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Minnesota Legislature

THIRD MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD 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 4:30 P.M. on February 4, 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
JOHNSON, Sheldon
THAO, Cy
FRITZ, Patti
HOSCH, Larry
SIMON, Steve
KNUTH, Kate
SLOCUM, Linda
ZELLERS, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
HOPPE, Joe
ANDERSON, Sarah
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

The following Members were excused:

DAVNIE, Jim
ANZELC, Tom

A quorum was present.


Representative Murdock moved that the minutes of January 13th, 2009 and January 22nd, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF127 (Holberg) Motor vehicle definition clarified in statutory provision deeming the driver to be the agent of the owner in case of accident

Representative Atkins moved HF127.

The following people testified on HF127:

Representative Mary Liz Holberg
Joel Carlson, MN Association for Justice
Amber Backhaus, MN Trucking Association

Representative Atkins moved the A09-0013 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved HF127, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF8 (Simon) Minnesota False Claims Act established

Representative Simon moved HF8.

Representative Simon moved the H0008DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF8:

Representative Steve Simon
Neil Thompson, Pharmacist
Doug Franzen, MN Council on Health Plans
Tom Hesse, MN Chamber of Commerce
Kari Thurlow, Aging Services of MN
Toby Pearson, Care Providers of MN

Representative Zellers moved to orally amend HF8 as follows:
In Sec. 11, delete subsection (c). THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Simon moved HF8, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State & Local Government Operations Reform, Technology, and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF332 (Jackson) Death deed transfer clarifying, technical, and conforming changes made, common element certificates of title expanded to include planned communities, designated transfer requirements exempted, cartways in cities procedures established, and power of attorney provision modified relating to real property transactions

Representative Atkins moved HF332.

Representative Atkins moved to orally amend HF332 as follows:
Line 9.21, delete "city clerk" and insert "chief appointed city officer". THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF332:

Representative Gail Kulick-Jackson

Representative Atkins moved HF332, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF329 (Reinert) Boiler operation regulation exception provided

Representative Atkins moved HF329.

The following people testified on HF329:

Representative Roger Reinert

Representative Atkins moved HF329, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:47 P.M.


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair



Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.