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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 14, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 14th, 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
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jen
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

Members excused:
ALLEN, Susan
JOHNSON, Sheldon

HF1209 (Tony Cornish) Veterans benefit service disclosure requirements provided, and veterans affairs commissioner required to develop a disclosure statement.

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

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1209 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Testifying on HF1209:
Representative Cornish
Mr. Tom McLaughlin, Veterans of Foreign Wars – Minnesota
Mr. Mike McLaughlin, Blue Earth County Veterans Service Office
Mr. Ben Johnson, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF1209 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fenton moved to approve the minutes of March 8th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1832 (Debra Kiel) Health plans required to indicate coverage level of anticancer medication.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1832 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF1832:
Representative Kiel
Ms. Ellie Beaver, Cancer Action Network

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF1832 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2026 (Steve Drazkowski) Freedom to Choose Customized Insurance

Chair Hoppe moved that HF2026 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee.

Chair Hoppe moved the H2026A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVIALED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2026:
Representative Drazkowski
Mr. Peter Brickwedde, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Ms. Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota
Ms. Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association
Ms. Charlotte Kava Zakawa, Minnesota Nurses Association
Ms. Ellie Beaver, American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network
Ms. Twila Brase, Citizens Council for Health Freedom

Representative Slocum moved that HF2026 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Fenton assumed the gavel at 3:49 PM.

Chair Hoppe assumed the gavel at 3:49 PM.

Representative Applebaum requested a roll call vote on HF2026.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF2026, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion.

HF1046 (Bob Loonan) Minnesota Joint Underwriting Association regulated, and association authorized to provide liquor liability and medical malpractice coverage.

Representative Loonan moved that HF1046 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Loonan moved the H1046A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVIALED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1046:
Representative Loonan

Representative Loonan renewed the motion that HF1046, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 4:12 PM.



Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair





Karen Rudeen, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1209 (Cornish) - Veterans benefit service disclosure requirements provided, and veterans affairs commissioner required to develop a disclosure statement.
  • HF1832 (Kiel) - Health plans required to indicate coverage level of anticancer medication.
  • HF1046 (Loonan) - Minnesota Joint Underwriting Association regulated, and association authorized to provide liquor liability and medical malpractice coverage.
  • HF2026 (Drazkowski) - Health plans that do not include all mandated health benefits sale and purchase authorized.
Documents:

*Bills may be added to the agenda

** Bills may be taken in any order.