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Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries

TWELFTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 13, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 8:16 A.M. on March 13, 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 Sundin moved that the minutes of March 7, 2013 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sundin assumed the gavel.

HF 1255 (Johnson) Office of Broadband Development established in the Department of Employment and Economic Development, and duties assigned; Department of Transportation required to post a database on its website, and reports required.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 1255 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy.

The following people testified on HF 1255:

Representative Sheldon Johnson
Shirley Walz, Thompson Reuters
Gary Evans, Hiawatha Broadband
Dennis Ahlers, Department of Commerce

Chair Johnson moved the H1255A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Johnson moved to orally amend HF 1255 as follows:

On lines 4.23 and 5.18, delete "116J.441" and insert "237.85".



Chair Johnson moved that HF 1255, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1069 (Lillie) Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 1069 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

The following people testified on HF 1069:

Representative Leon Lillie
Greg Hubinger, LLC
Barbara Holmes, MMB

Chair Johnson moved the H1069A1
Chair Johnson moved that HF 1069, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 568 (Hansen) Personal sick leave benefits modified.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 568 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

The following people testified:

Representative Rick Hansen
Steve Cunningham, AARP
Lisa Brown, Wilder Foundation
Keith Carlson, MICA
Susan Spalding, Alzheimer Association
David Foster, Caregiver

Chair Johnson moved the
H0568A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 568, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. 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 Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy.

The following people testified on HF 463:

Susan Laine, Better Birth Coalition
Matt Stemwedel, City of Coon Rapids
Jenelle Teppen, City of Inver Grove Heights
Ben Gerber, MN Chamber of Commerce
Ann O'Brien, MMB
Melissa Raphan, MN Employment Law Council

Chair Johnson moved the A13-0173 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Johnson moved the H0463A1 amendment to the amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 463 be laid over.

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:
  • HF463 (Kahn) - Pregnancy leave required, and employment accommodations required for pregnant women.
  • HF568 (Hansen) - Personal sick leave benefit use modified, and report required.
  • HF1255 (Johnson) - Broadband Development Office established in the Commerce Department, duties assigned, Transportation Department required to post a database on its website, and reports required.
  • HF1069 (Lillie) - Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
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