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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

TWELFTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 01, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 3:01 PM on March 1st, 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
ANDERSON, Sarah
APPLEBAUM, Jon
BARR, Regina
DAVIDS, Greg
FRANSON, Mary
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Debra
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jenifer
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

Members excused:
ALLEN, Susan

Chair Hoppe officially called the meeting to order at 3:03 PM. A quorum was present.

HF805 (Baker)
Water conditioning installation requirements modified.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF805 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

Chair Hoppe moved the H0805DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF805:
Representative Baker
Mr. Mark Haase, Minnesota Water Quality Association
Mr. Jeffrey Hill
Mr. Gary Thaden
Mr. Chris DeLeforest

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF805, as amended, be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1764 (Anderson, S.)
Redemption Period in Pawn Transactions

Representative Anderson moved that HF 1764 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF 1764:
Representative Sarah Anderson

Representative Anderson renewed the motion that HF 1764 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Franson moved to approve the minutes of February 28th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF10 (Dean)
MNsure transition to a federally facilitated marketplace required.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF10 be re-referred to the Government Operations Committee.

Chair Hopped moved the H0010A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF10:
Representative Dean
Ms. Becky Cole

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF10, as amended, be re-referred to the Government Operations Committee.

Representative Hilstrom requested a roll call vote on HF10. The results were as follows:

AYES
HOPPE, Joe Chair
FENTON, Kelly V. Chair
ANDERSON, Sarah
BARR, Regina
DAVIDS, Greg
FRANSON, Mary
LOON, Jenifer
LOONAN, Bob
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

NAYES
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Debra
JOHNSON, Sheldon
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda

There being 11 ayes and 6 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1234 (Davids)
First-time home buyer savings account program established, establishment of accounts authorized, income tax subtractions for contributions and earnings on the account allowed, and money appropriated.

Representative Davids moved that HF1234 be re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

Testifying on HF1234:
Representative Davids
Mr. Paul Eger, MN Association of Realtors
Ms. Patty Zuzek, MN Association of Realtors

Representative Davids renewed the motion that HF1234 be re-referred to the Taxes Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF5 (Davids)
State-operated reinsurance program created, and money appropriated.

Representative Davids moved that HF5 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Davids moved the H0005DE4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF5:
Representative Davids
Mr. Mike Rothman, Commissioner, MN Dept. of Commerce
Ms. Kathryn Kmit, MN Council of Health Plans
Mr. Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Jon Tollefson, Minnesota Nurses Association
Mr. Dan Qullian, ISAIAH-MN
Mr. Chris Conry, TakeAction Minnesota
Mr. Bob Stein, MAHU

Representative Davids renewed the motion that HF5, as amended, be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davids moved to reconsider the passage of HF1234. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davids moved that HF1234 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1443 (Bob Loonan)
Insurance fraud regulated, penalties and notices modified, term defined, Commerce Fraud Bureau authority to apply for or execute search warrants clarified.

Representative Loonan moved that HF1443 be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.

Representative Loonan moved the H1443A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1443:
Representative Loonan

Representative Loonan renewed the motion that HF1443, as amended, be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fenton assumed the gavel at 4:55 PM.

HF 1732 (Hoppe)
Examinations by the Commissioner of Commerce

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1732 be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.

Chair Hoppe moved the H1732DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1732:
Chair Hoppe
Mr. Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota
Ms. Robyn Rowen, Minnesota Insurance & Financial Services Council
Mr. Peter Brickwedde, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF1732, as amended, be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 5:07 PM.






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.
  • HF10 (Dean) - MNsure transition to a federally facilitated marketplace required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1234 (Davids) - First-time home buyer savings account program established, establishment of accounts authorized, income tax subtractions for contributions and earnings on the account allowed, and money appropriated.
  • HF805 (Baker) - Water conditioning installation requirements modified.
  • HF1443 (Loonan) - Insurance fraud regulated, penalties and notices modified, term defined, and Commerce Fraud Bureau authority to apply for or execute search warrants clarified.
  • HF1764 (Anderson) - Pawn transaction redemption period regulated.
  • HF1732 (Hoppe) - Commerce commissioner examinations modified.
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*Bills may be taken in any order.