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Commerce Finance and Policy

TENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 10, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

COMMERCE FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair of the Commerce Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 PM on February 10, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

Members present:
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
HALEY, Barb
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
LUCERO, Eric
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THEIS, Tama

A quorum was present.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on February 9, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF109 (Noor); Automatic sprinkler system installation required in existing high-rise buildings, and rulemaking authorized.

Representative Stephenson moved HF109 be recommended to be referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee.

The following testified on HF109:

Tom Brace, National Fire Sprinkler Association.
George Sherman, Sherman Associates
David Ybarra, MN Pipe Trades Association
Aaron Cocking, Insurance Federation of Minnesota

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF109 be recommended to be referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee. The clerk took the roll.

AYES
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
OLSON, Liz

NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
HALEY, Barb
LUCERO, Eric
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
THEIS, Tama

NOT VOTING
RICHARDSON, Ruth

With 10 AYES, 7 NAYS, and 1 NOT VOTING, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF448 (Acomb); Prescription drug definition modified for state antikickback provision purposes.

Representative Stephenson moved HF448 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF448 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee. The clerk took the roll.

AYES
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
HALEY, Barb
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
LUCERO, Eric
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
THEIS, Tama

NOT VOTING
RICHARDSON, Ruth

With 17 AYES and 1 NOT VOTING, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF652 (Koegel); Life insurers prohibited from using opiate antagonist prescription when making life insurance policy determinations.

Representative Koegel moved HF652 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Koegel moved the H0652DE1 (Koegel) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF652:
Robyn Rowen, Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Association

Representative Koegel renewed the motion that HF652, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. The clerk took the roll.
AYES
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
HALEY, Barb
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
LUCERO, Eric
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
THEIS, Tama

NOT VOTING
RICHARDSON, Ruth

With 17 AYES and 1 NOT VOTING, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF648 (Koegel); Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.

Representative Koegel moved the H0648DE1 (Koegel) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF648:
Dan Endreson, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

HF648, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:52 PM.


Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair




Simon Brown,
Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF109 (Noor) - Automatic sprinkler system installation required in existing high-rise buildings, and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF448 (Acomb) - Prescription drug definition modified for state antikickback provision purposes.
  • HF648 (Koegel) - Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.
  • HF652 (Koegel) - Life insurers prohibited from using opiate antagonist prescription when making life insurance policy determinations.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:13 HF109 (Noor) Automatic sprinkler system installation required in existing high-rise buildings, and rulemaking authorized.
38:06 HF448 (Acomb) Prescription drug definition modified for state antikickback provision purposes.
41:47 HF648 (Koegel) Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.
47:12 HF652 (Koegel) Life insurers prohibited from using opiate antagonist prescription when making life insurance policy determinations.


HF 109 (Noor) -Automatic sprinkler system installation required in existing high-rise buildings, and rulemaking authorized.

HF 448 (Acomb) -Prescription drug definition modified for state antikickback provision purposes.

HF 648 (Koegel) -Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.

HF 652 (Koegel) - Life insurers prohibited from using opiate antagonist prescription when making life insurance policy determinations.

Items may be added or removed at the Chair’s discretion. Items may be taken up in any order.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

*NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. PLEASE DO NOT contact Jenny regarding agenda items, testimony, or the substance of the hearing.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Any meeting documents will be posted on the House Commerce committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92003

To submit written testimony to be included in the official record (preferred), please email the Committee Administrator no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 11th, at adeline.miller@house.mn. To request to testify orally, please email the Committee Administrator as soon as possible (no less than 24 hours ahead of time preferred) at adeline.miller@house.mn.