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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - May 04, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

COMMERCE & REGULATORY REFORM

MINUTES

Representative Sanders, Vice- Chair of the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:36 pm on May 4, 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 Sanders moved HF1493 and recommended that it be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

Tom Hanson from Distilled Spirits testified.

Dale Szyndrowski from DISCUS testified.

Ralph Strangies from MN Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association.

Chris Georgacas from Wirtz Beverage MN testified.

Representative Daudt moved the minutes from May 3, 2011 and moved an oral amendment to list Representative Kieffer and Representative Stensrud as excused. The motion prevailed.

Ward Einess from Bellboy Wine and Spirits testified.

David Gewold, President of Bellboy Wine and Spirits testified.

Quinn Cheeney from MN Wine and Spirits testified.

Tim Bevins from Tonka Bottle Shop testified.

Representative Sanders renewed his motion that HF1493 be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill. The motion prevailed.

Representative Loon moved HF1395 and recommended that it be laid over.

Representative Loon moved amendment H1395DE1. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Bob Johnson from Insurance Federation of MN testified.

Kathleen Picard from American Physical Therapy Association - MN Chapter testified.

Kevin Goodno from Minnesota Chiropractic Association testified.

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF1395 be laid over.

Representative Hoppe moved HF1394 as amended in the previous Commerce Committee.

Representative Atkins renewed his motion on amendment H1394A3.

Twila Brase from Citizens Council for Health Freedom testified.

Representative Atkins motion did not prevail. The amendment was not adopted.

Representative Hoppe renewed his motion on HF1394 as amended. The motion prevailed.

The chair adjourned the meeting at 4:25 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:
  • HF1395 (Loon) - Uninsured and underinsured coverages, medical benefits, arbitration, and marketing practices regulated; and automobile medical fraud reduced.
  • HF1493 (Cornish) - Distilled spirits primary source law created.
  • HF1394 (Hoppe) - Continuing education and prelicensing requirements, insurance coverages, nonadmitted insurers, insolvencies, adjusters, and appraisers regulated.