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TWENTYFIFTH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTYFIFTH 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 4:37 P.M. on February 25, 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
KNUTH, Kate
SLOCUM, Linda
HOPPE, Joe
ZELLERS, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
ANDERSON, Sarah
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

The following Members were excused:

ANZELC, Tom

A quorum was present.


Representative Knuth moved that the minutes of February 23, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The following bills were heard for Informational Purposes:


HF 2034 (Brown) Electronic pull-tab game rules adoption authorized.

The following people testified on HF 2034:

Representative Robin Brown
Dan Campo, Tavern League of MN


HF 2354 (Kahn) State Lottery director authorized to operate slot machines at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The following people testified on HF 2354:

Representative Phyllis Kahn


HF 2984 (Kahn) State Lottery authorized to offer games involving sports wagering and sports wagering pools, sports bookmaking authorized under licenses issued by the director of the State Lottery, and tax imposed on licensed sports bookmaking.

The following people testified on HF 2984:

Representative Phyllis Kahn


HF 2578 (Hackbarth) Gambling authorized as other than parimutuel betting at a licensed racetrack, and constitutional amendment proposed.

The following people testified on HF 2578:

Representative Tom Hackbarth
Cory Merrifield, savethevikes.org


The following people testified in regard to the four bills:

Dan O’Gara, MN Licensed Beverage Association
Joe Bagnoli, MN Licensed Beverage Association
Annette Meeks, Freedom Foundation
Cathie Perrault, Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance
Tom Prichard, MN Family Council
Jim Ausmus, City of Hinckley
Victoria Winfrey, President, Prairie Island Indian Community
Allan Childs, Vice President, Prairie Island Indian Community
John McCarthy, MN Indian Gaming Association
Pat McCormick, House Research


The meeting was adjourned at 6:08 P.M.


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair


Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

This is an informational hearing only. Bill sponsors will receive one hour to present the bills. One hour will be allotted for public testimony with respect to the bills. Please contact John Reich at 651-296-7175 or john.reich@house.mn if you would like to testify.

Bills Added:
  • HF2034 (Brown) - Electronic pull-tab game rules adoption authorized.
  • HF2984 (Kahn) - State Lottery authorized to offer games involving sports wagering and sports wagering pools, sports bookmaking authorized under licenses issued by the director of the State Lottery, and tax imposed on licensed sports bookmaking.
  • HF2354 (Kahn) - State Lottery director authorized to operate slot machines at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
  • HF2578 (Hackbarth) - Gambling authorized as other than parimutuel betting at a licensed racetrack, and constitutional amendment proposed.
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