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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

FOURTEENTH MEETING - Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

February 23, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

JOB GROWTH & ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Dave Baker, Vice Chair of the Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee, began the meeting at 12:45 P.M. on Monday, February 23, 2015, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GAROFALO, Pat
BAKER, Dave
CLARK, Karen
FABIAN, Dan
GUNTHER, Bob
HORTMAN, Melissa
ISAACSON, Jason
JOHNSON, Sheldon
LOONAN, Bob
METSA, Jason
NEWBERGER, Jim
O’NEILL, Marion
SCOTT, Peggy
SIMONSON, Erik
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean


Members excused:

MAHONEY, Tim

Representative Baker began the meeting at 12:45 P.M. A quorum was not present.

Representative Baker called the meeting to order at 12:47 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Scott moved to approve the minutes from the previous hearing. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1027 (Garofalo) Minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities modified.

Representative Garofalo moved the HO1027A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Dan McElroy, Minnesota Restaurant Association; Ed Fong, David Fong’s; Keith Olson, Keith’s Kettle; Lucas Dean, Grandma’s Restaurant Company; Bryan Turtle, Turtle’s Bar and Grille, Kris Jacobs, Executive Director of the JOBS NOW Coalition; Jessica Anderson, Children’s Defense League; Colleen Somerville-Leeman, Server; Jill Gegen, Unite Here; Brian A. Rusche, Executive Director of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition; Jennifer Schaubach, Minnesota AFL-CIO; Alisha R Williams, Greater Minnesota Worker Center; Bree Halverson, Minnesota State Director for Working America; Rick Varco, Political Director of SEIU; Anna Bartolomay, University of Minnesota Student; Jacquita Berens, Take Action Minnesota; Cliff Martin, Take Action Minnesota; Helen Forsythe, Take Action Minnesota; Grace Brosnan, Take Action Minnesota; Grant Stevensen, ISAIAH; Amy Koch, Maple Lake Bowl; Tim Mahoney, Loon Café; Jay Anderson, Server; Bob Byer, Main Street Bar and Grill; Henriet Hendricks, House Fiscal Analyst; all testified on HF1027, as amended.

The meeting recessed at 2:41 P.M.

The meeting reconvened in Room 200 at 6:01 P.M.

Representative Garofalo moved that HF1027 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to the General Register. Representative Hortman requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:




AYES:

GAROFALO, Pat
BAKER, Dave
FABIAN, Dan
GUNTHER, Bob
LOONAN, Bob
NEWBERGER, Jim
SCOTT, Peggy
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
VOGEL, Bob

NAYS:

CLARK, Karen
HORTMAN, Melissa
ISAACSON, Jason
METSA, Jason
SIMONSON, Erik
WAGENIUS, Jean

EXCUSED:

MAHONEY, Tim
JOHNSON, Sheldon
O’NEILL, Marion

On a vote of 10 AYES and 6 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:29 P.M.




Representative Dave Baker, Vice Chair




Jonathan Fortner, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Please contact Committee Legislative Assistant, Jonathan Fortner, at jonathan.fortner@house.mn if you would like to testify on HF1027. The Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee is in recess until 6:00PM (or the call of the Chair) and will reconvene in Room 200 of the State Office Building at that time.

Bills Added:
  • HF1027 (Garofalo) - Minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities modified.
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00:31 - Gavel. 02:30 - HF1027 (Garofalo) Minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities modified. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 55 minutes.