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Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries

EIGHTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 21, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON LABOR, WORKPLACE, AND REGULATED INDUSTRIES

MINUTES

Representative Sheldon Johnson, Chair of the Labor, Workplace, and Regulated Industries Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:15 A.M. on February 21, 2013, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

JOHNSON, Sheldon (Chair)
SUNDIN, Mikael (Vice-Chair)
BENSON, Mike
FISCHER, Peter
HOPPE, Joe
KIEFFER, Andrea
LAINE, Carolyn
MASIN, Sandra
METSA, Jason
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
O'NEILL, Marion
SAVICK, Shannon
SIMONSON, Erik
UGLEM, Mark

The following member(s) were excused:

A quorum was present.

Representative Fischer moved that the minutes of February 20, 2013 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 588 (Atkins) Hospitals required to provided staffing at levels consistent with nationally accepted standards, and staff level reporting required.

Representative Johnson moved that HF 588 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Government Operations.

Representative Johnson moved the H0588A1 amendment.

Representative M. Benson requested a roll call and the Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll as follows:

The following members voted in the affirmative:

JOHNSON
FISCHER
METSA
NELSON
SAVICK
SIMONSON
SUNDIN

The following members voted in the negative:

BENSON
KIEFFER
O'DRISCOLL
O'NEILL
UGLEM

Being 7 votes in the affirmative and 5 votes in the negative: THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 588:

Representative Joe Atkins
Linda Hamilton, RN, President, MN Nurses Association
Naomi Freyholtz, RN
Joe Howard, RN, St. Mary's Miller Dwan - Duluth
Lawrence Massa, President, Minnesota Hospital Association
Carolyn Wilson, President, UMMC, Fairview
Sandra "Mac" McCarthy, Chief Nursing Officer, Essentia
Roger Lloyd, Nurse Manager, Essentia, St. Mary's Hospital
Mary Pynn, Chief Nursing Officer, HealthEast
Kate Johansen, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Dianne Roderick, Minnesota Department of Health



Representative Johnson moved that HF 588, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Government Operations.

Representative O'Driscoll requested a roll call and the Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll as follows:

The following members voted in the affirmative:

JOHNSON
FISCHER
LAINE
MASIN
METSA
NELSON
SAVICK
SIMONSON
SUNDIN

The following members voted in the negative:

BENSON
HOPPE
KIEFFER
O'DRISCOLL
O'NEILL
UGLEM

Being 9 votes in the affirmative and 6 in the negative: THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:57 A.M.








Rep. Sheldon Johnson, Chair




Connor McNutt, Committee Legislative Asst.
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF588 (Atkins) - Hospital staffing report required, study on nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes required, funding provided, and money appropriated.