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2013-2014 Regular Session

THIRTY FIRST MEETING - Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

March 12, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

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

MINUTES

Representative Fritz, Chair of Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 4:08 PM on March 12, 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
Zellers

Members excused:

A quorum was present

Rep. Davids moved that the minutes from the meeting on March 11, 2014 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2177 (Ward) Tanning equipment limited to persons age 18 or older.

Rep. Fritz moved that HF2177 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Hilstrom moved to orally amend HF2177 to add “.” after the phrase “petty misdemeanor”, and delete lines 2.16 and 2.17. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2177:

Rep. JoAnn Ward
Matt Schafer, American Cancer Society

Rep. Fritz moved that HF2177, as amended be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1931 (Halverson) E-cigarettes regulated.

Rep. Halverson moved that HF 1931 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Halverson moved the H1931A7 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF1931:

Rep. Laurie Halverson
Edward Ehlinger, M.D., Commissioner, Department of Health
Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs, ClearWay Minnesota
Cap O’Rouke, Independent Vaping Retailers of Minnesota

Rep. Halverson moved that HF1931, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Atkins assumed the chair at 4:36 PM

HF1984 (Sundin) Public construction accountability and transparency enhancement provided, and responsible contractor definition requirement established.

Rep. Sundin moved HF1984 be re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy.

The following people gave testimony on HF1984:

Rep. Mikael Sundin
Kyle Makarios, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
Harry Melander, MN Building and Construction Trades Council
Phil Raines, Associated Builders and Contractors
Gary Thaden, Minnesota Mechanical Contractors Association
Matt Markee, Independent Contractors
Tim Horke, Associated General Contractors

Rep. Sundin moved HF1984 be re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Fritz assumed the gavel at 4:47 PM.

HF2482 (Atkins) Lawful gambling fraud provided.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2482 be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.

The following people gave testimony on HF2482:

Rep. Joe Atkins
Steve Pedersen, MN Gambling Control Board

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2482 be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2577 (Atkins) Liquor Act citation obsolete provision repealed.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 2577 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

The following people gave testimony on HF2577:

Rep. Joe Atkins

HF2577 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

HF2720 (Atkins) 2014 baseball All-Star Game; special closing times allowed.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2720 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Atkins moved the H2720A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2720:

Rep. Joe Atkins
Gene Ranieri, City of Minneapolis
Joe Bagnoli, MN License Beverage Association

HF2720 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

Rep. Theis assumed the gavel at 4:59 PM.

HF2610 (Hoppe) Malt liquor sampling regulations modified.

Rep. Hoppe moved that HF2610 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

The following people gave testimony on HF2610:

Rep. Joe Hoppe
Colin Marsh, Anheuser Busch

HF2610 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

HF2710 (Hoppe) Alcohol service; food service requirements removed, spirit service requirements changed, and on-sale use of infused beverages and cocktails allowed.

Rep. Hoppe moved HF2710 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

The following people gave testimony on HF2710:

Rep. Joe Hoppe
Dan McElroy, Executive Vice President, MN Restaurant Association

HF2710 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

HF2280 (Clark) Minneapolis Institute of Arts issuance of liquor licenses provided.

Rep. Theis moved that HF2280 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

The following people gave testimony on HF2280:

Rep. Karen Clark
John Herman, Minneapolis Institute of Art

HF2280 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

HF2444 (Lillie) University of Minnesota alcohol service extended.

Rep. Lillie moved that HF2444 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Liquor Omnibus Bill.

The following people gave testimony on HF2444:

Rep. Leon Lillie
Todd Iverson, University of Minnesota
Elizabeth Eull, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President, University of Minnesota

HF2444 WAS LAID OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE LIQUOR OMNIBUS BILL.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:22 PM.




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Representative Joe Atkins, Chair



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Pete Vujovich, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Note: All bill relating to liquor issues will be held over for possible inclusion in the omnibus liquor bill.

Bills Added:
  • HF1984 (Sundin) - Public construction accountability and transparency enhanced, and responsible contractor definition and requirement established.
  • HF2482 (Atkins) - Lawful gambling fraud provided.
  • HF2444 (Lillie) - University of Minnesota alcohol service extended.
  • HF2710 (Hoppe) - Alcohol service; food service requirements removed, spirit service requirements changed, and on-sale use of infused beverages and cocktails allowed.
  • HF2577 (Atkins) - Liquor Act citation obsolete provision repealed.
  • HF2720 (Atkins) - Omnibus liquor bill.
  • HF2610 (Hoppe) - Malt liquor sampling regulations modified.
  • HF2880 (Clark) - Minneapolis Institute of Arts issuance of liquor licenses provided.
  • HF1931 (Halverson) - E-cigarettes, and nicotine and lobelia delivery products regulated.
  • HF2177 (Ward) - Tanning equipment limited to persons age 18 or older.
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