STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
JOBS & ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Bob Gunther, Chair of the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Committee called the fifty-first meeting to order at 8:23 a.m., on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
House Members present:
GUNTHER, Bob, Chair
GAROFALO, Pat, Vice Chair
Members excused: MAHONEY, Tim
A quorum was present.
HF0609(Dill) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for the Ely Maintenance Facility.
Representative Sertich moved HF0609 to be before the committee.
Representative Dill presented HF0609.
Representative Sertich moved to amend, Line 7, delete “$42,850,043”, insert “$750,000”, and Line 14, delete “$2,850,043”, insert “$750,000”. The motion prevailed. The oral amendment was adopted.
Testifying on HF0609:
Roger Skraba, Mayor of Ely, 209 E. Chapman Street, Ely, MN 55731, 218-365-3224, ext. 301
HF0609 was laid over for possible inclusion in the bonding recommendations to the Capital Investment Committee.
Chair Gunther introduced the presentation by the Department of Human Services on the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
Testifying on the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005:
Chuck Johnson, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Human Services, 651-297-4727
Ann Sessoms, Department of Human Services Director of Transitions and Economic Stability, 651-297-7515
Wayland Campbell, DHS Director of Child Support Enforcement
Erin Sullivan Sutter, DHS Child Safety and Permanency, 651-296-2487
Victoria Reinhardt, Ramsey County Board of Commissioners, 651-266-8363
Patrick Coyne, Director Dakota County Social Services, 952-891-7421
Mark McAfee, Legislative Representative, AFSCME MN Council, 300 Hardman Ave. S., South St. Paul, MN 55075, 651-287-0522
Representative Gazelka moved to approve the Minutes of March 9, 2006. The motion prevailed and the Minutes of March 9, 2006 were approved.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:42 AM.
REP. BOB GUNTHER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant