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FIRST MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR

MINUTES


Representative Joe Atkins, Chair of the Commerce and Labor Committee, called the meeting to order at 4:40 P.M. on January 13, 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
DAVNIE, Jim
JOHNSON, Sheldon
THAO, Cy
FRITZ, Patti
HOSCH, Larry
SIMON, Steve
ANZELC, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt
HOPPE, Joe
ANDERSON, Sarah
DAVIDS, Greg
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

The following Members were excused:

KNUTH, Kate
SLOCUM, Linda

A quorum was present.

Representative Davnie moves that the Committee Report on HF4 as passed by the Labor and Consumer Protection Division be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4 (Mahoney) New base period for calculating benefits, and a limited extension of benefits provided.

Representative Davnie moved HF4.

Representative Davnie moved the H0004A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF4:

Representative Tim Mahoney
Lee Nelson, Minnesota Unemployment Insurance

Representative Davnie moved HF4, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Department overviews and other interested parties testimony:

Glenn Wilson, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Steve Sviggum, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Bob Johnson, President, Insurance Federation of Minnesota
Pat Martyn, Executive Director, Minnesota Mortgage Association
Robyn Rowen, Executive Director, Minnesota Insurance and Financial Services Council
Bernie Hess, United Commercial and Food Workers
Scott Lambert, Executive Vice President, Minnesota Auto Dealers Association
Alyssa Schlander, Director of Governmental Affairs, Minnesota Auto Dealers Association
Mara Humphrey, Minnesota Credit Union Network
Dominic Sposeto, Independent Insurance Agents, Insurance Financial Advisors


The meeting was adjourned at 5:53 P.M.


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair


Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Agenda:

HF 4 (Mahoney) New base period for calculating benefits, and a limited extension of benefits provided. Department overviews and other interested parties. If you have an issue before the Commerce & Labor Committee and would like to give very brief testimony, please contact John Reich at john.reich@house.mn or 651-296-7175.

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