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Commerce and Labor

THIRTYFIFTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - April 25, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTYFIFTH 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 1:08 P.M. on April 25, 2008, in Room 5 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
DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
KNUTH, Kate
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt
DeLaFOREST, Chris
SIMPSON, Dean
ANDERSON, Sarah
BERNS, John

The following members were excused:

PETERSON, Aaron
ANZELC, Tom
PAULSEN, Erik

A quorum was present.

Representative Zellers moved that the minutes of April 8, 2008 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Examination of proposed sale of Northwest Airlines to Delta and its impact on Minnesota commerce and jobs.

The following people testified on the proposed sale of Northwest Airlines to Delta Airlines:

Tom Pender, House Research
Mike Maguire, Mayor, City of Eagan
Myles Shaver, Professor, University of Minnesota
Dan McElroy, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Ben Hirst, Senior Vice President-Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, Northwest Airlines
Kathleen Nelson, Regional Director of Airport Affairs, Northwest Airlines

The meeting was adjourned at 3:51 P.M.


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair


Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Examination of proposed merger of Northwest and Delta Airlines, and its impact on Minnesota commerce and jobs.
07:43 - Gavel and introductory remarks.
Testimony:.
11:48 - Tom Pender, Minnesota House Research Department.
27:30 - Mike Maguire, Mayor, Eagan.
43:03 - Myles Shaver, Professor, University of Minnesota.
1:03:26 - Dan McElroy, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
1:24:35 - Ben Hirst, Senior Vice President-Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, Northwest Airlines.
Runs 2 hours, 43 minutes.


Examination of proposed sale of Northwest Airlines to Delta and its impact on Minnesota commerce and jobs