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Commerce Finance and Policy

NINTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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 9, 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 3, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Overview of individual and small group health insurance markets by Commissioner Grace Arnold, Department of Commerce.

HF11 (Schultz); Public option created, MinnesotaCare eligibility expanded, enrollee premiums modified, and implementation plan and recommendations required for an alternative delivery and payment system.

Representative Stephenson moved HF11 be recommended to be re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Stephenson moved the A0011A8 (Schultz) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF11:

Cindy VanDerPol, Minnesota Farmer’s Union
Theresa Dorsey Meis, Small Business Owner
Carolina Perdomo, COPAL
Dan Dwight, Minnesota Business Partnership
Ryan Batalden, Farmer
Dan Endreson, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Angela Schwesndel, Owner -Moon Palace Books

Representative O’Driscoll moved the A0011A12 (O’Driscoll) amendment and requested a roll call vote.

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

NAYS
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

NOT VOTING
BAHR, Cal

With a vote of 6 AYES, 11 NAYS, and 1 NOT VOTING, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Haley moved the A0011A10 (Haley) amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Haley moved the A0011A11 (Haley) amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Rasmusson moved the A0011A15 (Rasmusson) amendment and requested a roll call vote.

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

NAYS
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

With a vote of 7 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF11, as amended, be recommended to be re-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 a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF330 (Davids); Catalytic converter purchase requirements established.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved the H0330A1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF330:
Lance Klatt, Minnesota Service Station and Convenience Store Association
Brad Wise, Police Chief, Coon Rapids

HF330, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 PM.



Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair




Simon Brown,
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF11 (Schultz) - Public option created, MinnesotaCare eligibility expanded, enrollee premiums modified, and implementation plan and recommendations required for an alternative delivery and payment system.
  • HF330 (Davids) - Catalytic converter purchase requirements established.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:56 - Individual market overview: Department of Commerce.
17:15 - HF11 (Schultz) Public option created, MinnesotaCare eligibility expanded, enrollee premiums modified, and implementation plan and recommendations required for an alternative delivery and payment system.
1:12:12 - HF330 (Davids) Catalytic converter purchase requirements established.


Dept. of Commerce - Individual Market Overview
Testifiers:
-Commissioner Grace Arnold

HF 11 (Schultz) -MinnesotaCare eligibility expanded and public option established, enrollee premiums modified, affordability definition modified for families, and alternative delivery and payment system implementation plan and recommendations required.
A8 Amendment (Schultz)
A12 Amendment (O'Driscoll)
A10 Amendment (Haley)
A11 Amendment (Haley)
A15 Amendment (Rasmusson)

HF 330 (Davids) - Catalytic converter purchase requirements established.
A1 Amendment (Kotyza-Witthuhn)

Items may be added at the Chair’s discretion.

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, please email the Committee Administrator no later than 4:00 pm on Wednesday, February 10th, 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.