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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

NINTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 21, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


COMMERCE AND REGULATORY REFORM COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair of the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee, began the meeting at 3:00 PM on February 21st, 2017, 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
FENTON, Kelly V. Chair
ALLEN, Susan
ANDERSON, Sarah
APPLEBAUM, Jon
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
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

HF1203 (Albright)
Health plan coverage for prescription eye drop refills required.

Testifying on HF1203:
Representative Albright
Dr. Mary Lawrence

Chair Hoppe officially called the meeting to order at 3:08 PM. A quorum was present.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1203 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF1203 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nash moved to approve the minutes of February 15th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF593 (O’Driscoll)
Real estate appraiser investigation, background check, and disciplinary action requirements changed.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF593 be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the 593DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF593:
Representative O’Driscoll

Representative O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF593, as amended, be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1043 (Baker)
Commission on Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1043 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

Testifying on HF1043:
Ms Mary Hartnett

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF1043 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1127 (Nash)
Microdistillery off-sale regulation modified, and wholesale distribution of microdistillery products regulated.

Representative Nash moved that HF1127 will be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Nash moved the 001127A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1127:
Representative Nash
Mr. Bill Miller, J. Carver Distillery
Ms. Michelle Winchester, Twin Spirits Distillery
Mr. Rick Schneider, Isanti Spirits
Ambassador Sam Kaplan, Minnesota Wine and Spirits
Mr. Tony Chesak, Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association
Mr. Edward Reynoso, Teamsters Joint Council 32

Representative Nash renewed the motion that HF1127, as amended, will be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF1078 (Christensen)
Brew pubs and small brewers provided off-sale retail sales.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1078 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1078:
Representative Christensen
Mr. Tom Whisenand, Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, Indeed Brewing
Ms. Sarah Bonvallet, Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, Dangerous Man Brewing
Mr. Ryan Petz, Fulton Brewing
Mr. Evan Salle, Fair State Brewing
Ms. Jennifer Schoenzeit, Zipps Liquors
Mr. Brandt Erwin, Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association
Mr .Edward Reynoso, Teamesters Joint Council 32

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF1078 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting adjourned at 5:05 PM.





Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Karen Rudeen, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF593 (O'Driscoll) - Real estate appraiser investigation, background check, and disciplinary action requirements changed.
  • HF1203 (Albright) - Health plan coverage for prescription eye drop refills required.
  • HF1078 (Christensen) - Brew pubs and small brewers provided off-sale retail sales.
  • HF1127 (Nash) - Microdistillery off-sale regulation modified, and wholesale distribution of microdistillery products regulated.
  • HF1043 (Baker) - Commission on Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans funding provided, and money appropriated.
Documents:

*No vote will be taken on HF 1078 and HF 1127 at this hearing.