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Minnesota Legislature

TWENTYFOURTH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTYFOURTH 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 4:38 P.M. on February 23, 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

No Members were absent or excused.


A quorum was present.


Representative Sanders moved that the minutes of February 16, 2010 be adopted. 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 to reconsider the vote on SF 1778. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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


HF 2613 (Hilstrom) Mediation provided prior to commencement of mortgage foreclosure proceedings on homestead property, and homestead-lender mediation account created.

Representative Davnie moved that the Committee Report on HF 2613 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF 2613.

The following people testified on HF 2613:

Representative Jim Davnie
Kermit Fruechte, Attorney General’s Office
Steve Johnson, MN Bankers Assoc.
David Skilbred, Independent Community Bankers of MN
June Lee, Children’s Hope International

Representative Davnie moved that HF 2613 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 170 (Gardner) Residents allowed to decline delivery of local telephone directories.

Representative Johnson moved that the Committee Report on HF 170 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson moved HF 170.

The following people testified on HF 170:

Representative Paul Gardner
David Raji, Printing Industry of MN

HF 170 was laid over.


HF 2879 (Bigham) Minors allowed to contract for automobile insurance.

Representative Atkins moved HF 2879.

Representative Atkins moves to orally amend HF 2879 as follows:
Lines 1.7 and 1.8, after "insurance", delete " to the same extent as an adult" . THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2879:

Representative Karla Bigham
Doug Franzen, Property Casualty Insurers of America

Representative Atkins moved that HF 2879, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1746 (Bigham) Customers protected from injuries resulting from use of inflatable play equipment used for commercial purposes, trained supervisor presence and liability insurance required.

Representative Davnie moved that the Committee Report on HF 1746 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF 1746.

The following people testified on HF 1746:

Representative Karla Bigham
Lisa Schmidt, citizen
Tom Pender, House Research
John Schultz, DOLI

Representative Davnie moved that HF 1746, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2907 (Johnson) State goals set for the deployment and speed of high-speed broadband.

Representative Johnson moved that the Committee Report on HF 2907 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson moved HF 2907.

Representative Johnson moved the H2907A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2907:

Representative Sheldon Johnson

Representative Johnson moved that HF 2907, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State & Local Government Operations Reform, Technology, & Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 5:44 P.M.



Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair




Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Agenda:

HF1746 & HF2613 will be heard pending referral from the House Labor and Consumer Protection Division; HF170 will be heard pending action from the House Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

Bills Added:
  • HF2613 (Hilstrom) - Mediation provided prior to commencement of mortgage foreclosure proceedings on homestead property, and homestead-lender mediation account created.
  • HF170 (Gardner) - Residents allowed to decline delivery of local telephone directories.
  • HF2879 (Bigham) - Minors allowed to contract for automobile insurance.
  • HF2907 (Johnson) - State goals set for the deployment and speed of high-speed broadband.
  • HF1746 (Bigham) - Customers protected from injuries resulting from use of inflatable play equipment used for commercial purposes, trained supervisor presence and liability insurance required.
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