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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 21, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

COMMERCE & REGULATORY REFORM

MINUTES

Representative Sanders, Vice-Chair of the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:37 pm on February 21, 2012, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HOPPE, Joe, Chair
SANDERS, Tim, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Diane
ATKINS, Joe
CRAWFORD, Roger
DAUDT, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KIEFFER, Andrea
LILLIE, Leon
LOON, Jenifer
MAZOROL, Pat
MULLERY, Joe
MURDOCK, Mark
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
STENSRUD, Kirk
TILLBERRY, Tom

ANDERSON, Sarah was excused.

SLOCUM, Linda; ANZELC, Tom; DITTRICH, Denise were absent.

A quorum was present.

The Vice-Chair called the meeting to order at 2:37 pm.
Representative Stensrud moved to approve the minutes from February 15, 2012. The motion prevailed.
Jim Campbel, Regional Vice President of Century Link testified.
Jack Phillips from Frontier Communications testified.
Representative Hoppe moved HF1692.
Representative Hoppe moved amendment H1692A2. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Dennis Ahlers, assistant commissioner with MN Department of Commerce testified.

Dan Lipschultz testified.

Brent Christensen from MN Telecom Alliance testified.

The Vice-Chair laid HF1692 over as amended.

The Vice-Chair adjourned the meeting at 3:42 pm.



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REP. JOE HOPPE, CHAIR



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Bethany Aronhalt
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1692 (Hoppe) - Telecommunications regulations streamlined, and civil penalties, rate regulation, regulatory requirements, and technical provisions modified and updated.
Documents:

TELECOM DAY: We will spend the hearing discussing the recent order from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and potential updates to Minnesota's telecom regulations.
Presentation from Jim Campbel, Regional Vice President of Century Link, regarding the recent FCC order
If you wish to testify, please contact Bethany Aronhalt at (651) 296-5322 or bethany.aronhalt@house.mn