I hope to attend and plan to take notes – but wanted to give folks the heads up on a couple of broadband topics on the agenda. I’ll paste the whole agenda below but highlight anything broadband related. It’s a lot to cover in an hour!
Committee: Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance
Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
10 State Office Building
Committee Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Thief River Falls; sales tax exemption for tax paid during construction of an eligible wholesale electronic component distribution center provided, forgiveable loan provided, business development public infrastructure program grant provided, and money appropriated.
Housing project bonding authority allocations provided.
Central Minnesota opportunity grant program established, reports required, and money appropriated.
Housing trust fund creation by local governments authorized, counties and cities authorized to impose a surcharge on document recording fees for deposit into a housing trust fund, reports required, and money appropriated.
Voice over Internet protocol service and Internet protocol enabled service regulation prohibited.
Small wireless facility collocation provided.
Broadband grant money transferred.
Broadband grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
Family and medical leave savings accounts authorized, tax deductions for amounts deposited in family and medical leave savings accounts provided, amounts deposited from state withholding taxes exempted, family and medical leave savings account tax credit provided, small business development center grants provided, and money appropriated.
Housing trust fund and family homeless prevention and assistance program requirements modified, rental assistance program for homeless and highly mobile students established, and money appropriated.
Housing trust fund and family homeless prevention and assistance program requirements modified, rental assistance program established for homeless highly mobile students.
Pilot program to provide, repair, and maintain motor vehicles for commuting to work created, and money appropriated.
Employment agents and construction codes and licensing modified, housekeeping changes made, combative sports regulated, and OSHA regulations modified.
Financial services inclusion program funding provided, and money appropriated.
Minnesota Investment Fund, job creation fund, and redevelopment program funding provided; and money appropriated.
Twin Cities R!se Metro Transit technician training program funding provided, and money appropriated.
Pipeline dual-training programs modified, and money appropriated.
Women-run cooperative child care businesses in low-income urban areas pilot program funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
East Phillips Neighborhood Institute funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.