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Commerce Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 17, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 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
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 March 17, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF669 (Morrison); Timely provider credentialing by health plan company requirements established.

Representative Stephenson moved HF669 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

The following testified on HF669:
Brenda Reinhardt, Minnesota Medical Group Management Association

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF669 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
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
THEIS, Tama

EXCUSED
LISLEGARD, Dave
RICHARDSON, Ruth

With 16 AYES and 2 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1165 (Wazlawik); Biodegradable or compostable item labeling requirements modified.

Representative Stephenson moved HF1165 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Stephenson moved the H1165A2 (Wazlawik) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF1165, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. The clerk took the roll.

AYES
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
OLSON, Liz

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

NOT VOTING
CARLSON, Andrew

EXCUSED
LISLEGARD, Dave
RICHARDSON, Ruth

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

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn assumed the gavel at 3:19 PM.

HF1667 (Stephenson); Financial services inclusion funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Stephenson moved HF1667 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The following testified on HF1667:
Anne LeLand Clark

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF1667 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. The clerk took the roll.

AYES
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
HALEY, Barb
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
THEIS, Tama

NAYS
BAHR, Cal
LUCERO, Eric

NOT VOTING
LISLEGARD, Dave

EXCUSED
RICHARDSON, Ruth

With 14 AYES, 2 NAYS, 1 NOT VOTING, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2024 (Stephenson); Department of Commerce various governing provisions modified, technical changes made, and report required.

Representative Stephenson moved HF2024 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

The following testified on HF2024:
Commissioner Grace Arnold, Department of Commerce

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF2024 be placed on the General Register. The clerk took the roll.

AYES
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

NOT VOTING
THEIS, Tama

EXCUSED
RICHARDSON, Ruth

With 16 AYES, 1 NOT VOTING, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Stephenson assumed the gavel at 3:47 PM.

The committee was recessed at 3:48 PM due to the absence of the bill author.

The committee reconvened at 4:01 PM.

A quorum was present.

HF1433 (Frederick); Biofuels education and marketing program provided, biofuel education and promotion council established, compatibility standard compliance required, minimum biofuel standard modified, technical changes made, and reports required.

Representative Stephenson moved HF1433 be recommended to be referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF1433 be recommended to be referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee. The clerk took the roll.

AYES
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
CARLSON, Andrew
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
DAVNIE, Jim
RICHARDSON, Ruth

With 9 AYES, 7 NAYS, and 2 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee was adjourned at 4:07 PM.



Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair




Simon Brown,
Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF669 (Morrison) - Timely provider credentialing by health plan company requirements established.
  • HF1165 (Wazlawik) - Biodegradable or compostable item labeling requirements modified.
  • HF1667 (Stephenson) - Financial services inclusion funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2024 (Stephenson) - Department of Commerce; various governing provisions modified, technical changes made, working group established, and report required.
  • HF1433 (Frederick) - Compatibility standard compliance required, minimum ethanol standard modified, technical changes made, and rulemaking required.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:12 - HF669 (Morrison) Timely provider credentialing by health plan company requirements established.
13:13 - HF1165 (Wazlawik) Biodegradable or compostable item labeling requirements modified.
18:34 - HF1667 (Stephenson) Financial services inclusion funding provided, and money appropriated.
41:45 - HF2024 (Stephenson) Department of Commerce various governing provisions modified, technical changes made, and report required.
The committee recessed.
Runs 48 minutes.



HF 1165 (Wazlawik) -Biodegradable or compostable item labeling requirements modified.

HF 1433 (Frederick) - Biofuels education and marketing program provided, biofuel education and promotion council established, compatibility standard compliance required, minimum biofuel standard modified, technical changes made, and reports required.

HF 669 (Morrison) - Timely provider credentialing by health plan company requirements established.

HF 2024 (Stephenson) - Department of Commerce various governing provisions modified, technical changes made, and report required.

HF 1667 (Stephenson) - Financial services inclusion funding provided, and money appropriated.


Bills may be added or removed at the Chair’s discretion. Items may be taken up in any order.

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