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Commerce and Regulatory Reform

THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 13, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SEVENTH 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 2:37p.m. on March 13, 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
ANZELC, Tom
ATKINS, Joe
CRAWFORD, Roger
DAUDT, Kurt
DAVIDS, Greg
DITRICH, 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

A quorum was present.
Representative Hoppe moved HF2683 and recommended that it be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Gottwalt introduced HF2683.
Representative Hoppe moved amendment
Peter Nelson from Center of the American Experiment testified.
Twila Brase from MN Council of Citizens for Healthcare Freedom.
Representative Hoppe renewed his motion that HF2683 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Mazorol moved HF2345 and recommended that it be passed and re-referred to the General Register.
Representative Gruenhaggen moved HF2345.
Greg Dattilon, President of MN Association of Health Insurance Underwriters testified.
Jay McLaren from Medica testified.
Twila Brase from MN Council of Citizens for Healthcare Freedom testified.
Representative Mazorol renewed his motion. The motion prevailed.
Representative Hoppe moved HF2347 and recommended that it be passed and re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee.
Representative Gruenhaggen introduced HF2347.
Representative Hoppe moved amendment H2347DE1.
Representative Gruenhaggen incorporated changes to amendment H2347DE1. On line 2.30, after the word "of" insert "such premium increases under"
Representative Hoppe renewed his motion. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.
Chris Schneeman from MN Association of Health Underwriters testified.
Jay McLaren from Medica testified.
Representative Hoppe laid HF23347 over.
Representative Diane Anderson moved HF2638.
Representative Diane Anderson moved amendment H2638A1. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.
Steven McDaniel testified.
John Reich from the MN Department of Commerce testified.
Representative Diane Anderson moved an oral amendment. On line 3.29, delete the word "person" insert the word "customer." The motion prevailed. The oral amendment was adopted.
Representative Diane Anderson renewed her motion that HF2637 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the General Register.
Representative Mazorol moved that HF2705 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.
Representative Mazorol moved amendment H2705DE1. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.
Bryan Lake from the MN Bar Association testified.
John Reich from MN Department of Commerce testified.
Representative Mazorol renewed his motion that HF2705 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the General Register. The motion prevailed.
Representative Atkins moved that HF2633 be laid over for possible inclusion in the liquor omnibus bill.
Mark Wedge from MN Grape Growers Association testified.
Ken Rockler, executive director of Tavern League of MN testified.
Jim Arlt testified.
Matt Scott from MN Grape Crowers Association testified.
Representative Atkins renewed his motion. The motion prevailed.
Representative Hoppe moved HF2347 off the table.
Representative Gruenhaggen reintroduced HF2347.
Representative Hoppe renewed his motion that HF2347 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the Health and Human Services Reform Committee.
The chair adjourned the meeting at 4:28 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:
  • HF2345 (Gruenhagen) - Federally nonqualified health plan sales permitted to Minnesota residents.
  • HF2347 (Gruenhagen) - Small employer health insurance market expanded.
  • HF2349 (Gruenhagen) - Insurance agents regulated and "facilitate enrollment" defined.
  • HF2638 (Anderson) - Portable electronics insurance sale regulated.
  • HF2633 (Atkins) - Bulk wine purchase and use by farm wineries permitted.
  • HF2683 (Gottwalt) - Unified personal health premium account administration permitted.
  • HF2705 (Mazorol) - Closing agents regulated, and licensed attorneys and direct employees of licensed attorneys exempted from the licensing requirements for closing agents.

REMOVED FROM AGENDA:
HF2344 (Gruenhagen) Health-insurance-related taxes and assessments consolidated
Other bills may be added to the agenda