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Minnesota Legislature
2009-2010 Regular Session

SIXTEENTH MEETING - Labor and Consumer Protection Division

January 28, 2010

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

Housing Policy & Finance Public Health Finance Division
Labor & Consumer Protection Division
Chairs: Rep. Karen Clark & Rep. Jim Davnie

LABOR AND CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION
of the
COMMERCE AND LABOR COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jim Davnie Chair of the Division, called the sixteenth meeting to order at
10: 36 A.M. on, January 28, 2010, in room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Davnie, Jim, Chair
Lillie, Leon
Loon, Jenifer
Mack, Tara
Mahoney, Tim
Nelson, Michael V.

Members excused:
Fritz Patti, Vice-Chair
Murdock, Mark
Sanders, Tim
Simon, Steve
Solberg, Loren


Representative Davnie called the meeting to order at 10:36A.M. A quorum was present.

Opening remarks were given by Representative Davnie regarding foreclosure legislation history.

Representative Hayden briefed the committee and division members on HF2604.

HF2604 (Hayden) Stay of mortgage foreclosure proceedings allowed under certain conditions, and tenants provided rights of foreclosed property.

Testimony was given by:

Saida A. Ali, Homeowner
A handout was given to division members:
"PHH Mortgage"

Terry Barck, Homeowner
A handout was given to division members:
"Testimony of Terry and Suzanne Barck"

Beth Hatch, North Branch, MN Homeowner


Peter W. Brown, Minnesota Tenants Union, Volunteer Attorney
Handouts were given to division members:
"Foreclosure-related filings up for 2009"
"Minnesota Home Ownership Center"


Linden Gawby, Welfare Rights MN - Coalition for a Peoples Bailout
A handout was given to division members:
"Stop Foreclosures and Evictions!"

Deb Konechne, member - Coalition for a Peoples Bailout

Phyllis Walker, President AFSCME Local 3800

Tess Rice, General Counsel, Minnesota Bankers Association
A handout was given to division members:
"Foreclosure Process in Minnesota"



The meeting adjourned at 12:11 P.M.


REP. JIM DAVNIE, CHAIR


Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant