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Minnesota Legislature
2009-2010 Regular Session

ELEVENTH MEETING - Labor and Consumer Protection Division

March 20, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH 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 eleventh meeting to order at 10:37 A.M. on, March 20, 2009, in the 5 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.
Simon, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Zellers, Kurt

Members excused:
Sanders, Tim

Representative Davnie called the meeting to order at 10:37 A.M. A quorum was present.


Representative Davnie moved approval of HF1306 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF1306 (Hornstein) Cocoa bean shell mulch retail sale notice required.

Testimony was given by:
Terry Hall- constituent
Dr. Mike Murphy- University of MN Veterinarian (vet toxicologist)
Howard Goldman - Director of the MN Human Society

A Handout was given to division members:
"Lake Harriet Veterinary – February 26, 2009"

Representative Davnie moved approval of amendment A09-0199.
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Davnie renewed his motion that HF1306 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Davnie moved approval of HF1671 be recommended to pass and sent to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF1671 (Carlson) Labor or employee organizations provisions modified.

Representative Davnie moved approval of amendment A09-0172.
The amendment was adopted.


Testimony was given by:
Rod Henry, Director of Government Relations of the Inter Faculty Organization.
Connie Howard- IFO General Counsel
Chris Dale – Minnesota State Colleges and Universities


Representative Davnie renewed his motion that HF1671 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Nelson moved approval of HF1767 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF1767 (Nelson) Unlicensed construction contractor and subcontractor registration required, fee imposed.

Handouts were given to division members:
"MN LLC Filing with the Secretary of State’s Office"
"Finance and Commerce – Thursday, March 12, 2009"


Testimony was given by:
Deb Junod– Office of the Legislative Auditor

Representative Nelson moved approval of amendment H1767A1.
The amendment was adopted.


Representative Nelson renewed his motion that HF1767 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Nelson moved approval of HF19 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF19 (Mullery) Postponement provided for property sales.


Representative Nelson moved approval of amendment H0019A1.
The amendment was adopted.


Representative Nelson renewed his motion that HF19 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


A recess was called at 11:37A.M.


The committee reconvened at 11:59A.M.



Representative Solberg moved adoption of the March 13, 2009 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Simon moved adoption of the March 18, 2009 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Davnie moved approval of HF626 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF626 (Bly) MFIP assistance extended, unemployment compensation modified, foreclosure provisions augmented, jobs creation program established, layoffs limited, and money appropriated.

Representative Davnie moved approval of amendment H0626A1.
The amendment was adopted.


Representative Davnie moved approval of amendment A09-0208.
The amendment was adopted.

A handout was given to division members:
"Foreclosed Housing Units with Children Enrolled in Minneapolis Public Schools,
Minneapolis, MN FY06-FY07"


Testimony was given by:
Deb Konechne, MN Coalition for a Peoples Bailout
Phyllis Walker, president, AFSCME Local 3800
Bernie Hess, Director of Special Projects, UFCW
Peter Nikitas, member of National Lawyers Guild
Rosemary Williams, MN Tenants Union
Michael Kidd – North Minneapolis Homeowner
Professor Ryan Nelson – HHH Institute
Al Flowers – AWMIN
Mike Kidd – North Minneapolis resident

Representative Davnie laid the bill over.


The meeting adjourned at 12:29 P.M.


REP. JIM DAVNIE, CHAIR



Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF1306 (Hornstein)Cocoa bean shell mulch retail sale notice required. HF1767 (Nelson) Unlicensed construction contractor and subcontractor registration required, fee imposed. HF1671 (Carlson) Labor or employee organizations provisions modified. HF626 (Bly) MFIP assistance extended, unemployment compensation modified, foreclosure provisions augmented, jobs creation program established, layoffs limited, and money appropriated. HF19 (Mullery) Postponement provided for property sales. HF675 (Hilstrom) has been removed from the agenda

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