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Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 08, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION


WORKFORCE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AND POLICY

MINUTES

Representative Noor, Chair of the Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on February 8th, 2021. The meeting was broadcasted via Zoom and House Public Information Services. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay
HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod
BAKER, Dave
DAVNIE, Jim
FRANKE, Keith
GREENMAN, Emma
JURGENS, Tony
KOEGEL, Erin
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
OLSON, Liz
XIONG, Tou

Representative Jay Xiong moved to approve the minutes for the February 3rd, 2021 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Overview from the Center for Rural Policy and Development

Presenting the overview:
Julie Tesch, President and CEO
Kelly Asche, Research Associate

HF 410 (Petersburg) Owatonna and Steele counties; workforce training funding provided.

Testifiers in regards to HF 410:
Jinny Rietmann, Executive Director of Workforce Development Inc.
Jim Kingsley, Senior VP, Operations at Wenger Corporation
Brad Meier, President/CEO of the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce
Philip Sayles

Representative Noor laid HF 410 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 524 (Lislegard) Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency grant funding provided.

Testifiers in regards to HF 524:
Jack Larson, Transit Director at Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
Colette Hanson, Transit Manager at Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

Representative Noor laid HF 524 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 413 (Olson) Minnesota Initiative Foundation funding provided for childcare.

Testifiers in regards to HF 413:
Scott H. McMahon, Executive Director at Greater Minnesota Partnership
Diana Anderson, President/CEO at Southwest Initiative Foundation

Representative Olson moved that HF 413 be re-referred to the Early Childhood Finance and Policy Committee.

A roll call was requested.

AYES:
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay
HAMILTON, Rod
DAVNIE, Jim
FRANKE, Keith
GREENMAN, Emma
JURGENS, Tony
KOEGEL, Erin
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
OLSON, Liz
XIONG, Tou

EXCUSED:
HALEY, Barb
BAKER, Dave

WITH 11 AYES, and 2 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREFAILED AND HF 413 WAS RE-REFFERED TO THE EARLY CHILDHOOD FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE.

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M.



Representative Mohamud Noor, Chair




Jason Chavez
Committee Legislative Assistant







More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF410 (Petersburg) - Owatonna and Steele counties; workforce training funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF413 (Olson) - Minnesota Initiative Foundation funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF524 (Lislegard) - Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:15 - Presentation from the Center for Rural Policy and Development:.
46:50 - HF410 (Petersburg) Owatonna and Steele counties; workforce training funding provided.
1:02:55 - HF524 (Lislegard) Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency grant funding provided.
1:11:50 - HF413 (Olson) Minnesota Initiative Foundation funding provided for childcare.


Presentation from the Center for Rural Policy and Development
Julie Tesch, President and CEO
Kelly Asche, Research Associate

HF 410 (Petersburg) Owatonna and Steele counties; workforce training funding provided
Jinny Rietmann, Executive Director of Workforce Development, Inc
Sonji Davis, Area Manager for Steele County, Workforce Development, Inc
Brad Meier
Jim Kingsley
Philip Sayles
Jennifer Copeland

HF 524 (Lislegard) Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency grant funding provided
Jack Larson, Transit Director, Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
Colette Hanson, Transit Manager, Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

HF 413 (Olson) Minnesota Initiative Foundation funding provided for childcare
Scott H. McMahon, Executive Director, Greater Minnesota Partnership
Diana Anderson, President/CEO, Southwest Initiative Foundation

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