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Minnesota Legislature

Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy Committee
Monday, April 1, 2019
1:30 PM or Immediately Following Senate Session, Room 1150, Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Minutes

Present: Senator Eric R. Pratt - Chair, Senator Justin D. Eichorn - Vice Chair, Senator Bobby Joe Champion, Senator Richard Cohen, Senator Rich Draheim, Senator Michael P. Goggin, Senator Karin Housley, Senator Jason Isaacson, Senator Matt Little, Senator Jason Rarick, Senator Erik Simonson, Senator Paul J. Utke

Absent: No Members Absent

Senator Eric R. Pratt called the meeting to order at 1:37 PM

S.F. 384: Senator Bakk: Workforce development training program funds availability extension.

Senator Bakk presented on SF 384

 

Testifiers:

Mitch Berggren, The Jacobson Law Group

 


Senator Pratt moved that S.F. 384, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 2709: Senator Miller: Hmong Chamber of Commerce grant appropriation.

 

Senator Miller presented on SF 2709

 

Sen Housley moved to orally amend SF 2709

On line 1.6 insert $250,000 in the blank

On line 1.7 before Hmong insert ‘Minnesota’

The motion prevailed.

 

Testifiers:

Noah Her

Siab Yang

 

 

 


Senator Pratt moved that S.F. 2709, as amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 216: Senator Hoffman: African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS) grant program for immigrant entrepreneurs.

Senator Hoffman presented on SF 216

 

Testifiers:

Gene Gelgelu, African Economic Development Solutions

Meseret Asfaw, Owner of Meseret Ethiopian Restaurant

Firaoli Usha, Twin Cities Mobility

 

Handouts:

African Economic Development Solutions letter

 


Senator Eichorn moved that S.F. 216, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 1652: Senator Pratt: Minnesota High Tech Association grant for SciTechsperience appropriation.

Senator Pratt presented on SF 1652

 

Testifiers:

John Dukich, Minnesota High Tech Association

Becky Siekmeier, Minnesota Hight Tech Association

Sara Sargent, VSI Labs

Mohamed Mohamud, VSI Labs

 

Handouts:

SciTechperience: An Internship Program of the Minnesota High Tech Association

Support Letters Packet

 


Senator Pratt moved that S.F. 1652, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 1559: Senator Housley: Radon mitigation work performed by state contractor licensees authorization.

Senator Housley presented on SF 1559

 

Senator Housley moved the A19-0297 amendment. The motion prevailed

 

Testifiers:

Mike Hogenson, President of Minnesota Association of Radon Professionals

Jeff Blixt, Inspectahomes

Charlie Durenberger, Department of Labor and Industry

Melissa Finnegan, Minnesota Department of Health

Rachel Malmberg, Cancer Survivors Against Radon

 

Handouts:

CanSAR letter

William J. Angell letter

AARST letter

Minnesota Mechanical Contractors Association letter

 

 


Senator Eichorn moved that S.F. 1559, as amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:05 PM


 
                                                                      
Senator Eric R. Pratt, Chair
                                                                      
Pat Kaluza, Legislative Assistant