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FORTH MEETING - Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

2009-2010 Regular Session

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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE DIVISION
OF THE
COMMERCE AND LABOR COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Sheldon Johnson, Chair of the Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division, called the forth meeting to order at 8:36 A.M. on February 27, 2009, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Johnson, Sheldon, Chair
Masin, Sandra, Vice-Chair
Beard, Michael
Brown, Robin
Doepke, Connie
Hoppe, Joe
Juhnke, Al
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Lillie, Leon
Sailer, Brita


Representative Johnson called the meeting to order at 8:36 A.M. A quorum was present.


Representative Sailer moved adoption of the February 6, 2009 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


An overview was given to division members by Minnesota Telephone Alliance.

Testimony was given by:
Randy Young, MN Telecom Alliance
Gary Johnson, COO of Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative

Handouts were given to division members:
"Minnesota Telecom Alliance - February 26, 2009"
"Paul Bunyan Telephone – Right Here"

Representative Gardner came before the Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division for informational proposes only to explain his bill HF170.

HF170 (Gardner) Residents allowed to decline reception of local telephone directories.

Testimony was given by:
Amy Healy, Director of Public Policy for Yellow Pages
Maggie Stone Cipher, Vice President for Print and Delivery, RH Donnelly

Representative Johnson moved approval of HF854 be recommended to pass and sent to the Commerce and Labor committee.

HF854 (Lesch) Customer liability for unauthorized use of lost of stolen cellular phones limited.

Testimony was given by:
Julie Perrus, Larkin Hoffman Attorneys at Law for T-Mobile
Bob Bass, President of AT & T, Minnesota
Michael McDermott, Executive Director, Verizon Wireless

Representative Johnson moved HF854 be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.


The meeting adjourned at 10:11 A.M.



REP. SHELDON JOHNSON, CHAIR




Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

MN Telephone Alliance Overview CLEC Overview HF 170 (Gardner) Residents allowed to decline reception of local telephone directories.(Informational Only) HF 854 (Lesch) Customer liability for unauthorized use of lost of stolen cellular phones limited.

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