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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

ELEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 28, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH 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 28th, 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

HF1204 (Rarick)
Employment agents and construction codes and licensing modified, housekeeping changes made, combative sports regulated, and OSHA regulations modified.

Chair Hoppe officially called the meeting to order at 3:05 PM. A quorum was present.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1204 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

Testifying on HF1204:
Representative Rarick
Mr. John Rajkowski, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF1204 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1477 (Fenton)
Credit union meetings regulated.

Representative Fenton moved that HF1477 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF1477:
Representative Fenton

Representative Fenton renewed the motion that HF1477 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Rosenthal moved the minutes of February 21st, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1415 (Albright)
Fantasy sports authorized and regulated, and money appropriated.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1415 be re-referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Testifying on HF1415:
Representative Albright
Mr. Derek Hein, DraftKings
Mr. Joel Carlson, Fan Duel/DraftKings
Ms. Carla Cincotta, Director, MN DPS-AGED
Mr. Jake Grassel, Citizens Against Gambling Expansion
Ms. Anne Krisnik, Executive Director, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
Mr. John Helmberger, Minnesota Family Council

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF1415 be re-referred to the Public Safety Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF740 (Vogel)
Motor vehicle franchises regulated; warranty and recall obligations specified; and unfair practices by manufacturers, distributors, and factory branches provided.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF740 be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.

Chair Hoppe moved the H0740A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF740:
Representative Vogel
Ms. Amber Backhaus, Minnesota Association of Auto Dealers
Mr. Dave Meling, Inver Grove Hyundai
Ms. Vang Yang, Inver Grove Hyundai
Mr. David Bright, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Mr. Jeffrey Perry, Director of Public Policy, General Motors

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF740, as amended, be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1377 (O'Driscoll)
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing; stakeholder group established to develop recommendations for consumer protections, authorization for residential PACE financing suspended, and report required.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF1377 be re-referred to the Government Operations Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H1377A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1377:
Representative O’Driscoll
Mr. Paul Eger, Minnesota REALTORS
Mr. Ron Elwood, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Ms. Therese Kuvaas, Minnesota Bankers Association
Mr. Joe Sullivan, Center for Energy and Environment
Ms. Julie Padilla, Renovate America

Mr. Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
Ms. Emily Pugh, Association of Minnesota Counties
Mr. John Kearney, Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association

Representative O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1377, as amended, be re-referred to the Government Operations Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davids assumed the gavel at 4:43 PM.

HF739 (Hoppe)
Small wireless facility collocation provided.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF739 be re-referred to the Government Operations Committee.

Chair Hoppe moved the H0739DE3 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on H739:
Chair Hoppe
Ms. Beth Cooley, CTIA
Mr. Paul Weirtz, AT&T
Mr. Andy Emerson, Porter Wright Law Firm/AT&T
Mr. John Dukich, Minnesota High Tech Association
Mr. Tony Mendoza, Minnesota Cable Communications Association
Ms. Laura Ziegler, League of Minnesota Cities
Ms. Shelly Hanson, City Engineer, City of Bloomington
Ms. Amanda Duerr, Municipal Utilities Association
Mr. Scott Hain, General Manager, Worthington Public Utilities
Mr. Chris Byrd, Benton County

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF739, as amended, be re-referred to the Government Operations Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1665 (Kresha)
Voice over internet protocol service and internet protocol enabled service regulation prohibited.

Representative Kresha moved that HF1665 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

Representative Kresha moved the H1665A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1665:
Representative Kresha
Mr. Tony Mendoza, Minnesota Cable Communications Association
Mr. John Dukich, Minnesota High Tech Association
Mr. Ron Elwood, Legal Aid
Ms. Mary Jo George, AARP Minnesota
Mr. Curtis Zaun, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Chair Hoppe assumed the gavel at 5:50 PM.

Representative Kresha renewed the motion that HF1665, as amended, be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

Representative Slocum requested a roll call vote on HF1665. The results were as follows:

AYES:
HOPPE, Joe Chair
FENTON, Kelly V. Chair
BARR, Regina
DAVIDS, Greg
FRANSON, Mary
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jen
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

NAYS:
HILSTROM, Debra
JOHNSON, Sheldon
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda

There being 11 ayes and 5 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 6:29 PM.






Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Karen Rudeen, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1377 (O'Driscoll) - Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing; stakeholder group established to develop recommendations for consumer protections, authorization for residential PACE financing suspended, and report required.
  • HF739 (O'Neill) - Small wireless facility collocation provided.
  • HF740 (Vogel) - Motor vehicle franchises regulated; warranty and recall obligations specified; unfair practices and succession agreements by manufacturers, distributors, and factory branches regulated; and penalties provided.
  • HF1477 (Fenton) - Credit union meetings regulated.
  • HF1204 (Rarick) - Employment agents and construction codes and licensing modified, housekeeping changes made, combative sports regulated, and OSHA regulations modified.
  • HF1665 (Kresha) - Voice over Internet protocol service and Internet protocol enabled service regulation prohibited.
  • HF1415 (Albright) - Fantasy sports authorized and regulated, and money appropriated.
Documents:

Bills may be taken in any order.