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2013-2014 Regular Session

FOURTEENTH MEETING - Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

March 19, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 4:07 PM on March 19, 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
Falk
Halverson
Hilstrom
Hortman
Johnson, S.
Lillie
Loon
Sanders
Schoen
Sundin
Swedzinski
Theis
Woodard

Members excused:
Slocum
Zellers

A quorum was present.

Rep. Dehn moved that the minutes from the meeting on March 13, 2013 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1377 (Hortman) Mortgage lenders and servicers loss mitigation required.

Rep. Hortman moved that HF 1377 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Rep. Hortman moved the H1377DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF 1377:

Rep. Hortman
Ron Elwood, Legal Aid

Rep. Hortman moved that HF 1377 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1284 (Schoen) Motor fuel sale criminalization and restriction prohibited.

Rep. Schoen moved that HF 1284 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Rep. Schoen moved the H1284A1 amendment. THE AMENDMET WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF 1284:

Rep. Dan Schoen
Patrick Hynes, League of Minnesota Cities
Kevin Tomah, MN Petroleum Marketers Association

Rep. Schoen moved that HF 1284 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 817 (Myhra) Public accounting services exempted from licensure requirements.

Rep. Hoppe moved that HF 817 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Hoppe moved the H0817A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF 817

Rep. Pam Myhra
Geno Fragnito, MN Society of CPAs

Rep. Hoppe moved that HF 817 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 662 (Laine) Health professional education loan forgiveness program provision modified, radon education disclosure required for residential real property, provisions changed for tuberculosis standards, adverse health events reporting requirements changed, poison control program modified, liability coverage provided for volunteer medical personnel and agreements to conduct criminal background studies permitted, occupational therapy practitioners defined, and prescribing authority amended for legend drugs.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 662 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

The following people gave testimony on HF 662:

Rep. Caroline Laine
Matthew Collie, MN Department of Health

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 662 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 458 (Persell) Formaldehyde banned in children's products

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 458 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Atkins moved the H0458A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF 458:

Rep. John Persell
Kathleen Schuler, Healthy Legacy Coalition
Tony Kwilas, MN Chamber of Commerce

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 458 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 978 (Huntley) Policy and contract coverage regulated, and state law conformed to federal requirements.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 978 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

Rep. Atkins moved the H0978DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF 978:

Rep. Tom Huntley

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 978 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1255 (Johnson) Office of Broadband Development established in the Department of Commerce and duties assigned; and Department of Transportation required to post a database on its website, and reports required.

Rep. Johnson moved that HF 1255 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

The following people gave testimony on HF 1255:

Rep. Sheldon Johnson
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Governor's Broadband Task Force

Rep. Johnson moved that HF 1255 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1587 (Halverson) Foreign language policies and advertising regulated, and electronic notices and documents authorized.

Rep. Halverson moved that HF 1587 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Laurie Halverson
Bob Johnson

Rep. Halverson moved that HF 1587 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Fritz assumed the gavel at 4:44 PM

HF 459 Bisphenol-A in children's food containers sale prohibited.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 459 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Atkins moved the H0459A3 amendment.

Rep. Atkins moved to orally amend the H0459A3 amendment by inserting the words "primarily" into lines 1.9 and 1.18 before the word "intended". THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Rep. Atkins moved the H0459A3 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved the H0459A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 459 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1060 (Atkins) Lawful gambling account, record keeping, other regulatory provisions, and paddle wheel provisions modified.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 1060 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

The following people gave testimony on HF 1060:

Rep. Joe Atkins
Al Lund, Allied Charities

Rep. Atkins moved the A13-0272 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 1060 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:54 PM.




___________________________
Representative Joe Atkins, Chair



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Pete Vujovich, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF817 (Myhra) - Certified public accounting services exempted from licensure requirements.
  • HF662 (Laine) - Omnibus health policy bill, and Minnesota Radon Awareness Act.
  • HF458 (Persell) - Formaldehyde banned in children's products.
  • HF978 (Huntley) - Health plan policy and contract coverage regulated, and state law conformed to federal requirements.
  • HF1377 (Hortman) - Mortgage lender and servicer loss mitigation required, and mortgage foreclosure dual tracking prohibited.
  • HF459 (Atkins) - Bisphenol-A in children's food containers sale prohibited.
  • HF1060 (Atkins) - Lawful gambling account, record keeping, and other regulatory provisions modified.
  • HF1255 (Johnson) - Broadband Development Office established in the Commerce Department, duties assigned, Transportation Department required to post a database on its website, and reports required.
  • HF1284 (Schoen) - Motor fuel sale restriction by local units of government prohibited.
  • HF1587 (Halverson) - Insurance; foreign language polices and advertising regulated, and electronic notices and documents authorized.
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