STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR
Representative Joe Atkins, Chair of the Commerce and Labor Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:05 A.M. on October 1, 2009, in Room 107 of the State Capitol.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ATKINS, Joe (Chair)
The following Members were excused:
LILLIE, Leon (Vice-Chair)
A quorum was present.
The following people testified in regards to the Minnesota State Lottery Update:
Clint Harris, Executive Director, Minnesota Lottery
Don Feeney, Research and Planning Director, Minnesota Lottery
The following people testified in regards to Online Gambling - State and Federal Efforts:
John Willems, Director, Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division, MN Department of Public Safety
Cort Holten, Horseman’s Benevolent & Protective Assn.
The following people testified in regards to Auto Dealership Closures:
Alyssa Schlander, MN Auto Dealers Association
Steve Whitaker, Whitaker Buick Pontiac GMC; Forest Lake, MN
Tom Leonard, Fury Dodge Chrysler; Lake Elmo, MN
George McGuire, Shakopee Chevrolet Pontiac; Shakopee, MN
The following people testified in regards to the Economic Impact of the Minnesota Vikings:
Roy Terwilliger, Chair, Metropolitan Sports Commission
Craig Skiem, CSL International
Lester Bagley, Director of Public Affairs, MN Vikings
Steve Poppen, Chief Financial Officer, MN Vikings
Representative Atkins called a recess at 11:55.
Representative Atkins re-called the meeting to order at 12:59.
The following people testified in regards to the Delta Airlines update on NWA acquisition and transition:
Bill Lentsch, Senior Vice President, Delta Airlines
The following people testified in regards to the Wakota Bridge Update:
Scott McBride, Metro District Engineer, MnDOT
Representative Atkins called a recess at 1:35.
Representative Atkins re-called the meeting to order at 1:50.
The following people testified in regards to Physician Gift Laws:
Dr. J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, MD, PhD, FACE
Phil Griffin, LifeScience Alley
Bob Vanasek, PhRMA
The meeting was adjourned at 2:57 P.M.
Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair
Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.