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TWENTYTHIRD MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

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

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR

MINUTES


Representative Leon Lillie, Vice-Chair of the Commerce and Labor Committee, called the meeting to order at 4:36 P.M. on February 16, 2010, 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
ANZELC, Tom
KNUTH, Kate
SLOCUM, Linda
HOPPE, Joe
ZELLERS, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
ANDERSON, Sarah
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

The following Members were excused:

HOSCH, Larry

A quorum was present.


Representative Thao moved that the minutes of February 11, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2754 (Winkler) Secretary of state filings regulated.

Representative Lillie moved HF 2754.

The following people testified on HF 2754:

Representative Ryan Winkler
Bert Black, Office of the MN Secretary of State

Representative Lillie moved that HF 2754 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.


HF 2818 (Doty) Temporary tax exemption created for lawful gambling organizations making a charitable contribution to local governments.

Representative Lillie moved HF 2818.

The following people testified on HF 2818:

Representative Al Doty
King Wilson

Representative Lillie moved that HF 2818 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2902 (Atkins) Motor vehicle sales and distribution regulated.

Representative Atkins moved HF 2902.

The following people testified on HF 2902:

Representative Joe Atkins
Sandy Neran, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Representative Atkins moved that HF 2902 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2856 (Atkins) Continuing education requirements changed for real estate brokers and salespersons.

Representative Atkins moved HF 2856.

Representative Atkins moved to orally amend HF 2856 as follows:
In lines 2.6 and 2.7: Reinstate the stricken language. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H2856A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2856:

Representative Joe Atkins
Christine Berger, MN Realtors
Joe Coin, Kaplan Educational Services

Representative Atkins moved that HF 2856 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


SF 1778 (Atkins) Congress of the United States memorialized to oppose enactment of legislation of the substance and tenor of the National Insurance Act of 2007.

Representative Atkins moved SF 1778.

The following people testified on SF 1778:

Representative Joe Atkins
Tom Pender, House Research

Representative Atkins moved that SF 1778 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Atkins assumed the gavel at 5:15 P.M.


HF 978 (Lillie) Automobile insurers prohibited from owning repair facilities.

Representative Lillie moved HF 978.

The following people testified on HF 978:

Representative Leon Lillie
Joanne Lemettry, Lemettry Auto Body
Tom Pender, House Research
Doug Franzen, Allstate Insurance

Representative Lillie moved that HF 978 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:33 P.M.





Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair




Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Agenda:

NOTE: HF978 was passed by the Commerce & Labor committee to the House floor during the 2009 session. Therefore, the committee will spend a limited amout of time discussing HF978.

Bills Added:
  • HF2818 (Doty) - Temporary tax exemption created for lawful gambling organizations making a charitable contribution to local governments.
  • HF2754 (Winkler) - Secretary of state filings regulated.
  • HF978 (Lillie) - Automobile insurers prohibited from owning repair facilities.
  • HF2902 (Atkins) - Motor vehicle sales and distribution regulated.
  • HF2856 (Atkins) - Continuing education requirements changed for real estate brokers and salespersons.
  • SF1778 (Atkins) - Congress of the United States memorialized to oppose enactment of legislation of the substance and tenor of the National Insurance Act of 2007.
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