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Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Sixteenth Meeting

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 03, 2021

State of Minnesota Sixteenth 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 March 3, 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
Xiong, Tou, Vice 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


A quorum was present.

Representative Xiong moved that the minutes from March 2, 2021 be adopted. Motion prevailed.

HF 641 (Raleigh) Military veteran jobs tax credit provided.

Representative Raleigh moved that HF 641 be referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Raleigh presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Trent C Dilks, Executive Director, Disabled American Veterans, Dept. of Minnesota

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 641 be referred to the Committee on Taxes. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
XIONG
DETTMER
MCDONALD
BERG
BLISS
EDELSON
FREDERICK
GREENMAN
POSTON
RALEIGH

NAY

-

ABSENT/EXCUSED

SUNDIN

By a vote of 12 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 800 (Wolgamott) Meat and poultry processing workplace safety provided, rulemaking authorized, report required, and money appropriated.

The Chair moved that HF 800 be referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

The Chair moved the A3 amendment. Motion prevailed.

Public Testimony:
Matt Utecht, UFCW Local 663 President
Rich Morgan, UFCW Local 9 President
Tamara Nelsen, Executive Director, Minnesota AgriGrowth Council
Antonio Jimenez, UFCW Local 663
Yolanda Martinez, UFCW Local 663
Ayayew Bejica UFCW Local 663
Claudia Ambriz, UFCW Local 9
Renae Brackey, UFCW Local 9
Rod Ryks, UFCW Local 9
Mohamed Goni
Ma Elena Gutierrez, Fe y Justicia
Adiyam Gebremedhin
Nicole Blissenbach, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI)

Representative Wolgamott presented the bill as amended.

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 800 be referred, as amended, to the Committee on Agriculture. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
XIONG
BERG
EDELSON
FREDERICK
GREENMAN
NELSON
SUNDIN

NAY

DETTMER
MCDONALD
BLISS
POSTON
RALEIGH


By a vote of 8 AYES and 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:31 P.M.



__________________________________________
Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair

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Grace Doyle, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF800 (Wolgamott) - Meat and poultry processing workers provided safe workplaces, rulemaking authorized, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF641 (Raleigh) - Military veteran jobs tax credit provided.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:27 HF641 (Raleigh) Military veteran jobs tax credit provided.
17:43 Pause in committee activity.
18:54 Initial summary of HF800 (Wolgamott) Meat and poultry processing workplace safety provided, rulemaking authorized, report required, and money appropriated.
23:56 Pause in committee activity.
28:40 Continuation with HF800 (Wolgamott) Meat and poultry processing workplace safety provided, rulemaking authorized, report required, and money appropriated.


HF 641 (Raleigh) Military veteran jobs tax credit provided.
Trent C Dilks, Executive Director, Disabled American Veterans, Dept. of Minnesota

HF 800 (Wolgamott) Safe Workplaces for Meat and Poultry Processing Workers Act.
Matt Utecht, UFCW Local 663 President
Rich Morgan, UFCW Local 9 President
Tamara Nelsen, Executive Director, Minnesota AgriGrowth Council
Antonio Jimenez, UFCW Local 663
Yolanda Martinez, UFCW Local 663
Ayayew Bejica, UFCW Local 663
Claudia Ambriz, UFCW Local 9
Renae Brackey, UFCW Local 9
Rod Ryks, UFCW Local 9
Mohamed Goni
Maria Elena Gutierrez, Fe y Justicia
Adiyam G.

*Bill Removed: HF 41 (Frazier) COVID-19; emergency paid sick leave provided to health care employees excluded from Families First Coronavirus Response Act.*

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