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2013-2014 Regular Session

THIRD MEETING - Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

January 23, 2013

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

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION FINANCE AND POLICY

MINUTES

Representative Atkins, Chair of Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM January 23, 2013 in the Basement Hearing Room 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. Sundin moved that the minutes from the meeting on Jan 22, 2013 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following people gave testimony on the economic impact of lockouts.

Jeff Pelegrom, CFO, Minnesota Wild
Chris Coleman, Mayor, City of St. Paul
Miyoko Omon, Sakura Restaurant
Meg Hyland, Eagle Street Restaurant
Michael Henson, MN Orchestral Association
Doug Wright, Musicians Negotiating Committee
Tony Ross, Musicians Negotiating Committee
Catherine Scherbilshe, Musicians Negotiating Committee
Burt Kara, Musicians Negotiating Committee
Carole Mason Smith, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Claire Givens, Givens Violins
Laurie Greeno, Orchestrate Excellence Coalition
Mark Thoson, Save our SPCO
Sarah Nagle, Citizen
Heidi Durand, Citizen, Moorhead
Jeff Offutt, Citizen, Moorhead
Becki Jacobson, Citizen, Moorhead

The committee recessed for 5 minutes at 5:32

The committee came back to order at 5:37

Rep. Fritz assumed the gavel

HF 5 (Atkins) Minnesota Insurance Marketplace established, powers and duties prescribed, legislative appointments provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Atkins moved HF5 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

The following people testified on HF5:

Steven Ehlen, Holland & Frank
April Todd-Malmlov, Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange
Mary Jo George, AARP
Sarah Greenfield, Take Action MN
Peter Brickwedde, Department of Commerce
Jim Golden, DHS
Barb Julick, CFO Health Insurance Exchange

Rep. Atkins moved HF5 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Rep. Zellers Requested a roll call vote on HF5. The results were as follows:

Ayes:
Rep. Atkins
Rep. Fritz
Rep. Anzelc
Rep. Dehn
Rep. Halverson
Rep. Hilstrom
Rep. Hortman
Rep. Johnson
Rep. Lillie
Rep. Schoen
Rep. Slocum
Rep Sundin

Nays:
Rep. Hoppe
Rep. Anderson
Rep. Loon
Rep. Sanders
Rep. Swedzinski
Rep. Woodard
Rep. Zellers

Members excused:
Rep. Davids

On a vote of 12 Ayes and 7 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 7:36 PM.




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Representative Joe Atkins, Chair



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Pete Vujovich, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Hearing on economic impact of lockouts No more testimony will be taken on HF5 other than questions from committee members to any testifier from the Jan. 22 meeting.

Bills Added:
  • 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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