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SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 April 7, 2009, 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
FRITZ, Patti
HOSCH, Larry
SIMON, Steve
KNUTH, Kate
SLOCUM, Linda
ZELLERS, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
HOPPE, Joe
ANDERSON, Sarah
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

The following members were excused:

ANZELC, Tom
THAO, Cy

A quorum was present.

Representative Fritz moved that the minutes of April 2, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


SF 1477 (Seifert) Redwood county Gilfillan Estate state building code limited exemption authority

Representative Davnie moved the Committee Report on SF 1477 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Zellers moved SF 1477.

Representative Zellers moved the S1477A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on SF 1477:

Representative Marty Seifert

Representative Zellers moved SF 1477, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


SF 1091 (Dean) Stillwater Lift Bridge weight limits restricted.

Representative Zellers moved SF 1091.

Representative Zellers moved the S1091A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on SF 1091:

Representative Matt Dean

Representative Zellers moved SF 1091, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


SF 594 (Fritz) Safe patient handling plans in clinical settings requirement

Representative Davnie moved the Committee Report on SF 594 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fritz moved SF 594.

Representative Fritz moved to orally amend SF 594 as follows:
Page 2, Line 23 delete "An" and insert "The".
Page 2, Line 23 after "initial" insert "serious".
Page 2, Line 25 delete ", subdivision 4". THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on SF 594:

Representative Patti Fritz
Patricia Todd, MN Department of Labor and Industry

Representative Hoppe moved to orally amend SF 594 as follows:
Page 1, Line 14 delete "dental,". THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Fritz moved SF 594, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Zellers moved to reconsider SF 1091. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Zellers moved to orally amend the S1091A1 amendment as follows:
Page 1, Line 16 delete "(a)" and insert "(b)". THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zellers moved SF 1091, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1685 (Davnie) Unreimbursed expense wage deduction regulated.

Representative Davnie moved the Committee Report on HF 1685 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF 1685.

The following people testified on HF 1685:

Representative Jim Davnie
Alyssa Schlander, MN Auto Dealers Association

Representative Davnie moved HF 1685, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2279 (Davnie) Home values guarantee pilot program established, five-year guarantee against depreciation in value of certain properties provided, incentives to restructure mortgage loans provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Davnie moved HF 2279.

Representative Davnie moved the H2279A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2279:

Representative Jim Davnie
Larry Buegler, Former President of Farm Credit Bank of St. Paul

Representative Davnie moved HF 2279, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 940 (Zellers) Hennepin County; Personnel rules and procedures modified.

Representative Zellers moved HF 940.

Representative Zellers moved the H0940A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zellers moved to orally amend HF 940 as follows:
Page 1, Line 18 delete " may be dismissed for just cause if the employee’s performance does not meet the appointing authority’s work or conduct expectations for the position to which the employee was demoted".
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 940:

Representative Kurt Zellers

Representative Zellers moved HF 940, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 5:38 p.m.


HF 1853 (Atkins) Various licenses, forms, coverages, marketing practices, and records regulated, data classified, and coordination of health insurance benefits provided.

Representative Atkins moved to reconsider HF 1853.

Representative Atkins moved the H1853A9 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H1853A10 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H1853A11 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 1853:

Representative Joe Atkins
Hue Nguyen, League of MN Cities

Representative Atkins moved to reconsider the H1853A10 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Atkins moved to orally amend the H1853A10 amendment as follows:
Page 1, Line 6 and 7 reinstate the stricken language. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H1853A10 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved HF 1853, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Atkins assumed the gavel at 5:44 p.m.


SF 166 (Knuth) Insurable Interest Act

Representative Knuth moved SF 166.

Representative Knuth moved the S0166A6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on SF 166:

Representative Kate Knuth
Robyn Rowen, MN Insurance & Financial Services Council
Doug Franzen, MN Insurance & Financial Services Council
Peter Coyle, Coventry First
Joel Carlson, Tamar Fink

Representative Knuth moved SF 166, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


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


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair


Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Agenda:

HF1853 (Atkins) Various licenses, forms, coverages, marketing practices, and records regulated, data classified, and coordination of health insurance benefits provided. ***HF 1853 is being reconsidered to clarify previous procedural action taken on the bill*** HF1204/SF1091 (Dean) Stillwater Lift Bridge weight limits restricted. HF940 (Zellers) Hennepin County; personnel rules and procedures modified. HF1685 (Davnie) Unreimbursed expense wage deduction regulated. SF594 (Fritz) Safe patient handling plans in clinical settings requirement SF166 (Knuth) Insurable Interest Act SF1477 (Seifert) Redwood County Gilfillan Estate state building code limited exemption authority HF2279 (Davnie) Home values guarantee pilot program established, five-year guarantee against depreciation in value of certain properties provided, incentives to restructure mortgage loans provided, and money appropriated. (Pending Referral)

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