STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-THIRD 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-third meeting to order at 8:34 a.m., on Thursday, March 16, 2006, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
House Members present:
GUNTHER, Bob, Chair
Members excused: All members were present.
A quorum was present.
HF3109(Samuelson) Ramsey County teen parents child care pilot project authorized.
Chair Gunther moves HF3109 to be before the committee.
Representative Samuelson presented HF3109.
Chair Gunther moved to amend HF3109, line 1.23 delete “children in” insert “with income that is below poverty level and whose children attend”. The motion prevailed. The oral amendment to HF3109 was adopted.
Testifying on HF3109:
Toni Carter, Ramsey County Commissioner
Lorna Payne, St. Paul Schools
Shannon Kennedy, Human Service Manager, Ramsey County Human Services, 160 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN, 651-226-4604
Latasha Calabrese, Student, Agape School /Childcare
Maeve Clifford, Student, Agape School /Childcare
Deja Woodson, Student, Agape School /Childcare
Victoria Stein, Student, Agape School /Childcare
Jenna Hebert, Student, Agape School /Childcare
Cherie Kotilinek, Child Care Manager, Department of Human Services
Amanda Dennison, Program Evaluator/Data Coordinator, Ramsey County Workforce Solutions, MFIP Employment Services
HF3109 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Omnibus Bill.
HF3226(Charron) Film production tax credit provided and money appropriated.
Vice-Chair Garofalo moved HF3226 to be before the committee.
Representative Charron presented HF3226.
Vice-Chair Garofalo moved the H3226A2 amendment. The motion prevailed. The H3226A2 Amendment was adopted.
Testifying on HF3226:
Lucinda Winters, Executive Director, Minnesota Film and TV Board
Patrick Coyle, Writer / Director / Producer, Ten Ten Films
Vice-Chair Garofalo moved to recommend passage of HF3226, as amended, and re-refer to Taxes. The motion prevailed. HF3226 was recommended to pass, as amended, and was re-referred to Taxes.
HF2977(Poppe) Child care licensing provisions modified.
Representative Slawik moved HF2977 to be before the committee.
Representative Poppe presented HF2977.
Testifying on HF2977:
Kathy Stetzman, Financial Director, Parenting Resource Center, 301 12th Place NW, Austin, MN 55912, 507-437-6927
Jerry Kerber, Licensing Division Director, Department of Human Services
Representative Slawik moved to recommend passage of HF2977 and be sent to the General Register. The motion prevailed. HF2977 was recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.
Representative Mahoney moved to approve the Minutes of March 14, 2006 and the Minutes of March 15, 2006. The motion prevailed. The Minutes of March 14 & 15, 2006 were approved.
HF3149(Penas) Hallock economic development grant provided, and money appropriated.
Chair Gunther moved HF3149 to be before the committee.
Representative Penas presented HF3149.
Chair Gunther moved to amend HF3149, Line 1.6, insert “$200,000”. The motion prevailed. The oral amendment to HF3149 was adopted.
Testifying on HF3149:
Paul Blomquist, business owner, P.O. Box 10, Hallock, MN 56728, 218-843-2652
Paul Moe, Director of Business and Community Development, Department of Employment and Economic Development
HF3149 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Omnibus Bill.
HF3058(Penas) Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board fund expenditure approval process clarified.
Representative Sertich moved to take HF3058 off the table and bring it back before the committee. The motion prevailed. HF3058 was taken off the table and brought back before the committee.
Representative Penas presented HF3058.
Representative Sertich moved Amendment H3058DE1. The motion prevailed. Amendment H3058DE1 was adopted.
Representative Sertich moved amendment H3058A1.
Representative Sertich moved to amend Amendment H3058A1, Line 1.1, delete “H.F. No. 3058” insert “Amendment H3058A1”; Line 1.2 Delete “5” insert “4”; Delete “27” insert “34”. The Motion prevailed. Amendment H3058A1, as amended, was adopted.
Testifying on HF3058:
Frank Ongaro, President, Iron Mining Association of MN, 11East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802, 218-722-7724
Sandy Layman, Commissioner, Iron Range Resources Board, Eveleth, MN,
Chair Gunther moved to recommend passage of HF3058, as amended, and to be re-referred to Ways & Means. The motion prevailed. HF3058, as amended, was recommended to pass and re-referred to Taxes.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:18 AM.
REP. BOB GUNTHER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant