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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 06, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


COMMERCE AND REGULATORY REFORM COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair of the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM on March 6, 2018, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HOPPE, Joe Chair
FENTON, Kelly V. Chair
ALLEN, Susan
ANDERSON, Sarah
BARR, Regina
DAVIDS, Greg
FRANSON, Mary
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Debra
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jenifer
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

Members excused:
APPLEBAUM, Jon
JOHNSON, Sheldon

Representative Barr moved to approve the minutes from February 28, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3158 (Anselmo) Mortgage loan originator licensing requirements modified.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF3158 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF3158:
Representative Dario Anselmo
Mr. Bill Schwietz, Minnesota Mortgage Association

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF3158 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2884 (Anderson, P.) Sales of off-sale alcoholic beverages excluded when determining a food handler license fee.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF2884 be re-referred to the Agriculture Finance Committee.

Testifying on HF2884:
Representative Paul Anderson

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF2884 be re-referred to the Agriculture Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2869 (Howe) National Guard members provided access to information regarding state-sponsored life insurance program.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF2869 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF2869:
Representative Jeff Howe

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF2869 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2779 (Anderson, S.) Optometrist service payment and contract requirements specified.

Representative Anderson moved that HF2779 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF2779:
Representative Sarah Anderson
Mr. Julian Roberts, National Association of Vision Care Plans
Dr. Josh Hanen, River Lake Clinic & Minnesota Optometrist Association

Representative Anderson renewed the motion that HF2779 be re-referred to General Register.

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

AYES:
HOPPE, Joe Chair
ANDERSON, Sarah
BARR, Regina
DAVIDS, Greg
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jen
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

NAYS:
ALLEN, Susan
FRANSON, Mary
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Debra
LOONAN, Bob
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda

There being 10 ayes and 8 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3032 (Layman) Transportation network companies regulated.

Representative Swedzinski moved that HF3032 be re-referred to the Civil Law and Data Practices Policy Committee.

Chair Hoppe moved the H3032A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3032:
Representative Sandy Layman
Mr. Matt Patton, Lyft
Ms. Anne Finn, League of Minnesota Cities
Mr. Gene Ranieri, City of Minneapolis
Mr. Grant Wilson, City of Minneapolis
Mr. Ricardo Cervantes, Director of Safety & Inspections, City of St. Paul
Ms. Joan Willshire, Minnesota Council on Disability
Mr. Steven Huser, Association of Metropolitan Municipalities
Ms. Nancy Hylden, Hylden Advocacy & Law
Mr. Waleed Sonbol, Blue & White Taxi
Ms. Alison Groebner, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Representative Swedzinski renewed the motion that HF3032, as amended, be re-referred to the Civil Law and Data Practices Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:42 PM.














Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Betsy Ritzer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3032 (Layman) - Transportation network companies regulated.
  • HF2779 (Anderson) - Optometrist services payment and contract requirements specified.
  • HF3158 (Anselmo) - Mortgage loan originator licensing requirements modified.
  • HF2869 (Howe) - National Guard members provided access to information regarding state-sponsored life insurance program.
  • HF2884 (Anderson) - Sales of off-sale alcoholic beverages excluded when determining a food handler license fee.
Documents:

Additional bills may be added.

Bills not completed during Tuesday's meeting will be carried over to Wednesday's agenda.

Order: 3158, 2884, 2869, 2779, 3032.