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2015-2016 Regular Session

THIRTIETH MEETING - Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

March 03, 2016

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

JOB GROWTH & ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair of the Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:02 P.M. on Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GAROFALO, Pat
BAKER, Dave
CLARK, Karen
FABIAN, Dan
GUNTHER, Bob
HORTMAN, Melissa
ISAACSON, Jason
LOONAN, Bob
MAHONEY, Tim
METSA, Jason
NEWBERGER, Jim
O’NEILL, Marion
SCOTT, Peggy
SIMONSON, Erik
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean


Members excused:

JOHNSON, Sheldon

Representative Garofalo called the meeting to order at 3:02 p.m. A quorum was present.

HF694 (Mahoney) St. Paul Port Authority governing provisions modified.

Representative Mahoney; Lorrie Louder, St. Paul Port Authority; testified on HF694.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF694 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF209 (Sanders) Manufactured home space requirements modified.

Representative Garofalo moved the DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo; Katie Clark-Sieben, Commissioner of the Department of Employment of Economic Development; Jennifer Schaubach, President of the Minnesota AFL-CIO; Cam Winton, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Cliff Toby, United Steelworkers; Rory Aimonetti, United Steelworkers; Mike Hickey, National Federation of Independent Businesses; Brian Carr, Minnesota Retailers Association; all gave testimony on the DE1 Amendment.

Representative Mahoney moved the A1 Amendment. Representative Hortman requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

AYES:
CLARK, Karen
HORTMAN, Melissa
ISAACSON, Jason
MAHONEY, Tim
METSA, Jason
SIMONSON, Erik


NAYS:
GAROFALO, Pat
BAKER, Dave
FABIAN, Dan
GUNTHER, Bob
LOONAN, Bob
NEWBERGER, Jim
O’NEILL, Marion
SCOTT, Peggy
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
VOGEL, Bob

EXCUSED:
JOHNSON, Sheldon
WAGENIUS, Jean

On a vote of 6 AYES and 11 NAYS THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Metsa moved the A4 Amendment. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Garofalo moved that SF209, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2032 (Garofalo) State public power authority feasibility study required, and money appropriated.

Representative Garofalo moved the DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo testified on HF2032, as amended.

Representative Garofalo moved that HF2032, as amended, be recommended to pass and be-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 P.M.





Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Jonathan Fortner, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

SF209DE Unemployment insurance extension and reform; HF2032DE Unemployment insurance extension and reform; SF694 Saint Paul Port Authority governing provisions modified It is the intention of the chair to adopt the delete-all amendments for SF209 and HF2032 and take final committee action on the amended bills and SF694.

Bills Added:
  • SF694 (Mahoney) - Saint Paul Port Authority governing provisions modified.
  • HF2032 (Garofalo) - Unemployment insurance extended benefits provided, and unemployment insurance taxes reduced.
  • SF209 (Garofalo) - Unemployment insurance extended benefits provided, and unemployment insurance taxes reduced.
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