Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature
2009-2010 Regular Session

SEVENTH MEETING - Labor and Consumer Protection Division

March 06, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 seventh meeting to order at 10:33 A.M. on, March 6, 2009, in the 200 hearing room 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
Solberg, Loren
Zellers, Kurt

Members excused:
Simon, Steve

Representative Davnie called the meeting to order at 10:33 A.M. A quorum was present.


Representative Davnie moved approval of HF1048 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF1048 (Brynart) Eligibility for benefits under certain training programs provided.


A handout was given to division members:
"Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Marketplace - An Alliance for Talent Development"

Testimony was given by:
Lee B. Nelson, MN Department of Employment and Economic Development
Dennis Siemer, Vtek, Inc. CEO, Mankato, MN

Representative Davnie renewed his motion that HF1048 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Davnie moved approval of HF903 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF903 (Mullery) Foreclosure consultant provisions modified.



A handout was given to division members:
"Legal Aid – February 23, 2009"

Testimony was given by:
Carla Heyle – Assistant Attorney General

Representative Davnie moved approval of amendment A09-0078.
The amendment was adopted.


Representative Davnie renewed his motion that HF903 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Loren Solberg assumed the chair.


Representative Davnie moved approval of HF914 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF914 (Davnie) Payday lending regulated, penalties and remedies provided.

Testimony was given by:
Ron Elwood – Legal Aid
Prentiss Cox – Professor University of Minnesota
Kari Rudd – Student, University of Minnesota
Paul Cassidy – Payday America
Remi Stone – Advance America

Handouts were given to division members:
"Legal Aid – Who Supports HF914"
"Legal Aid – Myth and Fact About Payday Lending"
"Jane Bryant Quinn – Payday Loans Can Be a Trap"
"March 2, 2009 – Letter from Lutheran Social Service"
"June 10, 2008 – New York Times – The Great Seduction"
January 19, 2009 – Omaha – Payday Lending Cashing In At Expense of Customers"
"March 2, 2009 – Letter from AFL-CIO"
"Black Folder from Payday America, Inc. – February 23, 2009"

Representative Davnie renewed his motion that HF914 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Davnie assumed the chair.


Representative Fritz moved approval of HF250 be recommended to pass and sent to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF250 (Knuth) Children's health protected from toxic chemicals in products, disclosure required by manufacturers of children's products that contain chemicals of high concern, Pollution Control Agency authorized to designate priority chemicals and safer alternative replacement required, exemption process provided, clearinghouse participation authorized, and legislative reports required.


Representative Fritz moved approval of amendment H0250DE5.
The amendment was adopted.


Representative Fritz moved approval of amendment H0250A3The amendment was incorporated.

Handouts were given to division members:
"AEA – February 3, 2009"
"LDA Minnesota – February 2, 2009"
"JS Online – January 24, 2009"
"Minnesota Public Health Association – January 27, 2009"
"Clean Water Action – January 31, 2009"

Testimony was given by:
John Easter – Midwest Director, American Chemistry Council

Representative Fritz renewed her motion that HF250 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Mahoney moved approval of HF1056 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF1056 (Howes) Construction subcontractors prompt payment required.

A handout was given to division members:
"Minnesota Statutes 2008 Chapter 337"
"Letter from the International Union of Operating Engineers"
"March 3, 2009 – Letter from the Building and Construction Trades Council"
"Minnesota Prompt Payment Laws"

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF1056 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Nelson moved adoption of the February 27, 2009 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 12:01 P.M.



REP. JIM DAVNIE, CHAIR



Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF1048 (Brynaert) Eligibility for benefits under certain training programs provided. HF903 (Mullery) Foreclosure consultant provisions modified. HF250 (Knuth) Children's health protected from toxic chemicals in products, disclosure required by manufacturers of children's products that contain chemicals of high concern, Pollution Control Agency authorized to designate priority chemicals and safer alternative replacement required, exemption process provided, clearinghouse participation authorized, and legislative reports required. HF914 (Davnie) Payday lending regulated, penalties and remedies provided. HF1056 (Howes) Construction subcontractors prompt payment required. HF612 (Lesch) has been removed from the agenda.

Audio Available:
Listen Now