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Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Thirteenth Meeting

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 23, 2021

State of Minnesota Thirteenth Meeting
House of Representatives Ninety- Second Session

Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Minutes

Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair of the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance & Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 PM on February 23, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Ecklund, Rob, Chair
Dettmer, Bob, Minority Lead
McDonald, Joe, Minority Lead
Berg, Kaela
Bliss, Matt
Edelson, Heather
Frederick, Luke
Greenman, Emma
Nelson, Michael
Poston, John
Raleigh, Donald
Sundin, Mike

Members excused:
Xiong, Tou, Vice Chair

A quorum was present.

Representative Edelson moved that the minutes from February 17, 2021 be adopted. Motion prevailed.

HF 831 (Long) Energy code adoption for new commercial buildings modified.

The Chair moved that HF 831 be referred to the Committee on Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

Representative Long presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Scott D. McLellan, Director / State Building Official, Construction Codes and Licensing, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI)
Andy Snope, IBEW
Richard Graves
Elizabeth Turner, AIA-Minnesota

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 831 be referred to the Committee on Climate and Energy Finance and Policy. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
BERG
EDELSON
FREDERICK
GREENMAN
NELSON
SUNDIN

NAY

DETTMER
MCDONALD
BLISS
POSTON
RALEIGH

EXCUSED

XIONG


By a vote of 7 AYES and 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 600 (Winkler) Cannabis Legalization.

The Chair moved that HF 600 be referred to the Committee on Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy.

The Chair moved the A8 amendment. Motion prevailed.

Representative Winkler presented the bill as amended.

Public Testimony:
Robert Lopez, United Food and Commercial Workers Union
Steve Kalina, President/CEO, Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association
Nathan Noel
Michael Daub
Rachel Jacobson
Ken Winters, Ph.D.
Marcus Harcus
George M. Realmuto, M.D.
Jeremy Moen
Jeremy Sankey
Johanna Lester
Stefan Egan
Alex Miller
Maren Schroeder

The Chair moved that HF 600, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
BERG
EDELSON
FREDERICK
GREENMAN
NELSON
SUNDIN

NAY

DETTMER
MCDONALD
BLISS
POSTON
RALEIGH

EXCUSED

XIONG


By a vote of 7 AYES and 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 P.M.




__________________________________________
Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair

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Grace Doyle, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF600 (Winkler) - Omnibus cannabis bill.
  • HF831 (Long) - Energy code adoption for new commercial buildings modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

2:30 HF831 (Long) Energy code adoption for new commercial buildings modified.
29:35 HF600 (Winkler) Cannabis Management Board and advisory councils established; use and sale reports required; adult use and possession limited and legalized; business licensing, inspection, and regulation provided; testing and labeling of products required; advertisement limited; adult-use sale taxed; grant and loan programs established; data classified; and money appropriated.


HF 831 (Long) Energy code adoption for new commercial buildings modified.
Scott D. McLellan, Director / State Building Official, Construction Codes & Licensing, MN Dept of Labor and Industry
Andy Snope, IBEW
Richard Graves
Elizabeth Turner, AIA-Minnesota

HF 600 (Winkler) Cannabis Legalization
- Discussion on HF 600 will be limited to the jurisdiction of this committee.
Robert Lopez, United Food and Commercial Workers Union
Steve Kalina, President/CEO, Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association
Nathan Noel
Michael Daub
Rachel Jacobson
Ken Winters, Ph.D.
Marcus Harcus
George M. Realmuto, M.D.
Jeremy Moen
Jeremy Sankey
Ryan Schmidt
Johanna Lester
Stefan Egan
Alex Miller
Maren Schroeder

Due to time constraints, no further in person testimony will be taken during this committee unless you are already on the list. If you would like to submit written testimony please contact Travis Reese at travis.reese@house.mn.

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This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp