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Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries

ELEVENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 07, 2013

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

COMMITTEE ON LABOR, WORKPLACE, AND REGULATED INDUSTRIES

MINUTES

Representative Mikael Sundin, Vice-Chair of the Labor, Workplace, and Regulated Industries Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:19 A.M. on March 7, 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
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:

KIEFFER, Andrea

A quorum was present.

Representative Benson moved that the minutes of March 6, 2013 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 748 (Simon) Prompt payment of wages requirements and penalties modified.

Representative Sundin moved HF 748.

Representative Sundin moved the H0748A2 amendment.

Representative Sundin moved to orally amend the HF0748A2 amendment as follows:

Line 1.8, after "and" insert 'and insert "but remain"'. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sundin moved the HF0748A2 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 748:

Representative Steve Simon

Representative Sundin moved that HF 748 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 602 (Atkins) Additional unemployment benefit eligibility modified.

Representative Sundin moved to reconsider the passage of HF 602, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sundin moved that HF 602, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 690 (Mahoney) Reliance on criminal history for employment purposes limited, and remedies provided.

Representative Sundin moved HF 690.

Representative Sundin moved the H0690A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 690:

Representative Tim Mahoney
Ben Gerber, MN Chamber of Commerce
Mark Haase, Council on Crime and Justice
Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner, Department of Human Rights
Elizabeth Glidden, Minneapolis Council Member
Melvin Carter, Saint Paul Council Member
Andy Sagvold, Goodwill Easter Seals
Claoenda Walton
Ross Plaetzer, Employer Solutions Staffing Group

Representative Sundin moved that HF 690, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 572 (Nelson) Commissioner of labor and industry allowed to issue compliance orders for violations of misrepresentations of employment relationships.

Representative Nelson moved HF 572.

The following people testified on HF 572:

Representative Mike Nelson
Jessica Looman, MN DOLI

Representative Nelson moved that HF 572 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:32 A.M.









Rep. Mikael Sundin, Vice-Chair




Connor McNutt, Committee Legislative Asst.
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF748 (Simon) - Prompt wage payment requirements and penalties modified.
  • HF690 (Mahoney) - Criminal history reliance for employment purposes limited, and remedies provided.
  • HF572 (Nelson) - Labor and industry commissioner allowed to issue compliance orders for violations of employment relationship misrepresentations.
  • HF602 (Atkins) - Additional unemployment benefit eligibility modified in cases of lockout, and penalties provided for organizations involved in lockouts.
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Note: HF 602 is being placed on the agenda in order to amend the motion that it should go to the Committee on Jobs, not Commerce as originally moved.