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SIXTH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH 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 4:34 P.M. on February 24, 2009, 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
KNUTH, Kate
SLOCUM, Linda
ZELLERS, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
HOPPE, Joe
ANDERSON, Sarah
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

A quorum was present.


HF12 (Mahoney) Unemployment compensation definitions modified.

Representative Atkins moved HF12.

The following people testified on HF12:

Representative Tim Mahoney

Representative Atkins moved HF12, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF359 (Norton) Autism spectrum disorders coverage required.

Representative Atkins moved HF359.

Representative Atkins moved the H0359A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF359:

Representative Kim Norton
Robin Rumsey, Neuropsychologist at the University of Minnesota Autism Center
Beth Kandaswamy, Parent and Registered Nurse
Chris & Joi Huisinga, Parent
Amy Dawson, Parent, attorney and Autism lobbyist
Mary Powell, Parent, on behalf of Autism Society of Minnesota
Brad Trahan, Parent and Chair of the Senate Autism Task Force
Judith Ursitti, Parent, on behalf of Autism Speaks
Idil Abdul, Parent
Shelia Merzer, Licensed Psychologist
Renae Ouillette, S. Psy. S., Director of Special Education, Lakeville Area Public Schools
Kathryn Kmit, MN Council of Health Plans
Stacia Smith, MN Chamber of Commerce
Mike Hickey, Nat’l Federation of Independent Business

Representative Atkins moved HF359, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF811 (Davids) Insolvent life and health insurance company policyholder maximum dollar protection amount increased to provide greater comparability with limits of federal deposit insurance of bank accounts.

Representative Davids moved HF811.

Representative Davids moved the H0811DE2amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids moved the H0811A1 amendment to the H0811DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids moved the H0811A2 amendment to the H0811DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids moved the H0811A3 amendment to the H0811DE2 amendment.

Representative Davids moved to orally amend the H0811A3 as follows:
Line 1.1, delete "H0811A2" and insert "H0811DE2". THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids moved the H0811A3 amendment to the H0811DE2 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF811:

Representative Greg Davids

Representative Davids moved HF811, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Sanders moved that the minutes of February 17th, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:58 P.M.





Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair




Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Agenda:

HF12 (Mahoney) Unemployment compensation definitions modified. HF359 (Norton) Autism spectrum disorders coverage required. HF811 (Davids) Insolvent life and health insurance company policyholder maximum dollar protection amount increased to provide greater comparability with limits of federal deposit insurance of bank accounts. HF612 (Lesch) has been removed from the agenda.

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