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Commerce Finance and Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 03, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 3:01 PM on March 3, 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 March 2, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1002 (Schultz); Individual health plan offered by health carriers guaranteed issuance to residents required.

Representative Stephenson moved HF1002 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Stephenson moved the H1002DE1 (Schultz) amendment.

Representative Stephenson rescinded both motions due to the absence of the bill author.

The committee recessed at 3:04 PM.

The committee reconvened at 3:07 PM.

Representative Stephenson moved HF1002 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Stephenson moved the H1002DE1 (Schultz) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1002:
Dan Endreson, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF1002, 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
OLSON, Liz
RICHARDSON, Ruth

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

NOT VOTING
HALEY, Barb
RASMUSSON, Jordan

EXCUSED
LISLEGARD, Dave

With 10 AYES, 5 NAYS, 2 NOT VOTING, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1516 (Schultz); Pharmacy and provider choice allowed relating to biological product prescription and dispensation, and report required.

Representative Stephenson moved HF1516 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

The following testified on HF1516:
David Sperl, Acute Care Pharmacy
Eric Tichy, Mayo Clinic

Public testimony:
Judy Cook, Accessible Meds
Michelle Mack, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF1516 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
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

NOT VOTING
KOEGEL, Erin

EXCUSED
LISLEGARD, Dave

With 9 AYES, 7 NAYS, 1 NOT VOTING, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF80 (Lippert); Farmer-lender mediation period extended.

Representative Stephenson moved HF80 be recommended to be referred to the Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee.

The following testified on HF80:
Mary Nell Preisler
Peter Ripka
Nancy Dahlin

Public testimony:
Mark Miedtke
Brad Bruxvoort

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF80 be recommended to be referred to the Agriculture 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
LILLIE, Leon
OLSON, Liz
RICHARDSON, Ruth

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

NOT VOTING
LEE, Fue

EXCUSED
LISLEGARD, Dave

With 10 AYES, 6 NAYS, 1 NOT VOTING, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF112 (Bernardy); Manufactured home park residents provided purchase opportunity.

Representative Stephenson moved HF112 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

The following testified on HF112:
Natividad Seefeld

Public testimony:
Mark Brunner
Michelle Carlson
Mike Schrader
Paul Eger

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF112 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
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 motion was adjourned at 4:32 PM.



Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair




Simon Brown,
Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF80 (Lippert) - Farmer-Lender Mediation Act extended, time period that creditors cannot enforce eligible debts increased, and mediation period increased.
  • HF112 (Bernardy) - Manufactured home park residents provided purchase opportunity.
  • HF1516 (Schultz) - Pharmacy and provider choice allowed relating to biological product prescription and dispensation, and report required.
  • HF1002 (Schultz) - Affordable Care Act provisions codified, guaranteed issue required of individual health plans offered by health plan companies to Minnesota residents, and unfair discriminatory practices prohibited.
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The committee convened, then recessed for a few minutes.
07:30 HF1002 (Schultz) Individual health plan offered by health carriers guaranteed issuance to residents required.
28:30 HF1516 (Schultz) Pharmacy and provider choice allowed relating to biological product prescription and dispensation, and report required.
47:30 HF80 (Lippert) Farmer-lender mediation period extended.
1:16:00 HF112 (Bernardy) Manufactured home park residents provided purchase opportunity.





HF 80 (Lippert) -Farmer-lender mediation period extended.

HF 112 (Bernardy) - Manufactured home park residents provided purchase opportunity.

HF 1002 (Schultz) - Individual health plan offered by health carriers guaranteed issuance to residents required.

HF 1516 (Schultz) - Pharmacy and provider choice allowed relating to biological product prescription and dispensation, and report required.

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 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 4th, 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. **To have materials included in the members’ digital folders and posted online before committee, they must be submitted by 2:00 pm the day of the hearing.