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Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 03, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 March 3rd, 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 March 1st, 2021 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF 819 (Koegel) Redevelopment grant and demolition loans, Minnesota investment fund, and job creation fund funding provided; and money appropriated.

Testifiers in regards to HF 819:
Charlie Vander Aarde, Metro Cities
Samantha DiMaggio, City of Le Sueur
Scott Hickok, City of Fridley
Jason Brisson, City of Worthington

HF 600 (Winkler) Cannabis Legalization.

Chair Noor moved to amend HF 600 with the A11 Amendment. THE MOTION PREFVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in regards to HF 600:
Bill English, Northside Job Creation Team
Clemon Dabney III
Steve Kalina, President/CEO, Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association
Sam Strong, Director of Economic Dev. & Planning, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Elaine Rasmussen
Laura Monn Ginsburg, Blunt Strategies
Judson (Kim) Bemis
Carter Casmaer, MD, Emergency Care Consultants
Michael Daub
Tom Gallagher, JD, Gallagher Criminal Defense
Candace Mead
Cameron Henderson, Stigma Hemp
Chris Wright, Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party
Jocelyn Liska, Christensen Group
Mike McStott, Granite City Jobbing
Roxanne Deedrick, EnviroStar Ingredients
Evan Sallee, Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Elliot Ginsburg, JD, Garner, Ginsburg & Johnsen, P.A.

Representative Jurgens moved to lay over HF 600.

Representative Jurgens requested a roll call.

AYES:
HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod
BAKER, Dave
FRANKE, Keith
JURGENS, Tony

NAYS:
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay
DAVNIE, Jim
GREENMAN, Emma
KOEGEL, Erin
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
OLSON, Liz
XIONG, Tou

WITH 5 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAL AND HF 600 WAS NOT LAID OVER.

Chair Noor moved to refer HF600, as amended, to the Committee on Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee.

A roll call was requested.

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

NAYS:
HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod

EXCUSED:
BAKER, Dave

WITH 10 AYES, 2 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, HF 600, AS AMENDED, WAS REFERED TO THE AGRICULTURE FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE.

The meeting adjourned at 2:32 P.M.
Representative Mohamud Noor, Chair



Jason Chavez
Committee Legislative Assistant






More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF600 (Winkler) - Omnibus cannabis bill.
  • HF819 (Koegel) - Redevelopment grant and demolition loans, Minnesota investment fund, and job creation funding funding provided; and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:37 - HF819 (Koegel) Redevelopment grant and demolition loans, Minnesota investment fund, and job creation fund funding provided; and money appropriated.
28:43 - HF600 (Winkler) Cannabis; Cannabis Management Board and advisory councils established; use and sale reports required; adult use and possession limited and legalized; business licensing, inspection, and regulation provided; testing and labeling of cannabis and related products required; advertisement limited; private residence cultivation provided; regulatory authority transferred; adult-use sale taxed; grant and loan programs established; criminal penalties amended; expungement procedures established; labor standards established; nuisance cause of action created; scheduling amended; data classified; and money appropriated (pending referral).
- Discussion on HF600 will be limited to the jurisdiction of this committee.


HF 819 (Koegel) Redevelopment grant and demolition loans, Minnesota investment fund, and job creation fund funding provided; and money appropriated.
Charlie Vander Aarde – Metro Cities
Samantha DiMaggio – City of Le Sueur
Scott Hickok – City of Fridley
Jason Brisson – City of Worthington

HF 600 (Winkler) Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization
- Discussion on HF 600 will be limited to the jurisdiction of this committee.
Bill English, Northside Job Creation Team
Clemon Dabney III
Steve Kalina, President/CEO, Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association
Sam Strong, Director of Economic Development and Planning, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Elaine Rasmussen
Laura Monn Ginsburg, Blunt Strategies
Judson (Kim) Bemis
Carter Casmaer, MD, Emergency Care Consultants
Tom Gallagher, JD, Gallagher Criminal Defense
Candace Mead
Cameron Henderson, Stigma Hemp
Chris Wright, Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party
Jocelyn Liska, Christensen Group
Mike McStott, Granite City Jobbing
Roxanne Deedrick, EnviroStar Ingredients
Evan Sallee, Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Elliot Ginsburg, JD, Garner, Ginsburg & Johnsen, P.A.

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