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Commerce and Labor

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 15, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 4:09 P.M. on March 15, 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

No members were absent or excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Anderson moved that the minutes of March 13, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1314 (Atkins) Truth in Music Advertising Act adopted regulating the advertising of live musical performances.

Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 4:10 p.m.

Representative Lillie moved HF 1314.

The following people testified on HF 1314:

Representative Joe Atkins
John "Bowser" Bauman
Steve Swenson, Musician

Atkins moved that HF 1314 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 740 (Mahoney) Price gouging prohibited on essential consumer good and services including food, water, fuel, gasoline, medical supplies, and other items; and enforcement authority provided.

Representative Mahoney moved HF 740.

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 740 be laid on the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 556 (Beard) Airport safety zones transfers of real property disclosure requirements clarified.
Representative Zellers moved HF 556.

Representative Zellers moved the H556DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zellers moved that HF 556, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1656 (Thissen) Jewelry products containing lead manufacture and sale regulated.

Representative Lillie moved HF 1656.

Representative Lillie moved to orally amend HF 1656 as follows: delete subd. 6 THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 1656:

Michael Gale, Executive Director, Fashion Jewelry Trade Association
Deanne Moss, owner, Ms. Dee Inc., Minnetonka

Representative Lillie moved that HF 1656, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF 112 (Olseen)/HF 1013 (Otremba) Body piercing regulation.

Representative Lillie moved HF 1013.

The following people testified on HF 1013:

Representative Mary Ellen Otremba
Derek Lowe, St. Sabrina's Parlor In Purgatory

Representative Lillie moved that HF 1013 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1364 (Atkins) Building contractors insurance requirements modified.

Representative Lillie moved HF 1364.

The following people testified on HF 1364:

Representative Joe Atkins
Pam Perri Weaver, Builders Association of MN

Representative Atkins moved that HF 1364 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 712 (Fritz) Safe Patient Handling Act adopted, programs and committees established, and money appropriated.

Representative Lillie moved HF 712.

Representative Lillie moved the H0712A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 712:

Representative Patti Fritz
Cindy Barnes, RN, MN Nurses Association
Sara Noznesky, MN Medical Association
John Lips, Care Providers of MN, Long Term Care Trade Assoc.
Betty Schogren, Health and Safety Specialist, MN Nurses Association
Joel Ueland, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MN Chapter

Representative Lillie moved that HF 712, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1844 (Walker) Hair braiding registration required.

Representative Lillie moved HF 1844.

The following people testified on HF 1844:

Representative Neva Walker
Jim Hirst, on behalf of MN Salon & Spa Professional Association

Representative Lillie moved to orally amend HF 1844 as follows: L 1.9 after "$15" strike the word "annually" L 2.3 after the word “for" strike the word “initial" THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lillie moved that HF 1844, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1359 (Atkins) Auto insurance medical expense and other benefits modified.

Representative Atkins moved HF 1359.

Representative Atkins moved the H1359A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the A101 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 1359:

Representative Joe Atkins
Karen Kingsley, attorney
Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of MN

Representative Atkins moved that HF 1359, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Zellers requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ATKINS, Joe ANDERSON, Sarah
ANZELC, Tom BERNS, John
DAVNIE, Jim DELAFOREST, Chris
DOMINGUEZ, Augustine PAULSEN, Erik
JOHSNON, Sheldon SIMPSON, Dean
KNUTH, Kate ZELLERS, Kurt
LILLIE, Leon
MAHONEY, Tim
MULLERY, Joe
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 11 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Atkins moved to reconsider HF 1314. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Atkins moved to orally amend HF 1314 as follows: delete Sec. 4 and Sec. 5 THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved that HF 1314, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lillie recessed the meeting to the call of the chair at 5:53 P.M.
Representative Atkins reconvened the meeting at 6:34 P.M. on March 15, 2007.

HF 464 (Sertich) School employee statewide health insurance plan established, and money appropriated.

Representative Atkins moved HF 464.

The following people testified on HF 464:

Kim Davidson, teacher, Crookston
John Gross, Department of Commerce
Lisa Wagner, Chair, Community Action for Student Education, Minnetonka

Representative Zellers assumed the gavel at 6:43 P.M.

Cathy Maes, Minnetonka School Board
Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Dennis Fendt, President, North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale Education Association
Grace Schwab, MN School Boards Association
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity Education
Jim Gerthard, Minneapolis Public Schools
Bill Strusinsky, MN Regional Service Agency
Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of MN
Phil Griffin, Preferred One

Representative Atkins recessed the meeting to the call of the chair at 7:11 P.M.

Representative Atkins reconvened the meeting at 8:02 P.M. on March 15, 2007.

Representative Anderson moved the H0464A13 amendment.

The following people testified on the H0464A13 amendment:

John Gross, Department of Commerce
Phil Griffin, Preferred One

Representative Anderson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
BERNS, John ANZELC, Tom
DELAFOREST, Chris JOHNSON, Sheldon
PAULSEN, Erik KNUTH, Kate
SIMPSON, Dean MAHONEY, Tim
ZELLERS, Kurt PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 6 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Anderson moved the H0464A20 amendment.

Representative Anderson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
BERNS, John ANZELC, Tom
DELAFOREST, Chris JOHNSON, Sheldon
PAULSEN, Erik KNUTH, Kate
SIMPSON, Dean MAHONEY, Tim
ZELLERS, Kurt PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 6 AYES and 7 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Paulsen moved the H0464A6 amendment.

Representative Paulsen requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
BERNS, John DAVNIE, Jim
DELAFOREST, Chris JOHNSON, Sheldon
PAULSEN, Erik KNUTH, Kate
SIMPSON, Dean MAHONEY, Tim
ZELLERS, Kurt PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom
DOMINGUEZ, Augustine



On a vote of 6 AYES and 8 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Berns moved the H0464A18 amendment.

Representative Berns requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
BERNS, John DAVNIE, Jim
DELAFOREST, Chris DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
PAULSEN, Erik JOHNSON, Sheldon
SIMPSON, Dean KNUTH, Kate
ZELLERS, Kurt MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 6 AYES and 8 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Zellers moved the H0464A1 amendment.

Representative Zellers requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
BERNS, John DAVNIE, Jim
DELAFOREST, Chris DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
PAULSEN, Erik JOHNSON, Sheldon
SIMPSON, Dean KNUTH, Kate
ZELLERS, Kurt MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 6 AYES and 8 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Paulsen moved the H0464A29 amendment.

Representative Paulsen requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
BERNS, John DAVNIE, Jim
PAULSEN, Erik DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
SIMPSON, Dean JOHNSON, Sheldon
KNUTH, Kate
MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 4 AYES and 8 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Paulsen moved the H0464A14 amendment.

Representative Paulsen requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
BERNS, John DAVNIE, Jim
PAULSEN, Erik DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
SIMPSON, Dean JOHNSON, Sheldon
ZELLERS, Kurt KNUTH, Kate
MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom


On a vote of 5 AYES and 8 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Zellers moved the H0464A2 amendment.

Representative Paulsen requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
ZELLERS, Kurt ANZELC, Tom
BERNS, John DAVNIE, Jim
PAULSEN, Erik DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
SIMPSON, Dean JOHNSON, Sheldon
KNUTH, Kate
MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 5 AYES and 9 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Zellers moved the H9464A3 amendment.

Representative Zellers requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
DELAFOREST, Chris ANZELC, Tom
BERNS, John DAVNIE, Jim
PAULSEN, Erik DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
SIMPSON, Dean JOHNSON, Sheldon
ZELLERS, Kurt KNUTH, Kate
MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 6 AYES and 9 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Anderson moved the H0464A27 amendment.

Representative Anderson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
DELAFOREST, Chris ANZELC, Tom
BERNS, John DAVNIE, Jim
PAULSEN, Erik DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
SIMPSON, Dean JOHNSON, Sheldon
ZELLERS, Kurt KNUTH, Kate
MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 6 AYES and 9 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Berns moved the H0464A28 amendment.

Representative Berns requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
BERNS, John ANZELC, Tom
PAULSEN, Erik DAVNIE, Jim
SIMPSON, Dean DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
ZELLERS, Kurt JOHNSON, Sheldon
KNUTH, Kate
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 5 AYES and 8 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Zellers moved the H0464A26 amendment.

Representative Zellers requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
ZELLERS, Kurt ANZELC, Tom
BERNS, John DAVNIE, Jim
PAULSEN, Erik DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
SIMPSON, Dean JOHNSON, Sheldon
KNUTH, Kate
MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 5 AYES and 9 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Zellers moved the H0464A22 amendment.

Representative Zellers requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
ZELLERS, Kurt ANZELC, Tom
BERNS, John DAVNIE, Jim
PAULSEN, Erik DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
SIMPSON, Dean JOHNSON, Sheldon
KNUTH, Kate
MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 5 AYES and 9 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Zellers moved the H0464A23 amendment.

Representative Zellers requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

ANDERSON, Sarah ATKINS, Joe
ZELLERS, Kurt ANZELC, Tom
BERNS, John DAVNIE, Jim
PAULSEN, Erik DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
SIMPSON, Dean JOHNSON, Sheldon
KNUTH, Kate
MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 5 AYES and 9 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved that HF464 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Paulsen requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:


AYES NAYS

ATKINS, Joe ANDERSON, Sarah
ANZELC, Tom BERNS, John
DOMINGUEZ, Augustine PAULSEN, Erik
JOHNSON, Sheldon SIMPSON, Dean
KNUTH, Kate ZELLERS, Kurt
MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
TILLBERRY, Tom



On a vote of 8 AYES and 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:41 P.M.


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair



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

HF1314 (Atkins) Truth in Music Advertising Act adopted regulating the advertising of live musical performances.
HF740 (Mahoney) Price gouging prohibited on essential consumer good and services including food, water, fuel, gasoline, medical supplies, and other items; and enforcement authority provided.
HF0556 (Beard) Airport safety zones transfers of real property disclosure requirements clarified.
HF1656 (Thissen) Jewelry products containing lead manufacture and sale regulated.
Hf1013/SF112* (Otremba) Body piercing regulation.
HF1844 (Walker) Hair braiding registration required.
HF1364 (Atkins) Building contractors insurance requirements modified.
HF712 (Fritz) Safe Patient Handling Act adopted, programs and committees established, and money appropriated.
HF1359 (Atkins) Auto insurance medical expense and other benefits modified.
HF464 (Sertich) School employee statewide health insurance plan established, and money appropriated.

HF991 (Thissen) and HF1571 (Lesch) have been removed from the agenda.