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Minnesota Legislature
2009-2010 Regular Session

THIRD MEETING - Labor and Consumer Protection Division

January 23, 2009

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


LABOR AND CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION
of the
COMMERCE AND LABOR COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jim Davnie, Chair of the Division, called the third meeting to order at 10:35 A.M. on, January 23, 2009, in room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Davnie, Jim, Chair
Fritz Patti, Vice-Chair
Lillie, Leon
Mack, Tara
Mahoney, Tim
Murdock, Mark
Nelson, Michael V.
Sanders, Tim
Simon, Steve
Solberg, Loren

Members excused:
Zellers, Kurt

Representative Davnie called the meeting to order at 10:35 A.M. A quorum was present.


Representative Mahoney moved adoption of the January 16, 2009 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.



Testimony was given by:

Ron Elwood, Staff Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project

Handouts were given to division members:
"Federal Trade Commission Protecting America’s Consumers"
"Number of Loans 1999 - 2007"
"Legal Aid – Myth and Fact About Payday Lending"
"Legal Aid – APR’s"
"Ohio.com – No payday for lenders Election Day"
"Arizona Daily Star – Expensive effort to extend payday loans failing by 3-2 margin"
"Payday America Loans"
"47.60 Loans Compared to Chapter 53 Loans"
"Jane Bryant Quinn – Payday Loans Can Be a Trap"
"States that Limit or Prohibit Payday Lending"
"The Columbus Dispatch"

Geri Katz, Coordinator, Service Employees International Union

A handout was given to division members:
"SEIU Minnesota State Council 2009 Legislative Priorities"


Edward Reynoso, Director of Special Projects, Teamsters Joint Council 32

Handouts were given to division members:
"Teamsters Joint Council 32 Independent Contractor Goals"
"Under the ABC Test"


The meeting adjourned at 11:15 A.M.


REP. JIM DAVNIE, CHAIR



Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Overview from Legal Services Advocacy Project, SEIU and Teamsters

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