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Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 17, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 17th, 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
HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod
BAKER, Dave
DAVNIE, Jim
FRANKE, Keith
GREENMAN, Emma
JURGENS, Tony
KOEGEL, Erin
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
OLSON, Liz
XIONG, Tou

Excused:
XIONG, Jay

Representative Baker moved to approve the minutes for the March 15th, 2021 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Representative Greenman assumed the gavel at 1:41 P.M.

HF 1630 (Noor) Minnesota investment fund use modified, and report required

Chair Noor moved to amend HF 1630 with the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in regards to HF 1630:
Kevin McKinnon, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Development and Research, DEED

Chair Noor moved to refer HF 1630, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means.

A roll call was requested.

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

EXCUSED:
XIONG, Jay
HALEY, Barb

WITH 11 AYES AND 2 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 1630 WAS REFERRED TO THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE.

HF 389 (Hassan) Women of Color Opportunity Act

Chair Noor moved to amend HF 389 with the DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in regards to HF 389:
Lulete Mola, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
Mariana Cervantes - The Young Women’s Initiative

Chair Noor moved to refer HF 389, as amended, to the Education Finance Committee.

A roll call was requested.

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

EXCUSED:
XIONG, Jay
HALEY, Barb

WITH 11 AYES AND 2 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 389 WAS REFERRED TO THE EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE.

HF 1364 (Xiong, T) East African community economic development pilot grant program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Noor moved to amend HF 1364 with the DE2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in regards to HF 1364:
Marcus Pope, Youthprise
Mohamed Farah, Ka Joog

Chair Noor laid HF 1364, as amended, over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 2019 (Xiong, T) Nonprofit infrastructure grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Noor moved to amend HF 2019 with the A21 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in regards to HF 2019:
Kate Barr, President & CEO, Propel Nonprofits
Nausheena Hussain, Executive Director, Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment
Nancy Fasching – VP of Community Impact, Southwest Initiative Foundation
Jonathan Palmer – Executive Director, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

Chair Noor laid HF 2019, as amended, over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The committee recessed at 2:47 P.M.

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 A.M.


Representative Mohamud Noor, Chair



Jason Chavez
Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF389 (Hassan) - Women of Color Opportunity Act enacted, pilot projects created, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1364 (Xiong) - East African community economic development pilot grant program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1784 (Noor) - Small business support program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2019 (Xiong) - Nonprofit infrastructure grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1630 (Noor) - Minnesota investment fund use modified, business subsidy requirements modified, exceptions made to job creation fund requirements, and report required.
House TV Video:
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03:29 HF1630 (Noor) Minnesota investment fund use modified, and report required.
12:58 HF389 (Hassan) Women of Color Opportunity Act enacted, pilot projects created, report required, and money appropriated.
39:03 HF1364 (Xiong, T.) East African community economic development pilot grant program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
53:03 HF2019 (Xiong, T.) Nonprofit infrastructure grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
The committee recessed.


HF 389 (Hassan) Women of Color Opportunity Act
Lulete Mola, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
Mariana Cervantes - The Young Women’s Initiative

HF 1364 (Xiong, T) East African community economic development pilot grant program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
Marcus Pope, Youthprise
Mohamed Farah, Ka Joog

HF 2019 (Xiong, T) Nonprofit infrastructure grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
Kate Barr, President & CEO, Propel Nonprofits
Nausheena Hussain, Executive Director, Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE)
Mukhtar M. Ibrahim, Editor & Executive Director, Sahan Journal
Nancy Fasching – VP of Community Impact, Southwest Initiative Foundation
Jonathan Palmer – Executive Director, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

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

HF 1784 (Noor) Small business support program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
Cesia Baires, owner of Abi's Cafe in Minneapolis
Mary Taris, owner of Strive Publishing in Robbinsdale
Danny Schwartzman, owner of Common Roots Cafe and Catering in Minneapolis

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