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Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 05, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 5, 2014, 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

A quorum was present.

Representative Simonson moved that the minutes of February 27, 2014 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2300 (Melin) Employment discrimination based on status as a family caregiver prohibited.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2300 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

The following people testified on HF 2300:

Debra Fitzpatrick, Director, Center on Women for Public Policy
Mary Jo George, AARP
Lisa Stratton, Executive Director, Gender Justice

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2300 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2259 (Yarusso) Nursing mothers; unfair employment practices clarified.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2259 be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.

The following people testified on HF 2259:

Lisa Stratton, Executive Director, Gender Justice
Melissa Raphan, MN Employment Law Council
Mike Hickey, NFIB

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2259 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2274 (Masin) Wage disclosure protected, and retaliation prohibited.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2274 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

The following people testified on HF 2274:

Lisa Stratton, Executive Director, Gender Justice
Melissa Raphan, MN Employment Law Council

Representative Masin moved that HF 2274 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2371 (Kahn) Pregnancy and parenting leave provided, and pregnancy accommodations required.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2371 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

The following people testified on HF 2371:

Susan Lane, MN Better Birth Coalition
Lisa Stratton, Executive Director, Gender Justice
Melissa Raphan, MN Employment Law Council
Laura Kushner, Human Resources Director, League of MN Cities

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2371 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was recessed at 9:46 A.M.

The meeting was reconvened at 4:10 P.M.


HF 2461 (Lesch) Earned sick and safe time provided.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2461 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Chair Johnson moved the H2461A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Johnson moved the H2461A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2461:

Maureen O’Connell, AARP & Take Action
Mary Ann Beers
Chris Conroy, Take Action MN
Erin Parrish, MN Women’s Consortium
Peggy Flanagan, Children’s Defense Fund
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, MN Inter-County Association
Laura Kushner, Human Resources Director, League of MN Cities
Melissa Raphan, MN Employment Law Council
Mike Hickey, NFIB
Ben Gerber, MN Chamber of Commerce
Beau Bernson, Association of MN Counties
Grace Kelliher, MN School Districts
Ann Hunt, Take Action
Lisa Stratton, Executive Director, Gender Justice

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2461, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:08 P.M.








Rep. Sheldon Johnson, Chair




Connor McNutt, Committee Legislative Asst.
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2300 (Melin) - Employment discrimination based on status as a family caregiver prohibited.
  • HF2259 (Yarusso) - Nursing mothers; unfair employment practices clarified.
  • HF2274 (Masin) - Wage disclosure protected, and retaliation prohibited.
  • HF2371 (Kahn) - Pregnancy and parenting leave provided, and pregnancy accomodations required.
  • HF2461 (Lesch) - Employee earned sick and safe time provided.
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