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EIGHTEENTH MEETING - Commerce

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair of the Commerce Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:35pm on March 13th, 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 at 2:36PM.

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

Representative Halverson moved HF453 to be re-referred to Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation to Agriculture and Food Finance Policy Division.

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF453 to Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation to Agriculture and Food Finance Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2422 (Anderson)
Bowling center on-sale liquor license issuance modified.

Representative Halverson moved HF2422 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

Testifiers in opposition of HF2422:
Joel Carlson

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF2422 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

HF2433 (Lillie)
St. Paul; Twin Cities Marathon temporary liquor license modified.

Representative Halverson moved HF2433 be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to lay over HF2433 for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

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.

Representative Lesch moved HF1909 to be re-referred to Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation to Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

Testifiers in Support:
Joel Carlson

Representative Lesch renewed the motion for HF1909 to be re-referred to Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation to Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2290 (Carlson)
On-sale liquor hours in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport security areas set by Metropolitan Airports Commission allowed.

Representative Halverson moved HF2290 to the General Register and Carlson moved H2290DE1 (Carlson) amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support of HF2290:
Mitchell Kilian, MAC

Representative Carlson moved the H2290A2 (Carlson) amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Carlson renewed the motion to move HF2290, as amended, to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2009 (Cantrell)
Health plan companies and commissioner of human services prohibited from requiring enrollees to follow metastatic cancer step therapy protocols.

Representative moved HF2009 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy Committee.

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF2009 to Health and Human Services Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF533 (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.

Representative Halverson moved HF533 to be re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy and moved the H0533A7 (Schultz) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support of HF533:
Benjamin Velzen, Assistant Attorney General, Charities Division, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
Ben Vogel, AFSCME Minnesota
Phillip Cryan, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota
Laura Sayles, Minnesota Nurses’ Association
Sarah Greenfield, TakeAction Minnesota

Testifiers in opposition of HF533:
Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF533, as amended, to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF994 (Davids)
Venture SE Minnesota Diversification revolving loan program created, and money appropriated.

Representative Davids moved HF994 to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee and Representative Haley moved the H0994A1 (Haley) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support:
Brenda Johnson, SEMLM
Ryan Nolander, Growth to Charities

Representative Davids renewed the motion to move HF994, as amended, to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mahoney moved to approve the March 12th 2019 minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Halverson recessed the committee at 4:16PM.

Representative Halverson reconvened the committee at 6:53PM.

HF3 (Liebling)
OneCare Buy-In through MNsure website established, outpatient prescription drug program established, dental administration governing provisions modified, health care governing provisions modified, and studies and reports required.

Representative Halverson moved HF3 to be re-referred to Government Operations Committee.

Testifiers in support of HF3:
Marie Zimmerman, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Diane Hanson, AARP Minnesota Advocate
Stu Lourey, Minnesota Farmers Union
Sarah Greenfield, TakeAction Minnesota
Rick Varco, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota
Chad Hope, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Testifiers in opposition of HF3:
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Richard Lett, Agents’ Coalition for Health Reform
Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Representative Halverson renewed motion to move HF3 be re-referred to Government Operation Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF551 (Liebling)
Network adequacy and provider network notification governing provisions modified, administrative penalties imposed, and network access standards based on appointment wait times for managed care and county-based purchasing plans established.

Representative Halverson moved HF551 to be re-referred to Ways and Means with a recommendation to Health and Human Services Finance Division, and moved the H0551A3 (Liebling) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support of HF551:
Tom Lehman, MN Association of County Health Plans
Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Representative Halverson renewed the motion HF551, as amended, to be re-referred to Ways and Means with a recommendation to Health and Human Services Finance Division.

Representative Halverson adjourned the meeting at 8:17PM.







Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair




Aimee Vue,
Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Liquor ***Bill removed: HF 1033 (Mariani) St. Paul; authorized to issue off-sale intoxicating liquor license to specific hotel. HF 2433 (Lillie) A bill for an act relating to liquor; modifying a temporary license for the Twin Cities Marathon; amending Laws 1999, chapter 202, section 13, as amended. (formerly posted as HF XXXX. Bill will be heard and laid over) HF 2422 (Anderson) A bill for an act relating to liquor; modifying on-sale license issuance for bowling centers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.404, subdivision 1. (formerly posted as HF XXXX. Bill will be heard and laid over) HF 453 (Anderson) Off-sale alcoholic beverages sales excluded in food handler license fee. (bill was previously heard and laid over; motion will be to re-refer to Ways & Means with a recommendation to the Agriculture Finance Division due to the fiscal cost of the bill) 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. (bill was previously heard and laid over; motion will be to re-refer to Ways & Means with a recommendation to the Public Safety Finance Division due to the fiscal cost of the bill) HF 2290 (Carlson, A.) Metropolitan airports commission (MAC) authority to set on-sale liquor hours. (pending introduction and referral) This is the vehicle for the Omnibus Liquor Bill, and the DE amendment of the language of the Omnibus Liquor Bill is posted below. Healthcare HF 2009 (Cantrell) Health plan companies and commissioner of human services prohibited from requiring enrollees to follow metastatic cancer step therapy protocols. 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. HF 551 (Liebling) Managed care and county-based purchasing plan network access standards established based on appointment wait times. (pending re-referral) HF 3 (Liebling) MinnesotaCare; human services and commerce commissioners required to seek federal waivers to permit individuals whose income is greater than the income limit to purchase coverage through a MinnesotaCare purchase option, and legislative proposal required. ***HF 1718 (Baker) was removed from the agenda because the provisions related to Commerce are being removed. Other ***Bill added: HF 994 (Davids) Venture SE Minnesota Diversification revolving loan program created, and money appropriated. ***Bills may be removed*** Bills may be taken in any order. If you would like to provide handouts, testify in person, or provide written testimony, please email BOTH the committee legislative assistant: Aimee.Vue@house.mn AND the committee administrator: Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn Please note that public testimony will be limited to no more than TWO MINUTES each. Written testimony and handouts can be included in member packets if 100 copies are delivered to 503 State Office Building by Tuesday, 3/12/19.

Bills Added:
  • HF3 (Liebling) - OneCare Buy-In through MNsure website established, outpatient prescription drug program established, dental administration governing provisions modified, health care governing provisions modified, and studies and reports required.
  • HF533 (Schultz) - Nonprofit health care entities conversion transactions review and approval required by attorney general, all net earnings of a nonprofit health maintenance organization required to be used for nonprofit purposes, moratorium on conversion transactions extended, and penalties imposed.
  • 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.
  • HF453 (Anderson) - Off-sale alcoholic beverages sales excluded in food handler license fee.
  • HF2009 (Cantrell) - Health plan companies and commissioner of human services prohibited from requiring enrollees to follow metastatic cancer step therapy protocols.
  • HF551 (Liebling) - Network adequacy and provider network notification governing provisions modified, administrative penalties imposed, and network access standards based on appointment wait times for managed care and county-based purchasing plans established.
  • HF2290 (Carlson) - Intoxicating liquor hours of sale provided, licenses authorized, and accounting adjustment provided.
  • HF994 (Davids) - Venture SE Minnesota Diversification revolving loan program created, and money appropriated.
  • HF2433 (Lillie) - St. Paul; Twin Cities Marathon temporary liquor license modified.
  • HF2422 (Anderson) - Bowling center on-sale liquor license issuance modified.
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