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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

THIRD MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - January 17, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINTEITH SESSION


COMMERCE AND REGULATORY REFORM COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Kelly Fenton called the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee, to order at 3:00 p.m. on January 17th, 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
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

Members excused:

O’DRISCOLL, Tim

Representative Barr moved to approve the minutes of January 11th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF30 (Loon)
Off-sale intoxicating liquor sales on Sunday permitted.

Representative Loon moved that HF30 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Loon moved the H0030DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Testifying on HF30:

Pro:
Mr. Andrew Schmit, MN Beer Activists
Ms. Tamara Kramer, owner, Vom Fass

Opposed:
Mr. Tony Chesak, Executive Director, MLBA
Mr. Gary Fry, St. Paul
Mr. Ken Rockler, Tavern League

Representative Applebaum requested a roll call vote on HF30. The results were as follows:

AYES
HOPPE, Joe Chair
FENTON, Kelly V. Chair
ALLEN, Susan
ANDERSON, Sarah
BARR, Regina
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Deb
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jen
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis

NAYS
APPLEBAUM, Jon
DAVIDS, Greg
JOHNSON, Sheldon
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

There being 15 AYES and 4 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF30, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF68 (Hoppe)
Labeling requirements for 3.2 percent malt liquor created.

Representative Hoppe moved that HF68 be re-referred to the Committee.

Representative Hopped renewed the motion that HF68 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting was adjourned at 3:36 p.m.





Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Karen Rudeen, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF68 (Hoppe) - Liquor sales allowed at the Minnesota Capitol, special licenses allowed, microdistilleries and farm wineries required to distill on premises, Minnesota distilled label established, off-sale license for microdistilleries modified, and 2018 Super Bowl extended alcohol service hours established.
  • HF30 (Loon) - Off-sale intoxicating liquor sales on Sunday permitted, and deliveries of alcohol by wholesaler prohibited on Sunday.
Documents:

Testimony on HF 30 will be limited to fifteen minutes per side.