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Commerce Finance and Policy

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 19, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 8:30 AM on March 19, 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 17, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF832 (Kotyza-Witthuhn); Lottery prize winner name made private.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved HF832 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn renewed the motion that HF832 be recommended to 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
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
LUCERO, Eric
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THEIS, Tama

NOT VOTING
HALEY, Barb

With 17 AYES and 1 NOT VOTING, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2044 (Lippert); Nonprofit corporation established to finance and leverage private investment for clean energy, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Stephenson moved HF2044 be recommended to be referred to the Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Committee.

The following testified on HF2044:
Jeremy Kalin

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that HF2044 be recommended to be referred to the Climate and Energy 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
RICHARDSON, Ruth

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

NOT VOTING
DAVNIE, Jim

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

HF1768 (Klevorn); Continuing education sponsors and instructors regulated.

Representative Stephenson moved HF1768 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Stephenson moved the H1768DE1 (Klevorn) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1768:
John Reich
Robyn Rowen
Peter Brickwedde, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Byron Miller

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H1768A3 (O’Driscoll) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion that H1768, 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
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
HALEY, Barb
KOEGEL, Erin
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
LUCERO, Eric
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THEIS, Tama

NOT VOTING
LEE, Fue

With 17 AYES and 1 NOT VOTING, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1080 (Richardson); Nondiscrimination in access to organ transplants required, and penalties prescribed.

Representative Richardson moved HF1080 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Richardson moved the H1080A3 (Richardson) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1080:
Erica Hillyer
Amanda Collins

Representative Richardson renewed the motion that HF1080, 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
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
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

NOT VOTING
BAHR, Cal

With 17 AYES and 1 NOT VOTING, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF55 (Elkins); Mandated health benefit proposal evaluation process modified.

Representative Elkins moved HF55 be laid over for further consideration.

The following testified on HF55:
Bob Stein, Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Dan Endreson, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

The bill was laid over.

HF372 (O’Driscoll); Data service organization modified, and rulemaking authorized.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF372 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H0372A1 (O’Driscoll) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF372:
Aaron Cocking

Representative O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF372, 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
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
HALEY, Barb
KOEGEL, Erin
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
LUCERO, Eric
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THEIS, Tama

NOT VOTING
LEE, Fue

With 17 AYES and 1 NOT VOTING, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:52 AM.



Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair




Simon Brown,
Committee Legislative Assistant





More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF372 (O'Driscoll) - Data service organizations modified, and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF1080 (Richardson) - Nondiscrimination in access to organ transplants required, and remedies prescribed.
  • HF1768 (Klevorn) - Real estate appraiser continuing education requirements modified.
  • HF2044 (Lippert) - Nonprofit corporation established to finance and leverage private investment for clean energy, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF55 (Elkins) - Mandated health benefit proposal evaluation process modified.
  • HF832 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Lottery prize winner name made private.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:39 - HF832 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Lottery prize winner name made private.
04:09 - HF2044 (Lippert) Nonprofit corporation established to finance and leverage private investment for clean energy, report required, and money appropriated.
26:33 - HF1768 (Klevorn) Continuing education sponsors and instructors regulated.
47:36 - HF1080 (Richardson) Nondiscrimination in access to organ transplants required, and penalties prescribed.
1:00:31 - HF55 (Elkins) Mandated health benefit proposal evaluation process modified.
1:15:22 - HF372 (O’Driscoll) Data service organization modified, and rulemaking authorized.



HF 832 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Lottery prize winner name made private.
*No further testimony will be taken on this bill as it received a full hearing on 3/16. Debate and amendments will be limited to those arising from the discussion on the A2 amendment on Tuesday.*

HF 55 (Elkins) - Mandated health benefit proposal evaluation process modified.

HF 2044 (Lippert) - Nonprofit corporation established to finance and leverage private investment for clean energy, report required, and money appropriated. *PENDING REFERRAL*

HF 1768 (Klevorn) - Continuing education sponsors and instructors regulated.

HF 1080 (Richardson) - Nondiscrimination in access to organ transplants required, and penalties prescribed.

HF 372 (O’Driscoll) - Data service organization modified, and rulemaking authorized.


Bills 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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