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TENTH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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 4:32 P.M. on March 12, 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
SIMON, Steve
HOSCH, Larry
KNUTH, Kate
SLOCUM, Linda
ZELLERS, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
HOPPE, Joe
ANDERSON, Sarah
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

The following members were excused:

ANZELC, Tom

A quorum was present.


Representative Johnson moved that the minutes of March 10, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF925 (Sertich) Official measure of unemployment expanded.

Representative Davnie moved that the Committee Report for HF925 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF925.

The following people testified on HF925:

Representative Tony Sertich
Dr. Steve Hines, Director for the for State Services for the Blind

Representative Davnie moved HF925 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF475 (Winkler) Start-up and emerging Minnesota businesses credit for investment provided.

Representative Atkins moved HF475.

The following people testified on HF475:

Representative Ryan Winkler

Representative Atkins moved HF475 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1116 (Davnie) Unemployment benefit requirements waived for dislocated workers, Minnesota investment fund authorization expanded, unemployment provisions modified, appeals required to be filed online, collection fee provided, unemployment benefit filing regulated, terms defined and clarified, and money appropriated.

Representative Davnie moved that the Committee Report for HF1116 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF1116.

Representative Davnie moved the A09-0127 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved the A09-0110 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF1116:

Representative Jim Davnie

Representative Murdock moved the H1116A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved HF1116, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF354 (Hilstrom) Mortgage foreclosure proceedings notice and mandatory mediation required prior to commencement on homestead property, and homestead-lender mediation account created.

Representative Davnie moved that the Committee Report for HF354 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF354.

The following people testified on HF354:

Representative Debra Hilstrom
Kermit Fruechte, Office of Minnesota Attorney General
John Dorgan, Community Associations Institute of MN
David Skilbred, ICBM
Joe Witt, President & CEO, Minnesota Bankers
Mara Humphrey, MN Credit Union Network

Representative Davnie moved HF354 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF239 (Gardner) Homeowners permitted to recover all damages incurred due to faulty construction.

Representative Davnie moved that the Committee Report for HF239 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Atkins moved HF239.

Representative Atkins moved the H0239A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF239:

Representative Paul Gardner
Pam Weaver, Builders Association of Minnesota

Representative Atkins moved HF239, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:50 P.M.


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair



Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Agenda:

HF925 (Sertich) Official measure of unemployment expanded. HF1116 (Davnie) Unemployment benefit requirements waived for dislocated workers, Minnesota investment fund authorization expanded, unemployment provisions modified, appeals required to be filed online, collection fee provided, unemployment benefit filing regulated, terms defined and clarified, and money appropriated. HF475 (Winkler) Start-up and emerging Minnesota businesses credit for investment provided. HF354 (Hilstrom) Mortgage foreclosure proceedings notice and mandatory mediation required prior to commencement on homestead property, and homestead-lender mediation account created. HF239 (Gardner) Homeowners permitted to recover all damages incurred due to faulty construction.

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