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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 27, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 27, 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
ANDERSON, Sarah
BARR, Regina
DAVIDS, Greg
HALVERSON, Laurie
HILSTROM, Debra
KRESHA, Ron
LOON, Jenifer
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PINTO, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris

Members excused:
ALLEN, Susan
APPLEBAUM, John
FRANSON, Mary
JOHNSON, Sheldon
SLOCUM, Linda

HF3833 (Schomacker) Financial exploitation protections provided for older and vulnerable adults.

Testifying on HF3833:
Representative Schomacker
Ms. Megan Verdeja, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Ms. Robyn Rowen, Minnesota Insurance and Financial Services Council
Mr. Sean Burke, Minnesota Elder Justice Center
Commissioner Jessica Looman, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Chair Hoppe officially called the meeting to order at 3:18 PM. A quorum was present.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF3833 be re-referred to the Civil Law and Data Practices Policy Committee.

Chair Hoppe moved the H3833DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF3833, as amended, be re-referred to the Civil Law and Data Practices Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.




HF2013 (Hamilton) Public Building accessibility requirements modified.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF2013 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee.

Chair Hoppe moved the H2013A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2013:
Representative Hamilton
Ms. Margot Imdieke-Cross, Minnesota Council on Disability

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF2013, as amended, be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2899 (Howe) Insurers required to notify insureds of the statutory prohibition against payment of rebates or deductibles by residential contractors, and claim practices of insurers regulated.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF2899 be re-referred to the General Register.

Chair Hoppe moved the H2899DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Howe offered an oral amendment to HF2899, as amended:
On lines 1.11 and 1.13, delete “explanation” and insert “notification” THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2899:
Representative Howe
Ms. Tracy Dahlin, Contractors Association of Minnesota

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF2899, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3224 (Jessup) Credit union membership, governance, and powers and duties regulated.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF3224 be re-referred to the General Register.

Chair Hoppe moved the H3224A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3224:
Representative Jessup
Mr. Ryan Smith, Minnesota Credit Union Network

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF3224, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3623 (Bliss) Lottery retailer compensation set in law.

Chair Hoppe moved that HF3623 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Testifying on HF3623:
Representative Bliss
Ms. Jamie Pfuhl, Minnesota Grocers Association
Mr. Kevin Thoma, Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association
Mr. Adam Prock, Minnesota State Lottery
Mr. Ben Freedland, Minnesota State Lottery

Chair Hoppe renewed the motion that HF3623 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hoppe moved to approve the minutes from March 21, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3284 (West) Modular home requirements clarified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF3284 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee.

Testifying on HF3284:
Representative West
Mr. Mark Brunner, Minnesota Manufactured Housing Association

Representative O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF3284 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3285 (West) Home park closing provisions modified.

Representative Kresha moved that HF3285 be re-referred to the Health and Human
Services Reform Committee.

Representative Kresha moved the A18-0708 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3285:
Representative West
Mr. Mark Brunner, Minnesota Manufactured Housing Association
Ms. Katie Topinka, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

Representative Kresha renewed the motion that HF3285, as amended, be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3807 (West) Manufactured home installer fees modified.

Representative Nash moved that HF3807 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee.

Testifying on HF3807:
Representative West
Mr. Mark Brunner, Minnesota Manufactured Housing Association

Representative Nash renewed the motion that HF3807 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3396 (Munson) Health care providers and health plan companies required to provide price transparency to patients and enrollees.

Representative Swedzinski moved HF3396.

Testifying on HF3396:
Representative Munson
Mr. Dave Racer, Private Researcher
Dr. Carl Burkland, Retired Family Physician
Mr. Neil Shah, Clarus Dermatology

Chair Hoppe laid over HF3396 for future consideration.

HF3893 (Anderson, S.) Price disclosure requirement provisions added for providers and health plan companies.

Representative Anderson moved that HF3893 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee.

Representative Anderson moved the H3893A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Anderson moved the H3893A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3893:
Representative Anderson
Mr. Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association
Mr. Bob Stein, Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters
Dr. Carl Burkland, Retired Family Physician

Representative Anderson renewed the motion that HF3893, as amended, be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1609 (Smith) Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts enacted.

Representative Smith moved that HF1609 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Smith moved the A18-0622 amendment.

Representative Smith moved the A18-0699 amendment to the A18-0622 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Smith moved the A18-0622 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1609:
Representative Smith
Ms. Michelle Timmons, Uniform Law Commission
Mr. Michael Chodos, Notarize, Inc.

Representative Smith renewed the motion that HF1609, as amended, be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:08 PM.














Representative Joe Hoppe, Chair






Betsy Ritzer, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3623 (Bliss) - Lottery retailer compensation set in law.
  • HF1609 (Smith) - Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts enacted.
  • HF2899 (Howe) - Notification of statutory prohibition against payment of rebates or deductibles by residential contractors required.
  • HF3224 (Jessup) - Credit union membership, governance, and powers and duties regulated.
  • HF3833 (Schomacker) - Financial exploitation protections provided for older and vulnerable adults.
  • HF3893 (Anderson) - Price disclosure requirement provisions added for providers and health plan companies, and provider required to maintain a list of services and the provider's charge for each service.
  • HF2013 (Hamilton) - Public building accessibility requirements modified.
  • HF3284 (West) - Modular home requirements clarified.
  • HF3285 (West) - Home park closing provisions modified.
  • HF3807 (West) - Manufactured home installer fees modified.
  • HF3396 (Munson) - Health care providers and health plan companies required to provide price transparency to patients and enrollees.
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