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2013-2014 Regular Session

THIRTY FIFTH MEETING - Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy

March 26, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FIFTH 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 26, 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
Hortman
Johnson, S.
Lillie
Loon
Sanders
Schoen
Slocum
Sundin
Swedzinski
Theis
Woodard
Zellers

Members excused:
Hilstrom

A quorum was present

Rep. Sanders moved that the minutes from the meeting on March 25, 2014 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2884 (Garofalo) Special electric tariff required for charging electric vehicles.

Rep. Hoppe moved that HF2884 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Hoppe moved the H2884A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2884:

Rep. Pat Garofalo

Rep. Hoppe moved that HF2884, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2537 (Marquart) Propane; terms of sale and service regulated and service during the heating season discontinued with respect to residential propane customers, and registration of and reporting by propane distributors required.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2537 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Atkins moved the H2537DE3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2537:

Rep. Paul Marquart
Mike Rothman, Commissioner, MN Department of Commerce
Mark Holtum, MN Propane Industry
Brad Bauks, North Central Energy Commission

HF2537 was laid over.

Rep. Hoppe moved to reconsider HF2884.

Rep. Hoppe moved that HF 2284 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Fritz assumed the gavel at 4:32 PM.

HF2854 (Atkins) Department of Commerce; obsolete, unnecessary, or redundant laws and rules removed, and conforming changes made.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2854 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Atkins moved the A14-1019 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2854:

Rep. Joe Atkins

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2854, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2853 (Atkins) Licenses regulated, education requirements modified, obsolete rules repealed, technical changes made, enforcement provisions modified, protective and restraining orders authorized, and insurance holding company systems regulated by enacting changes proposed by the National Association of Insurance Commisssioners.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2853 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Atkins moved the H2853A6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved the H2853A11 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved the H2853A12 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Falk moved the H2853A2 amendment.

Rep. Davids moved to orally amend the H2853A2 amendment by inserting the word “solely” after the word “insurance” in line 1.5. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Rep. Falk moved the H2853A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved the H2853A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.

Rep. Atkins moved the H2853A8 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved the H2853A13 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2853:

Rep. Joe Atkins
Mike Rothman, Commissioner, MN Department of Commerce
Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota
Larry Morrison, MN Optimetric Association
Phil Griffin, National Trade Association
Peter Brickwedde, MN Department of Commerce

Rep. Atkins moved that HF2853, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Atkins assumed the gavel at 5:21 PM.

HF3183 (Radinovich) Mille Lacs Tourism Council grant money transferred from Explore Minnesota Tourism.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF3183 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

Rep. Atkins moved the H3183DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF3183:

Rep. Joe Radinovich
Tina Chapman, Executive Director, Millie Lacs Tourism Council
Colleen Tollefson, Explore Minnesota Tourism

Rep. Atkins moved that HF 3183, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2767 (Johnson) Telecommunications antiquated, unnecessary, redundant, or obsolete laws eliminated.

Rep. Johnson moved that HF2767 be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Johnson moved the A14-0997 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2767:

Rep. Sheldon Johnson

Rep. Johnson moved that HF2767, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2603 (Hortman) Weatherization assistance program money appropriated.

Rep. Hortman moved that HF2603 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

Rep. Hortman moved the H2603A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hortman moved to orally amend HF2603 by deleting lines 2.4-2.5. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people gave testimony on HF2603:

Rep. Melissa Hortman

Rep. Horman moved that HF2603, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:42 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:
  • HF2537 (Marquart) - Propane; terms of sale and service regulated and service during the heating season discontinued with respect to residential propane customers, and registration of and reporting by propane distributors required.
  • HF2767 (Johnson) - Telecommunications antiquated, unnecessary, redundant, or obsolete laws eliminated; and conforming changes made.
  • HF2854 (Atkins) - Commerce Department and Public Utilities Commission; obsolete, unnecessary, or redundant laws and rules removed; and conforming changes made.
  • HF2853 (Atkins) - Licensees regulated, education requirements modified, technical changes made, enforcement provisions and other actions modified, homeowner policy surcharges prohibited, and insurance holding company systems regulated by enacting changes proposed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
  • HF2884 (Garofalo) - Special electric tariff required for charging electric vehicles.
  • HF3183 (Radinovich) - Mille Lacs Tourism Council grant money transferred from Explore Minnesota Tourism.
  • HF2603 (Hortman) - Community energy efficiency and renewable energy loan program modified, permissible administrative expenses modified for disbursement of supplemental low-income home energy assistance, and weatherization assistance program money appropriated.
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