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2019-2020 Regular Session

THIRTY FOURTH MEETING - Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

March 12, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FOURTH 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 8:02 on March 12, 2020 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
BAKER, Dave
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

HF 1 (Kotzya-Witthuhn) Early Childhood; additional funding opportunities for children ages
birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early
childhood education and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.

Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn presents HF 1

Rep. Mahoney moved to refer to the Education Finance Division.

The following individuals testified on HF 3410.

Tim Penny
Nancy Jost

Rep. Noor assumed the Chair at 8:05 and Rep. Mahoney resumed Chair at 8:10

Rep. Mahoney moved to orally amend the A17 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 1, delete everything after “the” and insert “first engrossment comma”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS
ADOPTED.

Rep. Mahoney moved the A17 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE
AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Backer moved to orally amend the A11 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 1, delete everything after the “the” and insert “first engrossment comma” THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Backer moved the A11 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE
AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mekeland moved to orally amend the A12 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 1, delete everything after the “the” and insert “first engrossment comma”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS
ADOPTED.

Rep. Mekeland moved the A12 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE
AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Koznick moved to orally amend the A13 amendment as follow:
Page 1, line 1 delete everything after the “the” and insert “first engrossment comma”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS
ADOPTED.

Rep. Koznick moved the A13 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE
AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mekeland moved to orally amend the A14 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 1 delete everything after the “the” and insert “first engrossment comma”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS
ADOPTED.

Rep. Mekeland moved the A14 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION FAILED. A14 IS NOT
ADOPTED.

Rep. Robbins moved to orally amend the A15 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 1 delete everything after the “the” and insert “first engrossment comma”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS
ADOPTED.

Rep. Robbins moved the A15 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION FAILED. A15 IS NOT
ADOPTED.

Rep. Baker moved to orally amend the A16 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 1 delete everything after the “the” and insert “first engrossment comma”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS
ADOPTED.

Rep. Baker moved the A16 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION FAILED. A16 IS NOT
ADOPTED.

Rep. Haley moved to orally amend the A10 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 1 delete everything after the “the” and insert “first engrossment comma”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS
ADOPTED.

Rep. Haley moved the A10 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION FAILED. A10 IS NOT
ADOPTED.

Rep. Mahoney moved non partisan staff make changes to reflect the will of the Jobs Committee
on HF 1. MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Mahoney moved that HF 1 be referred to the Education Finance Division as amended. THE
MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1405 (Stephenson) Clean Energy First Act established, and electric utilities required to meet
resource needs using clean energy resources.

Rep. Stephenson presents HF 1405.

Rep. Stephenson moved to refer HF 1405 to the Energy and Climate Finance and Policy
Division.

Rep. Stephenson moved to orally amend the A23 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 1, delete “division”. Page 1, line 2, delete everything before the comma.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS
ADOPTED.

Rep. Stephenson moved the A23 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. A23
IS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mekeland moved to orally amend the A24 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 1, delete “division”. Page 1, line 2, delete everything before the comma.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS
ADOPTED.

Rep. Mekeland moved the A24 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION FAILED. A24 IS NOT
ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF 1405.

Kevin Prentiss, LIUNA

Shane Zahrt, Flaherty-Hood

Kelsey Johnson, IMA

Rick Evans, Xcel Energy

Adam Hanson, Associated Builders and Contractors

Mike Berkeland

Rep. Mahoney called the committee to recess at 9:21AM on March 12 2020.

Rep. Mahoney called the committee back at 9:35AM on March 12 2020.

Rep. Backer requested a roll call vote on HF 1405.

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

With a vote of 9 AYES, 7 NAYES, and 2 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 1405 is referred to the Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.
as amended.


Representative Mahoney adjourned the meeting at 9:44 AM.

_______________________________________
Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair
_______________________________________
Joshua Kilgard, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated. HF1405 (Stephenson) - Clean Energy First Act established, and electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources.

Bills Added:
  • HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities created for children ages birth to three; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.
  • HF1405 (Stephenson) - Clean Energy First Act established, electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources, cost recovery authorized, pilot project established, and reports required.
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HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated. 50:02 - HF1405 (Stephenson) Clean Energy First Act established, and electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources. The division recessed. Runs 1 hour, 20 minutes.