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Minnesota Legislature
2009-2010 Regular Session

EIGHTEENTH MEETING - Labor and Consumer Protection Division

February 19, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 eighteenth meeting to order at 10:34 A.M. on, February 19, 2010 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
Loon, Jenifer
Mack, Tara
Mahoney, Tim
Murdock, Mark
Nelson, Michael V.
Sanders, Tim
Simon, Steve
Solberg, Loren

Members excused:


Representative Davnie called the meeting to order at 10:34 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Davnie moved approval of HF1746 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF1746 (Bigham) Customers protected from injuries resulting from use of inflatable play equipment used for commercial purposes, trained supervisor presence and liability insurance required.


Testimony was given by:
Lisa Schmidts- Victoria, MN Advocate
Jennifer Rosenberger - South St. Paul
John Schultz - Department of Labor and Industry

Representative Davnie moved approval of amendment H1746DE2.
The amendment was adopted.


Representative Davnie renewed his motion HF1746 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.




Representative Lillie moved approval of HF2781 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF2781 (Obermueller) Labor and industry licensing provisions modified, and license fees modified and imposed.

Representative Lillie moved approval of amendment A10-2128.
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Lillie moved approval of amendment A10-2119.
The amendment was adopted.


Testimony was given by:
Steve Sviggum—Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Tom Joachim--Executive Director
Construction Codes and Licensing Division (CCLD) at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry


A handout was given to division members:
"Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry – Proposed Annual License Fee Amounts by License Type"

Representative Lillie renewed his motion HF2781 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Simon moved approval of HF2613 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.


HF2613 (Hilstrom) Mediation provided prior to commencement of mortgage foreclosure proceedings on homestead property, and homestead-lender mediation account created.

Testimony was given by:
David Skilbred, Vice President
Government Relations, ICBM
Jeff Schwalen, President
Hiway Federal Credit Union
Steve Johnson, Director of Government Relations
Minnsota Bankers
Jean Lee-- President & Executive Director
Children’s Hope International and R & R Family Centers
Kermit Fruechte, Asst Attorney General, was available for questions



Handouts were given to division members:
"2009 Foreclosures in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties % by Lender Type"
"NeighborWorks America"



Representative Simon renewed his motion HF2613 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Mahoney moved adoption of the February 5, 2010 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 11:48 A.M.







REP. JIM DAVNIE, CHAIR





Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF2781 (Obermueller) - Grant and loan programs modified, duties modified, technical changes made, terms defined, Minnesota Science and Technology Authority created, licensing provisions modified, fees imposed and modified, construction codes modified, study requested, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1746 (Bigham) - Customers protected from injuries resulting from use of inflatable play equipment used for commercial purposes, trained supervisor presence and liability insurance required.
  • HF2613 (Hilstrom) - Mediation provided prior to commencement of mortgage foreclosure proceedings on homestead property, and homestead-lender mediation account created.
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01:13 - Gavel. 02:01 - HF1746 (Bigham) Customers protected from injuries resulting from use of inflatable play equipment used for commercial purposes, trained supervisor presence and liability insurance required. 33:54 - HF2781 (Obermueller) Labor and industry licensing provisions modified, and license fees modified and imposed. 46:36 - HF2613 (Hilstrom) Mediation provided prior to commencement of mortgage foreclosure proceedings on homestead property, and homestead-lender mediation account created. Runs 1 hour, 13 minutes.