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Minnesota Legislature
2013-2014 Regular Session

SECOND MEETING - Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

January 22, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION FINANCE AND POLICY

MINUTES

Representative Fritz, Vice-Chair of Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM January 22, 2013 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Atkins, Chair
Fritz, Vice Chair
Hoppe, Lead
Anderson, S.
Anzelc
Davids
Dehn
Halverson
Hilstrom
Hortman
Johnson, S.
Lillie
Loon
Sanders
Schoen
Slocum
Sundin
Swedzinski
Woodard
Zellers

Members excused:

A quorum was present

Rep. Slocum moved that the minutes from the meeting on Jan 16, 2013 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF5 (Atkins) Minnesota Insurance Marketplace established, powers and duties prescribed, legislative appointments provided, and money appropriated.
Rep. Atkins moved HF5 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

The following people testified on HF5:

Rep. Joe Atkins

Rep. Atkins moved the H0005A16 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on the bill:

Michele Kimball, AARP
Liz Doyle, Take Action MN
Chris Schneeman, Agents' Coalition
Kathryn Kmit, MN Council of Health Plans
Kate Johansson, MN Chamber of Commerce
Beth McMullen, MN Business Partnership
Bob Johnson, MN Insurance Federation
Mike Hickey, National Federation of Independent Businesses
Robert W. Geist MD, MN Physician-Patient Alliance
John Tyler, Republican Health Care Task Force
Twila Brase, Citizen's Council for Health Freedom
Ellie Beaver, American Cancer Society
Keith Warner, American Cancer Society
Lauralee Peterson, Citizen
Jeannine Kellogg, Citizen

Rep. Fritz moved HF5 be laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:45.




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Representative Joe Atkins, Chair



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Pete Vujovich, Committee Legislative Assistant
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  • HF5 (Atkins) - Minnesota Insurance Marketplace established, powers and duties prescribed, person's physician of choice right recognized, right to not participate established, open meeting requirements and data practice procedures specified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
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