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Minnesota Legislature

NINTH MEETING - Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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 ninth meeting to order at 8:36 A.M. on February 12, 2010 , 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
Gardner, Paul
Hoppe, Joe
Juhnke, Al
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Lillie, Leon
Sailer, Brita

Members excused:

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


Representative Juhnke moved adoption of the May 15, 2009 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Masin moved adoption of the November 6, 2009 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Broadband Stimulus Update

Testimony was given by:
Diane Wells, Manager, Telecommunications Division, MN Department of Commerce

A handout was given to division members:
"February 12, 2010 Testimony"

Representative Masin assumed the Chair.

Representative Johnson moved approval of HF2907 be recommended to pass and sent to the Commerce and Labor committee.


HF2907 (Johnson) setting state goals for the deployment and speed of high-speed broadband.


Representative Johnson moved approval of amendment H2907DE1.
The amendment was adopted.


Testimony was given by:

Rick King, Chair, Broadband Task Force

Handouts were given to division members:
"Minnesota Ultra High-Speed Broadband Report - Executive Summary"
"Minnesota Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force Report"

Glenn Wilson, Commissioner, MN Department of Commerce

Mary Ellen Wells, Health Partners

Joanne Johnson, Regional Manager, Frontier Communications

Jim Erickson, Fiber First Minnesota


Representative Juhnke moved an oral amendment

On page 1, line 1.27, after input. Delete "The purpose of the"
On page 2, line 2.1, after Group Delete "is to"
On page 2, line 2.1 after Group insert "shall"
On page 2, line 2.1 after commerce insert " and the House and Senate committees with primary
Jurisdiction over telecomm policy"

The oral amendment was incorporated.


Representative Johnson renewed his motion that HF2907 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


The meeting adjourned at 9:50 A.M.



REP. SHELDON JOHNSON, CHAIR


Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant