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Commerce and Labor

TWENTYSEVENTH

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 11, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTYSEVENTH 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 4:18 P.M. on March 11, 2008, 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
JOHNSON, Sheldon
PETERSON, Aaron
ANZELC, Tom
KNUTH, Kate
DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt
PAULSEN, Erik
SIMPSON, Dean
DeLaFOREST, Chris
ANDERSON, Sarah
BERNS, John

No members were excused or absent.

A quorum was present.


SF 2908/HF 3476 (Kohls) Foreclosure; tenant notice required relating to foreclosures

Representative Atkins moved SF 2908.

Representative Atkins moved the H3476A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on SF 2908:

Representative Paul Kohls

Representative Atkins moved that SF 2908 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3566 (Nelson) Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted

Representative Atkins moved HF 3566.

The following people testified on HF 3566.

Representative Mike Nelson
Kathryn Berg, citizen


Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 4:28 p.m.


Leo Cashman, citizen
Patricia Todd, Department of Labor and Industry
Diedra Decker, citizen


Representative Atkins assumed the gavel at 4:36 p.m.


Representative Atkins moved that HF 3566, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations, Reform, Technology & Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3224 (Gunther) Boiler operation licensing procedures changed, and rulemaking authorized

Representative Atkins moved HF 3224.

Representative Atkins moved the H3224A1A amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3224.

Representative Bob Gunther
Joel Amato, State of Minnesota Chief Boiler Inspector

Representative Atkins moved that HF 3224, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations, Reform, Technology & Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2940 (Hortman) Older vehicle damages disclosure provided

Representative Atkins moved HF 2940.

Representative Atkins moved the H2940DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2940.

Representative Melissa Hortman
Larry Ollila, Driver and Vehicle Services

Representative Atkins moved that HF 2940, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Knuth moved that the minutes of March 4, 2008 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3475 (Mullery) Foreclosure provisions modified

Representative Mullery moved HF 3475.

Representative Mullery moved the H3475A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3475.

Representative Joe Mullery

Representative Mullery moved that HF 3475, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3129 (Marquart) Plat requirements modified.

Representative Atkins moved HF 3129.

The following people testified on HF 3129.

Representative Paul Marquart

Representative Atkins moved that HF 3129 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2100 (Clark) Bisphenol-A and phthalates prohibited in products for young children

Representative Atkins moved HF 2100.

Representative Atkins moved the H2100A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2100.

Representative Karen Clark
Dr. David Wallinga, Director of Food and Health at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Dr. Julia Nerbonne, mother
Lindsay Dahl, Healthy Legacy Coordinator


Representative Atkins called a recess of the Commerce and Labor Committee at 5:19 p.m.

Representative Atkins re-called the Commerce and Labor Committee to order at 6:44 p.m.


Representative Atkins moved to reconsider the H2100A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Atkins moved the H2100A2 amendment.

Representative Atkins moved to amend the H2100A2 amendment as follows:
Page 1, Line 3, after "food" insert "or beverage". THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H2100A2 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF 2100 resumed:

Rob Herriott, Toy Industry Association
Julie Goodman, Gradient Corporation
Karyn Schmidt, American Chemistry Council

Representative Atkins moved that HF 2100, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Housing & Public Health Policy & Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3327 (Beard) Telephone company alternative regulation plan provisions modified

Representative Johnson moved HF 3327.

The following people testified on HF 3327.

Representative Mike Beard

Representative Johnson moved that HF 3327 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3790 (Lesch) Property filing and conveyance electronic recording provided

Representative Atkins moved HF 3790.

Representative Atkins moved the H3790A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3790:

Representative John Lesch
Bert Black, Secretary of State's Office
Michael Kniff,
Joel Beckman, Dakota County


Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 7:30 p.m.


Representative Atkins moved that HF 3790, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Local Government & Metropolitan Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3391 (Huntley) Health care programs increased, provisions modified, subsidies provided, Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange, and Health Care Transformation Commission established, Section 125 plan required, standard created, and money appropriated

Representative Lillie moved HF 3391.

The following people testified on HF 3391:

Representative Tom Huntley
Erin Sexton, MN Chamber of Commerce
John Tyler & Twila Brease, Citizen’s Council on Health Care
Kim Thompson, MN Association of Health Underwriters
Steve Ehlen, Holland & Frank
Eric Nuyteen, Associated Financial Group
Tom Aslesen, citizen
Jon Heidorn, citizen


Representative Atkins assumed the gavel at 8:22 p.m.


Julie Brunner, MN Council on Health Plans
Al Nagel, MN Benefit Advisors

Representative Lillie moved that HF 3391 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommendation to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF 2918 (Hilstrom) Foreclosure; notice of sale provided relating to before foreclosure sales

Representative Atkins moved SF 2918.

The following people testified on SF 2918:

Representative Michael Nelson

Representative Atkins moved that SF 2918 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2351 (Johnson) Cable communications systems regulation modified, and state-authorized video providers regulated

Representative Johnson moved HF 2351.

Representative Johnson moved the H2351A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2351.

Representative Sheldon Johnson

Representative Johnson moved that HF 2351, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2959 (Johnson) Broadband service mapping project and inventory funding provided, and money appropriated

Representative Johnson moved HF 2959.

Representative Johnson moved the H2959A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Johnson moved the H2959A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2959.

Representative Sheldon Johnson

Representative Johnson moved that HF 2959, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommendation to be re-referred to the Committee on Energy Policy & Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3823 (Lillie) Automobile insurers prohibited from owning repair facilities

Representative Lillie moved HF 3823.

The following people testified on HF 3823.

Representative Leon Lillie
Darrell Amberson, Lehman’s Garage
Doug Franzen, Allstate Insurance

Representative Lillie moved that HF 3823 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3650 (Zellers) Retail sale of toys prohibited that have been recalled for safety reasons

Representative Zellers moved HF 3650.

Representative Zellers moved the H3650A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3650.

Representative Kurt Zellers

Representative Zellers moved that HF 3650 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 8:58 p.m.


HF 3545 (Atkins) Gas purchase and sale reporting required, air conditioner leakage rates in motor vehicles disclosure required, refrigerants required in mobile air conditioners, refrigerant sale prohibited, and report required

Representative Atkins moved HF 3545.

Representative Atkins moved the H3545A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3545:

Representative Joe Atkins
Kevin Reuther, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Representative Atkins moved that HF 3545 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3864 (Atkins) Collision repair shop licensing standards established

Representative Atkins moved HF 3864.

The following people testified on HF 3864.

Representative Joe Atkins
Darrell Amberson, Lehman’s Garage

Representative Atkins moved that HF 3864 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:16 P.M.


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair


Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
More Info On This Meeting..

HF2940 (Hortman) Older vehicle damages disclosure provided
HF3129 (Marquart) Plat requirements modified.
HF2100 (Clark) Bisphenol-A and phthalates prohibited in products for young children
HF3545 (Atkins) Gas purchase and sale reporting required, air conditioner leakage rates in motor vehicles disclosure required, refrigerants required in mobile air conditioners, refrigerant sale prohibited, and report required
HF2351 (Johnson) Cable communications systems regulation modified, and state-authorized video providers regulated
HF2959 (Johnson) Broadband service mapping project and inventory funding provided, and money appropriated
HF3296 (Johnson) Independent contractor status rule exception eliminated, and audit activities required
HF3327 (Beard) Telephone company alternative regulation plan provisions modified
HF3823 (Lillie) Automobile insurers prohibited from owning repair facilities
HF3864 (Atkins) Collision repair shop licensing standards established
HF3391 (Huntley) Health care programs increased, provisions modified, subsidies provided, Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange, and Health Care Transformation Commission established, Section 125 plan required, standard created, and money appropriated
HF3790 (Lesch) Property filing and conveyance electronic recording provided
HF3475 (Mullery) Foreclosure provisions modified
HF3224 (Gunther) Boiler operation licensing procedures changed, and rulemaking authorized
HF3566 (Nelson) Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted
HF635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted
HF3650 (Zellers) Retail sale of toys prohibited that have been recalled for safety reasons
HF3907 (Lillie) Outdoor sport equipment dealers franchise agreements with manufacturers regulated
HF3474/SF2918 (Hilstrom) Foreclosure; notice of sale provided relating to before foreclosure sales
HF3476/SF2908 (Kohls) Foreclosure; tenant notice required relating to foreclosures

HF3477 (Gardner), HF3516 (Davnie), HF3480 (Mullery), HF3195 (Knuth) & HF2414/SF2262 (Johnson) , HF3365 (Atkins) have been removed from the agenda.