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FIFTEENTH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR

MINUTES


Representative Joe Atkins, Chair of the Commerce and Labor Committee, called the meeting to order at 4:38 P.M. on March 31, 2009, 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
DAVNIE, Jim
JOHNSON, Sheldon
THAO, Cy
FRITZ, Patti
HOSCH, Larry
SIMON, Steve
ANZELC, Tom
KNUTH, Kate
SLOCUM, Linda
ZELLERS, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
HOPPE, Joe
ANDERSON, Sarah
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

A quorum was present.


Representative Murdock moved that the minutes of March 26, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1038 (Jackson) Public Utilities Commission authorized to order refunds of unlawful utility rate revenues.

Representative Johnson moved the Committee Report on HF 1038 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson moved HF 1038.

The following people testified on HF 1038:

Representative Gail Kulick-Jackson
Burl Haar, Public Utilities Commission

Representative Johnson moved HF 1038, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 412 (Bunn) Home owner warranty statute of repose adjusted.

Representative Atkins moved HF 412.

Representative Atkins moved the H0412DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 412:

Representative Julie Bunn
Lisa Frennette, Builders’ Association

Representative Atkins moved HF 412, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 4:46 p.m.


HF 1853 (Atkins) Various licenses, forms, coverages, marketing practices, and records regulated, data classified, and coordination of health insurance benefits provided.

Representative Atkins moved HF 1853.

Representative Atkins moved the H1853A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H1853A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H1853A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the A09-0218 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H1853A7 amendment.

Representative Atkins moved to orally amend the H1853A7 amendment as follows:
After line 3.34, insert:

Lines 43.5 and 43.6, delete the new language

Line 51.23 after "APPLICATION.", insert: "(a) Section 20 is effective for all policies with policy years beginning on or after May 21, 2009."

Line 44.11 before "." insert: "; and (5) in the case of an individual or group health insurance policy, offering incentives to individuals for taking part in preventive health care services, medical management incentive programs, or activities designed to improve the health of the individual".

THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Atkins moved the H1853A7 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved the H1853A8 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids moved the H1853A6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 1853:

Representative Joe Atkins

Representative Atkins moved HF 1853, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1615/SF 743 (Sanders) Petroleum standards updated, biodiesel blends and fuels standards established.

Representative Sanders moved SF 743.

The following people testified on SF 743:

Representative Tim Sanders

Representative Sanders moved SF 743 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2029 (Davnie) Consumer small loan lenders and residential mortgage originators and servicers regulated, calculation of reserves and nonforfeiture values of preneed funeral insurance contracts provided, and additional commerce provisions provided.

Representative Davnie moved HF 2029.

Representative Davnie moved the A09-0300 amendment.

Representative Davnie moved to orally amend the A09-0300 amendment as follows:
Delete line 6.20. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved the A09-0300 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved the H2029A1 amendment.

Representative Davnie moved to orally amend the H2029A1 amendment as follows:
Line 1.21, after ";" insert "or".

Delete lines 1.23 through 1.27. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved the H2029A1 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved to reconsider the A09-0300 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved to orally amend the A09-0300 amendment as follows:
Delete lines 1.3 through 1.16. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved the A09-0300 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved to orally amend HF 2029 as follows:
Delete lines 29.26 through 32.26. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2029:

Representative Jim Davnie
Kevin Murphy, MN Department of Commerce

Representative Davids moved the H2029A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Jean Lee, Children’s Hope International

Representative Davnie moved HF 2029, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1306 (Hornstein) Cocoa bean shell mulch retail sale notice required.

Representative Davnie moved the Committee Report on HF 1306 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF 1306.

The following people testified on HF 1306:

Representative Frank Hornstein
Terry Hall, citizen

Representative Davnie moved HF 1306, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:28 P.M.



Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair




Christopher Kwapick, Committee Legislative Asst.
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Agenda:

HF1038 (Jackson) Public Utilities Commission authorized to order refunds of unlawful utility rate revenues. HF1615/SF743 (Sanders) Petroleum standards updated, biodiesel blends and fuels standards established. HF1306 (Hornstein) Cocoa bean shell mulch retail sale notice required. HF1853 (Atkins) Various licenses, forms, coverages, marketing practices, and records regulated, data classified, and coordination of health insurance benefits provided. HF2029 (Davnie) Consumer small loan lenders and residential mortgage originators and servicers regulated, calculation of reserves and nonforfeiture values of preneed funeral insurance contracts provided, and additional commerce provisions provided. HF412 (Bunn) Home owner warranty statute of repose adjusted.

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