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2013-2014 Regular Session

THIRTY SECOND MEETING - Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

March 18, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SECOND 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 4:08 PM on March 18, 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
Dehn
Falk
Halverson
Hortman
Johnson, S.
Lillie
Loon
Sanders
Schoen
Slocum
Sundin
Swedzinski
Theis
Woodard

Members excused:
Davids
Hilstrom
Zellers

A quorum was present.

HF2889 (Anzelc) Resorts exempted from restricted plumbing licensure.

Rep. Anzelc moved that HF2889 be re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy.

The following people gave testimony on HF2889:

Rep. Tom Anzelc
Joel Carlson, MN Resort Owners

Rep. Anzelc moved that HF2889 be re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2419 (Fritz) Minnesota secure choice retirement savings plan created, and trust account established.

Rep. Fritz moved that HF 2419 be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs.

Rep. Fritz moved the H2419DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2419:

Rep. Patti Fritz
Brian Elliot, SEIU

Rep. Fritz moved that HF 2419, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs. Rep. Hoppe requested a roll call and the Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll as follows:

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

Those voting Nay:
Hoppe
Anderson
Loon
Swedzinski
Theis

Those excused
Anzelc
Davids
Falk
Hilstrom
Sanders
Woodard
Zellers

On a vote of 10 Ayes and 5 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Fritz assumed the gavel at 4:20 PM.

HF3073 (Atkins) Insurance fraud regulation modified, administrative penalty provided for insurance fraud, deauthorization process created for the right of health care providers to receive payments under chapter 65B, prescription drug reimbursement limited, batch billing regulated, economic benefits modified under chapter 65B, and task force established on motor vehicle insurance coverage verification.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF3073 be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.

Rep. Atkins moved the A14-0896 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved the A14-0897 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved the A14-0894 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Falk moved the A14-0889 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Dehn moved the A14-0925 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.

Rep. Hortman moved the A14-0892 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF 3073:

Rep. Joe Atkins
Howard Goldblatt, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
Kurt Holtum, MN Chiropractic Association
Everett Wells, Chiropractor, Inver Grove Heights
Tim Lynch, National Insurance Crime Bureau
Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota
Joel Carlson, MN Association for Justice

Rep. Atkins moved that HF3073, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2829 (Atkins) Lawful gambling clarifying, conforming, and technical changes made; and games, prizes, and regulatory provisions modified.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2829 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Atkins moved the H2829A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2829:

Rep. Joe Atkins
Al Lund, Executive Director, Allied Charities of Minnesota

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 2829, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Rep. Hoppe moved that HF2199 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Hoppe moved the H2199A2 amendment.

Rep. Hoppe moved to orally amend H2199A2 by deleting the word “and” and inserting after the number “4” “, and 5” to line 1.2. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hoppe moved the H2199A2 amendment, as amended, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2199:

Rep. Joe Hoppe

Rep. Hoppe moved that HF2199, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2542 (Hortman) Lead and mercury products prohibited and regulated.

Rep. Hortman moved that HF2542 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Rep. Hortman moved the H2542A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2542:

Rep. Melissa Hortman
Mark Kohurst, National Electrical Manufacturing Association
Amber Backhaus, MADA
John Gakeson, MPCA

Rep. Hortman moved that HF2542, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Sundin moved that the minutes from the meeting on March 12, 2014 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:24 PM.




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Representative Joe Atkins, Chair



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Pete Vujovich, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF2889 (Anzelc) - Resorts exempted from restricted plumbing licensure.
  • HF2419 (Fritz) - State-administered retirement savings plan report to the legislature required by the commissioner of management and budget, and money appropriated.
  • HF2542 (Hortman) - Lead and mercury products prohibited and regulated, and formaldehyde in children's products ban modified.
  • HF3073 (Atkins) - Insurance regulations modified to reduce fraud, no-fault auto benefits regulated, economic benefits modified under chapter 65B, and motor vehicle insurance coverage verification task force established.
  • HF2199 (Hoppe) - Farm wineries allowed to import bulk distilled spirits, and excise tax exemption created.
  • HF2829 (Atkins) - Lawful gambling clarifying, conforming, and technical changes made; and games, prizes, and regulatory provisions modified.
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