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Commerce Finance and Policy

ELEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH 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 16, 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 10, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 801 (Morrison); Prescription drug affordability board and prescription drug affordability advisory council established, description drug cost reviews and remedies provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Stephenson moved HF801 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

The following testified on HF801:

Attorney General Keith Ellison
Bob Miller, National MS Society
Jessica Intermill, AARP
Ramae Hamrin, Patient
Phil Pollis, Patient
Peter Fjelstad, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America

Representative Stephenson moved the H0801A1 (Morrison) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF801, as amended, 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
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
OLSON, Liz
RICHARDSON, Ruth

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

With 11 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF401 (Hansen); Law enforcement employee salary increase provided and technical change made, and money appropriated.

Representative Stephenson moved HF401 be recommended to be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee.

The following testified on HF401:

Steve Kritzeck, Commerce Fraud Agents Association
Michael Marbon, Commerce Fraud Bureau Director, Dept. of Commerce

Representative Theis moved the H0401A2 (Theis) amendment.

Representative Theis withdrew the H0401A2 (Theis) amendment.

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF401 be recommended to be re-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
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
HALEY, Barb
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
THEIS, Tama

NAYS
BAHR, Cal
LUCERO, Eric

NOT VOTING
RICHARDSON, Ruth

With 15 AYES, 2 NAYS, and 1 NOT VOTING, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF897 (Huot); Gambling Control Board membership requirements modified.

Representative Stephenson moved HF897 be recommended to be referred to the State Government Finance and Elections Committee.

The following testified on HF897:
Matt Gettman, Gambling Control Board

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF897 be recommended to be referred to the State Government Finance and Elections 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
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THEIS, Tama

With 18 AYES, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1067 (Davnie); Checking account requirements modified

The following testified on HF1067:
Ryan Smith, Minnesota Credit Union Network

HF1067 was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:29 PM.



Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair




Simon Brown,
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF401 (Hansen) - Law enforcement employee salary increase provided and technical change made, and money appropriated.
  • HF801 (Morrison) - Prescription drug affordability board and prescription drug affordability advisory council established, prescription drug cost reviews and remedies provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF897 (Huot) - Gambling Control Board membership requirements modified, and debit or credit card use permitted for raffle purchases.
  • HF1067 (Davnie) - Checking account requirements modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:07 - HF801 (Morrison) Prescription drug affordability board and prescription drug affordability advisory council established, description drug cost reviews and remedies provided, report required, and money appropriated.
52:06 - HF401 (Hansen) Law enforcement employee salary increase provided and technical change made, and money appropriated (pending referral).
1:16:54 - HF897 (Huot) Gambling Control Board membership requirements modified.
1:21:25 - HF1067 (Davnie) Checking account requirements modified.



Budget Presentation
Department of Commerce
House Fiscal Analyst, Solveig Beckel

HF 401 (Hansen) -Law enforcement employee salary increase provided and technical change made, and money appropriated. *pending referral*

HF 801 (Morrison) - Prescription drug affordability board and prescription drug affordability advisory council established, description drug cost reviews and remedies provided, report required, and money appropriated.

HF 897 (Huot) - Gambling Control Board membership requirements modified.

HF 1067 (Davnie) - Checking account requirements modified.



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.

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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, please email the Committee Administrator no later than 4:00 pm on Wednesday, February 17th, 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.