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THIRTEENTH MEETING - Commerce and Regulatory Reform

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 March 7th, 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, Jen
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

Members excused:
ALLEN, Susan
SLOCUM, Linda

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

HF1243 (Petersburg)
Security freezes for protected persons authorized, and exceptions provided.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1243 be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.

Testifying on HF1243:
Representative Petersburg
Mr. John Apitz, Messerli & Kramer

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF1234 be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1119 (Theis)
Criminal penalties modified.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1119 be re-referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Chair Hopped moved the A17-0063 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1119:
Representative Theis
Ms. Remi Stone, Builders Association of Minnesota

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF1119, as amended, be re-referred to the Public Safety Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fenton moved to approve the minutes of March 1st, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF676 (Davids)
Landscape application contracts regulated, and exclusion provided.

Representative Davids moved that HF676 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF676:
Representative Davids
Mr. Mike Ahern, Dorsey & Whitney

Representative Davids renewed the motion that HF676 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2096 (Davids) - Modifying price marking requirements for retail merchandise

Representative Davids moved that HF2096 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF2096:
Representative Davids
Jamie Pfuhl, Minnesota Grocers Association

Representative Davids renewed the motion that HF2096 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF817 (Loonan)
Point-of-sale terminals, gas pump dispenser, and automated teller machine interference crime established.

Representative Loonan moved that HF817 be re-referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Representative Loonan moved the A17-0074 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loonan moved the A17-0181_1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF817:
Representative Loonan

Representative Loonan renewed the motion that HF817, as amended, be re-referred to the Public Safety Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1947 (Smith)
Insurance adjusters regulated, and definition of adjuster modified.

Representative Smith moved that HF1947 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Smith moved the H1947A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids moved the A1-0147 amendment.

Representative Davids withdrew the A1-0147 amendment.

Testifying on HF1947:
Representative Smith
Scot Zajic, Safelite Group
Rick Rosar, Minnesota Glass Association
Lieutenant Colonel Lee R. Wolfgram
Commissioner Mike Rothman, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Ms. Tracy Dahlin

Representative Smith renewed the motion that HF1947, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hilstrom requested division on HF1947. A division was called. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fenton assumed the gavel at 3:53 PM

HF1558 (Kresha)
School district insurance coverage regulated.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1558 be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee.

Testifying on HF1558:
Representative Kresha
Mr. Earl Athman, MN Association of School Business Officials
Mr. Tom Pearson, Teacher, Duluth
Mr. Bill Zwak, Teacher, Duluth
Mr. Don Sinner, President, Lakeville Education Association
Ms. Laura Mestler, Teacher, Edina

Representative Kresha renewed the motion that HF1558 be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee.

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

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

NAYES
APPLEBAUM, Jon
DAVIDS, Greg
HILSTROM, Debra
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul

There being 12 ayes and 5 nayes, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 4:37 PM.





Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Karen Rudeen, Committee Legislative Assistant






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Agenda:

*Bills may be taken in any order.

Bills Added:
  • HF1243 (Petersburg) - Security freezes for protected persons authorized relating to consumer reports access, fees regulated, and exceptions provided.
  • HF817 (Loonan) - Interference or attempted interference with point-of-sale terminals, gas pump dispensers, and automated teller machines crime established.
  • HF1558 (Kresha) - School district insurance coverage regulated.
  • HF676 (Davids) - Landscape application contracts regulated, and exclusion provided.
  • HF1947 (Smith) - Insurance adjusters regulated, and definition of adjuster modified.
  • HF1119 (Theis) - Criminal penalties modified.
  • HF2096 (Davids) - Retail merchandise price marking requirements modified.
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