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Commerce Finance and Policy

TWELFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 17, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 17, 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
LUCERO, Eric
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THEIS, Tama

Members excused:
LISLEGARD, Dave

A quorum was present.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on February 16, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF600 (Winkler); Cannabis Management Board and advisory councils established; use and sale reports required; adult use and possession limited and legalized; business licensing, inspection, and regulation provided; testing and labeling of products required; advertisement limited; adult-use sale taxed; grant and loan programs established; data classified; and money appropriated.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF600 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans, and Military Affairs Finance and Policy.

Representative Stephenson moved the H0600A3 (Winkler) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF600:
Leili Fatehi, Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation
Justin Carter
Jessica Hauser
Stefan Egan

Public Testimony:
Maren Schroeder, Sensible Change Minnesota
Kim Bemis, Smart Approaches to Marijuana Minnesota
Dasheeda Dawson
Ryan Hamilton, Minnesota Catholic Conference
Marcus Harcus
Julie Engle
Carol Moss
Angela L'Esperance, Ms. Jane Accounting
Jeremy Sankey, Minnesota Veterans For Cannabis
Anthony Newby, Cultivated CBD
Aaron Peterson

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H0600A2 (O’Driscoll) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF600, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans, and Military Affairs Finance and Policy. 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
OLSON, Liz
RICHARDSON, Ruth

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

EXCUSED
LISLEGARD, Dave

With 10 AYES, 7 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:29 PM.



Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair




Simon Brown,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF600 (Winkler) - Omnibus cannabis bill.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:08 - HF600 (Winkler) Cannabis Management Board and advisory councils established; use and sale reports required; adult use and possession limited and legalized; business licensing, inspection, and regulation provided; testing and labeling of products required; advertisement limited; adult-use sale taxed; grant and loan programs established; data classified; and money appropriated.

Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes


HF 600 (Winkler) -Cannabis Management Board and advisory councils established; use and sale reports required; adult use and possession limited and legalized; business licensing, inspection, and regulation provided; testing and labeling of products required; advertisement limited; adult-use sale taxed; grant and loan programs established; data classified; and money appropriated.

**PLEASE NOTE: Testimony, amendments, and discussion will be limited to provisions of the bill within the jurisdiction of the Commerce Committee. The provisions are as follows:

Article 1
Section 1 – definitions
Secs. 2 and 3 – establishing the Board and Advisory Council
Secs. 4 to 6 – specific duties of the Board
Sec. 7 – duties in relation to environmental standards
Sec. 8 – lawful use and penalties
Secs. 9 to 36 – licensing and operation of adult use market Secs. 37 to 50 – medical cannabis program
Sec. 51 – testing
Secs. 52 to 54 – packaging/labeling/advertisement
Secs. 55 and 56 – social equity applicants and community renewal grants
Sec. 58 – lawful activities
Sec. 59 – civil “dramshop” actions

Article 4
All sections – various grants

Article 7
Sec. 1 – cannabis business data
Sec. 2
Sec. 6-18
Secs. 23 to 25 – transfer of medical program and task force

Article 9
Sec. 1, sub. 1 – appropriation for Board
Sec. 1, sub. 7 – appropriation for Dept. of Commerce

Testimony to the bill, from the author and the public, will be limited to the first 45 minutes of the hearing.


To request to testify, please email the Committee Administrator at adeline.miller@house.mn as soon as possible. To submit written testimony to be included in the official record, please email the Committee Administrator no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 18th, at adeline.miller@house.mn.

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