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EIGHTEENTH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR

MINUTES


Representative Tim Sanders, Chair Pro-Tempore of the Commerce and Labor Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:05 A.M. on May 11, 2009, in Room 10 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
FRITZ, Patti
HOSCH, Larry
ANZELC, Tom
KNUTH, Kate
SLOCUM, Linda
ZELLERS, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
HOPPE, Joe
SANDERS, Tim

The following members were excused:

JOHNSON, Sheldon
THAO, Cy
SIMON, Steve
ANDERSON, Sarah
MURDOCK, Mark

A quorum was present.


Representative Atkins assumed the gavel at 10:17 A.M.


HF 631 (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, licensed sports bookmaking tax imposed, and a Minnesota active recreation fund created. (Informational only)

The following people testified on HF 631:

Representative Phyllis Kahn
Patrick McCormack, House Research


HF 2112 (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 HF 2112.

The following people testified on HF 2112:

Representative Joe Atkins
Glenn Wilson, Commissioner, MN Department of Commerce

Representative Atkins moved the HF 2112 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules & Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Davids moved that the minutes of April 7, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2370 (Garofalo) Federal internet gambling investigations and enforcement prohibited without prior legislative approval. (Informational only)

The following people testified on HF 2370:

Michael Campion, Commissioner, MN Department of Public Safety
Tim Leslie, Assistant Commissioner, MN Department of Public Safety


HF 2362 (Mahoney) State Building Code preemption exemption created in certain cases, and advisory committee established.

Representative Atkins moved the Division Report for HF 2362. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Atkins moved HF 2362.

Representative Atkins moved to orally amend HF 2362 as follows:
Page 1, Line 12, delete "or development agreement".
Page 1, Line 18, delete "February 1, 2010," and insert "December 15, 2009,".
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2362:

Representative Tim Mahoney
Jack Horner, MN Multi Housing Association
Dick Lippert, City of St. Paul

Representative Atkins moved to lay over HF 2362.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:12 A.M.






Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair




Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Agenda:

HF631 (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, licensed sports bookmaking tax imposed, and a Minnesota active recreation fund created. (Informational only) HF2112 (Atkins) Congress of the United States memorialized to oppose enactment of legislation of the substance and tenor of the National Insurance Act of 2007. Bill Added: HF2362 (Mahoney) State Building Code preemption exemption created in certain cases, and advisory committee established. (Pending referral from the Labor & Consumer Protection Division) Bill Removed: HF2370 (Garofalo) Federal internet gambling investigations and enforcement prohibited without prior legislative approval. (Informational only) ***NOTE: Although HF2370 has been removed from the agenda, the committee will nonetheless discuss the issues surrounding internet gambling.

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04:42 - Gavel, and discussion of HF2112 (Atkins) Congress of the United States memorialized to oppose enactment of legislation of the substance and tenor of the National Insurance Act of 2007. 14:15 - HF631 (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, licensed sports bookmaking tax imposed, and a Minnesota active recreation fund created (Informational only). 30:13 - Discussion of the issues surrounding Internet gambling. 45:37 - HF2362 (Mahoney) State Building Code preemption exemption created in certain cases, and advisory committee established. * Coverage of this long-running meeting was ended early as it was conflicting with the scheduled start time of the House floor session. * The complete audio archive of this meeting is available on the committee's audio archives page. Runs 58 minutes.