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THIRTEENTH MEETING - Commerce

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair of the Commerce Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:34PM on March 1st, 2019, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
HALVERSON, Laurie, Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
CARLSON, Andrew
DEHN, Raymond
HOWARD, Michael
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
LESCH, John
MAHONEY, Tim
O’NEILL, Marion
RICHARDSON, Ruth
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama

Members excused:
STEPHENSON, Zack, Vice Chair
DAVIDS, Greg
ELKINS, Steve
GAROFALO, Pat
HALEY, Barb
KRESHA, Ron
LISLEGARD, Dave
TABKE, Brad

A quorum was not present.

HF293 (Lien)
Gambling combined net receipts rates adjusted.

Testifier in support of HF293:
Al Lund, Allied Charities of Minnesota
Amanda Jackson, Spring Lake Park Lions
Rachel Jenner, Destination Education
Tom Deegan, NE Lions
Glen Jenkins, St. Paul Fire

Representative Halverson laid over HF293.

HF356 (Lien)
Electronic paddlewheels regulated, use of symbols provided, and wagering and ticket requirement methods modified.

A quorum was present at 9:25AM.

Testifiers in support of HF356:
Al Lund, Allied Charities of Minnesota
Amanda Jackson, Spring Lake Park Lions

Testifiers in opposition of HF356:
Annette Meeks, Citizens Against Gambling Expansion (CAGE)

Representative Halverson laid over HF356.

Representative Halverson motioned HF293 to be re-referred to the Taxes Committee, and moved the HF0293-A19-0041 (Lien) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF293, as amended, to be re-referred to the Taxes Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Howard moved to approve the minutes of February 27th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF294 (Dettmer)
Gambling exemption for purchases of equipment provided.

Representative Halverson moved for HF294 to be re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

Testifiers in support of HF294:
Jim Probst
Mark Kurth, City of Lexington
Sue Aormanfin, ACM
Gerald Smith, Gambling Manager, VFW6690

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF294 to be re-referred to the Taxes Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF69 (Dettmer)
Combined net receipts tax calculation modified.

Representative Halverson moved the motion for HF69 to be re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

Testifiers in support of HF69:
Al Lund, Allied Charities of Minnesota

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF69 to be re-referred to the Taxes Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1119 (Becker-Finn)
Roseville municipal golf course liquor service allowed.

Testifiers in support of HF1119:
Pat Trudgeon, City Manager, City of Roseville

Representative Halverson moved HF1119 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

Representative Halverson renewed the motion HF1119 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

HF347 (Becker-Finn)
Single entities ownership of a cocktail room and taproom license permitted.

Testifiers in support of HF347:
Bartley Blume, Owner, Bent Brewstillery
Pat Trudgeon, City Manager, City of Roseville
Phil Lutgen, Owner, Pour Wine Bar

Testifiers in opposition of HF347:
Tony Chesak, Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA)
Elizabeth Emerson, Breakthru Beverage Minnesota
Edward Reynoso, Political Director, Teamsters 32
Joel Carlson, Minnesota Wine and Spirit Wholesalers Association

Representative Halverson moved HF347 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

HF453 (Anderson)
Off-sale alcoholic beverages sales excluded in food handler license fee.

Representative Halverson moved HF453DE1 amendment be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Halverson moved HF1462 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

HF1462 (Jurgens)
Sunday liquor sale hours modified.

Testifiers in support of HF1462:
Steve Dennis, Owner and Operator, Dennis Brothers Liquor

Representative Halverson moved HF1462 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

Representative Halverson renewed the motion HF1462 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

HF1802 (Loeffler)
Brewer off-sale license condition modified.

Representative Halverson moved HF1802 to be laid over for the liquor omnibus bill.

Testifiers in support of HF1802:
Lauren Bennet-McGinty, Executive Director, Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
Lon Larson, Vice President & Co-Owner, Castle Danger Brewing Company

Testifiers in opposition of HF1802:
Brandt Erwin, Vice President, Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association
Jennifer Schoenzeit, Zipps Liquor Store
Edward Reynoso, Political Director, Teamsters 32

Representative Halverson renewed motion for HF1802 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a liquor omnibus bill.

HF1827 (Nash)
Microdistillery requirements modified, on-sale license authorized, liquor and tasting-related services provision authorized, and money appropriated.

Representative Halverson moved for HF1827 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a liquor omnibus bill.

Testifiers in support of HF1827:
Joel Vikre, VIkre Distillery and Minnesota Distillers Guild
Janaki Fisher-Merritt, Food Farm

Testifiers in opposition of HF1827:
Elizabeth Emerson, Breakthru Beverage MN
Joel Carlson, Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association
Edward Reynoso, Political Director, Teamsters 32
Joe Bagnoli, MN Licensed Beverage Association

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF1827 to be laid over for possible inclusion in a liquor omnibus bill.

HF1815 (Murphy, O’Driscoll)
Municipal liquor store accounting adjustment provided.

Representative Halverson moved for HF1815 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF1815 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

HF1031 (Hertaus, O’Driscoll)
Temporary liquor license issuance restrictions city population requirement modified.

Representative Halverson moved for HF1031 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF1031 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

HF1826 (Elkins, Dehn)
Edina on-sale intoxicating liquor license issuance authorized.

Representative Halverson moved for HF1826 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

Testifiers in support of HF1826:
John Apitz, Restoration Hardware

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move for HF1826 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

HF1909 (Lesch, Carlson)
Wine direct shippers regulated; sales and use taxes, liquor gross receipts taxes, and excise taxes on direct shipments of wine imposed; licensing and required reports provided; data classification provided; and bootlegging prohibited.

Representative Halverson moved for HF1909 to be laid over for the possible in the liquor omnibus bill.

Testifiers in support of HF1909:
Joel Carlson, Minnesota Wine and Spirits Wholesale Association
Tony Chesaks, Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF1909 to be laid over for the possible in the liquor omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:33AM.






Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair




Aimee Vue,
Committee Legislative Assistant




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Agenda:

Bills may be taken up in any order. Gambling bills are expected to be taken up first. Gambling - Gambling bills may be laid over or re-referred HF 69 (Dettmer) HF 293 (Lien) HF 294 (Dettmer) HF 356 (Lien) Liquor - Liquor bills are expected to be laid over HF 347 (Becker-Finn) Single entities ownership of a cocktail room and taproom license permitted. HF 453 (Anderson) Off-sale alcoholic beverages sales excluded in food handler license fee. HF 1031 (Hertaus) Temporary liquor license issuance restrictions city population requirement modified. HF 1033 (Mariani) St. Paul authorized to issue off-sale intoxicating liquor license to specific hotel. HF 1119 (Becker-Finn) Roseville municipal golf course liquor service allowed. HF 1462 (Jurgens) Sunday liquor sale hours modified. HF 1802 (Loeffler) Brewer off-sale license condition modified. HF 1815 (Murphy) Municipal liquor store accounting adjustment provided. HF 1826 (Elkins) Edina on-sale intoxicating liquor license issuance authorized. HF 1827 (Nash) Microdistillery requirements modified, on-sale license authorized, liquor and tasting-related services provision authorized, and money appropriated. HF 1909 (Lesch) Wine direct shippers regulated; sales and use taxes, liquor gross receipts taxes, and excise taxes on direct shipments of wine imposed; licensing and required reports provided; data classification provided; and bootlegging prohibited. Testimony will be limited to 3 minutes.

Bills Added:
  • HF347 (Becker-Finn) - Single entities ownership of a cocktail room and taproom license permitted.
  • HF453 (Anderson) - Off-sale alcoholic beverages sales excluded in food handler license fee.
  • HF1031 (Hertaus) - Temporary liquor license issuance restrictions city population requirement modified.
  • HF1033 (Mariani) - St. Paul; authorized to issue off-sale intoxicating liquor license to specific hotel.
  • HF1119 (Becker-Finn) - Roseville; municipal golf course liquor service allowed.
  • HF1462 (Jurgens) - Sunday liquor sale hours modified.
  • HF1802 (Loeffler) - Brewer off-sale license condition modified.
  • HF69 (Dettmer) - Combined net receipts tax calculation modified.
  • HF293 (Lien) - Lawful gambling combined net receipts rates adjusted.
  • HF294 (Dettmer) - Gambling exemption for purchases of equipment provided.
  • HF356 (Lien) - Electronic paddlewheels regulated, use of symbols provided, and wagering and ticket requirement methods modified.
  • HF1826 (Elkins) - Edina; on-sale intoxicating liquor license issuance authorized.
  • HF1909 (Lesch) - Wine direct shippers regulated; sales and use taxes, liquor gross receipts taxes, and excise taxes on direct shipments of wine imposed; licensing and required reports provided; data classification provided; and bootlegging prohibited.
  • HF1827 (Nash) - Microdistillery requirements modified, on-sale license authorized, liquor and tasting-related services provision authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF1815 (Murphy) - Municipal liquor store accounting adjustment provided.
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