STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SIXTH 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-sixth meeting to order at 8:22 a.m., on Thursday, March 23, 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: All members were present.
A quorum was present.
Chair Gunther called Representative Nelson to the Chair at 8:23 AM.
HF3093(Gunther) Unemployment insurance law policy, housekeeping, and style changes provided; administrative rules incorporated into statute; and fraud penalties modified.
Chair Gunther moved HF3093 to be before the committee.
Chair Gunther presented HF3093.
Chair Gunther moved Amendment A06-1303. The motion prevailed. Amendment A06-1303 was adopted.
Chair Gunther moved an oral amendment to HF3093, Page 4, Line 24, delete”60” insert “600”; Page 21, Line 10, delete “20” insert “30”. The motion prevailed. The oral amendment to HF3093 was adopted.
Lee Nelson, Director of Unemployment Insurance Legal Affairs, Department of Employment and Economic Development
Chair Gunther moved to recommend passage of HF3093, as amended, and be re-referred to Ways & Means. The motion prevailed. HF3903, as amended, was recommended to pass and re-referred to Ways & Means.
Chair Gunther resumed the Chair at 8:48 AM.
HF3618(Finstad) Human services departmental, commissioner, and related entities technical changes provided.
Representative Westerberg moved HF3618 to be before the committee.
Representative Finstad presented HF13618.
Chair Gunther moved an oral amendment to HF 3618, Page 2, Line 1, delete “injury” insert “harm”; Page 32, Line 28, delete “is” insert “will be”. The motion prevailed. The oral amendment to HF3618 was adopted.
Ann Martineau, Department of Human Services
Jerry Kerber, Director, Licensing Division, Department of Human Services
Representative Westerberg moved to recommend passage of HF3618, as amended, and to re-refer to Health. The motion prevailed. HF3618 was recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to Health.
HF3578(Clark) Physician pilot project to encourage Minnesota licensure for foreign-trained physicians established, and money appropriated.
Representative Clark moved HF3578 to be before the committee.
Representative Clark presented HF3578.
Representative Clark moved Amendment H3578-A1. The author’s amendment was incorporated into HF3578.
Randy Johnson, Executive Director, Workforce Development, Inc., Rochester, MN 55901, 507-292-5189
Imelda Sanchez, Medical Assistant, 651-587-5035
Representative Clark moved to recommend passage of HF3578, as amended, and to re-refer to Health. The motion prevailed. HF3578 was recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to Health.
Representative Gazelka moved to approve the Minutes of March 22, 2006. The motion prevailed. The Minutes of March 22, 2006 were approved.
HF3513(Nelson, M.) Homeless Management Information System and capacity building grant money appropriated.
Representative Nelson moved HF3513 to be before the committee.
Representative Nelson presented HF3513.
Michael Dahl, Executive Director, MN Coalition for the Homeless, 612-879-9411
Craig Helmstetter, Senior Research Scientist, Wilder Foundation, 651-647-4616
Michelle Meuxbauer, Social Worker, Three Rives CAP, Faribault, MN, 507-333-6458
HF3513 was laid over for possible inclusion in Jobs & Economic Opportunity Omnibus bill.
Chair Gunther called Vice Chair Garofalo to the Chair at 9:28 AM.
HF3001(Gunther) Contamination cleanup grant program funds directed, and commissioner's discretion clarified.
Chair Gunther moved HF3001 to be before the committee.
Chair Gunther presented HF3001.
Representative Mahoney moved Amendment A06-1292. The motion prevailed. Amendment A06-1292 was adopted.
Testifying for Amendment A06-1292:
Chair Gunther moved Amendment H3001-A2. The motion prevailed. Amendment H3001-A2 was adopted.
Testifying for Amendment H3001-A2:
Bonnie Baloch, Executive Director, MN Solutions, 651-653-4926
Chair Gunther moved Amendment H3001-A4. The motion prevailed. Amendment H3001-A4 was adopted.
Testifying for Amendment H3001-A4:
Kathy Hahne, attorney, Faegre & Benson, 612-766-8759
Representative Clark moved amend HF3001, by inserting HF3461 into HF3001. Representative Clark withdraws HF3461 as an amendment to HF3001.
Testifying against the Clark amendment:
Meredith Udoibok, Department of Employment & Economic Development, 651-297-4132
Chair Gunther moved to recommend passage of HF3001, as amended, and re-refer to Taxes.
The motion prevailed. HF3001, as amended, was recommended to pass and re-referred to Taxes.
HF3133(Gazelka) Employment and Economic Development Department technical and housekeeping changes provided, department assistance provision to small businesses regarding federal funds required, fees imposed, and revenue appropriated.
Representative Gazelka moved HF3133 to be before the committee.
Representative Gazelka presented HF3133.
Chuck Hamilton, Department of Employment & Economic Development, 651-642-0512
Betsy Lulfs, Department of Employment & Economic Development, 651-282-0714
HF3133 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Omnibus bill.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 AM.
REP. BOB GUNTHER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant