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Commerce and Labor

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 20, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 4:10 P.M. on March 20, 2007, in the 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 Knuth moved the minutes of March 15, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted.

Representative Atkins moved HF 635.

Representative Atkins moved the H0635DE4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 635:

Representative Sandra Masin
Jessica Palmer-Denig, Office of the MN Attorney General
Beth Canuteson, AT&T
Dale Lear, T-Mobile

Representative Zellers moved the H0635A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Zellers requested a division vote - 5 pro 8 against

Representative Atkins moved that HF 635, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1665 (Gardner) Consumer reports security freezes regulated, and fees provided.

Representative Atkins moved HF 1665.

Representative Gardner testified on HF 1665.

Representative Atkins moved that HF 1665 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 993 (Norton) Radon control federal building codes adopted.

Representative Atkins moved HF 993.

Representative Atkins moved that HF 993 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1790 (Knuth) Commerce department license technology fees provided and account established, and money appropriated.

Representative Knuth moved HF 1790.

Representative Knuth moved the H1790DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knuth moved the H1790A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 1790:

Representative Kate Knuth
Susan Dioury, MN Realtors Association
Pat Sexton, MN Department of Commerce

Representative Knuth moved that HF 1790, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1824 (Faust) Amusement ride regulation provisions modified.

Representative Atkins moved HF 1824.

The following people testified on HF 1824:

Representative Tim Faust
John Schultz, MN Department of Labor and Industry
John Mayo, Carnival Owner

Representative Atkins moved that HF 1824 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 541 (Hilstrom) Identity theft crime definition expanded to include posing as another person for purposes of harassing or defaming.

Representative Atkins moved HF 531.

Representative Atkins moved the A001 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 541:

Representative Debra Hilstrom
David Voight, Assistant Attorney General

Representative Atkins moved that HF 541, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1053 (Olin) Theft of a computer that contains identity information about the owner or any other person felony penalty imposed.

Representative Atkins moved HF 1053.

The following people testified on HF 1053:

Representative Dave Olin
David Voight, Assistant Attorney General

Representative Atkins moved that HF 1053 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1704 (Tillberry) Mandatory air bag replacement required for all motor vehicle collision repairs

Representative Tillberry moved the H1704A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 1704:

Representative Tom Tillberry
Alyssa Schlander, MN Auto Dealers Association

Representative Atkins moved that HF 1704, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1515 (Davnie) Credit counseling and debt management services businesses regulated, and money appropriated.

Representative Davnie moved HF 1515.

Representative Davnie moved the H1515A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 1515:

Jim Kroning, on behalf of debt pro-rating industries
Susan Ally, Lutheran Social Services Financial and Debt Counseling Program
Kevin Murphy, MN Department of Commerce

Representative Davnie moved that HF 1515, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1004 (Davnie) Predatory mortgage lending practices prohibited.

Representative Davnie moved HF 1004.

The following people testified on HF 1004:

Representative Jim Davnie
Lori Swanson, MN Attorney General
Amber Hawkins, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Ed Anderson, Cub Foods, Store Director
Brad Lehto, AFL-CIO
Jeff Crump, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of MN

Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 5:51 P.M.

Kevin Brown, Citizen
Chris Andryski, Minnesota Financial Solutions, LLC
Mark Hofstad, Hawthorne Mortgage Corporation
Thomas Carey, Mortgage Squad
Dolly Amaya, mortgage broker
Wade Abed, President, MN Association of Mortgage Brokers

Representative Atkins assumed the gavel at 6:18 P.M.

Keenan Raverty, President, Mortgage Association of MN
Elden Spencer, Attorney, MN Association of Mortgage Brokers
Kim Quayson, Brokers and Bankers School of America
Lisamarie Sanchez-Leadens, Brokers and Bankers School of America

Representative Davnie moved the A07-0384 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved the H1004A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved that HF 1004, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 931 (Mullery) Predatory mortgage lending practices prohibited, and civil and criminal penalties imposed.

Representative Mullery moved HF 931.

Representative Mullery testified on HF 931.

Representative Mullery moved the A07-0473 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery moved the A07-0397 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery moved the H0993A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery moved that HF 931, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 7:28 P.M.

HF 1748 (Atkins) Residential mortgage lending licensing and education requirements modified, examination powers provided, and criminal penalty prescribed.

Representative Atkins moved HF 1748.

Representative Atkins moved the H1748A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H1748A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Atkins moved to orally amend HF 1748 as follows: L. 6.8 delete "16" and insert "15" THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

The following people testified on HF 1748:

Representative Joe Atkisn
William Borlitz, Assistant Commissioner, MN Dept of Commerce

Representative Atkins moved that HF 1748, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1758 (Davnie) Financial institution access cards regulated, and security breach liability established.

Representative Davnie moved HF 1758.

The following people testified on HF 1758:

Representative Jim Davnie
Dan Peers, President of City and County Credit Unions
Buzz Anderson, MN Retailers Association

Representative Davnie moved that HF 1758 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1669 (Rukavina) Amusement games permits, penalties, and inspection provided.

Representative Atkins moved HF 1669

Representative Atkins moved the H1669A001 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Atkins moved that HF 1669, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 456 (Rukavina) Minimum wage increased and indexed, training wage eliminated, and new employee notice required.

Representative Atkins moved HF 456.

Representative Zellers moved the H456A5 amendment.

The following people testified on H456A5 amendment:

Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 8:02 P.M.

Joy Anderson, Unite Here
Peggy Rasmussen, owner, Countryside Café, Hamel

THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Anderson moved to orally amend HF 456. Sec. C, L. 2.1 through 2.54 reinstate the stricken language. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 456:

Dave Dederichs, MN Chamber of Commerce

Representative Aktins moved that HF 456 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1691 (Anzelc) Omnibus Charitable Gaming Bill

Representative Anzelc moved HF 1691

Representative Anzelc moved the H1961A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Anzelc moved the H1691A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 1691:

King Wilson, Executive Director, Allied Charities

Representative Anzelc moved that HF 1691, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Atkins moved to reconsider HF 456. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Atkins moved that HF 456 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1958 (Atkins) Omnibus Liquor Bill

Representative Atkins moved HF 1958.

Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 8:21 P.M.

Representative Aktins moved the H1958DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H1958A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved to orally amend HF 1958 as follows: delete L. 5.3 and 5.4 THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.
Representative Atkins moved that HF 1958, as amended, be recommended to pass. 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..

HF0635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted.
HF0541 (Hilstrom) Identity theft crime definition expanded to include posing as another person for purposes of harassing or defaming.
HF1665 (Gardner) Consumer reports security freezes regulated, and fees provided.
HF1824 (Faust) Amusement ride regulation provisions modified.
HF1704 (Tillberry) Mandatory air bag replacement required for all motor vehicle collision repairs.
HF1515 (Davnie) Credit counseling and debt management services businesses regulated, and money appropriated.
HF1758 (Davnie) Financial institution access cards regulated, and security breach liability established.
HF1004 (Davnie) Predatory mortgage lending practices prohibited.
HF0931 (Mullery) Predatory mortgage lending practices prohibited, and civil and criminal penalties imposed.
HF1748 (Atkins) Residential mortgage lending licensing and education requirements modified, examination powers provided, and criminal penalty prescribed.
HF1053 (Olin) Theft of a computer that contains identity information about the owner or any other person felony penalty imposed.
HF1790 (Knuth) Commerce department license technology fees provided and account established, and money appropriated.
HF0993 (Norton) Radon control federal building codes adopted.
HF1669 (Rukavina) Amusement games permits, penalties, and inspection provided.
HF0456 (Rukavina) Minimum wage increased and indexed, training wage eliminated, and new employee notice required.
HF1958 (Atkins) Omnibus liquor bill.
Copies of this bill will be made available to the public at 8am on March 20 outside Room 578.
HF1691 (Anzelc) Omnibus gaming bill.
Amendments to this bill will be made available to the public at 8am on March 20 outside Room 578.