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Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 29, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 fourteenth meeting to order at 8:06 A.M. on February 29, 2008, 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
Garofalo, Pat
Hilty, Bill
Hoppe, Joe
Juhnke, Al
Morrow, Terry
Sailer, Brita
Shimanski, Ron
Thissen, Paul


Representative Johnson called the meeting to order at 8:06 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Hoppe moved that the minutes of February 22, 2008, be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3327 (Beard) Telephone company alternative regulation plan provisions modified.

Representative Beard moved HF3327 before the division and be included in the omnibus bill.

Beard moved amendment H3327DE1.

Beard moved an oral amendment
Page 2, Line 2.3, after adoption strike "within…days of electric company filing notice"

Testifying on the bill:
Joanne Johnson - Government Operations Manager - Frontier Communications

Representative Beard renewed his motion that HF3327 be approved and held over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


HF 635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted.

Representative Masin moved the bill before the committee.

Representative Masin moved amendment H0635A9.
The amendment was adopted.


Testimony was given by:
Karen Olson - Deputy Attorney General
Keith Weigel- AARP
Wauneta Browne - A T & T
Michael Bennett - A T & T


A handout "Minnesota Attorney General's Office Fact Sheet" was given to division members.


Representative Masin renewed her motion that HF635 be recommended to pass as amended and is re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:23 A.M.



REP. SHELDON JOHNSON, CHAIR


Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF3327 (Beard) Telephone company alternative regulation plan provisions modified
HF635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted