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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

THIRTY SIXTH MEETING - Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

April 24, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SIXTH 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 9:02 on April 24, 2020. 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

Excused:
BAKER, Dave

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development gave a presentation on federal and state efforts thus far to help businesses.

The following individuals testified:

Kevin McKinnon, Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development

HF 1507 (Stephenson) Minnesota investment fund grant program limits modified, job training grant program modified, and money appropriated.

Rep. Stephenson presented HF 1507.

Rep. Stephenson moved that HF 1507 be referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Stephenson moved the DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PASSES. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on the DE2 amendment:
Mihailo Temali, Neighborhood Development Center
Renay Dossman, Neighborhood Development Center
Elaine Rasmussen, Social Impact Now

Rep. Robbins moved the A4 amendment.

The following indidividuals testified on the A4 amendment:
Tim Penny, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Rep. Robbins requested a role call vote on the A4 amendment.

AYES
GUNTHER, Bob
HALEY, Barb
KOZNICK, Jon
MEKELAND, Shane
ROBBINS, Kristin

NAYES
MAHONEY, Tim
NOOR, Mohamud
CLAFLIN, Anne
DAVNIE, Jim
HASSAN, Hodan
KOEGEL, Erin
MORAN, Rena
SUNDIN, Mike
STEPHENSON, Zack
XIONG, Jay

ABSTAINED
BACKER, Jeff

ABSENT
BAKER, Dave
ECKLUND, Rob

With a vote of 10 NAYES, 5 AYES, 1 ABSTAINED, 2 ABSENT, THE MOTION FAILED. A4 IS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Davnie moved the A5 amendment.

Rep. Davnie requested a roll call vote on the A5 amendment.

AYES
MAHONEY, Tim
NOOR, Mohamud
GUNTHER, Bob
CLAFLIN, Anne
DAVNIE, Jim
ECKLUND, Rob
HASSAN, Hodan
KOEGEL, Erin
MORAN, Rena
ROBBINS, Kristin
SUNDIN, Mike
STEPHENSON, Zack
XIONG, Jay

NAYES
HALEY, Barb
KOZNICK, Jon
MEKELAND, Shane

ABSTAINED
BACKER, Jeff

ABSENT
BAKER, Dave

With a vote of 13 AYES, 3 NAYES, 1 ABSTAINED, 1 ABSENT THE MOTION PASSES. THE A6 AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Rep. Davnie moved the A6 amendment.

Rep. Davnie requested a roll call vote on the A6 amendment.

AYES
MAHONEY, Tim
NOOR, Mohamud
GUNTHER, Bob
CLAFLIN, Anne
DAVNIE, Jim
ECKLUND, Rob
HASSAN, Hodan
KOEGEL, Erin
MORAN, Rena
SUNDIN, Mike
STEPHENSON, Zack
XIONG, Jay

NAYES
HALEY, Barb
KOZNICK, Jon
MEKELAND, Shane
ROBBINS, Kristin

ABSTAINED
BACKER, Jeff

ABSTENT
BAKER, Dave

With a vote of 10 AYES, 4 NAYES, 1 ABSTAINED, 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PASSES. THE A6 AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mahoney moved to allow non partisan staff to make technical changes to reflect the will of the committee. THE MOTION PASSES.

Rep. Stephenson renewed the motion that HF 1507 as amended be referred to the committee on Ways and Means and requested a roll call vote.

AYES
MAHONEY, Tim
NOOR, Mohamud
GUNTHER, Bob
CLAFLIN, Anne
DAVNIE, Jim
ECKLUND, Rob
HASSAN, Hodan
KOEGEL, Erin
MORAN, Rena
SUNDIN, Mike
STEPHENSON, Zack
XIONG, Jay

NAYES
BACKER, Jeff
HALEY, Barb
KOZNICK, Jon
MEKELAND, Shane
ROBBINS, Kristin


ABSENT
BACKER, Dave

With a vote of 12 AYES, 5 NAYES, and 1 ABSENT THE MOTION PREVAILS. HF 1507 AS AMENDED IS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.




Rep. Tim Mahoney adjourned the meeting at 10:52 AM.

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Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair


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Josh Kilgard, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

The House Jobs & Economic Development Finance Division will meet to discuss a DE to HF 1507 to provide additional funding for the Emergency Loan Program. Bill language will be posted to the committee website and emailed to the committee's listserve when it becomes available. Presentation from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development on federal and state efforts thus far to help businesses. This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods: 1) Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/2 2) YouTube: https://youtu.be/S4StGoFeqig Public Testimony Information: • This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm • Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in submitting testimony may email committee staff at Michael.Mollner@house.mn • If you plan to submit written testimony please send directly to Michael.Mollner@house.mn by 9:00 PM on Thursday, April 23rd.

Bills Added:
  • HF1507 (Stephenson) - COVID-19 Economic Security Act established, loans modified during public health emergency, small business loans and grants provided, grants provided for expanding broadband and telemedicine, housing assistance provided, personal care assistance services expanded, personal care assistant rates increased, penalties provided, and money appropriated.
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• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •. 00:48 - Presentation from the Department of Employment and Economic Development on federal and state efforts thus far to help businesses. 33:54 - HF1507 to provide additional funding for the Emergency Loan Program. Run1 hour, 50 minutes. • The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.