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SEVENTH MEETING - Commerce

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Tim Mahoney called the meeting to order at 2:31PM on February 12th, 2019, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HALVERSON, Laurie, Chair
STEPHENSON, Zack, Vice Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVIDS, Gregory
DEHN, Raymond
ELKINS, Steve
GAROFALO, Pat
HALEY, Barb
HOWARD, Michael
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
KRESHA, Ron
LESCH, John
LISLEGARD, Dave
MAHONEY, Tim
O’NEILL, Marion
RICHARDSON, Ruth
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TABKE, Brad
THEIS, Tama

Members excused:


A quorum was present.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF476 be referred to the General Register.

HF 476 (Stephenson)
Property and casualty policy exclusion coverage regulated.

Testifiers in support of HF476
Courtney Godfrey
Joshua Tuchscherer, Attorney, Meshbesher and Spence

Testifiers opposed to HF476
Robert D. Johnson, President, Insurance Federation of Minnesota
Greg Sather, Executive Director of Professional Insurance Agents of MN

Representative Kresha moved to adopt HF0476A5 (Kresha) amendment.

Representative Kresha requested a roll call vote for the HF0476A5 amendment.

AYES-
O’DRISCOLL
DAVIDS
HALEY
KRESHA
O’NEILL
SWEDZINSKI
THEIS

NAYS-
HALVERSON
STEPHENSON
CALRSON
DEHN
ELKINS
HOWARD
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN
LESCH
MAHONEY
RICHARDSON
TABKE

ABSENT-
GAROFALO
LISLEGARD

There being 7 ayes, 12 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Kresha moved to adopt HF0476A6 (Kresha) amendment.

Representative Kresha requested a roll call vote for the HF0476A6 amendment.

AYES-
O’DRISCOLL
DAVIDS
HALEY
KRESHA
O’NEILL
SWEDZINSKI
THEIS

NAYS-
HALVERSON
STEPHENSON
CALRSON
DEHN
ELKINS
HOWARD
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN
LESCH
LISLEGARD
MAHONEY
RICHARDSON
TABKE

ABSENT-
GAROFALO

There being 7 ayes, 12 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved to adopt HF0476AA4 (O’Driscoll) amendment.

Representative O’Driscoll requested a roll call vote for the HF476A4 amendment.

AYES-
O’DRISCOLL
DAVIDS
HALEY
KRESHA
O’NEILL
SWEDZINSKI
THEIS

NAYS-
HALVERSON
STEPHENSON
CALRSON
DEHN
ELKINS
HOWARD
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN
LESCH
LISLEGARD
MAHONEY
RICHARDSON
TABKE

ABSENT-
GAROFALO

There being 7 ayes, 12 nays, and 1 absent. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Kresha moved to adopt HF0476A3 (Kresha) amendment.

Representative Kresha requested a roll call vote for the HF476A3 amendment.

AYES-
O’DRISCOLL
DAVIDS
ELKINS
HALEY
KRESHA
O’NEILL
SWEDZINSKI
THEIS

NAYS-
HALVERSON
STEPHENSON
CALRSON
DEHN
HOWARD
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN
LESCH
LISLEGARD
MAHONEY
RICHARDSON
TABKE

ABSENT-
GAROFALO


There being 8 ayes, 11 nays, and 1 absent. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Swedzinski moved to adopt the HF0476DE1 (Swedzinski) amendment.

Representative Swedzinski requested a roll call vote for the HF0476DE1 amendment.

AYES-
O’DRISCOLL
DAVIDS
ELKINS
HALEY
KRESHA
O’NEILL
SWEDZINSKI
THEIS

NAYS-
HALVERSON
STEPHENSON
CALRSON
DEHN
HOWARD
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN
LESCH
LISLEGARD
MAHONEY
RICHARDSON
TABKE

ABSENT-
GAROFALO

There being 7 ayes, 12 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF476 to be referred to the General Register.

Representative O’Driscoll requested a roll call vote on HF476.

AYES-
HALVERSON
STEPHENSON
CARLSON
DEHN
ELKINS
HOWARD
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN
LESCH
LISLEGARD
MAHONEY
RICHARDSON
TABKE

NAYS-
O’DRISCOLL
DAVIDS
HALEY
KRESHA
O’NEILL
SWEDZINSKI
THEIS

ABSENT-
GAROFALO

There being 12 ayes, 7 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Davids moved to approve the minutes of February 6th, 2019.

Representative Richardson mentioned a minor error in minutes, changing the title of Cammie LaValle from “Crhonic” to “Chronic.”

Representative Davids accepts the amendment, and moved to approve the amended minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Halverson moved that HF629 be referred to Ways and Means.

HF 629 (Halverson)
Minnesota premium security plan funding operation extended, and reporting requirements specified.

Testifiers in support of HF629
Kathryn Kmit, Director, Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Bentley Graves, Director, Health Care and Transportation Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Bob Stein, Legislative Chair, Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters
Mike Hickey, National Federation of Independent Business

Testifiers opposed to HF629
Amanda Otero, TakeAction Minnesota
James Kanne, Land Stewardship Project
Laura Sayles, Government Affairs Specialist, Minnesota Nurses Association

Representative Halverson renewed the motion that HF629 to be referred to Ways and Means.

Representative O’Driscoll requested a roll call vote for HF629.

AYES-
HALVERSON
STEPHENSON
O’DRISCOLL
CARLSON
DAVIDS
ELKINS
HALEY
HOWARD
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN
KRESHA
LISLEGARD
MAHONEY
O’NEILL
RICHARDSON
SWEDZINSKI
TABKE
THEIS

NAYS-
DEHN
LESCH

ABSENT-
GAROFALO

There being 17 ayes, 2 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILS.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:10pm.






Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair




Aimee Vue,
Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF476 (Stephenson) - Property and casualty policy exclusion coverage regulated. HF629 (Halverson) - Minnesota premium security plan funding operation extended, and reporting requirements specified. If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator: Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF476 (Stephenson) - Boat insurance; property and casualty policy exclusion coverage regulated.
  • HF629 (Halverson) - Minnesota premium security plan funding operation extended, and information required in submitted reports specified.
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