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Minnesota Legislature
2009-2010 Regular Session

TENTH MEETING - Labor and Consumer Protection Division

March 18, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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 tenth meeting to order at 1:09 P.M. on, March 18, 2009, in the 400 North 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
Simon, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Zellers, Kurt


Representative Davnie called the meeting to order at 1:09 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Mahoney moved approval of HF1169 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF1169 (Rukavina) Public employer purchases and acquisitions of equipment and apparel regulated.


Testimony was given by:
Jaye Rykunyk - United Workers International
Hue Nguyen– League of Minnesota Cities
Grace Keliher - MSBA

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF1169 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.



Representative Fritz moved approval of HF326 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF326 (Clark) Bisphenol-A prohibited in products for young children.

Testimony was given by:
Landsay Dahl – Healthy Legacy
Dr. Steven Hentges ,Phd – American Chemistry Council


Handouts were given to division members:
"Healthy Legacy – BPA-Free Baby Products"
"Healthy Legacy – Leading Retailers & Manufacturers Phasing Out Bisphenol A"
"Healthy Legacy – New Studies Raise Increased Concerns About Common Exposures to
Bisphenol A"
"Sunco restricts Sales of Chemicals Used in Bottles"
"Can Manufactures Institute – March 2, 2009"
"Toy Industry Association Inc. – March 18, 2009"

Representative Fritz moved approval of amendment H0326A1.
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Davnie laid the bill over.


Representative Davnie moved approval of HF458 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF458 (Thissen) Consumer product development and regulation advisory council created, and comprehensive framework established for consumer products that protect, support, and enhance human health, the environment, and economic development, and appointments provided.

Representative Davnie moved approval of amendment H0458DE1.
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Davnie moved the oral amendment to the H0458DE1 amendment.
On page 1, line 1.18 insert "and" after member
On page 1, delete line 1.19
On page 1, line 1.20 delete "7" and insert "6".
The oral amendment was incorporated.


Testimony was given by:
Landsay Dahl – Healthy Legacy


Representative Davnie renewed his motion that HF458 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.



Representative Solberg moved approval of HF968 be recommended to pass and sent to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF968 (Hosch) Board of Residential Construction established, license regulation modified.


Testimony was given by:
Brian Hoffman – AMBO – St. Louis Park, MN
Kathi Osmonson – Fire Marshall – Mounds View, MN
Pam Perri- Weaver – BAM
Mike Swanson – Vice President, Rottlund Homes
Roger Axel – Building official – City of New Hope
Nyle Zikmond – Fire Chief
Larry Huff – City of Maple Grove

A handout was given to division members:
"The Association of Minnesota Building Officials"

Representative Solberg assumed the chair.

Representative Solberg renewed his motion that HF968 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.

Representative Zellers moved approval of HF1364 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF1364 (Gunther) School district boiler operator training required.

Representative Mahoney second author of HF1364, presented the bill.

Testimony was given by:
Grace Keliher - MSBA

Representative Zellers renewed his motion that HF1364 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.



The meeting adjourned at 2:38 P.M.


REP. JIM DAVNIE, CHAIR



Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF1169 (Rukavina) Public employer purchases and acquisitions of equipment and apparel regulated. HF326 (Clark) Bisphenol-A prohibited in products for young children. HF458 (Thissen) Consumer product development and regulation advisory council created, and comprehensive framework established for consumer products that protect, support, and enhance human health, the environment, and economic development, and appointments provided. HF968 (Hosch) Board of Residential Construction established, license regulation modified. HF1364 (Gunther) School district boiler operator training required.

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