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Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Twentieth Meeting

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 16, 2021

State of Minnesota Twentieth 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 16, 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
Raleigh, Donald
Sundin, Mike

Members excused:
Poston, John


A quorum was present.

Representative Xiong moved that the minutes from March 12, 2021 be adopted. Motion prevailed.

HF 1200 (Richardson) Paid Family Medical Leave.

The Chair moved that HF 1200 be referred the Committee on Health Finance and Policy.

Representative Richardson presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Debra Fitzpatrick, Policy and Legislative Affairs Director, Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota
Mary Jo Malecha
Lauryn Schothorst, MN Chamber of Commerce
Julie Noren, co-owner of Light Dark Landscaping, Minneapolis
Kimberley Dunn Lewis, MN School Board Association
Beverly Tinney, Paraeducator
Amy Eggert, Professor
Nicole Blissenbach, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI)


The Chair renewed his motion that HF 1200 be referred to the Committee on Health Finance and Policy. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
XIONG
BERG
EDELSON
FREDERICK
GREENMAN
NELSON
SUNDIN


NAY

DETTMER
MCDONALD
BLISS
RALEIGH


EXCUSED

POSTON

By a vote of 8 AYES and 4 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:29 P.M.



__________________________________________
Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair

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Grace Doyle, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1200 (Richardson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
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02:54 - HF1200 (Richardson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
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HF 1200 (Richardson) Paid Family Medical Leave
Debra Fitzpatrick, Policy and Legislative Affairs Director, Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota
Mary Jo Malecha
Lauryn Schothorst, MN Chamber of Commerce
Julie Noren, co-owner of Light Dark Landscaping, Minneapolis
Kimberley Dunn Lewis, MN School Board Association
Beverly Tinney, Paraeducator
Amy Eggert, Professor

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