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FIFTEENTH MEETING - Commerce

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 March 6th, 2019, in Basement Hearing Room in 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
HOWARD, Michael
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
LESCH, John
LISLEGARD, Dave
MAHONEY, Tim
O’NEILL, Marion
RICHARDSON, Ruth
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TABKE, Brad
THEIS, Tama

Members excused:

HALEY, Barb
KRESHA, Ron

A quorum was not present.

A quorum was present at 2:35PM.

HF1121 (Youakim)
Underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage for motorcycles required.
Representative Dehn moved to approve the minutes of March 5th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Halverson moved HF1121 to be referred to the General Register.

Testifiers in support of HF1121:
Kathy Newcomb
Jeff Seiben, SiebenCarey
Steven Gosala
Rich Ruohonen, TSR Injury Law

Testifiers in opposition of HF1121:
Mark Koon, President, St. Croix Valley Riders

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF1121 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1378 (Liebling)

Representative Halverson moved HF1378 to be re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy Division.

Testifiers in opposition of HF1378:
Jim Groatz
Jay McLaren, Medica

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF1378A2 (O’Driscoll) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF1378A3 (O’Driscoll) amendment.

Representative O’Driscoll requested a roll call for the HF1378A3 (O’Driscoll) amendment.

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

NAYS-


ABSENT-
DAVIDS
GAROFALO
HALEY
KRESHA
LESCH

There being 15 ayes, 0 nays, and 5 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF1378A4 (O’Driscoll) amendment.

Representative O’Driscoll withdrew the HF1378A4 (O’Driscoll) amendment.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF1378A5 (O’Driscoll) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to re-refer HF1378, as amended, be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division.

Representative O’Driscoll requested a roll call for HF1378.

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

NAYS-
O’DRISCOLL
SWEDZINSKI
THEIS

ABSENT-
DAVIDS
GAROFALO
HALEY
KRESHA
LESCH
O’NEILL

There being 11 ayes, 3 nays, and 6 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:13PM.






Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair




Aimee Vue,
Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

HF 1121 (Youakim) Underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage for motorcycles required. HF 572 (Schultz) Net earnings of nonprofit health maintenance organizations requirements established. HF 1378 (Liebling) Health maintenance organizations required to be nonprofit corporations. ***Bill previously removed now placed back on agenda: HF 1576 (Cantrell) Health maintenance organizations that are corporations required to be organized as nonprofit corporations in order to operate in the state, and net earnings of nonprofit health maintenance organizations use requirements established. (Please note that HF 1378 and HF 1576 are substantially similar, and it is likely that only one will be formally moved.) ***Bill Removed: HF 533 (Schultz) Nonprofit health care entity conversion transactions review and approval by attorney general required, all net earnings of a nonprofit health maintenance organization required to be used for nonprofit purposes, and moratorium on conversion transactions extended.

Bills Added:
  • HF1121 (Youakim) - Underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage for motorcycles required.
  • HF572 (Schultz) - Health plan loss ration requirements established, and nonprofit health maintenance organizations net earnings use requirements established.
  • HF1378 (Liebling) - Health maintenance organizations required to be nonprofit corporations.
  • HF1576 (Cantrell) - Health maintenance organizations that are corporations required to be organized as nonprofit corporations in order to operate in Minnesota, and net earnings of nonprofit health maintenance organizations use requirements established.
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