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Commerce Finance and Policy

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 26, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 10:30 AM on February 26, 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
THEIS, Tama

Members excused:
RICHARDSON, Ruth

A quorum was present.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on February 24, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn assumed the gavel at 10:32 AM.

HF844 (Stephenson); Price gouging prohibited, and penalties prescribed.

Representative Stephenson moved HF844 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Stephenson moved the H0844A4 (Stephenson) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF844:
Attorney General Keith Ellison
Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association
Jamie Pfuhl, Minnesota Grocers Association

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF844, 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
CARLSON, Andrew
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
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve

EXCUSED
RICHARDSON, Ruth

With 8 AYES, 7 NAYS, 2 NOT VOTING, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Stephenson assumed the gavel at 11:18 AM.

HF1412 (Morrison); Health care service and consultation telehealth coverage modified.

Representative Stephenson moved HF1412 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Stephenson moved the H1412A1 (Morrison) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1412:
Dr. Kim Tjaden
Dr. Sarah Manney
Serenity Behuniak
Dr. Trisha Stark, Minnesota Psychological Association Legislative
Dan Endreson, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Jessica Young, Medical Alley

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF1412, 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
BAHR, Cal
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
OLSON, Liz

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

EXCUSED
RICHARDSON, Ruth

With 11 AYES, 6 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF269 (Morrison); Psychology interjurisdictional compact created, and money appropriated.

Representative Stephenson moved HF269 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Stephenson moved the H0296A6 (Morrison) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson moved the H0296A5 (Morrison) amendment.

The following testified on the A5 amendment:
Joel Carlson, Minnesota Association for Justice

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF296:
Dr. Trisha Stark, Minnesota Psychological Association Legislative Committee

Representative Stephenson amended his motion that HF296, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register to a recommendation that HF296, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. The clerk took the roll.

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

NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
PFARR, Brian
THEIS, Tama

NOT VOTING
LUCERO, Eric

EXCUSED
RICHARDSON, Ruth

With 13 AYES, 3 NAYS, 1 NOT VOTING, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Representative Koegel moved HF648 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Koegel moved the H0648DE5 (Koegel) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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

Representative Koegel renewed the motion that HF648, 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

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

EXCUSED
RICHARDSON, Ruth

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

The meeting was adjourned at 12:02PM.




Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair




Simon Brown,
Committee Legislative Assistant





More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF269 (Morrison) - Psychology interjurisdictional compact created.
  • HF844 (Stephenson) - Price gouging prohibited, and penalties prescribed.
  • HF1412 (Morrison) - Health care service and consultation telehealth coverage modified.
  • HF1292 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Unsafe consumer product enforcement mechanism provided.
  • HF648 (Koegel) - Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.
House TV Video:
View Archive

2:38 HF844 (Stephenson) Price gouging prohibited, and penalties prescribed.
48:14 HF1412 (Morrison) Health care service and consultation telehealth coverage modified.
- Testimony, discussion and amendments will be limited to Sections 1, 3 and 13 of the bill as it pertains to the committee's jurisdiction.
1:20:20 HF269 (Morrison) Psychology interjurisdictional compact created, and money appropriated.
1:27:28 HF648 (Koegel) Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.


HF 844 (Stephenson) -Price gouging prohibited, and penalties prescribed.

HF 1292 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Unsafe consumer product enforcement mechanism provided.

HF 269 (Morrison) - Psychology interjurisdictional compact created, and money appropriated.

HF 1412 (Morrison) - Health care service and consultation telehealth coverage modified.
*NOTE*: Testimony, discussion, and amendments will be limited to Sections 1, 3, and 13 of the bill as it pertains to the committee's jurisdcition.*

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

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, please email the Committee Administrator no later than 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 27th, 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.