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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

ELEVENTH MEETING - Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

February 11, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH 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, began the meeting at 12:45 P.M. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GAROFALO, Pat
BAKER, Dave
MAHONEY, Tim
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


A quorum was not present.

Representative Garofalo called the meeting officially to order at 12:46 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Gunther moved to approve the minutes from the previous hearing. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF65 (Anderson, S.) Small business investment credit increased.

Representative Anderson, S.; Nina Manzi, Legislative Research at the Minnesota House of Representatives; Jeff Nelson, Angel Tax Credit Program Coordinator at the Department of Employment and Economic Development all testified on HF65, as introduced.

Representative Anderson, S. moved the HO65A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Anderson, S. moved that HF65 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. Representative Mahoney requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES:

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

NAYS:

MAHONEY, Tim
ISAACSON, Jason
JOHNSON, Sheldon
SIMONSON, Erik
WAGENIUS, Jean

EXCUSED:

CLARK, Karen
METSA, Jason

On a vote of 12 AYES and 5 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF66 (Anderson, S.) Small business investment credit sunset repealed.

Anderson, S. moved that HF66 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Commissioner Mike Rothman, Department of Employment and Economic Development; gave an agency overview and presented the Governor’s budget recommendations.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:33 P.M.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Jonathan Fortner, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Commerce Department overview and review of Governor's budget recommendations for the Commerce Department. If you would like to testify on HF65 (Anderson, S.) or HF66 (Anderson, S.) please contact Jonathan Fortner at jonathan.fortner@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF65 (Anderson) - Small business investment credit increased.
  • HF66 (Anderson) - Small business investment credit sunset repealed.
Hearing Documents:
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00:57 - Gavel. 01:10 - HF65 (Anderson, S.) Small business investment credit increased. 26:45 - HF66 (Anderson, S.) Small business investment credit sunset repealed. 27:11 - Discussion of Unclaimed Property database. 31:14 - Commerce Department overview and review of governor's FY 2016-17 budget recommendations for the Commerce Department. Runs 1 hour, 48 minutes.