuesday, February 17, 2015 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Gunther moved that HF434 (Fabian) be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Representative Fabian presented HF434 (Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated).

Testifying before committee were the following in favor of HF434:

Mark Novotney, Past President, Congress of Minnesota Resorts, Owner of Hyde-A-Way Bay Resort in Hackensack;
Terry Mattson, Co-Chair, Minnesota Tourism Growth Coalition, President and CEO of Visit Saint Paul.

Chair Gunther renewed the motion that HF434 pass, and be re-referred to the committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Green assumed the gavel at 1:24 p.m.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF701 (Theis) be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Representative Theis presented HF701 (Boys and Girls Club provided grant funding, and money appropriated).


Testifying before committee were the following in favor of HF701:

Mark Sakry, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota;
Lamah Bility, Alumni, Boys & Girls Club;
Michael Dimond, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports North.

Representative Mahoney renewed the motion that HF701 pass, and be re-referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Green moved that HF593 (Kresha) be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the
Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

Representative Kresha presented HF593 (Broadband development grant program provided funding, and money appropriated).

Testifying before committee were the following in favor of HF593:

John Dukich, Minnesota High Tech Association;
Marc Johnson, Director, East Central Mn Educational Cable Cooperative;
Laura Ziegler, Intergovernmental Relations Liaison, League of Minnesota Cities;
Don Rasmussen, Mayor, City of Long Prairie;
Brenda Thomes, City Administrator, City of Long Prairie;
Dan Dorman, Executive Director, Greater Minnesota Partnership;
Angie Dickison, Lake County IT Director, Member of the Governor’s Broadband Task
Force;
Dan Larson, Director, Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus (MRCC).

Representative Kresha moved the H0593A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Norton withdrew the H0593A3 amendment.

Representative Norton moved the H0593A4 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Green renewed the motion that HF593 pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:15 p.m.




Representative Bob Gunther, Chair



Rebecca Meade, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF434 (Fabian) - Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF593 (Kresha) - Broadband development grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF701 (Theis) - Boys and Girls Club grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
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