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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - May 11, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 on May 11, 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
ATKINS, Joe
CRAWFORD, Roger
DAUDT, Kurt
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

DAVIDS, Greg was excused. ANZELC, Tom was absent.

A quorum was present.

Representative Atkins moved HF343 and recommended that it be re-referred to the Consent Calendar.

Jim Arlt from Department of Public Safety testified.

Representative Atkins moved amendment H0343DE1. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Hoppe moved to approve the minutes for May 4, 2011. The motion prevailed.

The following people testified on behalf of HF0343:

Laura Eastman, Chief of Police in Bayport MN
Kim Holbrook from AARP
Paul Bewmaster, Race County attorney
Julie Remer
Shawn Mosh, co-founder of Scam Victims United

Representative Hoppe laid HF0343 over as amended.

Representative Daudt moved HF1637 and amendment H1637DE1.

Tess Rice from MN Bankers Association testified.

Representative Hoppe laid HF1637 over.

Representative Hilty moved HF0610 for an informational hearing.

Byron Dale testified.

Representative Hoppe laid HF0610 over.

Representative Hoppe handed the gavel to Representative Sanders at 3:44 pm.

Representative Hoppe moved HF1692.

Representative Crawford moved HF0997 and recommended that it be passed and re-referred to the Rules Committee.

Representative Crawford moved amendment H0997A4 and incorporated changes on line 2.19. Before the period after 10A, insert "or chapter 211B."

Mike Hickey from National Federation of Independent Business testified.

Gary Goldsmith, Minnesota Director of Campaign Finance Disclosure Board testified.

Jeff Smith from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency testified.

Representative Crawford renewed his motion that HF0997 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to the Rules Committee.

Bob Baas from ATT testified.

Brent Christenson from MN Telecom Alliance testified.

Rob Hammond from Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company testified.

Dan Lipshultz from Moss & Barnett testified.

Sean Simpson from T-Mobile Wireless testified.

Representative Hoppe laid HF1692 over.

The chair adjourned the meeting at 4:35 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:
  • HF1637 (Daudt) - Transaction agents required to disclose information on lenders for residential mortgage loans, and additional data required in foreclosure notices.
  • HF343 (Atkins) - Money transmitters regulated, and cooperation required in combating fraud.
  • HF997 (Westrom) - State agency civil penalty imposition regulated, and fees and expenses awarded to prevailing parties in actions involving state agencies.
  • HF610 (Hilty) - Transportation funding provided through new regulations governing checkbook money created by state-chartered banks, and penalty provided.
  • HF1692 (Hoppe) - Telecommunications regulations streamlined, and civil penalties, rate regulation, regulatory requirements, and technical provisions modified and updated.
Documents:

HF1637 and HF343 will be acted upon but not passed out of committee. HF610 is an informational hearing.