STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Joe Atkins
Representative Atkins, Chair of Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 9:05 AM on August 29th, 2013 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Fritz, Vice Chair
A quorum was present
The following people gave testimony on the business climate in the Midwest:
Professor Myles Shaver, Carlson School, University of Minnesota
Kim Babine, MN Department of Employment and Economic Development
The following people gave testimony on auto insurance modernization:
Wil Fluegel, Professer, William Mitchell
Rich Ruohonen, TSR Injury Law
Paul Godfrey, Farmers Group, Inc.
Bob Johnson, IFM
Pete Thrane, Leonard Street and Deinard
The following people gave testimony on non-compete agreements:
Shaye Mandle, Executive Vice President, LifeScience Alley
Ross Plaetzer, Employer Solutions Group
Ben Gerber, MN Chamber of Commerce
Melissa Raphan, Minnesota Employment Law Council
Bill Pentelovitch, Maslon Law Firm
The following people gave testimony on the secondary life insurance market:
Greg Leahy, Fortress Investments
Kurt Gearhart, CEO, 21st Services LLC
The meeting was adjourned at 11:53 AM.
Representative Joe Atkins, Chair
Pete Vujovich, Committee Legislative Assistant