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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

THIRTY FIFTH MEETING - Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division

April 16, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FIFTH 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 8:01 on April 16, 2020. 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

Representative Xiong, J. moved the minutes of March 5, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Gunther moved the minutes of March 12, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

The following individuals testified on behalf of DEED on workforce development:

Hamse Warfe, Deputy DEED Commissioner
Marc Majors, DEED Director on Workforce Development

The following individuals publicly testified:

Jeanna Fortney, Director of MN Workforce Boards
Eric Muschler, Program Director Mcknight Foundation
Joe Hobot, President & CEO American Indian OIC
Louis King, Summit Academy

Rep. Mahoney adjourned the meeting at 9:34 AM.

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Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair


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Joshua Kilgard, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

The House Jobs & Economic Development Finance Division will meet to discuss the future needs of Workforce Development. Presentation from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development: • DEED Deputy Commissioner of Workforce Development, Hamse Warfe • DEED Director of Workforce Training Programs, Marc Majors Testimony from the public on the future needs of Workforce Development. 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 10.01m 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 testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at Michael.Mollner@house.mn • If you wish to testify, please contact committee staff at least one hour prior to the start of the remote hearing and they will provide instructions. • Public Testimony will be taken at the end of the presentation, as is custom with in person hearings.

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• This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •. Agenda:. Presentation from Department of Employment and Economic Development:. - Hamse Warfe, Deputy Commissioner of Workforce Development. - Marc Majors, Director of Workforce Training Programs. Testimony on the future needs of workforce development. Runs 1 hour, 33 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.