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2015-2016 Regular Session

THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING - Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

April 06, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH 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 12:45 P.M. on Wednesday, April 06, 2016, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


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

MAHONEY, Tim

Representative O’Neill moved the minutes of April 04, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3097 (Moran) African Economic Development Solutions funding provided, and money appropriated. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Hortman moved HF3097 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill

Representative Newberger assumed the gavel at 12:50 P.M.

Gene Gelgelu, Executive Director, African Economic Development Solutions; Dr. Abraham Dalu, A+A Reliable Home Health Care; Farida Mohamed, Farida Accounting & Consulting Services and AEDS consultant; testified on HF3097

HF3458 (Erickson) Lake Mille Lacs area economic relief program established, special property tax abatement aid authorized, and money appropriated.

Representative Newberger moved the DE2 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Newberger moved HF3458, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the committee on Taxes

Pat Oman, Mille Lacs County Administrator; Tina Chapman, Executive Director, Mille Lacs Area Tourism; David Oslin, Mille Lacs County Commissioner; testified on HF3458

Representative Newberger renewed his motion that HF3458, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the committee on Taxes THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3114 (Lueck) Mille Lacs Lake area tourism promotion funding provide, and money appropriated. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Fabian moved the A16 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Fabian moved HF3114, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Tina Chapman, Executive Director, Mille Lacs Area Tourism; testified on HF3114

HF3717 (Hamilton) Lewis and Clark Regional Water System provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Metsa moved HF3717 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill

Scott Hain, General Manager, Worthington Public Utilities; testified on HF3717

HF3658 (Rarick) Construction career pathway initiative provided, and money appropriated. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Gunther moved HF3658 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill

Gary Thaden, Construction Careers Foundation; Donald Mullin, Saint Paul Building Trades; Forrest Cyr, Director of Government Affairs, Builders Association of Minnesota; testified on 3658

HF3435 (Baker) Child care business start-up manual, grants to promote child care business start-up and expansion provided, report required, and money appropriated. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Baker moved the A1 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Baker moved HF3435, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill

Diana Anderson, Southwest Initiative Foundation; Jodie Martins, Program Manager, Southwest Initiative Foundation; Jerry Cutts, CEO, First Children’s Finance; testified on HF3435

HF3532 (Dean) Performance-based grants provided, and money appropriated. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Mahoney moved HF3532 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill

Tom Streitz, President, Twin Cities RISE; testified on HF3532

HF3508 (Fabian) Public Utilities Commission member election at the state general election provided. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Fabian moved the DE2 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fabian moved HF3508, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill

Dan Wolf, Executive Secretary, MN Public Utilities Commission; testified on HF3508

HF3377 (Fabian) Workforce and affordable homeownership development program established, reports required, and portion of proceeds of the mortgage registry tax and the deed tax appropriated to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for creation of workforce and affordable ownership housing.

Representative Fabian moved HF3377 be recommended to pass and referred to the committee on Taxes

Jeff Washburne, Executive Director, City of Lakes Community Land Trust; testified on HF3377

Representative Fabian renewed his motion that HF3377 be recommended to pass and referred to the committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:44 P.M.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Meagan Rice, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Additional bills may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF3717 (Hamilton) - Lewis and Clark Regional Water System provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3532 (Dean) - Performance based grants provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3512 (O'Neill) - Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council recommendations adopted.
  • HF3508 (Fabian) - Public Utilities Commission member election at the state general election provided.
  • HF3435 (Baker) - Child care business start-up manual provided, child care business start-up and expansion grants provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3097 (Moran) - African Economic Development Solutions funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3658 (Rarick) - Construction career pathway initiative provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3458 (Erickson) - Lake Mille Lacs area economic relief program established, special property tax abatement aid authorized, state general levy refund authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF3114 (Lueck) - Mille Lacs Lake area tourism promotion funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3377 (Fabian) - Workforce and affordable homeownership development program established, reports required, and portion of proceeds of the mortgage registry tax and the deed tax appropriated to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for creation of workforce and affordable ownership housing.
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04:28 - Gavel. 05:40 - HF3097 (Moran) African Economic Development Solutions funding provided, and money appropriated. 19:48 - HF3458 (Erickson) Lake Mille Lacs Area Economic Relief Program established, special property tax abatement aid authorized, and money appropriated. 45:35 - HF3114 (Lueck) Mille Lacs Lake area tourism promotion funding provided, and money appropriated. 52:38 - HF3717 (Hamilton) Lewis and Clark Regional Water System provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. 57:04 - HF3658 (Rarick) Construction career pathway initiative provided, and money appropriated. 1:07:33 - HF3435 (Baker) Child care business start-up manual, grants to promote child care business start-up and expansion provided, report required, and money appropriated. 1:23:12 - HF3532 (Dean) Performance-based grants provided, and money appropriated. 1:28:14 - HF3508 (Fabian) Public Utilities Commission member election at the state General Election provided. Due to this committee running longer than scheduled, we left coverage following the conclusion of HF3508 so we could provide coverage of a previously scheduled House committee. Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.