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Commerce Finance and Policy

THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, February 9, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

COMMERCE FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair of the Commerce Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 PM on February 9th, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

Members present:

STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
HALEY, Barb
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
LUCERO, Eric
PFARR, Brian
OLSON, Liz
RASMUSSON, Jordan
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THEIS, Tama

A quorum was present.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on February 8th, 2022. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF633 (Bierman); Individual and small group health plan offerings required to include predeductible, flat co-pay on prescription drug option.

The following testified on HF633:
Dana Bacon, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Galen Benshoof, Director, Insurance Division, Department of Commerce
Peter Brickwedde, Asst. Commissioner, Department of Commerce

HF2915 (Poston); Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required.

The following testified on HF2915:
Karl Nelsen, Board of Directors President, National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias
Molly Gonisor, Parent of ectodermal dysplasia patient

HF56 (Elkins); Lymphedema compression treatment item coverage required.

The following testified on HF56:
Kathi Wright (add title and org)

Presentation from Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, on health insurance and mandated coverage.

Presentation from Mark Hastie, Non-Depository Director, Department of Commerce, on the implementation of the Student Loan Borrowers Bill of Rights.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn assumed the gavel at 4:18 PM.

HF3063 (Stephenson); Student loan advocate established.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF3063 be laid over.

Representative Stephenson moved the HF3063A1 (Stephenson) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF3063:
Ryan Fiereck, EdMN

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF3063 be laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:29 PM.



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Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair

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Jack Dockendorf, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF56 (Elkins) - Lymphedema compression treatment item coverage required.
  • HF633 (Bierman) - Individual and small group health plan offerings required to include predeductible, flat co-pay on prescription drug option.
  • HF2915 (Poston) - Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required.
  • HF3063 (Stephenson) - Student loan advocate establised.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:11 - Implementation of the mandated health benefits review.
- Department of Commerce.
12:41 - HF633 (Bierman) Individual and small group health plan offerings required to include predeductible, flat co-pay on prescription drug option (informational hearing only).
31:15 - HF2915 (Poston) Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required (informational hearing only).
55:45 - HF56 (Elkins) Lymphedema compression treatment item coverage required (informational hearing only).
(The Zoom feed intermittently failed for about two minutes beginning at 1:05:55 ).
1:10:08 - Implementation of the student loan borrowers bill of rights.
- Department of Commerce.
1:17:52 - HF3063 (Stephenson) Student loan advocate established.
Runs 1 hour, 28 minutes.


Presentation from the Department of Commerce on implementation of the mandated health benefits review

HF2915 (Poston)*; Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required.

HF633 (Bierman)*; Individual and small group health plan offerings required to include predeductible, flat co-pay on prescription drug option.

HF56 (Elkins)*; Lymphedema compression treatment item coverage required.

Presentation from the Department of Commerce on implementation of the student loan borrowers bill of rights

HF3063 (Stephenson); Student loan advocate established.


*Informational hearing

Items may be taken up in any order, items may be added or removed at the Chairs' discretion.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

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