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THIRD MEETING - Labor

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

COMMITTEE ON LABOR

MINUTES

Representative Mikael Sundin, Chair of the Labor Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:33 P.M. on January 30th, 2019, in Room 120 of the Minnesota State Capitol.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

SUNDIN, Mikael (Chair)
KOEGEL, Erin (Vice-Chair)
RARICK, Jason
BRAND, Jeff
CLAFLIN, Anne
DETTMER, Bob
ECKLUND, Rob
FABIAN, Dan
HORNSTEIN, Frank
LIPPERT, Todd
MEKELAND, Shane
NELSON, Michael
PERSELL, John
VOGEL, Bob
XIONG, Jay


The following members were excused:


A quorum was present.


Rep. Ecklund moved that the minutes of the committee meeting held on January 23rd, 2019 be approved.

THE MOTION PREVAILED


Rep. Sundin moved that HF 5, The Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, be
referred to the Commerce committee.

The following people testified on HF 5, The Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

Rep. Laurie Halverson, Bill author

Pastor Corinne Freedman-Ellis, ISAIAH

Bill McCarthy, MN AFL-CIO

Bharti Wai, Children’s Defense Fund-MN

Elizabeth Bangert

Laura Kushner, League of Minnesota Cities

Lauryn Schothorst, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Kristin Murch

Mike Hickey, National Federation of Independent Business

Mazel (May) McCoy-Anderson

Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association

Ken Rockler

Angela Byrne

Anna Tsantir, Owner of Two Bettys Cleaning

Jill Larson, Minnesota Business Partnership

Sarah Piepenberg, Owner of Vinaigrette in Excelsior and Minneapolis

Dr. Brian Muthyala, Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity

Robyn Rowen

Darielle Dannen - DEED

Professor Debra Fitzpatrick – UMN Humphrey School


Rep. Koegel requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows.

AYES

SUNDIN, Mikael (Chair)
KOEGEL, Erin (Vice-Chair)
BRAND, Jeff
CLAFLIN, Anne
ECKLUND, Rob
HORNSTEIN, Frank
LIPPERT, Todd
NELSON, Michael
PERSELL, John
XIONG, Jay

NAYES

RARICK, Jason
DETTMER, Bob
FABIAN, Dan
MEKELAND, Shane
VOGEL, Bob

There being 10 ayes and 5 nayes, THE MOTION PREVAILED


The meeting was adjourned at 4:09 P.M.


Rep. Mikael Sundin, Chair

Andy Jorgensen, Committee Legislative Asst.



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Rep. Mikael Sundin, Chair


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Andy Jorgensen
Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF5 (Halverson) Paid Family and Medical Leave Act If you would like to testify, please contact Travis Reese at (651) 296-7175 or travis.reese@house.mn

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.
Hearing Documents:
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Introductory comments by the Chair. 00:27 - Gavel. 01:02 - 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. Runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.