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Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

TENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - April 13, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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 tenth meeting to order at 8:36 A.M. on April 13, 2007, in Room 200 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
Hoppe, Joe
Juhnke, Al
Morrow, Terry
Sailer, Brita
Shimanski, Ron
Thissen, Paul

Members excused:
Hilty, Bill


Representative Johnson called the meeting to order at 8:36 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Morrow moved approval of the minutes of March 23, 2007.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES APPROVED.


HF 2351(Johnson) amending regulation of cable communications systems.

Representative Johnson moved HF2351 to pass without recommendation to the Commerce and Labor committee.

Continuing testimony was presented on HF2351.

Testifiers:

Jerry Knickerbocker, MN Telecom Alliance

Wauneta Brown, Regional Vice President, AT&T

Jeffrey Lueders, President, MACTA

Tucker Carlson, Director of Communications

Dave Engstrom, MN Association of Small Cities

Pierre Willette, City of Minneapolis

A handout "Resolution Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul" was given to division members.

A handout "Minneapolis Urban League letter to Rep. Paul Thissen" was given to division members.

A handout "League of Minnesota Cities - Testimony on City Concerns with Statewide Franchising" was given to division members.


Representative Johnson renewed his motion that HF2351 be recommended to pass without recommendation and is re-referred to Commerce and Labor committee.
The motion prevailed.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:58 A.M.



REP. SHELDON JOHNSON, CHAIR


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

HF2351 (Johnson) Cable communications systems regulation modified, and state-authorized video providers regulated.
Those interested in testifying should contact Elizabeth Emerson, committee administrator, at (651) 296-7175 or elizabeth.emerson@house.mn.