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Minnesota Legislature

TWENTYNINTH MEETING - Commerce and Labor

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTYNINTH 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 4:36 P.M. on March 11, 2010, 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
THAO, Cy
DAVNIE, Jim
JOHNSON, Sheldon
SIMON, Steve
ANZELC, Tom
KNUTH, Kate
HOPPE, Joe
ZELLERS, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
ANDERSON, Sarah
MURDOCK, Mark
SANDERS, Tim

The following Members were excused:

SLOCUM, Linda
FRITZ, Patti

A quorum was present.


Representative Knuth moved that the minutes of March 9, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2402 (Gardner) Lead acid battery recycling purchase, return, and collection regulated.

Representative Atkins moved the Division Report on HF 2402 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Atkins moved HF 2402.

The following people testified on HF 2402:

Representative Paul Gardner

Representative Atkins moved that HF 2402, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2163 (Loeffler) Small employer health insurance market expanded, and small employer health coverage standard application form development process created.

Representative Atkins moved HF 2163.

Representative Atkins moved the H2163A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2163:

Representative Diane Loeffler

Representative Atkins moved that HF 2163, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3237 (Huntley) Health care eligibility provisions changed relating to individualized education plan requirements, state health access program, children's health insurance reauthorization act, long-term care, asset transfers, clinics, dental benefits, prior authorization, drug formulary and administrative uniformity committees, preferred drugs, multisource drugs, health plans, and claims against the state.

Representative Atkins moved HF 3237.

Representative Atkins moved the H3237A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3237:

Representative Tom Huntley
Danette Coleman, Medica

Representative Atkins moved that HF 3237, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2945 (Mahoney) State Building Code municipal enforcement provisions modified.

Representative Atkins moved the Division Report on HF 2945 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Atkins moved HF 2945.

The following people testified on HF 2945:

Representative Tim Mahoney
Todd Liljenqist, MN Multi Housing Association
Christine Berger, MN Realtors Association
Henry Reimer, City of Minneapolis

Representative Atkins moved that HF 2945 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 612 (Lesch) Sick leave minimum standards established.

Representative Davnie moved HF 612.

The following people testified on HF 612:

Representative Jim Davnie

Representative Davnie moved that HF 612 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3362 (Davids) Petroleum tank release provisions modified.

Representative Davids moved HF 3362.

The following people testified on HF 3362:

Representative Greg Davids

Representative Davids moved that HF 3362 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3363 (Davids) Petroleum storage tank requirements modified.

Representative Davids moved HF 3363.

Representative Davids moved the A10-2263 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3363:

Representative Greg Davids

Representative Davids moved that HF 3363, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3210 (Davids) Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association provisions modified.

Representative Davids moved HF 3210.

Representative Davids moved the H3210A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3210:

Representative Greg Davids
Lynn Gruber, President of MCHA

Representative Davids moved that HF 3210, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3097 (Juhnke) Private shared services regulated.

Representative Johnson moved the Division Report on HF 3097 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson moved HF 3097.

Representative Johnson moved the H3097A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3097:

Representative Al Juhnke

Representative Johnson moved that HF 3097, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3076 (Juhnke) Elevator provisions modified.

Representative Davnie moved the Division Report on HF 3076 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF 3076.

The following people testified on HF 3076:

Representative Al Juhnke

Representative Davnie moved that HF 3076 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2941 (Anzelc) Dental insurance provider agreements regulated.

Representative Anzelc moved HF 2941.

The following people testified on HF 2941:

Representative Tom Anzelc
Dominic Sposeto, MN Dental Association.
Joe Lally, Delta Dental MN

Representative Anzelc moved that HF 2941 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Lillie assumed the gavel at 5:20 P.M.


HF 3186 (Atkins) Minneapolis liquor license provision clarified.

Representative Atkins moved HF 3186.

Representative Atkins moved the H3186DE5 amendment.

Representative Atkins moved to orally amend the H3186DE5 amendment as follows:
Page 6, Line 4, delete "WINE". THE CHANGE WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Atkins moved the H3186DE5 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3186:

Representative Joe Atkins
Patrick McCormick, House Research

Representative Atkins moved that HF 3186, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3245 (Atkins) Interstate health insurance choice created.

Representative Atkins moved HF 3245.

Representative Atkins moved the H3245A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3245:

Representative Joe Atkins

Representative Atkins moved that HF 3245, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3293 (Clark) State building Code amended, and licensing requirements modified.

Representative Lillie moved the Division Report on HF 3293 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lillie moved HF 3293.

Representative Lillie moved the H3293DE1 amendment.

Representative Davids moved to amend the H3293DE1 amendment as follows:
Page 1, Line 12, delete "licensed under this section and". THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lillie moved the H3293DE1 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3293:

Representative Karen Clark
Sam Walseth, Sustainable Resource Center

Representative Lillie moved that HF 3293, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3518 (Seifert) Liquor license fees amended for manufacturers.

Representative Hoppe moved HF 3518.

Representative Hoppe moved the H3518DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hoppe moved that HF 3518, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Atkins assumed the gavel at 5:43 P.M.


HF 3251 (Lillie) Portable electronics insurance sale and termination regulated.

Representative Lillie moved HF 3251.

Representative Lillie moved the H3251DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3251:

Representative Leon Lillie
Paul Cassidy, Leonard Street and Deinard

Representative Lillie moved that HF 3251, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2600 (Mullery) Licensing and regulation provided for an individual engaged in the business of a mortgage loan originator or the mortgage loan business.

Representative Davnie moved the Division Report on HF 2600 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mullery moved HF 2600.

Representative Mullery moved to orally amend HF 2600 as follows:
Page 1, line 8, delete "2009" and insert "2010".
Page 1, line 9, delete "2009" and insert "2010". THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 2600:

Representative Joe Mullery
Kevin Murphy, MN department of Commerce

Representative Mullery moved that HF 2600, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3170 (Davnie) Payday lending regulated.

Representative Davnie moved the Division Report on HF 3170 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF 3170.

Representative Davnie moved the H3170A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3170:

Representative Jim Davnie
Ron Elwood, Legal Aid
Pastor Mark Peters, Lutheran Coalition for Public Policy
Paul Cassidy, Leonard Street and Deinard
Brad Rixmann, CEO and Founder of Payday America
Tina Abrams, Customer, Payday America
Remi Stone, Advance America

Representative Zellers moved the H3170A1 amendment.

Representative Zellers withdrew the H3170A1 amendment.

Representative Davnie moved that HF 3170, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Representative Davids requested a roll call and the results were as follows:
AYES:
ATKINS
DAVNIE
FRITZ
JOHNSON
KNUTH
LILLIE
SIMON
THAO

NAYS:
ANDERSON, S.
DAVIDS
HOPPE
MURDOCK
SANDERS
ZELLERS

On a vote of 8 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Atkins moved to reconsider HF 3097, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Atkins moved to reconsider and remove the H3097A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Atkins moved the H3097A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved that HF 3097, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3398 (Atkins) Former employees provided option to bypass continuation coverage and obtain low-cost immediate conversion health insurance coverage from their former employer's insurer.

Representative Atkins moved HF 3398.

Representative Atkins moved the A-101 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF 3398:

Representative Joe Atkins
Greg Datillo, MAHU
Danette Coleman, Medica

Representative Atkins moved that HF 3398, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 7:03 P.M.







Rep. Joe Atkins
Chair




Christopher Kwapick
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

NOTE: HF612 (Lesch) and HF2163 (Loeffler) have been returned to the committee under rule 4.20. As such, the committee will spend a very limited amount of time on the bills.

Bills Added:
  • HF2402 (Gardner) - Lead acid battery recycling, purchase, return, and collection regulated, and certain charges modified.
  • HF2945 (Mahoney) - State Building Code municipal enforcement provisions modified.
  • HF3363 (Davids) - Petroleum storage tank requirements modified.
  • HF3097 (Juhnke) - Private shared services regulated, and regulatory provisions modified.
  • HF3076 (Juhnke) - Elevator provisions modified.
  • HF3245 (Atkins) - Interstate health insurance choice created, and flexible benefit plans regulated.
  • HF3186 (Atkins) - Minneapolis liquor license provision clarified, certain insurance requirements modified, and State Agriculture Society authorized to license and regulate tobacco sales on State Fairgrounds.
  • HF3398 (Atkins) - Former employees provided option to bypass continuation coverage and obtain low-cost immediate conversion health insurance coverage from their former employer's insurer.
  • HF2941 (Anzelc) - Dental insurance provider agreements regulated.
  • HF612 (Lesch) - Sick leave minimum standards established.
  • HF3362 (Davids) - Petroleum tank release provisions modified.
  • HF3210 (Davids) - Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association provisions modified.
  • HF2600 (Mullery) - Licensing and regulation provided for an individual engaged in the business of a mortgage loan originator or the mortgage loan business, conforming and transitional provisions provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3170 (Davnie) - Payday lending regulated.
  • HF2163 (Loeffler) - Small employer health insurance market expanded, and small employer health coverage standard application form development process created.
  • HF3293 (Clark) - State building Code amended, and licensing requirements modified.
  • HF3237 (Huntley) - Health care provisions changed relating to education plan requirements, health access program, Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, long term care, asset transfers, clinics, dental benefits, prior authorization, drug formulary and administrative committees, preferred drugs, multisource drugs, health plans, claims against the state, eligibility standards, and prepaid health plans.
  • HF3518 (Seifert) - Liquor license fees amended for manufacturers, and an appropriation for alcohol enforcement reduced.
  • HF3251 (Lillie) - Portable electronics insurance regulated.
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