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Minnesota Legislature

TWENTYSEVENTH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTYSEVENTH 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 4:39 P.M. on March 4, 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
DAVIDS, Greg
ANDERSON, Sarah
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

The following Members were excused:

ANZELC, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt

A quorum was present.


Representative Slocum moved that the minutes of March 2, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2781 (Obermueller) Labor and industry licensing provisions modified, and license fees modified and imposed.

Representative Atkins moved that the Committee Report on HF 2781 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Atkins moved HF 2781.

Representative Atkins moved the A10-2243 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved to orally amend HF 2781 as follows:
Line 4.3, delete $80 and insert $90; delete $160 and insert $180; delete $240 and insert $260. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2781:

Representative Mike Obermueller
Tom Joachim, MN Department of Labor & Industry

Representative Atkins moved that HF 2781, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3025 (Olin) Organization and operation of business corporations, nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies regulated; consistent law provided relating to registered agents and offices of business entities; and prohibition repealed against certain business names.

Representative Atkins moved HF 3025.

Representative Atkins moved to orally amend HF 3025 as follows:
Delete lines 13.16 through 13.24. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3025:

Representative David Olin
Bert Black, Secretary of State

Representative Atkins moved that HF 3025, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3048 (Norton) Construction codes and licensing provisions modified, certain notice provisions modified, and criminal penalties imposed.

Representative Davnie moved that the Committee Report on HF 3048 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF 3048.

Representative Davnie moved the A10-2228 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3048:

Representative Kim Norton
Tom Joachim, MN Department of Labor & Industry
John Rajkowski, MN Department of Labor & Industry

Representative Atkins moved that HF 3048, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1847 (Fritz) Health plans required to establish equal out-of-pocket requirements for oral and intravenously administered chemotherapy medications.

Representative Fritz moved HF 1847.

The following people testified on HF 1847:

Representative Patti Fritz
Dr. Irving Lerner, Oncologist
David Arons, American Cancer Society
Kathryn Kmit, MN Council of Health Plans
Tom Hesse, MN Chamber of Commerce
Tom Pender, House Research

Representative Fritz moved that HF 1847 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3127 (Davnie) Administrative, benefit, and tax provisions modified.

Representative Davnie moved HF 3127.

Representative Davnie moved the A10-2197 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved the A10-2142 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved the H3127A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3127:

Representative Jim Davnie

Representative Davnie moved that HF 3127, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1503 (Abeler) Massage therapist licensure and fees established, and penalties provided.

Representative Atkins moved HF 1503.

Representative Atkins moved the H1503A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 1503:

Representative Jim Abeler
Jeremy Miller, MN Massage Therapy Association
Gregory Schmidt, MN Natural Health Legal Reform Project
Barbara York, MN Therapeutic Massage Network
Cari Johnson-Pelava, Centerpoint Massage & Shiatzu Therapy School

Representative Atkins moved that HF 1503, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State & Local Government Operations Reform, Technology, & Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 6:07 P.M.


HF 2942 (Atkins) Various licenses and other entities regulated, informational requirements modified, education and notice requirements continued, various housekeeping, technical, and clarifying changes made, various provisions reorganized relating to real estate brokers, salespersons, and closing agents, and real estate appraiser advisory board membership requirements and appointment authority modified.

Representative Atkins moved HF 2942.

Representative Atkins moved the H2942A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H2942A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the A10-2232 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the A10-2112 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the A10-2167 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the A10-2229 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the A10-2209 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the A10-2201 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2942:

Representative Joe Atkins
Jean Lee, Children’s Hope International

Representative Atkins moved that HF 2942, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 6:12 P.M.





Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair




Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF2781 (Obermueller) - Grant and loan programs modified, duties modified, technical changes made, terms defined, Minnesota Science and Technology Authority created, licensing provisions modified, fees imposed and modified, construction codes modified, study requested, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3025 (Olin) - Organization and operation of business corporations, nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies regulated; consistent law provided relating to registered agents and offices of business entities; and prohibition repealed against certain business names.
  • HF3048 (Norton) - Construction codes and licensing provisions modified, and certain notice provisions modified.
  • HF3127 (Davnie) - Administrative, benefit, and tax provisions modified.
  • HF3251 (Lillie) - Portable electronics insurance regulated.
  • HF2942 (Atkins) - Licenses regulated, requirements modified, education and notice requirements continued, various housekeeping, technical, and clarifying changes made, securities regulated, real estate brokers, salespersons, and closing agents provisions reorganized, real estate appraiser advisory board membership requirements and appointment authority modified, and workers' compensation regulated.
  • HF1847 (Fritz) - Health plans required to establish equal out-of-pocket requirements for oral and intravenously administered chemotherapy medications.
  • HF1503 (Abeler) - Massage therapist registration provided.
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