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2013-2014 Regular Session

THIRTY THIRD MEETING - Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

March 19, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY THIRD 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 4:06 PM on March 19, 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
Schoen
Slocum
Sundin
Swedzinski
Theis
Woodard
Zellers

Members excused:
Sanders

A quorum was present.

Rep. Woodard moved that the minutes from the meeting on March 18, 2014 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2651 (Melin) Deer taken legally allowed to be used in a contest in conjunction with a raffle.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2651 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Atkins moved the H2651A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2651:

Rep. Carly Melin
Tom Barrett, MN Gambling Control Board

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 2651, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2858 (Hornstein) Limousine regulation amended.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2858 be re-referred to the General Register.

The following people gave testimony on HF2858:

Rep. Frank Hornstein
Gina Brennen, MN Transportation Association

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2858 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2598 (Halverson) Minnesota Liens on Personal Property in Self-Service Storage Act Updated.

Rep. Halverson moved that HF2598 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Halverson moved the A14-0938 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2598:

Rep. Laurie Halverson
Ron Elwood, Legal Aide
Patrick McCann, Prior Lake, MN

Rep Halverson moved that HF2598, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Fritz assumed the chair at 4:25 PM.

HF1872 (Atkins) Maximum allowable cost pricing requirements set, designation of specialty drugs and the filing of specialty drug prescriptions set, community/outpatient and long-term care pharmacies allowed to fill mail-order or extended days prescriptions, and requirements set for the use of pharmacy utilization and claims data.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 1872 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Atkins moved the H1872DE3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF1872:

Rep. Joe Atkins
Jeff Lindu, MN Pharmacists Association

Rep. Atkins moved that HF1872, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1952 (Atkins) Smart phone “kill switch” functionality required to deter theft.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 1952 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Atkins moved the H1952A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved the H1952A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved the H1952A6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved the A14-0936 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF1952:

Rep. Joe Atkins
Alexi Madon, TechAmerica
Chief Greg Hestness, University of Minnesota Chief of Police
Jaime Hastings, CTIA

Rep. Atkins moved that HF1952, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3089 (Atkins) Triclosan-containing products sale regulated, and labeling requirements established.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF3089 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Atkins moved the H3089DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF3089:

Rep. Joe Atkins
Jacob Cassidy, American Cleaning Institute
Richard Celek, American Cleaning Institute

Rep. Atkins moved that HF3089, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2720 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Atkins moved the H2720DE7 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved to orally amend HF2720 by adding to line 11.32 the phrase “and community center” after the word “course.”

Rep. Swedzinski moved the H2720A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hoppe moved to orally amend HF2720 by deleting lines 1.19-1.20. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2720:

Rep. Joe Atkins
Rep. Chris Swedzinski
Dustin Brau, Brau Brothers Brewery
Dan Larson, MN Brewers Association
Kenn Rockler, Tavern League of MN
Joe Bagnoli, MMBA

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2720, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Atkins assumed the chair at 5:45 PM.

HF2406 (Hilstrom) Debt buyers regulated.

Rep. Hilstrom moved that HF2406 be re-referred to the General Register.

The following people gave testimony on HF 2406:

Rep. Debra Hilstrom.

Rep. Hilstrom moved that HF2406 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:47 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:
  • HF2598 (Halverson) - Personal property in self-storage laws regulating liens updated.
  • HF1872 (Atkins) - Pharmacy benefit manager maximum allowable cost pricing disclosed.
  • HF1952 (Atkins) - Smart phone "kill switch" functionality required to deter theft.
  • HF2720 (Atkins) - Omnibus liquor bill.
  • HF2651 (Melin) - Deer taken legally allowed to be used in a contest in conjunction with a raffle.
  • HF2153 (Swedzinski) - Sunday liquor sales of growlers by small brewers allowed.
  • HF3089 (Atkins) - Consumer protection provided, and products that contain triclosan or similar antibacterial compounds permitted to be labeled as "triclosan free" only under certain circumstances.
  • HF2406 (Hilstrom) - Debt buyers regulated.
  • HF2858 (Hornstein) - Limousine regulation amended.
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