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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 26, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

COMMERCE & REGULATORY REFORM

MINUTES

Representative Hoppe, Chair of the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:35 pm on April 26, 2011, in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HOPPE, Joe, Chair
SANDERS, Tim, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Diane
ANDERSON, Sarah
ANZELC, Tom
ATKINS, Joe
CRAWFORD, Roger
DAUDT, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
DITTRICH, Denise
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KIEFFER, Andrea
LILLIE, Leon
LOON, Jenifer
MAZOROL, Pat
MULLERY, Joe
MURDOCK, Mark
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
SLOCUM, Linda
STENSRUD, Kirk
TILLBERRY, Tom

No members were excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Crawford move to approve the minutes for April 13, 2011. The motion prevailed.

Representative Hoppe moved HF1459.

Representative Lanning introduced HF1459.

Representative Hoppe recommended that HF1459 be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill. The motion prevailed.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF1410 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Jim Leroy, President of MN Self Insured Group Incorporated testified.

Stuart Thompson from MN Self Insured Group Incorporated testified.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion that HF1410 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. The motion prevailed.

Representative Hoppe handed the gavel to Representative Sanders at 2:51 pm.

Representative Hoppe moved HF1473 and recommended that it be passed and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Hoppe moved amendment H1473A1. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

John Reich from MN Chamber of Commerce testified.

Representative Hoppe moved amendment H1473A2. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Hoppe renewed his motion that HF1473 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Sanders returned the gavel to Representative Hoppe at 3:00 pm.

Representative Davids moved HF1303 and recommended that it be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Garofalo introduced HF1303.

Representative Atkins moved amendment H1303A1 and requested a roll-call vote.

The following members voted in favor of the motion:

ATKINS, ANZELC, DITTRICH, JOHNSON, LILLIE, MULLERY, NELSON, SLOCUM, TILLBERRY.

The following members voted against the motion:

HOPPE, SANDERS, DIANE ANDERSON, SARAH ANDERSON, CRAWFORD, DAUDT, DAVIDS, KIEFFER, LOON, MAZOROL, MURDOCK, O’DRISCOLL, STENSRUD.

There being 9 ayes and 13 nays, the motion did not prevail. The amendment was not adopted.

Representative Atkins moved amendment H1303A2 and requested a roll-call vote.

The following members voted in favor of the motion:

ATKINS, ANZELC, DITTRICH, JOHNSON, LILLIE, MULLERY, NELSON, SLOCUM, TILLBERRY.

The following members voted against the motion:

HOPPE, SANDERS, DIANE ANDERSON, SARAH ANDERSON, CRAWFORD, DAUDT, DAVIDS, KIEFFER, LOON, MAZOROL, MURDOCK, O’DRISCOLL, STENSRUD.

There being 9 ayes and 13 nays, the motion did not prevail. The amendment was not adopted.

Representative Atkins moved an oral amendment on line 2.16 inserting after the period,"The reduction in fees shall be returned directly to shareholders."

Representative Atkins requested a roll-call vote on the oral amendment.

The following members voted in favor of the motion:

ATKINS, ANZELC, DITTRICH, JOHNSON, LILLIE, MULLERY, NELSON, SLOCUM, TILLBERRY.

The following members voted against the motion:

HOPPE, SANDERS, DIANE ANDERSON, SARAH ANDERSON, CRAWFORD, DAUDT, DAVIDS, KIEFFER, LOON, MAZOROL, MURDOCK, O’DRISCOLL, STENSRUD.

There being 9 ayes and 13 nays, the motion did not prevail. The oral amendment was not adopted.


Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF1303 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

Representative Atkins requested a roll-call vote.

The following members voted against the motion.

ATKINS, ANZELC, JOHNSON, LILLIE, MULLERY, NELSON, SLOCUM, TILLBERRY.

The following members voted in favor of the motion:

HOPPE, SANDERS, DIANE ANDERSON, SARAH ANDERSON, CRAWFORD, DAUDT, DAVIDS, DITTRICH, KIEFFER, LOON, MAZOROL, MURDOCK, O’DRISCOLL, STENSRUD.

There being 14 ayes and 9 nays, the motion prevailed.

Representative Hoppe handed the gavel to Representative Sanders at 3:19.

Representative Kieffer moved HF1476 and recommended that it be passed and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Scott introduced HF1476.

Cecilia Rutelle from MN Chamber of Commerce testified.

Mark Haberman, Executive Director of MN Taxpayers Association testified.

Aaron Twait from MN Taxpayer Association testified.

Phil Raines from Associated Builders and Contractors testified.

Susan Bowman from Comstock Construction testified.

Kurt Scepaniak from Horizon Roofing testified.

Wayne Olson from MN Carelton County Engineers testified.

Bill Frank, General Manager from Steve Yaggy Specialized Truck Service testified.

Steve Yaggey from from Steve Yaggy Specialized Truck Service testified.

Representative Sanders recessed the meeting at 4:25 pm. The meeting was set to reconvene at 6:30 pm April 26, 2011.

Representative Hoppe called the meeting to order at 6:47 pm on April 26, 2011.

Harry Melander from MN Building Trades Union testified.

Lisa Jordan from University of Notre Dame testified.

Bob Swanson, President of Swanson Yungdale Contractors testified.

Bruce Pylkas from Total Mechanical Services testified.

Greg Vold from Stake Borders Construction testified.

Steven Carter from Ames Construction testified.

Chari Wilson from Local 120 testified.

John Quarnstrom from Roofing Contractors Association testified.

Randy Maluchinick, Chair of Carver County Board of Commissioners testified.

Harry Melander from MN Building Trades Union testified.

Dave Sand from Local 49 testified.

Representative Atkins moved amendment H1476A2.

Representative Atkins withdrew his motion.

Representative Atkins moved to table the bill.

Representative Atkins requested a roll-call vote on the motion.

The following members voted in favor of the motion:

ATKINS, ANZELC, DITTRICH, JOHNSON, LILLIE, MULLERY, NELSON, SLOCUM, TILLBERRY.

The following members voted against the motion:

HOPPE, SANDERS, DIANE ANDERSON, SARAH ANDERSON, CRAWFORD, DAUDT, KIEFFER, LOON, MAZOROL, MURDOCK, O’DRISCOLL, STENSRUD.

There being 9 ayes and 12 nays, the motion did not prevail.

Representative Kieffer renewed her motion that HF1476 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Atkins requested a roll-call vote on the motion.

The following members voted in favor of the motion:

HOPPE, SANDERS, DIANE ANDERSON, SARAH ANDERSON, CRAWFORD, KIEFFER, LOON, MAZOROL, MURDOCK, O’DRISCOLL, STENSRUD.
The following members voted against the motion:

ATKINS, ANZELC, DAUDT, DITTRICH, JOHNSON, LILLIE, MULLERY, NELSON, SLOCUM, TILLBERRY.

There being 11 ayes and 10 nays, the motion that HF1476 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Ways and Means Committee prevailed.

Representative Hoppe handed the gavel to Representative Sanders at 8:45 pm.

Representative Loon moved HF0441 and recommended that it be passed and re-referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Representative Loon moved amendment H0441DE2.

Ron Whitehead from Department of Public Safety testified.

Representative Loon’s motion prevailed.

Representative Sanders returned the gavel to Representative Hoppe at 8:56 pm.

Representative Loon moved amendment H0441A4. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF0441 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Representative Hoppe moved HF1422 and recommended that it be passed and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Simon introduced HF1422.

Representative Atkins moved amendment H1422A1. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Kevin McGuiness from Major League Baseball Association testified.

Representative Hoppe renewed his motion that HF1422 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF1485 and recommended that it be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment A11-0348. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

King Wilson, Executive Director of Allied Charities of MN testified.

Representative Simon moved an oral amendment to the amendment, striking section 15 on page 6. The motion prevailed. The oral amendment to the amendment was adopted.

Dan O’Gara from O’Gara’s Bar and Grill testified.

Mary Perren, from Cottage Grove Athletic Association testified.

Laurie Gleasing from Climb Theatre testified.

Gene Lindahl from Morristown American Legion testified.

John McCarthy from MN Indian Gaming Association testified.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion that HF1485 be recommended to pass as amended and re -referred to the State Government Finance Committee. The motion prevailed.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:37 pm.



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REP. JOE HOPPE, CHAIR




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Bethany Aronhalt
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1422 (Simon) - Professional athlete drug and alcohol testing provisions modified.
  • HF1410 (O'Driscoll) - Workers' compensation self-insurance groups permitted to substitute an insurance policy for a security deposit to ensure payment of claims.
  • HF1303 (Garofalo) - Revenue-based filing fee gradually adjusted beginning in fiscal year 2014.
  • HF441 (Loon) - 911 fee collection from prepaid wireless telecommunications and prepaid wireless E911 services provided.
  • HF1459 (Lanning) - Minnesota State University, Moorhead alcohol license restrictions modified.
  • HF1485 (Lanning) - New National Football League stadium provided for in Minnesota; Minnesota Stadium Authority established; and Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission abolished; local tax revenue use, electronic pull-tab games, electronic linked bingo games, and sports-themed tipboard games provided for; conditional imposition of taxes and revenue collection provided for; lawful gambling tax rates modified; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
  • HF1476 (Scott) - Prevailing wage provisions added to and modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1473 (Hoppe) - Insurance definitions modified, life insurance and title insurance reserves modified, accounts and funding agreements regulated, obsolete and conflicting provisions repealed, and conforming changes made.