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Commerce Finance and Policy

FORTY-FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Friday, March 25, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FOURTH 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 10:30AM on March 25th, 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
LUCERO, Eric
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THEIS, Tama

EXCUSED
LISLEGARD, Dave

A quorum was present.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on March 23rd, 2022. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3595 (Edelson); Cannabinoid product regulation provided, sale of cannabinoid containing products limited to individuals 21 years of age or older, cannabinoid product labeling required to contain a barcode or matrix barcode, and cannabinoid containing products that meet regulation requirements established as not controlled substances.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF3595 be re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Stephenson moved the HF3595A1 (Edelson) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF3595:
Dr. Cody Wiberg, Board of Pharmacy
Steven Brown

Public testimony:
Sue Sindt

Representative Stephenson renewed his motion that HF3595, as amended, be re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee. The clerk took the roll.

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

ABSENT
HALEY, Barb
LISLEGARD, Dave

With 16 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4031 (Lillie); Insurance suspension or modification provided.

Representative Lillie moved that HF4031 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Lillie moved the HF4031DE1 (Lillie) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF4031:
Helen Bassett, Department of Commerce
Fred Anderson, Chief Life Actuary, Department of Commerce

Representative Lillie renewed his motion that HF4031, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. The clerk took the roll.

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

NAYS
BAHR, Cal

ABSENT
LISLEGARD, Dave

With 16 AYES and 1 NAY, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3611 (Moran); Insurance; enrollee's contribution toward out-of-pocket maximum or cost sharing calculation requirements set.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF3611 be recommended re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Stephenson moved the HF3611A1 (Moran) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF3611:
Justin Nelson
Kris Manns, Board Member, Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota/Dakotas

Public testimony:
Dan Endreson, Council of Health Plans
Alex Sommer, Prime Therapeutics
Michelle Mack, PMCA

Representative Stephenson renewed his motion that HF3611, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred the Health Finance and Policy Committee. The clerk took the roll.

AYES
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
OLSON, Liz
RICHARDSON, Ruth

NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
ELKINS, Steve
HALEY, Barb
LUCERO, Eric
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
THEIS, Tama

ABSENT
LISLEGARD, Dave

With 9 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn assumed the gavel at 11:30 AM.

HF2767 (Stephenson); Distillers contract provisions modified.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF2767 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Stephenson moved the HF2767DE2 (Stephenson) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson moved the HF2767A6 (Stephenson) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the HF2767A3 (O’Driscoll) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Theis moved the HF2767A4 (Theis) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Theis moved the HF2767A7 (Theis) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson renewed his motion that HF2767, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. The clerk took the roll.

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

NAYS
RASMUSSON, Jordan

ABSENT
LISLEGARD, Dave
HALEY, Barb
LUCERO, Eric

With 14 AYES and 1 NAY, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:45AM.


_________________________________________
Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair

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Jack Dockendorf, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3595 (Edelson) - Cannabinoid product regulation provided, sale of cannabinoid containing products limited to individuals 21 years of age or older, cannabinoid product labeling required to contain a barcode or matrix barcode, additional requirements provided for edible cannabinoid products, food definition modified, and cannabinoid containing products that meet regulation requirements established as not controlled substances.
  • HF4031 (Lillie) - Life insurance policy authorization allowed for coverage that provides long-term care.
  • HF2767 (Stephenson) - Intoxicating liquor; various provisions modified regulating sale and production, various licensing provisions modified, liquor regulation advisory council established, malt beverage tax provided, direct shipments of wine provided, small brewer growler off-sale limits modified, local licenses authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF3611 (Moran) - Insurance; enrollee's contribution toward out-of-pocket maximum or cost sharing calculation requirements set.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:30 - HF3595 (Edelson) Cannabinoid product regulation provided, sale of cannabinoid containing products limited to individuals 21 years of age or older, cannabinoid product labeling required to contain a barcode or matrix barcode, and cannabinoid containing products that meet regulation requirements established as not controlled substances.
14:15 - HF4031 (Lillie) Insurance suspension or modification provided.
32:14 - HF3611 (Moran) Insurance; enrollee's contribution toward out-of-pocket maximum or cost sharing calculation requirements set.
59:51 - HF2767 (Stephenson) Omnibus Liquor bill.
Runs 1 hour, 16 minutes.


HF3595 (Edelson); Cannabinoid product regulation provided, sale of cannabinoid containing products limited to individuals 21 years of age or older, cannabinoid product labeling required to contain a barcode or matrix barcode, and cannabinoid containing products that meet regulation requirements established as not controlled substances.
Adjournment

HF4031 (Lillie); Insurance suspension or modification provided.

HF3611 (Moran); Insurance; enrollee's contribution toward out-of-pocket maximum or cost sharing calculation requirements set.

HF2767 (Stephenson); Distillers contract provisions modified (DE amendment)

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

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