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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

NINETEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 13, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 13, 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
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
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

Members excused:
JOHNSON, Sheldon
SLOCUM, Linda

Representative Nash moved to approve the minutes from March 6, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3198 (Haley) Legislative auditor requested to study and report on disparities in health insurance rates, and money appropriated.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF3198 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee.

Chair Hoppe moved the H3198A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3198:
Representative Haley
Robert Banks & Marlene Banks, Strike Tool, Inc.
Kyle Mehrkens, Lake Pepin Innovation, LLC

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF3198, as amended, be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3204 (Peterson) Breast cancer screening procedure coverage required.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF3204 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee.

Chair Hoppe moved the H3204A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3204:
Representative Peterson
Ms. Lisa Hills
Mr. Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Mr. Mike Hickey, National Foundation of Independent Businesses

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF3204, as amended, be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3543 (Davids) MNsure operations funding and authority to certify health carriers and health plans modified; submission of federal waivers and approvals required; and limitations on risk-bearing placed.

Representative Davids moved that HF3543 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Testifying on HF3543:
Representative Davids

Representative Halverson moved the H3543DE2 amendment.

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

AYES:
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Deb
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul

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

There being 4 ayes and 14 nays, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Davids renewed the motion that HF3543 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

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

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

NAYES:
APPLEBAUM, Jon
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Deb
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul

There being 13 ayes and 5 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3225 (Fenton) Wireless communications device dealer payments for used devices regulated.

Representative Fenton moved that HF3225 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF3225:
Representative Fenton
Ms. Bonnie Garcia, ecoATM

Representative Fenton renewed the motion that HF3225 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2829 (O’Driscoll) Real estate appraisals regulated, advisory board created, and duties prescribed.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF2829 be re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H2829DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2829:
Representative O’Driscoll
Mr. Byron Miller, Minnesota Appraisal Institute
Mr. Peter Brickwedde, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Representative O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF2829, as amended, be re-referred to Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3418 (O’Driscoll) Motor vehicle service contract requirements changed.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF3418 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF3418:
Representative O’Driscoll
Mr. Paul Cassidy, Motor Vehicle Protection Providers Association

Representative O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF3418 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2363 (Swedzinski) Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act modified and enacted.

Representative Swedzinski moved that HF2363 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Swedzinski moved the A18-0583 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved an oral amendment to HF2363 as follows: On page 16, line 16.13, delete “2017” and inset “2018”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2363:
Representative Swedzinski
Mr. Robert Tennessen, Uniform Code Commission
Mr. Peter Brickwedde, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Representative Swedzinski renewed the motion that HF2363, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:29 PM.














Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Betsy Ritzer, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3198 (Haley) - Legislative auditor requested to study and report on disparities in health insurance rates, and money appropriated.
  • HF3204 (Peterson) - Breast cancer screening procedure coverage required.
  • HF3543 (Davids) - MNsure operations funding and authority to certify health carriers and health plans modified, submission of federal waivers and approvals required, and limitations on risk-bearing placed.
  • HF2829 (O'Driscoll) - Real estate appraisals regulated, advisory board created, and duties prescribed.
  • HF3418 (O'Driscoll) - Motor vehicle service contract requirements changed.
  • HF3225 (Fenton) - Wireless communications device dealer payments for used devices regulated.
  • HF2363 (Swedzinski) - Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act modified and enacted.
Documents:

Any bills not completed during Tuesday's meeting will be added to Wednesday's agenda.