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Jobs and Economic Development Committee
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
12:30 PM, 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Minutes

Present: Senator Bobby Joe Champion - Chair, Senator Zaynab Mohamed Vice Chair, Senator Rich Draheim, Senator Heather Gustafson, Senator Foung Hawj, Senator Karin Housley, Senator Carla J. Nelson, Senator Eric R. Pratt, Senator Aric Putnam

Absent: No Members Absent

Chair Senator Champion calls the hybrid Jobs and Economic Development Committee Meeting to order at 12:32pm conducted in Minnesota Senate Building room 1100 and over zoom broadcast. Chair, Senator Champion: Present Vice Chair, Senator Mohamed: Present Ranking, Senator Draheim: Present Senator Gustafson: Present Senator Hawj: Present Senator Housley: Present Senator Pratt: Present Senator Putnam: Present Senator Nelson: Present A quorum is present

Call To Order


S.F. 4027: Senator Champion: Membership modification of the energy transition advisory committee **This is the Jobs Omnibus Policy Bill, we will post the DE amendment as soon as possible after the Monday, March 18th Jobs hearing**.

Before the presentation on S.F. 4027, Membership modification of the energy transition advisory committee, begins, Senator Champion moves the A8 amendment to the A3 amendment at 12:35pm. The motion prevails and the A8 amendment to the amendment is adopted via voice vote at 12:36pm 

 

 

S.F. 4027 – Champion: Membership modification of the energy transition advisory committee presentation begins at 12:36pm by Senator Champion and ends at 12:46pm.  

 

Questions and comments on S.F. 4027 begin at 1:00pm and end at 1:39pm 

  • Senator Draheim offers the A6 amendment during questioning at 12:47pm 

 

 A roll call vote is called on the adoption of the A6 amendment at 12:52pm 

 

Chair, Senator Champion: Nay 

Vice Chair, Senator Mohamed: Nay 

Ranking, Senator Draheim: Aye 

Senator Gustafson: Nay 

Senator Hawj: Nay 

Senator Housley: Aye 

Senator Pratt: Aye 

Senator Putnam: Nay 

Senator Nelson: Aye 

 

The motion DID NOT prevail and the A6 amendment is NOT adopted. 

 

  • Senator Draheim offers the A7 amendment during questioning at 12:52pm. Senator Draheim moves the A7 amendment. The motion fails and the A7 amendment is not adopted via voice vote at 1:00pm. 

 

  • Senator Pratt offers/moves the A5 amendment during questioning at 01:03pm. Senator Pratt moves the A5 amendment. The motion fails and the A5 amendment is NOT adopted via voice vote at 1:22pm. 

 

  • Senator Nelson offers the A4 amendment during questioning at 01:22pm. Senator Nelson moves the A4 amendment. The motion prevailed and the A4 amendment is adopted via voice vote.

Renewed motion at 1:35pm /Vote at 1:37pm (FAILS)  

 

  • Senator Champion offers the A3 amendment at 1:39pm. The motion prevails and the A3 amendment is adopted via voice vote. 

 

Putnam moves that SF 4017 be recomended to pass and placed on the consent calendar at 1:39pm. The motion prevails and SF4027 is placed on the consent calendar.  

 


Senator Champion moved that S.F. 4027, as amended, recommended to pass and placed on the Consent Calendar. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 3502: Senator Maye Quade: Grant appropriation to nonprofits to support LGBTQ people relocating to Minnesota Testifiers: Aaron Zimmerman (he/him) – Executive Director of PFund Foundation Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd (they/them) - Chief Education Officer and Medical Director of Gender Health at Children’s Minnesota.

Before the presentation on S.F. 3502, Grant appropriation to nonprofits to support LGBTQ people relocating to Minnesota, begins, Senator May Quade offers the A2 amendment at 01:41pm. Senator Mohamed moves the A2 amendment. The motion prevails and the A2 amendment is adopted via voice vote at 01:41pm  

 

 

S.F. 3502 - Maye Quade: Grant appropriation to nonprofits to support LGBTQ people relocating to Minnesota presentation begins at 01:41pm by Senator Maye Quade and ends at 1:43pm.  

 

 

S.F. 3502 - Maye Quade: Grant appropriation to nonprofits to support LGBTQ people relocating to Minnesota presentation continues with a testimony by Aaron Zimmerman (he/him), Executive Director of PFund Foundation, starting at 01:43pm and ending at 01:45pm. 

 

S.F. 3502 - Maye Quade: Grant appropriation to nonprofits to support LGBTQ people relocating to Minnesota presentation continues with a testimony by Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd (they/them), Chief Education Officer and Medical Director, Gender Health at Children’s Minnesota, starting at 01:45pm and ending at 01:47pm. 

 

Questions and comments on SF 3502 begin at 01:47pm and end at 02:18pm 

  • Senator Nelson makes a motion during questioning to re-refer SF 3502 to Committee on Health at 2:05pm.

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  • Senator Nelson withdraws her motion. 

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Senator Champion moves that SF 3502 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill

 


Senator Champion moved that S.F. 3502, as amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 4435: Senator Hawj: Special Olympics USA 2026 games Explore Minnesota appropriation Testifiers: Christy Sovereign David Booth.

S.F. 4435 – Hawj: Special Olympics USA 2026 games Explore Minnesota appropriation presentation begins at 2:21pm by Senator Hawj and ends at 02:24pm.  

 

 

S.F. 4435 – Hawj: Special Olympics USA 2026 games Explore Minnesota appropriation presentation continues with a testimony by Christy Sovereign, starting at 2:25pm and ending at 2:27pm. 

 

S.F. 4435 – Hawj: Special Olympics USA 2026 games Explore Minnesota appropriation presentation continues with a testimony by David Booth, starting at 2:27pm and ending at 2:29pm. 

 

Questions and comments on S.F. 4435 begin at 2:29pm and end at 2:31pm 

 

 

Senator Champion moves that SF 4435 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill 

 


Senator Champion moved that S.F. 4435, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 4331: Senator Hoffman: Taste of Minnesota event costs appropriation Testifiers: Adam Duininck, President and CEO, Minneapolis Downtown Council Chef JoJo Kilimanjaro, Tamu Grill Minneapolis Scott Gerlicher, Director of Security, former director of Super Bowl and former Minneapolis Police Captain.

S.F. 4331 – Hoffman: Taste of Minnesota event costs appropriation presentation begins at 02:32pm by Hoffman and ends at 02:33pm.  

 

 

S.F. 4331 – Hoffman: Taste of Minnesota event costs appropriation presentation continues with a testimony by Adam Duininck, President and CEO, Minneapolis Downtown Council, starting at 02:33pm and ending at 02:34pm. 

 

S.F. 4331 – Hoffman: Taste of Minnesota event costs appropriation presentation continues with a testimony by Chef JoJo Kilimanjaro, Tamu Grill Minneapolis starting at 02:34pm and ending at 02:35pm. 

 

S.F. 4331 – Hoffman: Taste of Minnesota event costs appropriation presentation continues with a testimony by Scott Gerlicher, Director of Security, Former Director of Super Bowl, and Former Minneapolis Police Captain, starting at 02:35pm and ending at 02:37pm. 

 

Questions and comments on S.F. 4331 begin at 2:37pm and end at 2:39pm 

 

 

Senator Champion moves that SF 4331 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill 

 


Senator Champion moved that S.F. 4331, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:40pm


 
                                                                      
Senator Bobby Joe Champion, Chair
                                                                      
Alexis Varner, Legislative Assistant