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2015-2016 Regular Session

FORTY-FIRST MEETING - Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

April 19, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST 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 2:01 P.M. on Tuesday, April 19, 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

HF3931 (Garofalo) Employment and Economic Development, Labor and Industry, and Commerce Departments, Housing Finance Agency, Public Utilities Commission, and Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided; utility assessments modified; emerging entrepreneur fund program created, and money appropriated.

Chair Garofalo moved HF3931, as amended, be removed from the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee went into recess at 2:02 P.M.

The committee reconvened at 2:35 P.M.

Representative Gunther moved the H3931A25 amendment be adopted

Dan Dorman, Greater Minnesota Partnership; Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President and CEO of Minnesota High Tech Association and Chair of the Governors Broadband Task Force; Danna MacKenzie, Executive Director of Broadband Development, Department of Employment and Economic Development; testified on the H3931A25 amendment

Representative Gunther renewed his motion that the H3931A25 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Representatives of the committee discussed HF3931, as amended

Chair Garofalo moved HF3931, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. Representative Mahoney requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

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

NAYS:
CLARK, Karen
HORTMAN, Melissa
JOHNSON, Sheldon
MAHONEY, Tim
METSA, Jason
SIMONSON, Erik

Members excused:
ISAACSON, Jason
WAGENIUS, Jean

On a vote of 11 Ayes and 6 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting was adjourned at 3:56 P.M.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Meagan Rice, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Complete mark-up of HF3931 (Garofalo) the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Omnibus bill and take action on the bill.

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09:54 - Final mark-up of HF3931 (Garofalo) Omnibus Job Growth and Energy Affordability Finance bill. Runs 1 hour, 19 minutes.