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NINTH MEETING - Commerce

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

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.

Members present:

HALVERSON, Laurie, Chair
STEPHENSON, Zack, Vice Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVIDS, Gregory
DEHN, Raymond
ELKINS, Steve
GAROFALO, Pat
HALEY, Barb
HOWARD, Michael
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
KRESHA, Ron
LESCH, John
LISLEGARD, Dave
MAHONEY, Tim
O’NEILL, Marion
RICHARDSON, Ruth
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TABKE, Brad
THEIS, Tama


Members excused:


A quorum was not present.


HF5 (Halverson)
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




Aimee Vue,
Committee Legislative Assistant

















More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF 5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated. If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator: Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn Please note that this hearing may continue into the evening. COMMITTEE HAS RECESSED AND WILL RECONVENE AT THE CALL OF THE CHAIR, APPROXIMATELY 6:45 PM Any changes to this plan will be posted to the committee website and emailed to the list-serve as soon as possible. Please note committee is now reconvening at 6:45 pm, not 6:30 pm.

Bills Added:
  • HF5 (Halverson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; and rulemaking authorized.
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