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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

NINETEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 27, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 2:36 pm on April 27, 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 Johnson moved to approve the minutes for April 26, 2011. The motion prevailed.

Representative Mazorol moved HF1530 and recommended that it be passed and re-referred to the General Register.

Ron Blitenthal, Vice President and Governmental Affairs Counsel Old Republic National Title Insurance Company testified.

Representative Mazorol renewed his motion that HF1530 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. The motion prevailed.

Representative Mazorol moved HF0730 and recommended that it be passed and re-referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Bob Johnson from the Insurance Federation of MN testified.

Joel Carlson from the MN Association for Justice testified.

Representative Atkins moved an oral amendment. After line 2.27 insert "(g) Paragraph D only applies to individuals who knowingly fail to pay their auto insurance premiums."

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

The following members voted in favor of the motion:

SANDERS, ATKINS, ANCELC, DITTRICH, JOHNSON, LILLIE, MULLERY, NELSON, O’DRISCOLL, SLOCUM, TILLBERRY.

The following members voted against the motion:

HOPPE, DIANE ANDERSON, SARAH ANDERSON, CRAWFORD, DAUDT, DAVIDS, KIEFFER, LOON, MAZOROL, MURDOCK, STENSRUD.

There being 11 ayes and 11 nays. The motion did not prevail. The amendment was not adopted.

Representative Mazorol renewed his motion that HF0730 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Public Safety Committee.

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

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.

The following members voted against the motion:

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

Representative Hoppe adjourned the meeting at 4:09 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:
  • HF730 (Mazorol) - Fairness for Responsible Drivers Act established, remedies of uninsured motorists limited, and amount of criminal fines increased.
  • HF894 (Mazorol) - Noneconomic detriment damages limitation modified.
  • HF1395 (Loon) - Uninsured and underinsured coverages, medical benefits, arbitration, and marketing practices regulated; and automobile medical fraud reduced.
  • HF1326 (Atkins) - Microdistillery and brewer taproom licenses provided for; temporary and on-sale municipal licenses authorized; technical, clarifying, and other changes made to license provisions; on-sale and off-sales licenses authorized by White Bear Township; off-sale licenses authorized by the City of Rochester; and legislative review of community baseball alcohol issues provided.
  • HF1530 (Mazorol) - Title insurers statutory premium reserves regulated.
  • HF371 (Hoppe) - Local government employees required to approve participation in or withdrawal from the public employees insurance program.
  • HF834 (Hoppe) - Public employee insurance program administrated by Minnesota Management and Budget for local government employees changes made, and program required to pay taxes and assessments on the same basis as private sector health insurers.
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