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2013-2014 Regular Session

ELEVENTH MEETING - Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

March 06, 2013

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

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Joe Atkins

MINUTES

Representative Atkins, Chair of Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 4:04 PM, March 6, 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
Dehn
Halverson
Hilstrom
Hortman
Johnson, S.
Lillie
Loon
Schoen
Sundin
Theis
Sanders
Swedzinski
Woodard
Zellers

Members excused:
Slocum
Davids

A quorum was present

Rep. Theis moved that the minutes from the meeting on March 5, 2013 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 389 (Lesch) Collection of 911 fees from prepaid wireless telecommunications services and prepaid wireless E911 services provided for.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 389 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

The following people gave testimony on HF 389:

Rep. John Lesch
Tom Murphy, AT & T
Jackie Moniks, DPS - ECN
Jim Franklin, Executive Director, MN Sherriff's Association

Rep. Johnson moved amendment H0389A4.

The following people gave testimony on H0389A4:

Rep. Sheldon Johnson

Rep. Johnson moved amendment H0389A4. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 389 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 573 (Ward) Public employees insurance program regulated, and school employer participation required.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 573 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

Rep. Atkins moved amendment H0573A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF 573:

Rep. John Ward
Kimberlee White, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
Kent Molberg, Teacher, Detroit Lakes
Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota
Dan Hoverman, Superintendent, Mounds View Public Schools
Carole Nielson, Director of Finance, Mounds View Public Schools
Lisa Rider, Business Services, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage SD
Stacey Stovine, Human Resources, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage SD
Wayne Wolden, Mayor, Wadena
Sam Walseth, MN Service Cooperatives
Paul Bourgeois, Minnetonka Public Schools
Phil Griffin, PreferredOne
Barbra Cox, HealthPartners
Julie Cink, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Sarah Lewerenz, AFSCME Council 5
Grace Kelliher, Minnesota School Board Association

The committee recessed at 5:30 PM.

Rep. Atkins recalled the meeting to order at 7:34 PM in room 200 of the State Office Building.

The following people gave testimony on HF0573:

Nathan Morrocco, State Employee Insurance Program

Rep. Hoppe moved amendment H0573A6.

The following people gave testimony on the H0573A6 amendment:

Rep. Joe Hoppe
Rep. John Ward
Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota
Sam Walseth, MN Service Cooperatives

Rep. Hoppe requested a roll call, and the committee legislative assistant took the roll as follows:

Those voting Aye:

Hoppe
Anderson
Lillie
Loon
Sanders
Swedzinski
Theis
Zellers

Those voting Nay:

Atkins
Fritz
Anzelc
Dehn
Falk
Halverson
Hilstrom
Hortman
Johnson
Schoen
Sundin

Members Excused:
Davids
Slocum
Woodard

On a vote of 8 Ayes and 11 Nays, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 573 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

Rep. Hoppe requested a roll call, and the committee legislative assistant took the roll as follows:

Those voting Aye:

Atkins
Fritz
Anzelc
Dehn
Falk
Halverson
Hilstrom
Hortman
Johnson
Lillie
Schoen
Sundin

Those voting Nay:

Hoppe
Anderson
Loon
Sanders
Swedzinski
Theis
Zellers

Members Excused:
Davids
Slocum
Woodard

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

Rep. Fritz assumed the gavel.

HF 779 (Atkins) Health plan policy and contract coverages regulated, state law conformed to federal requirements, and health plan market rules established.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 779 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

Rep. Atkins moved amendment H0779DE1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF 779:

Rep. Joe Atkins
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Anna Odegard, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota
Geoff Bartsch, Medica
Manny Munson-Regala, Assistant to the commissioner, MN Department of Health
Tim Vande Hey, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Commerce

Rep. Hortman moved amendment H0779A3.

The following people gave testimony on H0779A3

Geoff Bartsch, Medica

Rep. Hortman moved amendment H0779A3. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 779 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

Rep. Sanders requested a roll call, and the committee legislative assistant took the roll as follows:

Those voting Aye:

Atkins
Fritz
Anzelc
Dehn
Falk
Halverson
Hilstrom
Hortman
Johnson
Lillie
Schoen
Sundin

Those voting Nay:

Hoppe
Anderson
Loon
Sanders
Swedzinski
Theis
Zellers

Members Excused:
Davids
Slocum
Woodard

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

The meeting was adjourned at 8:56 PM.




___________________________
Representative Joe Atkins, Chair



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Pete Vujovich, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Note: In HF779, we will only be dealing with Article 2, Market Rules. Article 1, ACA Conformity will be amended out of the bill.

Bills Added:
  • HF573 (Ward) - Public employees insurance program regulated, and school employer participation required.
  • HF389 (Lesch) - 911 fee collection from prepaid wireless telecommunications services and prepaid wireless E911 services provided, broadband development grant program established, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF779 (Atkins) - Health plan policy and contract coverages regulated, state law conformed to federal requirements, health plan market rules established, and essential community providers designation modified.
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