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Minnesota Legislature

NINETEENTH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 9:05 A.M. on October 1, 2009, in Room 107 of the State Capitol.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

ATKINS, Joe (Chair)
MULLERY, Joe
DAVNIE, Jim
JOHNSON, Sheldon
THAO, Cy
FRITZ, Patti
SIMON, Steve
KNUTH, Kate
ZELLERS, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
HOPPE, Joe
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

The following Members were excused:

LILLIE, Leon (Vice-Chair)
HOSCH, Larry
SLOCUM, Linda
ANZELC, Tom
ANDERSON, Sarah

A quorum was present.


The following people testified in regards to the Minnesota State Lottery Update:

Clint Harris, Executive Director, Minnesota Lottery
Don Feeney, Research and Planning Director, Minnesota Lottery


The following people testified in regards to Online Gambling - State and Federal Efforts:

John Willems, Director, Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division, MN Department of Public Safety
Cort Holten, Horseman’s Benevolent & Protective Assn.


The following people testified in regards to Auto Dealership Closures:

Alyssa Schlander, MN Auto Dealers Association
Steve Whitaker, Whitaker Buick Pontiac GMC; Forest Lake, MN
Tom Leonard, Fury Dodge Chrysler; Lake Elmo, MN
George McGuire, Shakopee Chevrolet Pontiac; Shakopee, MN


The following people testified in regards to the Economic Impact of the Minnesota Vikings:

Roy Terwilliger, Chair, Metropolitan Sports Commission
Craig Skiem, CSL International
Lester Bagley, Director of Public Affairs, MN Vikings
Steve Poppen, Chief Financial Officer, MN Vikings


Representative Atkins called a recess at 11:55.


Representative Atkins re-called the meeting to order at 12:59.


The following people testified in regards to the Delta Airlines update on NWA acquisition and transition:

Bill Lentsch, Senior Vice President, Delta Airlines


The following people testified in regards to the Wakota Bridge Update:

Scott McBride, Metro District Engineer, MnDOT


Representative Atkins called a recess at 1:35.


Representative Atkins re-called the meeting to order at 1:50.


The following people testified in regards to Physician Gift Laws:

Dr. J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, MD, PhD, FACE
Phil Griffin, LifeScience Alley
Bob Vanasek, PhRMA

The meeting was adjourned at 2:57 P.M.


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair



Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Agenda:

9 a.m. - Biennial update from the MN Lottery 9:15 a.m. - Online gaming - state and federal efforts 10 a.m. - Auto dealership closures 11 a.m. - Economic impact of the Minnesota Vikings LUNCH 1 p.m. - Delta Airlines - Update on NWA acquisition and transition 1:30.p.m. - MnDOT - Progress report on the Wakota Bridge 2 p.m. - Physician gift laws