Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

TWENTYEIGHTH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTYEIGHTH 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 4:40 P.M. on March 9, 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
SLOCUM, Linda
HOPPE, Joe
DAVIDS, Greg
ANDERSON, Sarah
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

The following Members were excused:

KNUTH, Kate
ZELLERS, Kurt

A quorum was present.


Representative Murdock moved that the minutes of March 4, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2903 (Wagenius) Museum of Russian Art special on-sale intoxicating liquor license created.

Representative Atkins moved HF 2903.

The following people testified on HF 2903:

Representative Jean Wagenius
Judi Dutcher, President and Director, The Museum of Russian Art
Pierre Willette, City of Minneapolis

Representative Atkins moved to lay this bill over.


HF 2973 (Murphy) St. Thomas University on-sale liquor license authorized.

Representative Atkins moved HF 2973.

Representative Atkins moved the A10-2251 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2973:

Representative Erin Murphy
Doug Hennes, University of St. Thomas

Representative Atkins moved to lay this bill over.


HF 3235 (Persell) Bemidji Regional Event Center intoxicating liquor license issued.

Representative Atkins moved HF 3235.

The following people testified on HF 3235:

Representative John Persell
Bob Lebarron, Bemidji
Richard Lehman, Mayor of Bemidji

Representative Atkins moved to lay this bill over.


HF 3481 (Hoppe) Malt liquor or spirits tastings allowed.

Representative Hoppe moved HF 3481.

The following people testified on HF 3481:

Representative Joe Hoppe
Joe Bagnoli, Municipal Beverage Association

Representative Hoppe moved to lay this bill over.


Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 4:51 P.M.


HF 2974 (Atkins) State fair allowed to issue liquor licenses.

Representative Atkins moved HF 2974.

The following people testified on HF 2974:

Representative Joe Atkins
Joe Bagnoli, MN State Fair

Representative Atkins moved to lay this bill over.


HF 3518 (Seifert) Liquor license fees amended for manufacturers.

Representative Lillie moved HF 3518.

The following people testified on HF 3518:

Representative Marty Seifert
Patrick McCormick, House Research

Representative Lillie moved to orally amend HF 3518 as follows:
Page 2, after line 23, insert:

Section 2. Adjustment. The annual budget for the Department of Public Safety shall be adjusted downward by $59,000 per year. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lillie moved to lay this bill over.


HF 3186 (Atkins) Minneapolis liquor license provision clarified.

Representative Atkins moved HF 3186.

Representative Atkins moved the H3186A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H3186A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3186:

Representative Joe Atkins

Representative Atkins moved to lay this bill over.


HF 3277 (Simon) Advertising of deceptive local telephone numbers for floral and locksmith businesses specified as a deceptive trade practice.

Representative Simon moved HF 3277.

Representative Simon moved the H3277DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3277:

Representative Steve Simon
Steve McCulloch, Florist
Kim Ericson, MN State Florist Association
Jim Elwood, Locksmith

Representative Simon moved that HF 3277, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3146 (Atkins) Continuing education provisions modified, insurance laws amended involving insurance company rehabilitation and liquidation, group life insurance, use of mortality tables, the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association, and mutual insurance companies.

Representative Atkins moved HF 3146.

Representative Atkins moved the H3146A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3146:

Representative Joe Atkins
Robyn Rowen, MIFSC

Representative Atkins moved that HF 3146, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1157 (Dill) Franchise agreements between outdoor sport equipment dealers, manufacturers, and distributors regulated.

Representative Atkins moved HF 1157.

Representative Atkins moved the A10-2291 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H1157A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 1157:

Representative Joe Atkins
Buzz Anderson, MN Retailers


Representative Atkins assumed the gavel at 5:31 P.M.


Steve Van De Putte, Brothers Motor Sports
Mike Ortman, Beaver Bay Sports
Bob Weir, Hutchinson Motor Sports
Anna Marie Daley, Arctic Cat
David Dickerson, National Marine Manufacturers Assn
Chris Georgacas, Polaris
Representative David Dill

Representative Atkins moved that HF 1157, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:11 P.M.


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair



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

Bills Added:
  • HF2903 (Wagenius) - Museum of Russian Art special on-sale intoxicating liquor license created.
  • HF2973 (Murphy) - St. Thomas University on-sale liquor license authorized.
  • HF3235 (Persell) - Bemidji Regional Event Center intoxicating liquor license issued.
  • HF2974 (Atkins) - State fair allowed to issue liquor licenses.
  • HF3186 (Atkins) - Minneapolis liquor license provision clarified, certain insurance requirements modified, and State Agriculture Society authorized to license and regulate tobacco sales on State Fairgrounds.
  • HF1157 (Dill) - Franchise agreements between outdoor sport equipment dealers, manufacturers, and distributors regulated.
  • HF3277 (Simon) - Advertising of deceptive local telephone numbers businesses specified as a deceptive trade practice.
  • HF3146 (Atkins) - Continuing education provisions modified, insurance laws amended involving insurance company rehabilitation and liquidation, group life insurance, use of mortality tables, the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association, mutual insurance companies, and fraternal risk-based capital regulated.
  • HF3251 (Lillie) - Portable electronics insurance regulated.
  • HF3518 (Seifert) - Liquor license fees amended for manufacturers, and an appropriation for alcohol enforcement reduced.
  • HF3481 (Hoppe) - Malt liquor or spirits tastings allowed.
Audio Available:
Listen Now