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Commerce and Labor

NINTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 20, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR

MINUTES


Representative Joe Atkins, Chair of the Commerce and Labor Committee, called the meeting to order at 4:03 P.M. on February 20, 2007, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

ATKINS, Joe (Chair)
LILLIE, Leon (Vice-Chair)
MULLERY, Joe
MAHONEY, Tim
DAVNIE, Jim
PETERSON, Aaron
JOHNSON, Sheldon
ANZELC, Tom
DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
KNUTH, Kate
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt
PAULSEN, Erik
DeLaFOREST, Chris
SIMPSON, Dean
ANDERSON, Sarah
BERNS, John

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Representative Lillie moved that the minutes of Febrary 15, 2007 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 828 (Kahn) A resolution urging the president and Congress to end trade, financial and travel restrictions to Cuba.

Representative Atkins moved HF 828.

The following people testified on HF 828:

Representative Phyllis Kahn
Victor Valens, owner, Victor 1959 Café
Cliff Kaehler
Eph Kaehler
Ralph Kaehler
Filomina Kaehler
Duane Krohnke, citizen, St. Louis Park
Joe Callahan, MN Cuba Committee
Joan Maelrich, citizen, Inver Grove Heights

Representative Atkins moved that HF 828 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HR 2 (Kahn) Cuba: a House resolution expressing the sense of the Minnesota House concerning trade, financial and travel restrictions to Cuba.

Representative Atkins moved HR 2.

Testimony on HF 828 and HF 2 presented jointly.

Representative Atkins moved that HR 2 be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 765 (Loeffler) Motor vehicle insurance database development required.

Representative Atkins moved HF 765 .

The following people testified on HF 765:

Representative Diane Loeffler
Linda Koblick, Hennepin County Commissioner
Paul Ostrow, Councilmember, City of Minneapolis
Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota
Pam McCormack, Director, Minnesota Department of Driver Vehicle Services

Representative Atkins moved that HF 765 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 611 (Anzelc) Workplace communications between labor organizations and employees protected, and certain employer conduct prohibited.

Representative Atkins moved that the Division Report on HF 611 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Anzelc moved HF 611.

Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 4:52 P.M.

Representative Atkins assumed the gavel at 4:53 P.M.

The following people testified on HF 611:

Representative Tom Anzelc
Teresa Joppa, Staff Attorney, AFSCME Council 65
Paul Larson, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Employee Relations
Dave Dederichs, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Anzelc moved that HF 611 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:34 P.M.


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair


John Reich, Committee Legislative Asst.
More Info On This Meeting..

HF828 (Kahn) A resolution urging the president and Congress to end trade, financial and travel restrictions to Cuba
HR2 (Kahn) A resolution expressing the sense of the House concerning trade, financial and travel restrictions to Cuba.
HF611 (Anzelc) Workplace communications between labor organizations and employees protected, and certain employer conduct prohibited.
HF765 (Loeffler) Motor vehicle insurance database development required.
HF643 (Hansen) has been removed from the agenda