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TWENTIETH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 1:35 P.M. on December 16, 2009, in Room 200 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
SLOCUM, Linda
ZELLERS, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
HOPPE, Joe
ANDERSON, Sarah
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

The following Members were excused:

ANZELC, Tom
FRITZ, Patti
THAO, Cy
HOSCH, Larry
SIMON, Steve
KNUTH, Kate

A quorum was not present.


The following people testified in regards to the continued review of auto dealership closures:

Alyssa Schlander, MN Auto Dealers Association
Lee and Karen Carlson, Main Motors
Jeff Perry, Manager of State Government Relations, General Motors


Representative Atkins called a recess at 2:28 p.m.


Representative Atkins re-called the meeting to order at 2:40 p.m. with Members of the House Health and Human Services Finance committee joining the hearing.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:

HUNTLEY, Thomas (Chair)
ABELER, Jim (Vice Chair)
BROD, Laura
BUNN, Julie
DEAN, Matt
GOTTWALT, Steve
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LIEBLING, Tina
MURPHY, Erin
PEPPIN, Joyce
PETERSON, Sandra
RUUD, Maria

Members Excused:

ANZELC, Tom
EMMER, Tom
FRITZ, Patti
HAYDEN, Jeff
HOSCH, Larry
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
SCALZE, Bev
SLAWIK, Nora
THAO, Cy
THISSEN, Paul


The following people testified in regards to the Overview of state and federal proposals for the interstate sale of health insurance:

Tom Pender, House Research
Glen Wilson, Commissioner, MN Department of Commerce
Manny Munson-Regala, Deputy Commissioner, MN Department of Commerce
Julie J. Sonier, MN Department of Health
Michelle Kimball, AARP
Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota
Ruth Parriott, V.P. of Government Relations, American Cancer Society Midwest Division
Phil Griffin, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
John Gross, Director of Health Care Policy, MN Department of Commerce


The meeting was adjourned at 4:19 P.M.



Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair


Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Continued review of auto dealership closures

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05:03 - Gavel and overview of state and federal proposals for the interstate sale of health insurance. Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.