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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

EIGHTEENTH MEETING - Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

March 19, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

JOBS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair of the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 8:03 AM on March 19, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MAHONEY, Tim
NOOR, Mohamud
GUNTHER, Bob
BACKER, Jeff
CLAFLIN, Anne
DAVNIE, Jim
ECKLUND, Rob
HALEY, Barb
HASSAN, Hodan
KOEGEL, Erin
KOZNICK, Jon
MEKELAND, Shane
MORAN, Rena
ROBBINS, Kristin
STEPHENSON, Zack
SUNDIN, Mike
XIONG, Jay

Representative Koegel moved the minutes of March 14, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Representative Mahoney moved that the following House Files be returned to Ways & Means with a recommendation they be re-referred to Capital Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2105 (Lee)
HF 2106 (Lee)
HF 2143 (Kresha)
HF 2164 (Bierman)

HF 414 (Stephenson) Business competitive grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF 414 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Stephenson moved the H0414A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF 414:

Kari Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor, MCCD
Emma Kasiga, Program Manager, African Development Center
Katie Kimball, Owner of Twin Cities Trapeze Center

Representative Stephenson renewed his motion that HF 414 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 1184 (Koegel) Redevelopment grants and demolition loans funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Koegel moved that HF 1184 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individual testified on HF 1184:

Ben Schierer, Mayor of Fergus Falls

Representative Koegel renewed her motion that HF 1184 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 1186 (Stephenson) Minnesota investment fund funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF 1186 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individual testified on HF 1186:

Kevin McKinnon, Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development at DEED

Representative Stephenson renewed his motion that HF 1186 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Representative Noor assumed the gavel at 8:39 AM.

HF 1185 (Claflin) Minnesota job creation fund funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 1185 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

The following individual testified on HF 1185:

Charlie Vander Aarde, Metro Cities
Bill King, Cirrus Aircraft Government Affairs & Community Relations Director
Deanna Kuennen, Faribault Community & Economic Development Director
Monte Hilleman, St. Paul Port Authority, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 1185 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 1781 (Mahoney) Minnesota investment fund use modified, and report required.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 1781 is re-referred to Ways & Means.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF 1781 is re-referred to Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Noor adjourned the meeting at 9:22 AM


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Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair

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Michael Mollner, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

HF 414 (Stephenson) Business competitive grant funding provided, and money appropriated HF 1184 (Koegel) Relating to economic development; appropriating money for redevelopment grants and demolition loans HF 1185 (Claflin) Relating to economic development; appropriating money to the Minnesota job creation fund HF 1186 (Stephenson) Relating to economic development; appropriating money to the Minnesota investment fund HF 1781 (Mahoney) Minnesota investment fund use modified, and report required. Procedural Motion: The following House Files are to be returned to Ways and Means with a recommendation to be re-referred to Capital Investment: HF 2105 (Lee) Minneapolis; outdoor performance venue funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 2106 (Lee) Minneapolis; outdoor performance venue funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 2143 (Kresha) Morrison County; C.A. Weyerhaeuser Museum funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 2164 (Bierman) Lakeville; Ames Arena improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. If you would like to testify, please contact Travis Reese at (651) 296-7175 or travis.reese@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF414 (Stephenson) - Business competitive grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1184 (Koegel) - Redevelopment grants and demolition loans funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1185 (Claflin) - Minnesota job creation fund funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1186 (Stephenson) - Minnesota investment fund funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1781 (Mahoney) - Minnesota investment fund use modified, and report required.
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02:19 - HF414 (Stephenson) Business competitive grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 18:37 - HF1184 (Koegel) Redevelopment grants and demolition loans funding provided, and money appropriated. 24:33 - HF1186 (Stephenson) Minnesota investment fund funding provided, and money appropriated. 36:19 - HF1185 (Claflin) Minnesota job creation fund funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:13:36 - HF1781 (Mahoney) Minnesota investment fund use modified, and report required. Runs 1 hour, 19 minutes.