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Commerce Finance and Policy

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 23, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

COMMERCE FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES
Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair of the Commerce Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 PM on March 23, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

Members present:
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
HALEY, Barb
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
LUCERO, Eric
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THEIS, Tama

A quorum was present.

Representative O’Driscoll moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on March 19, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Dr. Bruce Corrie, Concordia University St. Paul, presented “The Economic Cost of Systemic Racism & the Minnesota Solution.”

The following gave testimony on this topic:
Commissioner Grace Arnold, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Ron Elwood, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Anna Odegaard, Minnesota Asset Building Coalition

HF2146 (Kotyza-Witthuhn); Minnesota Council on Economic Education grants provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved HF2146 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The following testified on HF2146:
Julie Bunn, Executive Director, Minnesota Council on Economic Education
Jamie Shaw, Teacher, Champlin Park High School

The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:24 PM.




Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair




Simon Brown,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2146 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Minnesota Council on Economic Education grants provided, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:45 Presentation & Discussion: "The Economic Cost of Systemic Racism & the Minnesota Solution".
- Doctor Bruce Corrie.
55:35 HF2146 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Minnesota Council on Economic Education grants provided, report required, and money appropriated.



-Presentation & Discussion: "The Economic Cost of Systemic Racism & the Minnesota Solution" by Dr. Bruce Corrie
-Dept. of Commerce, Temporary Commissioner Grace Arnold
-Legal Services Advocacy Project, Ron Elwood
-Minnesota Asset Building Coalition, Anna Odegaard

-HF 2146 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Minnesota Council on Economic Education grants provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Items may be added or removed at the Chair’s discretion. Items may be taken up in any order.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

*NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. PLEASE DO NOT contact Jenny regarding agenda items, testimony, or the substance of the hearing.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Any meeting documents will be posted on the House Commerce committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92003

If you have questions about this hearing, please email the Committee Administrator at adeline.miller@house.mn.