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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 20, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 20, 2018, 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
ALLEN, Susan
ANDERSON, Sarah
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:
APPLEBAUM, John
JOHNSON, Sheldon

HF2871 (Grossell) Hubbard County; off-sale license issuance authorized.

Testifying on HF2871:
Representative Grossell
Senator Utke
Mr. Brian Halik, Red River Event Center & Liquor Co.
Mr. Jeff Stacey, Red River Event Center & Liquor Co.
Mr. Brian Hitchcock, City of Akeley Mayor
Mr. Billy Krotzer, City of Akeley Councilmember
Mr. Chris Arnold, Akely Liquor Manager

Chair Hoppe officially called the meeting to order at 3:11 PM. A quorum was present.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF2871 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF2871 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loon moved to approve the minutes from March 14, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3072 (Johnson, C.) North Mankato; Caswell Regional Sporting Complex on-sale license provided.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF3072 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF3072:
Representative Johnson
John Harrinstein, City of North Mankato

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF3072 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3124 (Thissen) Minneapolis; on-sale intoxicating liquor license issuance authorized.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF3124 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF3124:
Representative Hornstein
Mr. Danny del Prado, Owner, Colita Restaurant

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF3124 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3345 (Thissen) Minneapolis; on-sale intoxicating liquor license issuance authorized.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF3345 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF3345:
Representative Hornstein

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF3345 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3969 (Anselmo) Edina; on-sale intoxicating liquor license authorized.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF3969 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF3969:
Representative Anselmo
Mr. John Apitz, Messerli & Kramer

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF3969 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4001 (Allen) Minneapolis; on-sale intoxicating liquor license authorized.

Representative Allen moved HF4001 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF4001:
Representative Allen
Mr. Alex Gese, Owner, Nighthawks

Representative Allen renewed the motion that HF4001 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2791 (Scott) Craft wineries established.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF2791 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Hoppe moved the HF2791DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2791:
Representative Scott
Mark Hedin, Two Rivers Winery & Vineyard
Ms. Jennifer Schonzeit, Zipps Liquor Store
Mr. Tim Burman, Cider Maker

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF2791, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2128 (McDonald) Taproom and cocktail license restriction repealed.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF2128 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF2128:
Representative McDonald
Mr. Bartley Blume, Bent Brewstillery
Mr. Tony Chesak, Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF2128 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3868 (Fenton) Brewing and winemaking on premises provisions clarified.

Representative Fenton moved that HF3868 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF3868:
Representative Fenton
Sabastian Desotelle, Northern Brewer

Representative Fenton renewed the motion that HF3868 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3688 (O’Driscoll) Energy improvements program modified, consumer protections for residential property assessed clean energy loans, and remedies provided.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF3688 be re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved to amend the H3688A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H3688A2, as amended, amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3688:
Representative O’Driscoll
Mr. Ron Elwood, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Mr. Bob Long, Larkin Hoffman

Representative O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF3688, as amended, be re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3873 (Albright) Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted, and Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals quorum requirements modified.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF3873 re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee.

Testifying on HF3873:
Representative Albright
Chief Judge Patty Milun, Workers Compensation Court of Appeals

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF3873 be re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1974 (Albright) Mental health benefit and other medical benefit parity required, mental health and substance use disorder defined, health plan transparency required, health and commerce commissioner accountability required.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF1974 be re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee.

Chair Hoppe moved the H1974DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1974:
Representative Albright
Ms. Sue Abderholden, National Alliance on Mental Illness – Minnesota

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF1974, as amended, be re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3196 (Fenton) Step therapy protocol and override for prescription drug coverage established.

Representative Fenton moved that HF3196 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services
Reform Committee.

Representative Fenton moved the H3196DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3196:
Representative Fenton
Mr. Daniel Endreson, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Dr. Tim Feyma, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Mr. Ted Cadwell, Arthritis Foundation

Representative Fenton renewed the motion that HF3196, as amended, be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2995 (Anderson, S.) Transfers of wine between commonly owned liquor stores allowed.

Representative Anderson moved that HF2995 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF2995:
Representative Anderson
Mr. Edward Reynoso, Teamsters
Mr. Don Pydo, Breakthru Beverage

Representative Anderson moved an oral amendment to HF2995 as follows: On page 1, line 1.9, delete “a” and insert “an off-sale”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Anderson renewed the motion that HF2995, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register.

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

AYES:
HOPPE, Joe Chair
FENTON, Kelly V. Chair
ANDERSON, Sarah
DAVIDS, Greg
FRANSON, Mary
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jen
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
SMITH, Dennis

NAYS:
ALLEN, Susan
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Debra
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SLOCUM, Linda

There being 10 ayes and 6 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3667 (Jurgens) Sunday off-sale hours modified.
Chair Hoppe moved that HF3667 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Hoppe moved the A18-0618 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3667:
Representative Jurgens

Chair Hoppe moved that HF3667, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1831 (Loonan) Minnesota Grape and Wine Council established; grant program established; sales and use tax nexus established for direct shippers; revenues deposited; license required for shipments of wine to consumers; reporting requirements established for direct shippers; and money appropriated.

Representative Loonan moved that HF1831 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1831:
Representative Loonan
Mr. Irv Geary, MN Grape Growers Association
Ms. Terri Savaryn, Sovereign Estate Vineyard
Mr. Jon Millner, Millner Heritage Winery
Mr. Jeff Zeitler, Urband Forage Winery & Cider House
Mr. Mike Tessneer, North Folk Winery
Mr. Lee McGrath, Institute For Justice

Representative Loonan renewed the motion that HF1831 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF791 (Garofalo) Direct ship wineries provided and regulated.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF791 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Hoppe moved the H0791DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF791:
Representative Garofalo
Mr. Don Pydo, Breakthru Beverage
Mr. Irv Geary, Minnesota Grape Growers Association

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF791, as amended, laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:25 PM.













Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Betsy Ritzer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2871 (Grossell) - Hubbard County; off-sale license issuance authorized.
  • HF3124 (Thissen) - Minneapolis; on-sale intoxicating liquor license issuance authorized.
  • HF3345 (Thissen) - Minneapolis; on-sale intoxicating liquor license issuance authorized.
  • HF3072 (Johnson) - North Mankato; Caswell Regional Sporting Complex on-sale license provided.
  • HF3868 (Fenton) - Brewing and winemaking on premises provisions clarified.
  • HF3667 (Jurgens) - Sunday off-sale hours modified.
  • HF2128 (McDonald) - Taproom and cocktail license restriction repealed.
  • HF2791 (Scott) - Craft wineries established.
  • HF1831 (Loonan) - Minnesota Grape and Wine Council established, grant program established, sales and use tax nexus established for direct shippers, revenues deposited, direct shipper's license required for shipments of wine to consumers, reporting requirements established for direct shippers, and money appropriated.
  • HF2995 (Anderson) - Transfers of wine between commonly owned liquor stores allowed.
  • HF1974 (Albright) - Mental health and substance use disorder work group established, and report required.
  • HF3196 (Fenton) - Step therapy protocol and override for prescription drug coverage established.
  • HF3688 (O'Driscoll) - Energy improvements program modified, consumer protections for residential property assessed clean energy loans provided, and remedies provided.
  • HF3873 (Albright) - Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted; workers' compensation provisions modified; hospital outpatient fee schedules modified; billing, payment, and dispute resolution modified; ambulatory surgical center payments defined; and covered benefits modified.
  • HF791 (Garofalo) - Direct ship wineries provided and regulated.
  • HF3969 (Anselmo) - Edina; on-sale intoxicating liquor license authorized.
  • HF4001 (Allen) - Minneapolis; on-sale intoxicating liquor license issuance authorized.
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*Additional bills may be added to the agenda.

**Bills may be heard in any order.