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Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries

TENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 06, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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 8:23 A.M. on March 6, 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 Savick moved that the minutes of February 28, 2013 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 463 (Kahn) Pregnancy leave required, and employment accommodations required for pregnant women.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 463 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

The following people testified on HF 463:

Representative Phyllis Kahn
Judith Nylander, President, Better Birth Coalition
Krista Post, Licensed Psychologist, Postpartum Support International, MN
Veronica Jacobsen, Mom and Childbirth Educator with personal experience
Melissa Raphan, MN Employment Law Council
Mike Hickey, NFIB

Chair Johnson moved that HF 463 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative O'Driscoll moved that HF 463 be laid over for further discussion.

HF 602 (Atkins) Additional unemployment benefit eligibility modified.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 602 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Chair Johnson moved the