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Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 19, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 19th, 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
DAVNIE, Jim
FRANKE, Keith
GREENMAN, Emma
JURGENS, Tony
KOEGEL, Erin
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
OLSON, Liz
XIONG, Tou

Excused:
BAKER, Dave
XIONG, Jay

Representative Jurgens moved to approve the minutes for the March 17th, 2021 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF 2066 (Koegel) Launch Minnesota program.

Chair Noor moved to amend HF 2066 with the DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in regards to HF 2066:
Steve Grove, Commissioner, DEED
Neela Mollgaard, Executive Director, Launch MN
Dave Hengel, Executive Director, Greater Bemidji Inc.
Aneela Idnani, Co-founder, HabitAware’

Chair Noor laid HF 2066, as amended, over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 784 (Thompson) Ending systemic racism funding provided, provisions adopted that address racial injustice and systemic racism, and money appropriated.

Testifiers in regards to HF 784:
Alexander Buster Deputie
Farhio Khalif
Dr. Bruce Corrie
Valerie Castile

Chair Noor moved to amend HF 784 with the A3 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT PREVAILED.

Char Noor moved to amend HF 784, as amended, with the A4 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT PREVAILED.


Chair Noor moved to amend HF 784, as amended, with the A5 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT PREVAILED.

Chair Noor Moved to refer HF 784, as amended, to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Committee Finance and Policy Committee.

A roll call was requested.

AYES:

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

NAYS:

HAMILTON, Rod
HALEY, Barb

EXCUSED:

BAKER, Dave
XIONG, Jay

WITH 9 AYES, 2 NAYS, AND 2 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 784, AS AMENDED, WAS REFERRED TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM FINANCE ANC POLICY COMMITTEE.

HF 875 (Xiong, J) African Economic Development Solutions grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifiers in regards to HF 875:
Liban Alishire, Owner, ACE Interpretation Inc
Ali Hola, Owner of ITC Transit Service
Dr. Abraham Dalu, Owner, A&A Reliable Home Health Care, LLC

Chair Noor laid HF 875 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Kotyza-Withuhn assumed the gavel at 2:12 P.M.

HF 2007 (Noor) Emerge Community Development funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifiers in regards to HF 2007:
Mohamed Ali, Senior Director of Workforce Programs, EMERGE.
Saeed Bihi, Manager, Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center, City of Minneapolis

Chair Noor laid HF 2007 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chari Noor assumed the gavel at 2:20 P.M.

HF 2020 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) SciTech Internship Program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifiers in regards to HF 2020:
Angie Zavoral Conley, CEO, AbiliTech Medical
Daniel Ajagbusi, Student - Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota
Tatem Rios, Student - Chemical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Minnesota

Jeff Tollefson, President and CEO, Minnesota Technology Association
Becky Siekmeier, Director, SciTech Internship Program

Chair Noor laid HF 2020 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting adjourned at 2:39 P.M.


Representative Mohamud Noor, Chair



Jason Chavez
Committee Legislative Assistant












More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF784 (Thompson) - Ending systemic racism funding provided, provisions adopted that address racial injustice and systemic racism, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF875 (Xiong) - African Economic Development Solutions grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2007 (Noor) - Emerge Community Development funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2020 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - SciTech Internship Program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2066 (Koegel) - Launch Minnesota program established.
House TV Video:
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02:30 HF2066 (Koegel) Launch Minnesota program established.
21:05 HF784 (Thompson) Ending systemic racism funding provided, provisions adopted that address racial injustice and systemic racism, and money appropriated.
58:25 HF875 (Xiong, J.) African Economic Development Solutions grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:10:50 HF2007 (Noor) Emerge Community Development funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:20:20 HF2020 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) SciTech Internship Program funding provided, and money appropriated.


HF 2066 (Koegel) Launch Minnesota program
Steve Grove, Commissioner, DEED
Neela Mollgaard, Executive Director, Launch MN
Dave Hengel, Executive Director, Greater Bemidji Inc.
Aneela Idnani, Co-founder, HabitAware

HF 784 (Thompson) Ending systemic racism funding provided, provisions adopted that address racial injustice and systemic racism, and money appropriated. *Testimony, Amendments, or other materials related to this bill must be relevant to this committee's jurisdiction*
Alexander Buster Deputie

HF 875 (Xiong, J) African Economic Development Solutions grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Liban Alishire, Owner, ACE Interpretation Inc
Ali Hola, Owner of ITC Transit Service
Dr. Abraham Dalu, Owner, A&A Reliable Home Health Care, LLC

HF 2007 (Noor) Emerge Community Development funding provided, and money appropriated.
Mohamed Ali, Senior Director of Workforce Programs, EMERGE
Saeed Bihi, Manager, Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center, City of Minneapolis

HF 2020 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) SciTech Internship Program funding provided, and money appropriated.
Jeff Tollefson, President and CEO, Minnesota Technology Association
Becky Siekmeier, Director, SciTech Internship Program
Angie Zavoral Conley, CEO, AbiliTech Medical
Daniel Ajagbusi, Student - Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota
Tatem Rios, Student - Chemical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Minnesota

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