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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 14, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


COMMERCE AND REGULATORY REFORM COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair of the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:03 PM on February 14th, 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
BARR, Regina
DAVIDS, Greg
FRANSON, Mary
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Debra
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jen
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

Members excused:
APPLEBAUM, Jon
SMITH, Dennis

Representative Swedzinski moved to approve the minutes of February 8th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF792 (Theis)
Townhouse definition modified.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF792 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

Testifying on HF792:
Representative Theis
Ms. Remi Stone, Builders Association of Minnesota
Mr. James Vagle, Builders Association of the Twin Cities
Representative Ben Lien
Chief Wayne Kewitsch, Richfield Fire Department, Fire Chief’s Association
Chief Kip LaMotte, New Brighton Fire Department, Fire Marshall’s Association of Minnesota

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF792 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF587 (Barr)
Unclaimed property requirements modified, reports required, and money appropriated.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF587 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

Testifying on HF587:
Representative Barr
Mr. Peter Brickwedde, Assistant Commissioner of Government and External Affairs, Department of Commerce
Mr. Mark Anfinson, Minnesota Newspaper Association
Ms. Lisa Hills, Executive Director, Minnesota Newspaper Association

Representative Hilstrom moved to adopt the H0587A1 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL

Representative Hilstrom moved an oral amendment to HF587 as follows: line 1.18, delete “must” and insert “may”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilstrom moved an oral amendment to HF587 as follows: line 1.18, delete “7%” and insert “2.5%”.

Representative Hilstrom requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

AYES
ALLEN, Susan
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Debra
JOHNSON, Sheldon
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda

NAYS
HOPPE, Joe Chair
FENTON, Kelly V. Chair
ANDERSON, Sarah
BARR, Regina
DAVIDS, Greg
FRANSON, Mary
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jen
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

There being 7 ayes and 12 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF587, as amended, be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF212 (Davids)
Commissions payment by issuers of individual health plans regulated.

Representative Davids moved that HF212 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF212:
Representative Davids

Representative Davids renewed the motion that HF212 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF909 (Loonan)
Auto theft prevention funds redirected from the general fund to the insurance fraud prevention account.

Representative Loonan moved that HF909 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

Testifying on HF212:
Representative Loonan

Representative Loonan renewed the motion that HF212 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF879 (Rosenthal)
Statewide education and outreach program implementation required to protect vulnerable adults, seniors, and caregivers from financial exploitation; and money appropriated.

Representative Rosenthal moved that H879 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

Testifying on HF879:
Representative Rosenthal
Commissioner Michael Rothman, Department of Commerce
Ms. Mary Jo George, AARP Minnesota

Representative Rosenthal renewed the motion that HF879 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 4:57 PM.





Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Karen Rudeen, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF792 (Theis) - Fire sprinkler rules required to be amended by labor commissioner.
  • HF587 (Barr) - Unclaimed property requirements modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF212 (Davids) - Commissions payment by issuers of individual health plans regulated.
  • HF909 (Loonan) - Auto theft prevention funds redirected from the general fund to the insurance fraud prevention account.
  • HF879 (Rosenthal) - Statewide education and outreach program implementation required to protect vulnerable adults, seniors, and caregivers from financial exploitation; and money appropriated.