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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - April 05, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

COMMERCE AND REGULATORY REFORM COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Vice Chair of the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee, began the meeting at 2:53 PM on April 5, 2016 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HOPPE, Joe Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Sarah
APPLEBAUM, Jon
ATKINS, Joe
DAVIDS, Greg
DEHN, Raymond
HALVERSON, Laurie
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KRESHA, Ron
LILLIE, Leon
LOONAN, Bob
SANDERS, Tim
SCOTT, Peggy
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
SUNDIN, Mike
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama

Members excused:
LOON, Jen

HF3257 (Hilstrom)
Commerce Fraud Bureau authority to apply for or execute search warrants clarified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF3257 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF3257:
Representative Hilstrom
Mr. Michael Marben, MN Dept. of Commerce, Fraud Bureau Director

A quorum was reached at 2:57 PM and the meeting was called to order.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF3257 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3252 (Newberger)
Qualified veterans required to receive a licensing experience waiver for broker's examination.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF3252 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF3252:
Representative Newberger


Representative Sanders assumed the gavel at 3:02 PM.

Representative Sanders renewed the motion that HF3252 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Smith moved to approve the minutes of March 30, 2016. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2990 (Swedzinski)
Tax time savings grant program created and funding provided, existing appropriation for the taxpayer assistance grants program increased, and money appropriated.

Representative Swedzinski moved that HF2990 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Testifying on HF2990:
Representative Swedzinski
Anna Odegaard, Legislative Advocate, Minnesota Asset Building Coalition
Anna Leland Clark, Director of Financial Capability, Prepare + Prosper
Mohamed Barre, Client, Prepare + Prosper

Chair Hoppe assumed the gavel at 3:15 PM.

Representative Swedzinski renewed the motion that HF2990 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3554 (Sanders)
Small wireless facility deployment provided.

Representative Sanders moved that HF3554 be re-referred to the Rules Committee.

Testifying on HF3554:
Representative Sanders
Mr. Cort Holten, Verizon Wireless Coporation
Mr. Courtney Bedvarz, Verizon Wireless Corporation
Ms. Laura Ziegler, League of MN Cities

Representative Sanders moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sanders moved the following oral amendment: line 3.16, delete “June 30, 2017” and insert “January 15, 2017”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sanders moved the following oral amendment: line 1.10 delete “communications” and insert “telecommunications”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sanders renewed the motion that HF3554, as amended, be re-referred to the Rules Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 3:42 PM.




Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Karen Rudeen, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3257 (Hilstrom) - Commerce Fraud Bureau authority to apply for or execute search warrants clarified.
  • HF2990 (Swedzinski) - Tax time savings grant program created and funding provided, existing appropriation for the taxpayer assistance grants program increased, and money appropriated.
  • HF3252 (Newberger) - Qualified active duty military members and veterans and spouses granted waiver for licensing experience requirement for broker's examination.
  • HF3554 (Sanders) - Wireless communications service provider added to the statute allowing use of public roads by other utilities, task force established to study and make recommendations on deployment of small wireless telecommunications facilities, and report required.

Additional bills may be added to the agenda.