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Commerce and Labor

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 06, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR

MINUTES


Representative Joe Atkins, Chair of the Commerce and Labor Committee, called the meeting to order at 4:04 P.M. on March 6, 2007, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

ATKINS, Joe (Chair)
LILLIE, Leon (Vice-Chair)
MULLERY, Joe
MAHONEY, Tim
DAVNIE, Jim
PETERSON, Aaron
JOHNSON, Sheldon
ANZELC, Tom
DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
KNUTH, Kate
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt
PAULSEN, Erik
DeLaFOREST, Chris
SIMPSON, Dean
ANDERSON, Sarah
BERNS, John

No members were absent or excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Simpson moved that the minutes of March 1, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 633 (Sertich) Health plan coverage for hearing aids regulated.

Representative Atkins moved HF 633.

The following people testified on HF 633:

Representative Tony Sertich
Patti Morelli-Teachout, Member, MN Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Karl White, Director, National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

Representative Atkins moved that HF 633 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 772 (Paymar) Aircraft insurance minimum liability requirements increased, and aircraft insurance made not voidable retroactively after a claim.

Representative Atkins moved HF 772.

Representative Atkins moved the H0772DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved to orally amend the H0772DE1 amendment as follows: L1.18 after the second "no" insert "fraud or" THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

The following people testified on HF 772:

Representative Michael Paymar
Toby Pearson, St. Paul
John Dornik, Attorney
Bev Turner, Traveler's Insurance

Representative Atkins moved that HF 772, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Public Safety and Civil Justice Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 413 (Lillie) Outdoor sports equipment dealers franchise agreements with manufacturers regulated, title requirements imposed, and money appropriated.

Representative Lillie moved HF 413.

Representative Lillie moved the H0413A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lillie moved the A101 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zellers assumed the gavel at 4:40pm.

The following people testified on HF 413:

Representative Leon Lillie
Buzz Anderson, MN Retailers Association

Representative Atkins assumed the gavel at 4:51pm.

Bob Wiehr, Yamaha Motorsport
Steve Vandupette, Brothers Motorsports
Rick Stokke, Artic Cat
Mike Mitchell, Polaris Industries
Keith Carpenter, Genmar

Representative Lillie moved that HF 413 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 111 (Loeffler) Preventive health care promoted by requiring high deductible health plans used with a health savings account to cover preventive care with no deductible as permitted by federal law.

Representative Atkins moved HF 111.

Representative Atkins moved the H0111DE3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 111:

Dannette Coleman, Medica
Phil Stolboerger, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Phil Griffin, Preferred One
Mike Hickey, National Federation of Independent Businesses

Representative Paulsen moved to amend the motion to refer HF 111, as amended, to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Paulsen withdrew his motion.

Representative Atkins moved that HF 111, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 475 (Loeffler) Adult dependents private health care coverage expanded by including those not enrolled as full-time students.

Representative Atkins moved HF 475.

Representative Loeffler testified on HF 475.

Representative Atkins moved that HF 475 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:03 P.M.

Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair


John Reich, Committee Legislative Asst.
More Info On This Meeting..

HF633 (Sertich) Health plan coverage for hearing aids regulated.
HF772 (Paymar) Aircraft insurance minimum liability requirements increased, and aircraft insurance made not voidable retroactively after a claim.
HF413 (Lillie) Outdoor sport equipment dealers franchise agreements with manufacturers regulated, title requirements imposed, and money appropriated.
HF512 (Atkins) Gift certificate and gift card expiration dates and service fees prohibited.
HF111 (Loeffler) Preventive health care promoted by requiring high deductible health plans used with a health savings account to cover preventive care with no deductible as permitted by federal law.
HF475 (Loeffler) Adult dependents private health care coverage expanded by including those not enrolled as full-time students.