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TWENTYFIRST MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

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

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR

MINUTES


Representative Leon Lillie, Vice-Chair of the Commerce and Labor Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:16 A.M. on January 25, 2010, 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
JOHNSON, Sheldon
FRITZ, Patti
HOSCH, Larry
SIMON, Steve
KNUTH, Kate
SLOCUM, Linda
HOPPE, Joe
ZELLERS, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim
ANDERSON, Sarah

The following Members were excused:

THAO, Cy
ANZELC, Tom

A quorum was present.


HF 2440 (Atkins) Minnesota Nuclear Waste Storage Commission created, ratepayer fees required for permanent storage of high-level radioactive waste to be remitted to the commissioner of homeland security and emergency management, nuclear waste escrow account modified, and money appropriated.

The following people testified on HF 2440:

Representative Joe Atkins
Lisa Bayley, Councilmember, City of Red Wing
Victoria Winfrey, President, Prairie Island Indian Community
Clint Herbst, Mayor, City of Monticello
Laura McCarten, Xcel Energy, VP for Community Relations
Annette Henkel, MN Utility Investors


Representative Lillie called a recess at 11:06 A.M.


Senator Metzen re-called the meeting to order at 1:09 P.M. with Members of the Senate Business, Industry, & Jobs committee joining the hearing.


The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

METZEN, James
SALTZMAN, Kathy
BONOFF, Terri
GERLACH, Chris
TOMASSONI, David


HF 491 (Liebling) Prescription information prohibited for marketing purposes, and administrative penalties imposed.

HF 1640 (Liebling) Prescription drug academic detailing program established, and money appropriated.

HF 1641 (Liebling) Gifts from drug or medical device manufacturers or distributors to physicians and formulary committee members banned.

The following people testified on HFs 491, 1640, and 1641:

Representative Tina Liebling
Peter Wycoff, MN Prescription Coalition
Dr. Stephen Schondelmeyer, Pharm. D, PhD
Senator John Marty
Allan Coukell, BSc (Pharmacy)
Rep. Cindy Rosenwald, New Hampshire Legislature
Tomas Snedden, PACE Program
Dr. Chris McCoy, MD
Kim Witczak, Consumer
Cathy Betz, VP of Government Relations, Wolters Kluwe
Randolph B. Frankel, VP of External Affairs, IMS Health
Robert Hunkler, Director of Professional Relations, IMS Health
Howard Fienberg, The Marketing Research Association
Don Gerhardt, President & CEO, LifeScience Alley
Howard Root, President, Vascular Solutions, Inc.
Steve Anderson, President, Acorn Cardiovascular, Inc.
Dave Diederichs, ExpressScripts
Margery Powell, PhRMA


The meeting was adjourned at 3:33 P.M.



Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair



Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Agenda:

This is an informational hearing. No official action will be taken.

Bills Added:
  • HF491 (Liebling) - Prescription information prohibited for marketing purposes, and administrative penalties imposed.
  • HF1640 (Liebling) - Prescription drug academic detailing program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1641 (Liebling) - Gifts from drug or medical device manufacturers or distributors to physicians and formulary committee members banned.
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