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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 08, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 8th, 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
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
FRANSON, Mary

HF1418 (Regina Barr)
Lottery prize provisions modified, and State Lottery budget and expenses provided.

Chair Hoppe officially called the meeting to order at 3:07 PM. A quorum was present.

Representative Barr moved that HF1418 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Testifying on HF1418:
Representative Barr
Mr. Joe Pahl, Minnesota Lottery
Mr. Chris Kwapick, Minnesota Lottery

Representative Barr renewed the motion that HF1418 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1740 (Regina Barr)
National Football League training site on-sale license authorized.

Representative Barr moved that HF1740 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1740:
Representative Barr
Mr. Lester Bagley, Minnesota Vikings

Representative Barr renewed the motion that HF1740 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Smith moved to approve the minutes of March 7th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1436 (Tim O'Driscoll)
Sartell; special liquor license allowed.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF1436 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1436:
Representative O’Driscoll

Representative O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1436 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF1294 (Bob Loonan)
Sales representative termination regulated.

Representative Loonan moved that HF1294 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF1294:
Representative Loonan
Ms. Michelle Jobst, President & Owner, Jobst Inc.

Representative Loonan renewed the motion that HF1294 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1012 (Bob Loonan)
No-fault auto benefits regulated, and deduction of basic economic loss benefits previously added required.

Representative Loonan moved that HF1012 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF1012:
Representative Loonan
Ms. Jessica Richardson, Stich Angel and Unke
Mr. Richard J. Harden, Harden Law
Mr. Richard Ruohonen, TSR Injury Law
Mr. Joel Carlson, Minnesota Association for Justice

Representative Loonan renewed the motion that HF1012 be re-referred to the General Register.

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

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

NAYS
APPLEBAUM, Jon
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Debra
JOHNSON, Sheldon
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul

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

HF1401 (Laurie Halverson)
State-based individual health plan reinsurance program created, and money appropriated.

Representative Halverson moved that HF1401 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1401:
Representative Halverson
Ms. Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Commissioner Rothman, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Kristin Loncorich, Minnesota Hospital Association

Representative Halverson renewed the motion that HF1401 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Kresha assumed the gavel at 4:15 PM.

HF68 (Joe Hoppe)
Labeling requirements for 3.2 percent malt liquor created.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF68 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF68:
Chair Hoppe
Representative Jessup
Mr. Chris Montana, Du Nord Craft Spirits
Mr. Joel Carlson, Minnesota Wine and Spirit Wholesalers Association
Ms. Jennifer Schoenzert, Zipps Liquors
Mr. Joe Bagnoli, Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association
Mr. Brandt Erwin, Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association
Mr. Ryan Petz, Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
Ms. Joel Vikre, Vikre Distillery
Mr. Lee Egbert, Dashfire

Chair Hoppe moved the H0068DE1DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hoppe moved the H0068A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kresha moved the H0068A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loonan moved the H0068A6 amendment.

Representative Hilstrom requested a roll call on the H0068A6 amendment. The results were as follows:


AYES
HOPPE, Joe Chair
FENTON, Kelly V. Chair
ANDERSON, Sarah
BARR, Regina
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jen
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
SMITH, Dennis

NAYS
APPLEBAUM, Jon
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Debra
JOHNSON, Sheldon
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul

There being 9 ayes and 7 nayes, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loonan moved the H0068A5 amendment.

Representative Loonan withdrew the H0068A5 amendment.

Representative Anderson moved an oral amendment to the H0068DE1 amendment: strike Section 16. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kresha requested a roll call vote on HF0068, as amended.

Representative Hilstrom moved an oral amendment to the H0068DE1 amendment: line 3.23, strike the underlined language and reinsert the stricken language. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

A division was requested by Representative Hilstrom. A division was called. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF0068, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Hilstrom renewed the request for a roll call vote on HF0068, as amended. The results were as follows:

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

NAYS
APPLEBAUM, Jon
DAVIDS, Greg
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Debra
JOHNSON, Sheldon
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul

There being 10 ayes and 7 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 4:51 PM.






Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Karen Rudeen, Committee Legislative Assistant







More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1012 (Loonan) - No fault auto benefits regulated, and deduction of basic economic loss benefits previously added required.
  • HF1401 (Halverson) - State-based individual health plan reinsurance program created, and money appropriated.
  • HF1418 (Barr) - Lottery prize provisions modified, and State Lottery budget and expenses provided.
  • HF1740 (Barr) - National Football League training site on-sale license authorized.
  • HF1436 (O'Driscoll) - Sartell; special liquor license allowed.
  • HF1294 (Loonan) - Sales representative termination regulated.
  • HF68 (Hoppe) - Liquor sales allowed at the Minnesota Capitol, special licenses allowed, microdistilleries and farm wineries required to distill on premises, Minnesota distilled label established, off-sale license for microdistilleries modified, and 2018 Super Bowl extended alcohol service hours established.
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*Bills may be taken in any order.