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Commerce Finance and Policy

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 March 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 March 3, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1200 (Richardson); Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.

Representative Richardson moved HF1200 be recommended to be re-referred to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Richardson moved the H1200A1 (Richardson) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1200:
Deb Fitzpatrick, Children’s Defense Fund
Toni Mangskau, family caregiver
Kate Davenport, Eureka Recycling
Julie Noren, Light Dark Landscaping
Jessica Peterson White, Content Bookstore

Public testimony:
Lauryn Schothorst, MN Chamber of Commerce
Jill Larson, MN Business Partnership
Kim Lewis, MN School Board Association
Corey Anderson, MN Association of Health Underwriters and National Association of Life Underwriters

Representative Richardson renewed the motion that HF1200, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Human Service 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.

HF1589 (Richardson); Catalytic converter sale to scrap metal dealers regulated, and criminal penalties provided.

Representative Richardson moved HF1589 be laid over pending further consideration.

The following testified on HF1589:
Geoff Ditterner, SEIU
Kurt Hallstrom, Sr. Commander Eastern District, City of Saint Paul Police Department

Public testimony:
Jeremy Estenson, Institute of Scrap Metal Recycling Industries.

The bill was laid over pending further consideration.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 PM.



Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair




Simon Brown,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1200 (Richardson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
  • HF1589 (Richardson) - Catalytic converter sale to scrap metal dealers regulated, and criminal penalties provided.
  • HF1067 (Davnie) - Checking account requirements modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:25 HF1200 (Richardson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
1:22:40 HF1589 (Richardson) Catalytic converter sale to scrap metal dealers regulated, and criminal penalties provided (pending referral).


HF 1200 (Richardson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.

HF 1589 (Richardson) - Catalytic converter sale to scrap metal dealers regulated, and criminal penalties provided. *PENDING REFERRAL*

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.

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 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 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. **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.