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Minnesota Legislature
2013-2014 Regular Session

TWENTY NINTH MEETING - Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

March 04, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY NINTH 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 4:09 PM on March 4, 2014 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
Slocum
Sundin
Swedzinski
Theis
Woodard

Members excused:
Zellers

A quorum was present.

Rep. Hortman moved that the minutes from the meeting on February 26, 2014 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2162 (Winkler) Golden Valley; on-sale license allowed for a golf course.

Rep. Lillie moved that HF2162 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

The following people gave testimony on HF2162:

Shep Harris, Mayor, Golden Valley

HF2162 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

HF2180 (Murphy, E.) School district employee health coverage provisions amended, and money appropriated.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2180 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

The following people gave testimony on HF 2180:

Rep. Erin Murphy
Brandon Rettke, Director of Public Affairs, Education Minnesota
Joyce Ursin, Teacher, Inver Grove Heights
Gretchen Garcia, Educator, Eastern Carver County
Tom Pederstuen, HR Director for Rosemout-Apple Valley Schools
Julie Cink, Director of Business Affairs, Prior Lake School District
Matt Mons, Director of Human Resources, Prior Lake School District
Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates
Kathryn Kmit, MN Council of Health Plans
Denise Dittrich, MN School Boards Association

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 2180 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. Rep. Hoppe requested a roll call, and the Legislative Assistant noted the role as follows:

Those voting Aye:
Atkins
Fritz
Anzelc
Dehn
Falk
Halverson
Hilstrom
Hortman
Johnson
Lillie
Schoen
Slocum
Sundin

Those voting Nay:
Hoppe
Anderson
Loon
Sanders
Swedzinski
Theis
Woodard

Those excused:
Davids
Zellers

On a vote of 13 Ayes and 7 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF977 (Hortman) Limited liability company organization and operation regulated, and Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act enacted.

Rep. Hortman moved that HF977 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Hortman moved the A14-0760 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF977:

Rep. Melissa Hortman
Gene Henning, Grey, Plant, Moody
Wade Wockels, Practicing Attorney

Rep. Hortman moved that HF977, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Fritz assumed the gavel at 5:10 PM.

HF1938 (Atkins) Minnesota FAIR plan employee benefits authorized.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF1938 be re-referred to the General Register.

The following people gave testimony on HF1938:

Rep. Joe Atkins
Dan Johnson, Executive Director, FAIR Plan
Bert McKasy, FAIR Plan

Rep. Atkins moved that HF1938 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Atkins assumed the gavel at 5:14 PM.

HF1972 (Clark) American Swedish Institute caterer’s license allowed.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 1972 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

The following people gave testimony on HF1972:

Rep. Karen Clark
Bruce Karstad, CEO of the American Swedish Institute

HF1972 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

HF1808 (Slocum) Richfield authorized to issue on-sale wine and malt liquor licenses at the Richfield Ice Arena.

Rep. Slocum moved to orally amend the motion to insert the word “professional” before the word junior in lines 1.8 and 1.13. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF1808 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

The following people gave testimony on HF1808:

Rep. Linda Slocum
Steve Devich, Richfield City Manager

HF1808 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

HF2435 (Davnie) Small winery locations expanded.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2435 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

The following people gave testimony on HF2435:

Rep. Jim Davnie
Jeff Zietler, citizen

HF2435 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

HF2161 (Hortman) Brooklyn Park; on-sale intoxicating liquor license authorized.

Rep. Hortman moved that HF2161 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.
The following people gave testimony on HF 2161:

Rep. Melissa Hortman
Michael Sable, City of Brooklyn Park

HF2161 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

HF2199 (Hoppe) Farm wineries allowed to import bulk distilled spirits, excise tax exemption created, and production limits increased.

Rep. Hoppe moved that HF2199 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

The following people gave testimony on HF2199:

Rep. Joe Hoppe
John Malloney, Winery Owner
Ken Schnikert, Winery Owner
Ronald Barnes, MN Grape Growers Association

HF2199 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

HF2200 (Hoppe) Microdistillery sales expanded.

Rep. Hoppe moved that HF2200 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

The following people gave testimony on HF2200:

Rep. Joe Hoppe
Shanelle Montana, Minnesota Distillers Guild
Mike Swanson, CEO Far North Spirits
Emily Vikre, Vikre Distilling
Joel Vikre, CEO, Vikre Distilling
Ross Plaetzer, Citizen
Joe Bagnoli, MN Municipal Liquors Association

HF2200 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

HF1965 (Lien) Sacramental wine sale by religious stores allowed.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF1965 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Lien moved the H1965DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF1965:

Rep. Ben Lien
August Bircher, Secular Coalition for Minnesota
Joe Bagnoli, MLBA/MMBA

HF1965, AS AMENDED, WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 PM.




___________________________
Representative Joe Atkins, Chair



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

Note: All bills related to liquor issues will be heard for informational purposes and laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus liquor bill.

Bills Added:
  • HF977 (Hortman) - Limited liability company organization and operation regulated, and Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act enacted.
  • HF1938 (Atkins) - Minnesota FAIR plan employee benefits authorized.
  • HF1965 (Lien) - Sacramental wine sale by religious stores allowed.
  • HF1972 (Clark) - American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis caterer's license allowed.
  • HF2162 (Winkler) - Golden Valley; on-sale license allowed for a golf course.
  • HF1808 (Slocum) - Richfield; on-sale wine and malt liquor licenses issuance authorized for the Richfield Ice Arena.
  • HF2161 (Hortman) - Brooklyn Park; on-sale intoxicating liquor license authorized.
  • HF2199 (Hoppe) - Farm wineries allowed to import bulk distilled spirits, and excise tax exemption created.
  • HF2200 (Hoppe) - Microdistillery sales expanded.
  • HF2435 (Davnie) - Small winery locations expanded.
  • HF2180 (Murphy) - School district employee health coverage provisions amended.
Hearing Documents:
  • (2/28/2014)
  • (2/28/2014)
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