STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION
Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair of the Commerce Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:33 p.m. on March 4th, 2020, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
HALVERSON, Laurie, Chair
STEPHENSON, Zack, Vice Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Stephenson moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on March 3rd, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
High school raffle receipt permitted uses for school activities expanded.
Representative Halverson moved HF2974 be re-referred to the Education Policy Committee.
Representative Halverson moved A20-0689 (Brand) amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
The following testified on HF2974:
Logan Shay, Student
Representative Halverson renewed the motion that HF2974, as amended, be re-referred to the Education Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Vice Chair Stephenson assumed the gavel at 2:45 p.m.
Tobacco; flavored product sale or furnishing prohibited, selling or furnishing administrative penalties modified, persons under age 21 who sell or distribute flavored products alternative civil penalties provided, and criminal penalties provided.
The following testified on HF3032:
Laura Oliven, Tobacco Control Manager MDH
LaTrisha Vetaw, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
Pat McKone, American Lung Association
Anna Grace Hottinger, Youth Advocate
Dr. Alex Feng, University of Minnesota, HCMC, Minneapolis VA
Emily Anderson, Association for Nonsmokers Minnesota
Emily Myatt, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Josh Sindelir, Consumer Advocate
Ashley Olson, Consumer Advocate
Charlotte Hickcox, Vapor Technology Association
Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association
Tom Briant, Minnesota Wholesale Marketers Association
Ross Amundson, Amundson Company
Matt Seymour, Q Squares
Madalena Morgan, Bobby and Steve’s Auto World
Melissa Peterson, Bobby and Steve’s Auto World
Maher Safi, Midway Tobacco
Sue Sindt, Simply Vapour
Jason Kahoun, Med City Vapors
Nathan Affield, Smokless Smoking
Bennie McWilliams, E-Cig Lounge
Cap O’Rourke, Midwest Vapor Coalition
Nick Phelps, Ohm Premier Vaping
Jesse Griffith, Smokeless Smoking Inc.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:09 p.m.
Representative Zach Stephenson, Chair
Simon Brown, Committee Legislative Assistant