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Minnesota Legislature
2009-2010 Regular Session

NINTH MEETING - Labor and Consumer Protection Division

March 13, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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 ninth meeting to order at 10:38 A .M. on, March 13, 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
Nelson, Michael V.
Sanders, Tim
Simon, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Zellers, Kurt

Members excused:
Murdock, Mark

Representative Davnie called the meeting to order at 10:38 A.M. A quorum was present.


Representative Davnie moved approval of HF908 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.


HF908 (Urdahl) Shared work employer plans extended by one year.


Testimony was given by:
Steve Michel, Howard Lake, MN

Representative Davnie renewed his motion that HF908 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Mahoney moved approval of HF927 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.


HF927 (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified, high pressure piping profession provisions added, appropriations restrictions modified, authority to adopt rules for obtaining boiler licenses extended.



Representative Mahoney moved approval of amendment A.
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Mahoney moved approval of amendment 08. .
The amendment was adopted.


Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF927 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.



Representative Lillie moved approval of HF578 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.


HF578 (Hortman) Building and construction contracts and indemnification agreements regulated.


Testimony was given by:
Mark Bloomquist - Meagher and Geer
Robert DeGroot – AECOM
Justin Coffman – Department of Administration


Representative Lillie renewed his motion that HF578 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Loren Solberg assumed the chair.


Representative Davnie moved approval of HF528 be recommended to pass and sent to the Commerce and Labor committee.


HF528 (Davnie) Reverse mortgage requirement eliminated, counseling by an independent housing agency mandated, lender default regulated, liability imposed on a subsequent purchaser of a reverse mortgage, right of recission provided, and suitability defined.



Testimony was given by:
Carla Heyl– Assistant Attorney General
Shirley Hunt Alexander – AARP Executive Council
Matthew Lemke – Winthrop and Weinstine
Beth Paterson


Handouts were given to division members:
"AARP – Statement of AARP Minnesota"


Representative Davnie renewed his motion that HF528 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.

Representative Davnie assumed the chair.

Representative Nelson moved approval of HF1418 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF1418 (Nelson) Plumbing regulated.


Testimony was given by:
Tom Joachim – Assistant Commissioner Department of Labor and Industry
Carl Crimmins – President, Minnesota Pipe Trades

Representative Nelson renewed his motion that HF1418 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Patti Fritz assumed the chair.

Representative Davnie moved approval of HF1419 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF1419 (Hilstrom) Plumbing inspector qualifications required.


Testimony was given by:
Carl Crimmins – President, Minnesota Pipe Trades
Tom Joachim – Assistant Commissioner Department of Labor and Industry


Representative Davnie renewed his motion that HF1419 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Nelson moved adoption of the March 11, 2009 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 11:47 A.M.


REP. JIM DAVNIE, CHAIR



Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF908 (Urdahl) Shared work employer plans extended by one year. HF927 (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified, high pressure piping profession provisions added, appropriations restrictions modified, authority to adopt rules for obtaining boiler licenses extended. HF578 (Hortman) Building and construction contracts and indemnification agreements regulated. HF528 (Davnie) Reverse mortgage requirement eliminated, counseling by an independent housing agency mandated, lender default regulated, liability imposed on a subsequent purchaser of a reverse mortgage, right of recission provided, and suitability defined. HF1418 (Nelson) Plumbing regulated. HF1419 (Hilstrom) Plumbing inspector qualifications required.

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01:50 - Gavel, and HF908 (Urdahl) Shared work employer plans extended by one year. 08:10 - HF927 (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified, high pressure piping profession provisions added, appropriations restrictions modified, authority to adopt rules for obtaining broiler licenses extended. 19:35 - HF578 (Hortman) Building and construction contracts and indemnification agreements regulated. 35:03 - HF528 (Davnie) Reverse mortgage requirement eliminated, counseling by an independent housing agency mandated, lender default regulated, liability imposed on a subsequent purchaser of a reverse mortgage, right of recission provided, and suitability defined. 1:06:47 - HF1418 (Nelson) Plumbing regulated. 1:12:10 - HF1419 (Hilstrom) Plumbing inspector qualifications required. Runs 1 hour, 13 minutes.