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SEVENTH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 March 3, 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.


HF813 (Johnson) Trucking industry classifications of employment regulated.

Representative Johnson moved that the Committee Report on HF813 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson moved HF813.

The following people testified on HF813:

Representative Sheldon Johnson
Edward Reynoso, Teamsters Joint Council Local 32
John Hausladen, MN Trucking Association
Billy Woosley, Anderson Trucking Service
Jill Buhl, Transport America
Todd Peters, Priority Couriers
Chris Weathers, Priority Couriers
Bill Lochen, Priority Couriers
Lee Nelson, Director of Legal Affairs, MN DEED

Representative Johnson moved HF813 be recommended to pass and re-referred General Register.

Representative Hoppe requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES:
Atkins
Anzelc
Davnie
Fritz
Hosch
Johnson
Knuth
Lillie
Mullery
Simon
Slocum
Thao

NAYS:
Anderson, S
Davids
Hoppe
Murdock
Sanders
Zellers

On a vote of 12 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Knuth moved that the minutes of February 24th, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF403 (Gardner) Yard waste containers required to be compostable, and biodegradable standard for certain plastics established.

Representative Davnie moved that the Committee Report on HF403 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF403.

Representative Atkins moved the H0403A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF403:

Representative Paul Gardner

Representative Davnie moved HF403, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF549 (Davnie) Debt management and debt settlement services regulated.

Representative Davnie moved that the Committee Report on HF549 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF549.

The following people testified on HF549:

Representative Jim Davnie
Jeff Harrington, Assistant Attorney General
Darryl Dahlheimer, Program Manager, Lutheran Social Services
Jenna Keehnen, U.S. Organization for Bankruptcy Alternatives
Al Leffler, Advantage Debt Services

Representative Davnie moved HF549 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF978 (Lillie) Automobile insurers prohibited from owning repair facilities.

Representative Lillie moved HF978.

The following people testified on HF978:

Representative Leon Lillie
Mike Schoonover, Schoonover Auto Body
Doug Franzen, Property & Casualty Insurers of America

Representative Lillie moved HF978 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 P.M.





Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair




Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Agenda:

HF549 (Davnie) Debt management and debt settlement services regulated. HF403 (Gardner) Yard waste containers required to be compostable, and biodegradable standard for certain plastics established. HF813 (Johnson) Trucking industry classifications of employment regulated. HF978 (Lillie) Automobile insurers prohibited from owning repair facilities. Bills Removed: HF772 (Atkins) Medical examination frequency limited for physicians of motor vehicle insurers. HF458 (Thissen) & HF250 (Knuth) have been removed from the agenda.

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