STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION
Representative Zack Stephenson, Vice Chair of the Commerce Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:34PM on February 19th, 2019, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
HALVERSON, Laurie, Chair
STEPHENSON, Zack, Vice Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
A quorum was not present.
Paid family, pregnancy, bonding and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
A quorum was present.
Representative Lislegard moved to approve the minutes of February 13th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Halverson moved that HF5 be re-referred to Government Operations, and moves the HF0005A4 amendment (Halverson). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifiers in favor of HF5:
Corinne Horowitz, Main Street Alliance
Commissioner Steve Grove, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Commissioner Nancy Leppink, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Nancy Lyons, CEO, Clockwork Minneapolis
Lani Basa, Business Women’s Circle
Jessica Rohloff, Care Giver, Willmar
Shannon Berns, Founder/Owner, Du Nord Consulting
Hannah Simmons, Constituent from Farmington, MN
Hannah Lichtsinn, Doctor, Doctors for Health Equity
Sarah Riveros, Professor
Jessica Peterson White, Owner, Content Books
Sarah Pippenberg, Owner, Vinaigrette
Deb Fitzpatrick, Professor, University of Minnesota
Testifiers opposed to HF5:
Paul Eger, Vice President, Government Affairs, Minnesota Realtors
Lauryn Schothorst, Labor and Management Policy Director, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Elizabeth Bangert, Owner/Director/Consultant, Here We Grow LLC
Stephanie Menning, Executive Director, Minnesota Utility Contractors Association
Rom Revneu, Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association
Tom Taylor, President, Shippers Resource Center, Inc.
Robyn Rowen, Executive Director, Minnesota Insurance & Financial Services Council
Jill Larson, Deputy Executive Director, Minnesota Business Partnership
Laura Kushner, Human Resources Director, League of Minnesota Cities
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, MN Inter-County Association
Tonya Holt, Owner/Operator, Primrose School of Woodbury
The chair, Representative Stephenson, recessed the commerce committee at 4:47PM.
The chair, Representative Tim Mahoney, reconvened the commerce committee at 6:46PM.
Representative Halverson renewed the motion that HF5, as amended, be re-referred to Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:23PM.
Representative Zack Stephenson, Vice Chair
Committee Legislative Assistant