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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

TENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 22, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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 3:04 PM on February 22nd, 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
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

Members excused:
NASH, Jim

HF1366 (Tony Albright)
Workers' Compensation Advisory council recommendations adopted, department proposals adopted, forbearance of amounts owed to the special compensation fund allowed, intervention procedures modified, and rulemaking authorized.

Testifying on HF1366:
Representative Albright
Mr. Chris Leifeld, Assistant Commissioner of Workers Compensation, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Mr. Pete Tritz, Insurance Trust Administrator, League of Minnesota Cities

Chair Hoppe officially called the meeting to order at 3:10 PM. A quorum was present.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1366 be referred to the Government Operations Committee.

Chair Hoppe moved the A17-0064 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF1366, as amended, be referred to the Government Operations Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes of February 21st, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF984 (Dave Baker)
Gasoline tax rate signage required.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF984 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

Testifying on HF984:
Representative Baker

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF984 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1128 (Gruenhagen)
Health insurance underwriting, renewability, and benefit requirements modified; individual health plan reinsurance program created, and money appropriated

HF 1128 was heard for informational purposes.

Representative Fenton assumed the gavel at 3:16 PM.

Chair Hoppe assumed the gavel at 3:18 PM.

Testifying on HF 1128:
Rep. Gruenhagen
Mr. John Tyler, Republican Healthcare Taskforce
Ms. Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Mr. Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Jon Tollefson, Minnesota Nurses Association
Mr. Paul Sobocinski, Land Stewardship Project
Mr. Peter Brickwedde, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Representative Fenton assumed the gavel at 4:19 PM.

HF 1387 (Hoppe)
Limitation on payments to beneficiaries of persons furthering terrorism

Representative Fenton moved that HF1397 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF1397:
Chair Hoppe
Ms. Robyn Rowen, Minnesota Insurance Financial Security

Representative Fenton renewed the motion that HF1397 be re-referred to the General Register THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting adjourned at 4:24 PM.





Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Karen Rudeen, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF984 (Baker) - Gasoline tax rate signage required.
  • HF1366 (Albright) - Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted, department proposals adopted, inpatient service payments modified, forbearance of amounts owed to the special compensation fund allowed, intervention procedures modified, and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF1397 (Hoppe) - Life insurance payments limited for beneficiaries of persons furthering terrorism.
  • HF1128 (Gruenhagen) - Health insurance underwriting, renewability, and benefit requirements modified; individual health plan reinsurance program created; and money appropriated.

*HF 1397 is the introduced version of HF XX (Hoppe).

** HF 1128 will be laid over for possible inclusion.