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ELEVENTH MEETING - Commerce

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair of the Commerce Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:32PM on February 26th, 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 not present.

HF1501 (Davnie)
Consumer short-term and small loans interest rates regulated.

A quorum was present at 2:39PM.

Representative Stephenson moved to approve the minutes of February 20th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Halverson moved HF1501 to be re-referred to the General Register, and moved the HF1501A1 (Davnie) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of HF1501:
Carly Melin, Legislative director, Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison
Eric Howard, Exodus Lending
Missy Juliette, Exodus
Samantha Pree-Stinson, Village Financial Cooperative
Diane Standaert, Director of State Policy, Center for Responsible Lending
Ann Svennungsen, Bishop, Minneapolis Synod ELCA
Attorney General Keith Ellison


Testifying in opposition to HF1501:
Paul Cassidy, Payday America

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

Representative Stephenson chaired at 3:17PM.

HF349 (Halverson)
Electronic cigarettes included in definition of smoking for purposes of the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act, and technical and clarifying changes made.

Representative Halverson moved HF349 to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying in support of HF349:
Emily Myatt, Government Relations Director, ACS CAN MN

Testifying in opposition of HF349:
Cap O’Rourke, Minnesota Vapor Business

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Halverson chaired at 3:47PM.

HF331 (Edelson)
Tobacco; charter schools added to prohibition of tobacco in schools, tobacco sale age increased, administrative penalties increased, and alternative penalties allowed.

Representative Halverson moved HF331 to be re-referred to the Judiciary Committee and moved the HF0331A4 (Edelson) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support of HF331:
Kristen Ackert, Policy and Research Manager, Association for Nonsmokers-MN
Robert Hanson, Teacher Henry Sibley High School
Giselle Perez, High School Student, Anglos Latinos Motivated to Succeed, Henry Sibley High School
Azul Esparza, High School Student, Anglos Latinos Motivated to Succeed, Henry Sibley High School
Brittany, High School Student, Anglos Latinos Motivated to Succeed, Henry Sibley High School
LaTrisha Vetaw, Health Policy and Advocacy Manager, Northpoint Health and Wellness Center
Dr. Anne Joseph, Wexler Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Emily Anderson, Director of the Tobacco-Free Youth Recreation, Association for Nonsmokers-MN
Bryan Rause, Volunteer, ACS CAN MN
Jodi Gertken, Director of Wellness, Centra Care Health
Genevieve Plumadore, Juul Labs
Amanda Jansen, Clearway

Testifiers in opposition of HF331:
Thomas Briant, Minnesota Wholesale Marketers Association

Representative Davids moved to adopt HF0331A5 (Davids) amendment. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Kresha moved to adopt HF0331A7 (Kresha) amendment.

Representative Kresha requested a roll call vote for the HF0331A7 amendment.



AYES-
SWEDZINSKI
THEIS
KRESHA

NAYS-
HALVERSON
STEPHENSON
CARLSON
DEHN
ELKINS
GAROFALO
HOWARD
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN
LESCH
LISLEGARD
O’NEILL
RICHARDSON
TABKE

ABSENT-
O’DRISCOLL
DAVIDS
HALEY
MAHONEY

There being 3 ayes, 13 nays, and 4 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Kresha moved to adopt the HF-0331 (Kresha) amendment. THE MOTION FAILED.

Represetnative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF331 to be re-referred, as amended, to the Judiciary Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:52PM.






Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair




Aimee Vue,
Committee Legislative Assistant






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Agenda:

HF 1501 (Davnie) Consumer short-term and small loans interest rates regulated. HF 331 (Edelson) Tobacco; charter schools added to prohibition of tobacco in schools, tobacco sale age increased, administrative penalties increased, and alternative penalties allowed. HF 349 (Halverson) Electronic cigarettes included in definition of smoking for purposes of the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act, and technical and clarifying changes made. If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator: Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF1501 (Davnie) - Consumer short-term and small loan interest rates regulated.
  • HF331 (Edelson) - Tobacco; charter schools added to prohibition of tobacco in schools, tobacco sale age increased, administrative penalties increased, municipal license of tobacco provision added, and alternative penalties allowed.
  • HF349 (Halverson) - Electronic cigarettes included in definition of smoking for purposes of the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act, and technical and clarifying changes made.
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