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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

FORTY-FIFTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 23, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION


HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in Room 500S of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Rukavina, Tom, Chair
Bly, David, Vice Chair
Brynaert, Kathy
Clark, Karen
Downey, Keith
Eastlund, Rob
Gunther, Bob
Haws, Larry
McFarlane, Carol
Murphy, Mary
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Obermueller, Mike
Poppe, Jeanne
Reinert, Roger
Slocum, Linda
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

Atkins, Joe
Anderson, Sarah
Dettmer, Bob
Mahoney, Tim

A quorum was present.

HF 3293 (Clark)

When a quorum is present, Representative Clark moved that HF 3293 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee.

When a quorum is present, Representative Clark moved to amend HF 3293 with the delete everything amendment A10-2410, attached.

Representative Clark presented HF 3293 as amended, relating to residential construction; amending the State Building Code; modifying licensing requirements.

Dan Newman, Executive Director, Sustainable Resources Center, introduced himself and provided testimony regarding HF 3293.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina noted that when a quorum is present, the committee would act on Representative Clark’s motions.

Minutes
Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
March 23, 2010
Page Two



HF 3024 (Murdock)

When a quorum is present, Representative McFarlane moved that HF 33024 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee.

Representative Murdock presented HF 3024, relating to labor and industry; modifying the requirements of the Manufactured Home Building Code.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina noted that when a quorum is present, the committee would act on Representative McFarlane’s motion.

HF 3076 (Juhnke)

Representative Poppe moved that HF 3076 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee.

Representative Juhnke presented HF 3076, relating to labor and industry; modifying elevator provisions.

Questions and discussion followed.

A quorum was now present.

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that HF 3076 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Clark renewed her motion that HF 3293 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee.

Representative Clark moved to amend the delete everything amendment A10-2410 as follows:

Page 1, line 18, delete "have provided" and insert "be able to provide"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Clark moved to amend HF 3293 with the delete everything amendment A10-2410 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Clark renewed her motion that HF 3293 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative McFarlane renewed her motion that HF 33024 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3533 (Rukavina)

Representative Rukavina moved that HF 3533 be recommended to pass and be referred to the General Register.

Representative Rukavina moved to amend HF 3533 with the amendment A10-2417. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina presented HF 3533, relating to employment; providing that certain joint powers agreements may not circumvent or impinge upon the rights of employees covered by certain collective bargaining agreements.

Minutes
Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
March 23, 2010
Page Three



Questions and discussion followed.

Grace Keliher, MSBA, provided testimony regarding HF 3533.

Questions and discussion followed.

Valerie Dosland, Intermediate School Districts, introduced herself and provided testimony regarding HF 3533.

Questions and discussion followed.

Laura Kushner, League of Minnesota Cities, introduced herself and provided testimony regarding HF 3533.

Questions and discussion followed.

Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter County Association, introduced himself and provided testimony regarding HF 3533.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Rukavina moved that HF 3533 be held over for possible inclusion.

HF 3386 (Swails)

For an informational hearing only, Representative Swails presented HF 3386, relating to real property; requiring performance guidelines for certain residential contracts; modifying statutory warranties; requiring notice and opportunity to repair; providing for dispute resolution procedures; requiring a report.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Nornes moved that the minutes of March 9, March 10, March 11, March 16 and March 18, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Charlie Durenberger, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, introduced himself and provided testimony regarding HF 3386.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina made announcements.

Discussion followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 A.M.


Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair



Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3076 (Juhnke) - Elevator provisions modified.
  • HF3293 (Clark) - State building Code amended, and licensing requirements modified.
  • HF3533 (Rukavina) - Joint powers agreements may not circumvent or impinge upon the rights of employees covered by certain collective bargaining agreements.

HF3024 (Murdock) Manufactured Home Building Code requirements modified - 3rd on agenda
HF3386 (Swails) requiring performance guidelines for certain residential contracts -5th on agenda (information only)