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Labor and Consumer Protection Division

TWELFTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 19, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

LABOR AND CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION
of the
COMMERCE AND LABOR COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Jim Davnie, Chair of the Division, called the twelfth meeting to order at 8:02 A.M. on, March 19, 2007, in Room 500 South of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Davnie, Jim, Chair
Benson, John, Vice-Chair
Anderson, Sarah
Dittrich, Denise
Fritz, Patti
Gunther, Bob
Hornstein, Frank
Howes, Larry
Laine, Carolyn
Nelson, Michael
Peterson, Neil W.
Scalze, Bev
Shimanski, Ron
Swails, Marsha



Representative Davnie called the meeting to order at 8:02 A.M.

HF1209 (Mullery) Homeowners transactions regulated when homes are in foreclosure.

Representative Davnie moved approval of HF1209 to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

Testifying on the bill:
Ron Elwood, staff attorney, Legal Aid
Amber Hawkins, staff attorney, Legal Aid


Representative Benson assumed the chair.


Representative Benson called the meeting to order at 8:15 A.M. A quorum was present.


Representative Benson moved HF1209 recommend to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Scalze moved approval of the March 16, 2007 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE ADOPTED.


HF1053 (Olin) Theft of a computer that contains identity information about the owner or any other person felony penalty imposed.

Representative Nelson moved HF 1053 recommend to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

Testifying on the bill:
Benjamin Wogsland, Assistant Director, Minnesota Attorney General's Office

Representative Nelson renewed his motion that HF1053 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


HF1224 (Hornstein) Unions; state funds use prohibited for encouraging or discouraging union organizing.

Representative Hornstein moved approval of HF1224 to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

Representative Hornstein moved amendment H1224DE1.
The amendment was adopted.

Testifying on the bill:
Brad Lehto, Legislative Director AFL-CIO
David Dedericks, Legislative Director, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Representative Hornstein renewed his motion that HF1224 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


HF1758 (Davnie) Financial institution access cards regulated, and security breach liability established.

Representative Davnie moved approval of HF1758 to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

Representative Davnie moved amendment A070304.
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Davnie moved an oral amendment Page 1, Line 15 after chip insert "or a magnetic stripe"
The oral amendment was incorporated.

Testifying on the bill:
Bill Raker, US Federal Credit Union
Lynne Kothe, North Memorial Credit Union
Buzz Anderson, President, Minnesota Retailers Association

Representative Davnie renewed his motion that HF1758 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


HF0287 (Holberg) Employers required giving notice of employee rights relating to personnel record review and access.
Representative Gunther moved approval of HF0287 to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

Representative Gunter moved amendment A1.
The amendment was adopted.

Testifying on the bill:
Rich Newmeister, Citizen advocate
Mike Hickey, National Federation of Independent Businesses

Representative Gunther renewed his motion that HF0287 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.

Representative Davnie resumed the chair.

HF1554 (Atkins) Payroll cards regulated.
Representative Knuth presented the bill for Representative Atkins.

Representative Davnie moved approval of HF1554 to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee

Davnie moved oral amendment:
Number 1. Pages 1,2 and 3, delete Section 1. Line 4.3, reinstate stricken language. Line 4.4, reinstate stricken language. After May 31, delete "2007" and insert "2008". Renumber and amend title accordingly.
The oral amendment was incorporated.

Davnie moved oral amendment:
Number 2. Line 4.2, reinstate stricken language. Line 4.6, delete "Section 1 is effective June 1, 2007."
The oral amendment was incorporated.

Testifying on the bill:
Andrew Kozak, Comp Data

Representative Davnie renewed his motion that HF1554 be recommended to pass as amended and is re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.



The meeting adjourned at 9:39A.M.


REP. JIM DAVNIE, CHAIR


Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF1209 (Mullery) Homeowners transactions regulated when homes are in foreclosure.
HF1758 (Davnie) Financial institution access cards regulated, and security breach liability established.
HF1224 (Hornstein) Unions; state funds use prohibited for encouraging or discouraging union organizing.
HF1554 (Atkins) Payroll cards regulated.
HF1053 (Olin) Theft of a computer that contains identity information about the owner or any other person felony penalty imposed.
HF0287 (Holberg) Employers required to give notice of employee rights relating to personnel record review and access.

HF1753 (Knuth) has been removed from the agenda.