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2015-2016 Regular Session

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

April 11, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION


JOB GROWTH & ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Marion O’Neill, temporary Chair of the Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:49 P.M. on Monday, April 11, 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
GUNTHER, Bob
HORTMAN, Melissa
ISAACSON, Jason
JOHNSON, Sheldon
LOONAN, Bob
NEWBERGER, Jim
O’NEILL, Marion
SCOTT, Peggy
SIMONSON, Erik
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean

MAHONEY, Tim

Excused:
FABIAN, Dan
METSA, Jason

HF3575 (Albright) Commercial parking facility heating restriction exception provided. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Swedzinski moved HF3575 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill

Representative O’Neill moved the H3575A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Joseph Sullivan, Center for Energy and Environment; testified on HF3575

HF2012 (Knoblach) State Services for the Blind funding provided for services to seniors who are becoming blind, and money appropriated. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative O’Neill moved HF2012 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill

Representative Knoblach presented an oral amendment

Representative O’Neill moved the oral amendment on page 1 line 10, deleting everything after “blind” and page 1 line 11, deleting everything before the first period. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Jennifer Dunnam, President, National Federation of the Blind of MN; testified on HF2012

HF3258 (Clark) Family homeless prevention and assistance program requirements modified. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Clark moved HF3258 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill

Katie Topinka, Legislative Director, MN Housing Finance Agency; Sue Watlov Phillips, Executive Director, MICAH; testified on HF3258

Representative Baker assumed the gavel at 1:11 P.M.
HF2995 (O’Neill) Employment agents, construction codes and licensing, and combative sports modified; and housekeeping changes made. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Baker moved the A16-1058 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Neill moved the A16-0994 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

John Rajkowski, Department of Labor and Industry; testified on HF2995

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 1:25pm

HF2817 (Newberger) Emission credits resulting from implementation of federal carbon emissions reduction requirements allocated.

Representative Newberger moved the A16-1041 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Newberger moved HF2817, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill

Representative Newberger moved HF2817, as amended, be laid on the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3003 (Garofalo) Economic development policy changes made, agency programs modified, commissioner’s promotional authority modified, commissioner and employees protected from subpoena, workforce development outcomes modified, and Workforce Development Board created. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Garofalo moved the H3003A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo moved the A16-1045 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Kim Babine, Director of Policy, Department of Employment and Economic Development; testified on HF3003

HF2817 (Newberger) Emission credits resulting from implementation of federal carbon emissions reduction requirements allocated. The bill, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Garofalo moved HF2817 from the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Scott assumed the gavel at 2:06 P.M.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 2:17 P.M.

Rick Hendrickson, Becker City Council; Lefty Kleis, Mayor of Becker; Carolyn Jackson, Coalition of Utility Cities; David Thornton, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; J. Drake Hamilton, Director, Fresh Energy; testified on HF2817

The meeting was adjourned at 2:40 P.M.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Meagan Rice, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Additional bills may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF3258 (Clark) - Family homeless prevention and assistance program requirements modified.
  • HF2995 (O'Neill) - Employment agents, construction codes and licensing, and combative sports modified; and housekeeping changes made.
  • HF2817 (Newberger) - Emission credits resulting from implementation of federal carbon emissions reduction requirements allocated.
  • HF3575 (Albright) - Commercial parking facility heating restriction exception provided.
  • HF3003 (Garofalo) - Economic development policy changes made, agency programs modified, commissioner's promotional authority modified, commissioner and employees protected from subpoena, workforce development outcomes modified, and Workforce Development Board created.
  • HF2012 (Knoblach) - State Services for the Blind funding provided for services to seniors who are becoming blind, and money appropriated.
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00:25 - HF3575 (Albright) Commercial parking facility heating restriction exception provided. 08:30 - HF2012 (Knoblach) State Services for the Blind funding provided for services to seniors who are becoming blind, and money appropriated. 15:34 - HF3258 (Clark) Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program requirements modified. 21:53 - HF2995 (O'Neill) Employment agents, construction codes and licensing, and combative sports modified; and housekeeping changes made. 35:26 - HF2817 (Newberger) Emission credits resulting from implementation of federal carbon emissions reduction requirements allocated (taken up then laid on the table). 38:49 - HF3003 (Garofalo) Economic development policy changes made, agency programs modified, commissioner's promotional authority modified, commissioner and employees protected from subpoena, workforce development outcomes modified, and Workforce development Board created. 57:25 - HF2817 (Newberger) Emission credits resulting from implementation of federal carbon emissions reduction requirements allocated. Runs 1 hour, 52 minutes.