STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION
GREATER MINNESOTA JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE DIVISION MINUTES
Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair of the Committee on Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division, called the virtual meeting to order at 12:45 PM on April 27, 2020 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Pelowski, Gene, Chair
Lien, Ben, Vice Chair
Anderson, Paul, Republican Lead
A quorum was present.
Chair Pelowski moved that the minutes of March 2, 2020, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Pelowski moved that HF 3029 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Chair Pelowski moved that the H3029DE1 amendment be adopted for the author. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Ecklund presented HF 3029 as amended, a bill for an act relating to telecommunications; establishing a grant program for distance learning equipment; establishing a grant program for telemedicine equipment purchased to deal with COVID-19; requiring reports; appropriating money.
Testifying on HF 3029:
• Angie Dickison, Broadband Development Manager, Office of Broadband Development
o 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-200, St. Paul, MN 55101, (651) 259-7611, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Brent Christensen, President, Minnesota Telecom Alliance
o 1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252, St. Paul, MN 55114, (651) 288-3723, email@example.com
Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF 3029 as amended be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Chair Pelowski requested a roll call on HF 3029 as amended.
There being 14 ayes and 1 nay, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:17 PM.
Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair
Tara Schaefle, Committee Legislative Assistant