STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
Representative Gunther, Chair of the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:20 a.m. on May 5, 2011, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
GUNTHER, Bob, Chair
MCFARLANE, Carol, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Informational hearing on HF1352(Gunther) State lottery authorized to establish gaming machine revenue tax imposed, powers and duties provided to the director, and a Minnesota future fund and an industry improvement fund established.
Testifying in favor of HF1352:
Representative Tom Hackbarth, and Representative Mark Buesgens.
On behalf of the Mn Department of Employment and Economic Development was Mark Lofthus, Business Development Director, on behalf of the St. Paul Port Authority was Louis Jambois, President, on behalf of Racino Now, was Dick Day, President, on behalf of Mn Harness Racers was Jeremy Estenson and Josh Banks, and on behalf of Horse Breeders was Jeff Hilger.
Testifying in opposition of HF1352:
On behalf of the Fond Du Lac Band of Native Americans was Karen Diver, Chairwoman and CEO, on behalf of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe was Marge Anderson, Chief Executive, and Angela Heikes, Commissioner of Corporate Affairs, on behalf of the Grand Casino Hinckley was Robbie Sawyer, Marketing Director, on behalf of Pine County was Stephen Hallan, County Commissioner, on behalf of Prairie's Edge Casino and Resort was Richard Hermanson, employee.
The meeting adjourned at 12:00 p.m.
REP. BOB GUNTHER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant