The House passed a bill Thursday that would close a loophole that businesses based in other states have used to terminate commission-based sales employees in Minnesota.
HF1294, sponsored by Rep. Bob Loonan (R-Shakopee), would add additional regulations to the relationship between a sales representative and a company – building on a law that passed two years ago. The House passed the bill 129-0, sending it to the Senate, where Sen. Eric Pratt (R-Prior Lake) is the sponsor.
The bill would add “retail” to the definition of a commission sales employee and adds “material, component, or part orders” for resale into the state’s definition of wholesale orders.
The bill “says that if the sales rep lives in Minnesota, [businesses based elsewhere] will follow Minnesota law,” Loonan said.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton to use mediation to resolve a funding dispute. In an opinion issued Friday, the court also ruled that Dayton’s use of the line-item veto to strip biennial funding for the Legislature was constitutional.
A Ramsey County judge on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of legislative funding violated the state’s constitution.
House and Senate leadership OK a resolution to seek outside legal representation in an effort to restore funding for the Legislature that Gov. Mark Dayton line-item vetoed earlier this week.
Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a week of long days — and nights — at the State Capitol.
Lawmakers on conference committees must sort through competing bills before finalizing a product to send to the governor.
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