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Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 26, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 8:17 A.M. on March 26, 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

The following member(s) were excused:

METSA, Jason

A quorum was present.

Representative Fischer moved that the minutes of March 19, 2014 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2324 (Yarusso) Therapists included within the teacher bargaining unit.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2324 be re-referred to the General Register.

The following people testified on HF 2324:

Barb Yarusso, Representative
John Thorson, Education MN

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2324 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2939 (Anzelc) Employee protections provided in joint powers agreements.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2939 be re-referred to the General Register.

Chair Johnson moved the H2939DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2939:

Tom Anzelc, Representative
Laura Kushner, League of MN Cities
Beau Berentson, Association of MN Counties
Sarah Lewerenz, AFSCME Council 65
Snezhana Bessonov, MN School Board Association

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2939, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative O’Driscoll requested a roll call and the Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll as follows:

The following members voted in the affirmative:

JOHNSON
FISCHER
LAINE
MASIN
NELSON
SAVICK
SIMONSON
SUNDIN

The following members voted in the negative:

BENSON
HOPPE
KIEFFER
O’DRISCOLL
O’NEILL
UGLEM

Being 8 votes in the affirmative and 6 in the negative: THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2525 (Hansen) Employee definition clarified to reflect the school calendar for purposes of parental leave.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2525 be re-referred to the General Register.

Chair Johnson moved the H2525DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2525:

Rick Hansen, Representative

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2525, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2313 (Winkler) Confidential employee definition changed.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2313 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Chair Johnson moved the H2313A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2313:

Ryan Winkler, Representative
Art McGrane, AFSCME Local 668
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, MN Inter-County Association

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2313, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Uglem requested a roll call and the Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll as follows:

The following members voted in the affirmative:

JOHNSON
FISCHER
LAINE
MASIN
NELSON
SAVICK
SIMONSON
SUNDIN

The following members voted in the negative:

BENSON
HOPPE
KIEFFER
O’DRISCOLL
O’NEILL
UGLEM

Being 8 votes in the affirmative and 6 in the negative: THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:37 A.M.


Rep. Sheldon Johnson, Chair



Connor McNutt, Committee Legislative Asst.
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2525 (Hansen) - Employee definition clarified to reflect the school calendar for purposes of parental leave.
  • HF2939 (Anzelc) - Employee protections provided in joint powers agreements.
  • HF2313 (Winkler) - Confidential employee definition changed.
  • HF2324 (Yarusso) - Therapists included within the teacher bargaining unit.
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