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2019-2020 Regular Session

TWENTIETH MEETING - Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

February 28, 2019

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

JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW DIVISION COMMITTEE
MINUTES


Representative Lesch, Chair of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:45am on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
BAHR, Cal
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
GROSSELL, Matt
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LUCERO, Eric
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos


Representative Lesch began the meeting at 9:45 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Xiong moved the minutes from February 27, 2019 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 724 (Cantrell) Parentage of woman who provides donated ova clarified, and rights of spouse to parentage when assisted reproductive technology is used clarified.

Representative Considine moved A19 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Cantrell moved an oral amendment “On page 1 of the A19-0064 amendment, line 1.4, strike “ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION” and insert “ASSISTED REPRODUCTION”. THE ORAL ADMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Cantrell moved an oral amendment “On page 1 of the A19-0064 amendment, line 1.13, delete “reproductive technology” and insert “reproduction”. THE ORAL ADMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Cantrell presented HF 724 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Nikki Graf, Logan’s Law
Davis Senseman, Logan’s Law
Anne Swanson, Psychologist, Logan’s Law
Bree Murphy, Supporter

Testifiers in opposition:
Judy Cook, Association for Accessible Medicines

HF 724, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Civil Law Policy omnibus bill.

HF 4 (Lesch) Drug manufacturer or wholesale distributor prohibited from charging unconscionable prices for prescription drugs; Board of Pharmacy, commissioner of human services, and health plan companies required to notify the attorney general of certain prescription drug price increases; attorney general authorized to take action against drug manufacturers and wholesalers related to price increases; and civil penalties imposed.
Representative Lesch moved to recommend HF 4 be re-referred to the Ways and Means committee.

Representative Lesch presented HF 4 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Al Gilbert, Attorney General’s Office
James Holt, Supporter
Rose Roach, Executive Director, Minnesota Nurse’s Association

Representative Lesch renewed his recommendation to re-refer HF 4 to the Ways and Means committee.

Representative Considine requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
GROSSELL, Matt
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
LIEBLING, Tina
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay

NAYS
BAHR, Cal
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin

ABSENT
MARIANI, Carlos

There being 12 ayes and 5 nays, HF 4 was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

HF 1197 (Lesch) Electronic communication held by a service provided or third party access by a government entity prohibited except under certain procedures, data retention limits provided, remedies provided, and report required.

Representative Lesch moved HF 1197 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Data Practices omnibus bill.

Representative Lesch presented HF 1197 to the committee.


Testifiers in support:
Ben Feist, ACLU Minnesota

Testifiers in opposition:
Chief Matt Gottschalk from Corcoran
Dan Bianconi, Minnesota Sheriff’s Association
Drew Evans, Superintendent of the BCA

HF 1197 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Data Practices omnibus bill.

HF 1196 hearing was postponed.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:37 a.m.



Representative John Lesch, Chair


Latisha Townsend, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF 4 (Lesch) Price Gouging HF 724 (Cantrell) Parentage of woman who provides donated ova clarified HF 1196 (Lesch) HF1197 (Lesch) **UPDATE, as of 2 pm 2/28/19: There will be NO reconvening of the committee this evening. Instead, HF 1196 will be heard at the beginning of the hearing on Monday, March 4th, at 5 pm (or 15 minutes after session ends, if session is not over by 5 pm) in State Office Building, hearing room 10** If you'd like to testify, please email the CA, Rachel Ganani, rachel.ganani@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF724 (Cantrell) - Parentage of a woman who provides donated ova clarified, and rights of spouse to parentage when assisted reproductive technology is used clarified.
  • HF4 (Lesch) - Drug manufacturer or wholesale distributor prohibited from charging unconscionable prices for prescription drugs; Board of Pharmacy, commissioner of human services, and health plan companies required to notify the attorney general of certain prescription drug price increases; attorney general authorized to take action against drug manufacturers and wholesalers related to price increases; and civil penalties imposed.
  • HF1196 (Lesch) - Applicant and employee's personal usernames and passwords protected from access by employers, and civil enforcement provided.
  • HF1197 (Lesch) - Electronic communication held by a service provided or third party access by a government entity prohibited except under certain procedures, data retention limits provided, remedies provided, and report required.
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01:37 - HF724 (Cantrell) Parentage of woman who provides donated ova clarified, and rights of spouse to parentage when assisted reproductive technology is used clarified. 35:23 - HF4 (Lesch) Drug manufacturer or wholesale distributor prohibited from charging unconscionable prices for prescription drugs; Board of Pharmacy, commissioner of human services, and health plan companies required to notify the attorney general of certain prescription drug price increases; attorney general authorized to take action against drug manufacturers and wholesalers related to price increases; and civil penalties imposed (pending referral). 1:22:06 - HF1197 (Lesch) Electronic communication held by a service provided or third party access by a government entity prohibited except under certain procedures, data retention limits provided, remedies provided, and report required. Runs 1 hour, 51 minutes.