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Commerce and Labor

TWENTYFIRST MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 14, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTYFIRST 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 4:05 P.M. on February 14, 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
ANZELC, Tom
DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
KNUTH, Kate
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt
PAULSEN, Erik
SIMPSON, Dean
ANDERSON, Sarah
BERNS, John
DeLaFOREST, Chris

Members excused:

PETERSON, Aaron

A quorum was present.

Representative Berns moved that the minutes of March 20, 2007, the minutes of March 22, 2007, the minutes of October 4, 2007, and the minutes of January 29, 2008 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Representative Atkins moved HF 1665.

The following people testified on HF 1665:

Representative Paul Gardner

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

SF 543 (Nelson) Employee Free Choice Act; resolution memorializing Congress to support the Employee Free Choice Act relating to workers' rights to form and join unions.

Representative Atkins moved SF 543.

The following people testified on SF 543:

Representative Michael Nelson

Representative Atkins moved that SF 543 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Representative Atkins moved HF 765.

Representative Atkins moved the HDA-512 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 765:

Representative Diane Loeffler

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

HF 111 (Loeffler) Preventive health care promoted by requiring high deductible health plans used with a health savings account to cover preventive care with no deductible as permitted by federal law.

Representative Atkins moved HF 111.

Representative Atkins moved the HAD-514 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 111:

Representative Diane Loeffler
John Tyler, Citizen's Council on Health Care

Representative Atkins moved that HF 111, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF 599 (Kahn) A resolution urging the President and Congress to end trade, financial, and travel restrictions to Cuba.

Representative Atkins moved SF 599.

The following people testified on SF 599:

Representative Phyllis Kahn

Representative Atkins moved that SF 599 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2805 (Mahoney) Restricted plumber licenses effective dates modified

Representative Mahoney moved HF 2805.

The following people testified on HF 2805:

Representative Tim Mahoney

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 2805 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF 875 (Rukavina) Minimum wage increase and inflation index

Representative Atkins moved SF 875.

Representative Atkins moved the S0875A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the S0875A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on SF 875:

Representative Tom Rukavina
Archbishop Harry Flynn, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Dave Diederichs, MN Chamber of Commerce
Kevin Matzek, MN Restaurant, Lodging, Resort & Campground Associations
Jamie Pfuhl, Executive Director Minnesota Grocers Association

Representative Atkins moved that SF 875, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:10 P.M.


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair


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

HF 2805 (Mahoney) Restricted plumber licenses effective dates modified
*HF765 (Loeffler) Motor vehicle insurance database development required.
*HF111 (Loeffler) Preventive health care promoted by requiring high deductible health plans used with a health savings account to cover preventive care with no deductible as permitted by federal law.
*HF1665 (Gardner) Consumer reports security freezes regulated, and fees provided.
*HF828/SF599* (Kahn) A resolution urging the President and Congress to end trade, financial, and travel restrictions to Cuba.
*HF554/SF543* (Nelson) Employee Free Choice Act; resolution memorializing Congress to support the Employee Free Choice Act relating to workers' rights to form and join unions.
*HF456/SF875* (Rukavina) Minimum wage increase and inflation index

Bill(s) Removed: *HF 766 (Westrom) Motor fuel specifications, standards, and requirements modified

* Bills marked were passed after full hearings in the 2007 session and returned to the committee at the end of session. The committee intends to limit itself to taking procedural action to return these bills to the General Register.