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Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

FORTY SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, April 5, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

MINUTES

Representative Ecklund, Chair of the Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. on April 5, 2022, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

ECKLUND, Rob CHAIR
XIONG, Tou VICE CHAIR
DETTMER, Bob REPUBLICAN LEAD
MCDONALD, Joe REPUBLICAN LEAD
BERG, Kaela
BLISS, Matt
EDELSON, Heather
FREDERICK, Luke
GREENMAN, Emma
NELSON, Michael
POSTON, John
RALEIGH, Donald
SUNDIN, Mike

A quorum was present.

Representative Nelson moved the minutes of March 30, 2022, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sundin assumed the gavel.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF4177 be referred to the Ways and Means committee.

Presentation from non-partisan staff on HF4177.

Presenters:

Helen Roberts, Fiscal Analyst
Marta James, Legislative Analyst – Research Department

Representative Ecklund moved the A22 amendment to HF4177.

Testifiers:

Roslyn Robertson, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Melissa Hysing, Legislative Director, Minnesota AFL-CIO
Tony Poole, Pipefitters Local 455
John Burcaw, Director of Academic Education and Chief and Administrative Officer, Finishing Trades Institute Upper Midwest
Mark Nelson, International Boxing Referee
Amy Lord, Career and Technical Education Coordinator, ISD 728 (Elk River, Otsego, Rogers, and Zimmerman)
Dr. Barbara Doyle, Director of Workforce Solutions, Urban League Twin Cities
Evan Starr, Associate Professor of Management and Organization, University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
Megan Hennen, Director of Government and Public Affairs, Associated Builder and Contractors of MN/ND
Kate Perushek, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Scott McLellan, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Representative Ecklund renewed his motion to adopt the A22 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ecklund renewed his motion that HF4177, as amended, be referred to the Ways and Means committee. The vote was as follows:

Ayes:
Ecklund
Xiong
Berg
Edelson
Frederick
Greenman
Nelson
Sundin

Nays:
Dettmer
McDonald
Bliss
Poston
Raleigh

There being 8 ayes and 5 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sundin adjourned the meeting at 4:37 p.m.




Rep. Ecklund, CHAIR




Kevin Petrie, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4177 (Ecklund) - Department of Labor and Industry, Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals, and Bureau of Mediation Services funding provided; policy and technical changes made; OSHA penalty conformity changes made; fair labor standards established for agricultural workers; combative sports regulated; Public Employment Relations Board modified; refinery safety requirements established; agriculture worker wellness provisions established; reports required; rulemaking required; and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:10 - HF4177 (Ecklund) Omnibus labor and industry supplemental finance and policy bill.
-Overview from nonpartisan House staff.
-Public testimony.
-Mark-up of the delete-all amendment.
-Vote out of committee.
Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.


HF 4177 (Ecklund) Labor and Industry Finance and Policy Omnibus Bill
- Overview from Nonpartisan House Staff and Public Testimony [Approximately 30 minutes]
a. Overview from Nonpartisan House Staff
i. Helen Roberts, Fiscal Analyst, House Fiscal Analysis Department
ii. Marta James, Legislative Analyst, House Research Department

b. Public Testimony
i. Roslyn Robertson, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
ii. Melissa Hysing, Legislative Director, Minnesota AFL-CIO
iii. Tony Poole, Pipefitters Local 455
iv. John Burcaw, Director of Academic Education and Chief and Administrative Officer, Finishing Trades Institute Upper Midwest
v. Mark Nelson, International Boxing Referee
vi. Amy Lord, Career and Technical Education Coordinator, ISD 728 (Elk River, Otsego, Rogers, and Zimmerman)
vii. Dr. Barbara Doyle, Director of Workforce Solutions, Urban League Twin Cities
viii. Evan Starr, Associate Professor of Management and Organization, University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
ix. Megan Hennen, Director of Government and Public Affairs, Associated Builder and Contractors of MN/ND

- Mark up of DE amendment [Approximately 30 minutes]
- Vote out of committee

AMENDMENTS: Deadline for amendments is 3pm on Monday, April 4th, 2022.

If you're interested in testifying in-person, virtually or submitting written testimony, please contact Committee Administrator Nick Stumo-Langer at Nick.Stumo-Langer@house.mn by 12pm (Noon) on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022.
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