STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
JOB GROWTH & ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair of the Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee, called the seventh meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. on Monday, February 2, 2015, in Room 2 & 3 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Representative Garofalo called the meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. A quorum was present.
Representative Scott moved to approve the minutes from the previous hearing. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
John Edman, Director of Explore Minnesota, provided an overview of Minnesota tourism.
HF 434 (Fabian) Explore Minnesota Tourism Funding. This was an information hearing only and no action was taken on the bill.
Representative Fabian; Doug Killian, Mall of America and Terry Mattson, Visit Saint Paul testified on HF 434.
Cindy Wannarka, Leech Lake Chamber of Commerce; Christy Riley, Southern Minnesota Tourism Association; Gene Shaw, Minnesota Arrowhead Association; Steve Markuson, Metro Tourism Committee; Sunny Bhakta, Minnesota Lodging Association; Sara Stadherr, Minnesota Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus; Tom Kavanaugh, Minnesota Resort and Campground Association; Mark Novotny, Congress of Minnesota Resorts and Charles Skinner, Minnesota Ski Areas Association provided an overview and introduced members to their respective organizations.
Vice Chair, Representative Baker assumed the gavel at 1:45 P.M.
Chair, Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 1:53 P.M.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:26 P.M.
Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair
Jonathan Fortner, Committee Legislative Assistant