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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 07, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH 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 6:15 p.m. on March 7, 2012, 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
KIEFFER, Andrea
LILLIE, Leon
LOON, Jenifer
MAZOROL, Pat
MULLERY, Joe
MURDOCK, Mark
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
STENSRUD, Kirk
SLOCUM, Linda
TILLBERRY, Tom

ANZELC, Tom; JOHNSON, Sheldon; DAVIDS, Greg were excused

A quorum was present.

Representative Diane Anderson moved HF2251 and recommended that it be passed and re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.
Lin Nelson from Blue Cross/Blue Shield testified.
Representative Diane Anderson renewed her motion. The motion prevailed.
Representative Mullery moved to approve the minutes for February 29, 2012 and March 6, 2012. The motion prevailed.

Representative Sanders moved HF2500 and recommended that it be passed and re-referred to the General Register.

Wesley Young testified.

Doug Franzen from American Financial Credit Counsel testified.

Ron Elwood from MN Legal Aid testified.

Representative Sanders renewed his motion that HF2500 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. The motion prevailed.

Representative Mazorol moved that HF2569 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Mazorol moved amendment H2569DE1. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Ron Elwood from MN Legal Aid testified.

Doug Franzen from ASCC testified.

Representative Mazorol renewed his motion that HF2569 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the General Register. The motion prevailed.

Representative Kieffer moved HF2459 for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

Representative Kieffer moved amendment H2459A3. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Kieffer moved amendment H2459A2. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Jennifer Chou from Angel Share Wine Partners testified.

Joe Bagnoli testified.

Jim Arlt testified.

The Chair laid HF2459 over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

Representative Hoppe moved HF2432 for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.

Joe Bagnoli tesitifed.

Tom Agnus testified.

Jennifer Schoenzeit testified.

Jason Alvey testified.

The Chair laid HF2432 over.

The chair adjourned the meeting at 7:19 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:
  • HF2500 (Sanders) - Debt settlement services agreements laws changed.
  • HF2459 (Kieffer) - Wine educator licensure created.
  • HF2432 (Hoppe) - Liquor off-sale license for growlers authorized.
  • HF2569 (Mazorol) - Debt management and settlement exemption for attorneys at law clarified.
  • HF2251 (Anderson) - Health maintenance organizations regulatory authority shifted from the commissioner of health to the commissioner of commerce.


HF2459 and HF2432 will be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus liquor bill