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Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

NINETEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 15, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 15th, 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 10th, 2021 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF 2044 (Lippert) Nonprofit corporation established to finance and leverage private investment for clean energy

Testifiers in regards to HF 2044:
Jeremy Kalin
Rick Evans, Xcel Energy

Chair Noor moved to refer HF 2044 to the Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Committee.

A roll call was requested.

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

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

WITH 8 AYES AND 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 2044 WAS REFERRED TO THE CLIMATE AND ENERGY FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE.



HF 1999 (Agbaje) Minority business development funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifiers in regards to HF 1999:
Warren Mclean, President, Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
Feraol Debo, Operations Manager, ITC Transit
Henry Jimenez, President, Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)
Jacqueline Coleman, President/CEO, Ingensa Inc (Education Solutions)
TJ Ticey, Chief Administrative Officer for Tri Construction

Chair Noor laid HF 1999 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 1460 (Greenman) Neighborhood Development Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifiers in regards to HF 1460:
Renay Dossman
Anthony Simmons, Soul to Soul BBQ

Chair Noor laid HF 1460 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 2079 (Olson) Modifying requirements of the 2019 appropriation to a paper mill in Duluth

Testifiers in regards to HF 2079:
Gary Wargin, Verso Corporation

Chair Noor laid HF 2079 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting adjourned at 2:27 P.M.


Representative Mohamud Noor, Chair



Jason Chavez
Committee Legislative Assistant










More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1460 (Greenman) - Neighborhood Development Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1999 (Agbaje) - Minority business development funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2079 (Olson) - Duluth; paper mill 2019 appropriation requirements modified.
  • HF2044 (Lippert) - Nonprofit corporation established to finance and leverage private investment for clean energy, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:21 HF2044 (Lippert) Nonprofit corporation established to finance and leverage private investment for clean energy, report required, and money appropriated.
31:17 HF1999 (Agbaje) Minority business development funding provided, and money appropriated.
55:33 HF1460 (Greenman) Neighborhood Development Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:13:02 HF2079 (Olson, L.) Duluth; paper mill 2019 appropriation requirements modified.


HF 2044 (Lippert) Nonprofit corporation established to finance and leverage private investment for clean energy
Jeremy Kalin

HF 1999 (Agbaje) Minority business development funding provided, and money appropriated.
Warren McLean, President, Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
Feraol Debo, Operations Manager, ITC Transit
Henry Jimenez, President, Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)
Jacqueline Coleman, President/CEO, Ingensa Inc (Education Solutions)
TJ Ticey, Chief Administrative Officer for Tri Construction

HF 1460 (Greenman) Neighborhood Development Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Renay Dossman
Anthony Simmons, Soul to Soul BBQ

HF 2079 (Olson) Modifying requirements of the 2019 appropriation to a paper mill in Duluth
Gary Wargin, Verso Corporation

HF 1630 (Noor) Minnesota investment fund use modified, and report required
Kevin McKinnon, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Development and Research, DEED

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