STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTYTHIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR
Representative Joe Atkins, Chair of the Commerce and Labor Committee, called the meeting to order at 4:14 P.M. on February 26, 2008, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ATKINS, Joe (Chair)
LILLIE, Leon (Vice-Chair)
The following members were excused:
A quorum was present.
HF 3356 (Moe) Explore Minnesota tourism vacation rental lodging study
Representative Atkins moved HF 3356.
The following people testified on HF 3356:
Representative Frank Moe
Joel Carlson, MN Resort Owners
Dana Pitt, Congress of MN Resorts
Kevin Matzek, MN Resort & Campground Association
Representative Atkins moved HF 3356 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Atkins called a recess of the Commerce and Labor committee at 4:23 p.m.
Representative Atkins re-called the meeting of the Commerce and Labor committee to order at 4:25 p.m.
HF 3212 (Johnson) Video programming arbitration provided, and rulemaking required
Representative Johnson moved HF 3212.
The following people testified on HF 3212:
Representative Sheldon Johnson
Liz Eull, University of Minnesota
Mike Martin, MN Cable Communications Association
Tara Corvo, MN Cable Communications Association
Anthony Mendoza, Counsel to MN Cable Communications Association
David Kasciolek, citizen
Peter Swenson, citizen
Representative Johnson moved that HF 3212 be laid over.
Representative Anderson moved that the minutes of February 19, 2008 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 2964 (Hilstrom) Horse racing; purse set-aside and breeder's fund revenue sharing provided, and simulcasting restriction modified
Representative Atkins moved HF 2964.
Representative Atkins moved the A08-1127
amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
The following people testified on HF 2964:
Representative Deb Hilstrom
Jeff Helpern, Vice President of Government Affairs, Southwest Casino Corporation
Greg Budoch, Harness Race Track
Don Steinke, Columbus Concerned Citizens
Representative Atkins moved to orally amend HF 2964 as follows:
In Line 3.33, delete "paragraph (b),". THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Atkins moved HF 2964, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 5:15 p.m.
HF 3115 (Atkins) First party good faith insurance practices regulated, and remedies provided
Representative Atkins moved HF 3115.
The following people testified on HF 3115:
Representative Joe Atkins
Dale Thornsjo, Johnson & Condon
Mark Kulda, Insurance Federation of MN
Marcus Marsh, MN Association of Farm Mutual Insurance Companies
Representative Atkins moved HF 3115 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:40 P.M.
Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair
Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.