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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

SECOND MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - January 11, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


COMMERCE AND REGULATORY REFORM COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Kelly Fenton called the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee meeting to order at 3:04 p.m. on January 11th, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HOPPE, Joe Chair
FENTON, Kelly V. Chair
ALLEN, Susan
ANDERSON, Sarah
APPLEBAUM, Jon
BARR, Regina
DAVIDS, Greg
FRANSON, Mary
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Deb
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jen
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

Representative Halverson moved to approve the minutes of January 10th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

State-Based Reinsurance Program Presentations:

Ms. Peggy Zimmerman-Belbeck, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association
Mr. James Heer, Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association
Mr. Peter Nelson, Center for the American Experiment

HF 5 (Hoppe) State-operated reinsurance program created, and money appropriated.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF5 be laid over for future consideration.

Testifying on HF5:

Mr. Bentley Graves, MN Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Jim Schowalter, MN Council of Health Plans

Chair Hoppe renewed his motion to lay over HF5 for future consideration.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:47 p.m.





Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Karen Rudeen, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF5 (Davids) - Premium security plan created, legislative working group established, health care provider system access regulated, premium subsidy program provisions modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.

Presentations on reinsurance programs in Minnesota.

HF 5 (Hoppe) State-operated reinsurance program created, and money appropriated.*

*HF 5 will be heard for discussion purposes only. No vote will be taken at this meeting.