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Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

SECOND MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - January 19, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH 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 second meeting to order at 8:05 A.M. on January 19, 2007, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Johnson, Sheldon, Chair
Masin, Sandra, Vice-Chair
Beard, Michael
Hilty, Bill
Hoppe, Joe
Garofalo, Pat
Juhnke, Al
Morrow, Terry
Shimanski, Ron
Thissen, Paul

Members excused.
Beard, Michael

Representative Johnson called the meeting to order at 8:05 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Morrow moved that the minutes of January 12, 2007 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Gary Fields, Project Consultant for the Blandin Foundation, gave an overview. A handout "Live at the Speed of Light" was given to division members.

Keith Weigel, Advocacy Director for AARP gave division members an overview of AARP's position. A handout "Key Elements for Informed Choice and Consumer Protection in the Wireless Telecommunications Marketplace".

Ron Elwood, Staff Attorney for Legal Services Advocacy Project, gave an overview to division members.

Michael Nowick, President of Minnesota Telecom Alliance gave a history of the organization to division members.

Tim Lovaasen, President of the Communications Workers of America, Minnesota State Council gave a history of the organization and there work in the telecommunications industry.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 A.M.


REP. SHELDON JOHNSON, CHAIR


Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Testimony from interested parties.
Parties interested in presenting a brief overview to the division should contact Elizabeth Emerson, committee administrator, at (651) 296-7175