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Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries

SECOND MEETING (Joint Hearing)

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 27, 2013

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

JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE LABOR, WORKPLACE, AND REGULATED INDUSTRIES AND THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON LIVING WAGE JOBS

MINUTES

Representative Sheldon Johnson, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee of the Labor, Workplace, and Regulated Industries and the Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs called the meeting to order at 8:20 A.M. on February 27, 2013, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

JOHNSON, Sheldon (Co-Chair)
WINKLER, Ryan (Co-Chair)
ALLEN, Susan
BENSON, Mike
FISCHER, Peter
GAROFALO, Patrick
HOPPE, Joe
KIEFFER, Andrea
LAINE, Carolyn
LOON, Jenifer
MASIN, Sandra
METSA, Jason
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
O'NEILL, Marion
RADINOVICH, Joe
SAVICK, Shannon
SIMONSON, Erik
SUNDIN, Mikael
UGLEM, Mark
WARD, JoAnn

The following member(s) were excused:

A quorum was present.

HF 92 (Winkler) Minimum wage regulated.

The following people testified on HF 92 and minimum wage:

Jennifer Schaubach, MN AFL-CIO
Ashley Steele, Retail Worker
Jonathan Reiner, Student, U of M Law School
Ben Gerber, MN Chamber of Commerce
Rob Hart, Employer Solutions Staffing Group
Jamie Pfuhl, MN Grocers Association
Paul Radermacker, Radermacker Markets Inc.
Jessica English, Student
Jeff Lindo, Thrifty White Pharmacy
Brian Payne, Organizer, CTUL
Gerania Mata, Worker, CTUL
Jose Fernandez, Organizer, CTUL
Brian Rusche, JRLC
Jason Adkins, Minnesota Catholic Conference
Rev. Peg Chemberlin, MN Council of Churches

Representative Johnson called a recess at 9:52 A.M.

Representative Johnson reconvened the committee at 6:02 P.M.

HF 92 (Winkler) Minimum wage regulated.

The following people testified on HF 92 and minimum wage:

Melvin Carter, Councilman
King Banaian, St. Cloud State University
Mike Hickey, NFIB
Dan McElroy, MN Restaurant Association
Sean Tahir, Business Owner
Mike Jennings, Jimmy's Restaurant, Wayzata
Bree Halverson, State Director, Working America
Wade Luneburg, UNITE HERE
Rochelle Westlund, Minnesota Retailers Association
Paul Svensson, Sunsets Restaurant
Kenn Rockler, Tavern League of Minnesota
Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Children's Defense Fund
Kris Jacobs, JOBS NOW Coalition
Bernie Hess, United Food and Local



The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 P.M.



Rep. Sheldon Johnson, Co-Chair



Connor McNutt, Committee Legislative Asst.
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF92 (Winkler) - Minimum wage regulated, and overtime and parental leave provisions modified.
House TV Video:
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06:35 - Gavel and introductory comments.
10:20 - Public testimony on minimum wage.
Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.


Public testimony will be taken on minimum wage