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Commerce Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 24, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

COMMERCE FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair of the Commerce Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 PM on March 24, 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
ELKINS, Steve
HALEY, Barb
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
LUCERO, Eric
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THEIS, Tama

Members absent:
DAVNIE, Jim

A quorum was present.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on March 23, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2364 (Kotyza-Witthuhn); Residential Internet service contracts required to be prorated.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved HF2364 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Public testimony (due to technological issues, public testimony was taken first):
Dana Bailey, Lumen

The following testified on HF2364:
Andrew Arndt

The bill was laid over.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn assumed the gavel at 3:23 PM.

SF694 (Dahms); Minnesota premium security plan administration by the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association requirement.

Representative Stephenson presented the bill.

Representative Stephenson moved SF694 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The following testified on SF694:
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Lynn Blewett, State Health Access Data Assistance Center
Dan Endreson, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Al Kruse, Land Stewardship Project
Dan Dwight, Minnesota Business Partnership
Sarah Greenfield, TakeAction
Laura Sayles, Minnesota Nurses Association

Representative Stephenson moved the S0694A6 (Stephenson) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Koegel moved the S0694A3 (Koegel) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Elkins moved the S0694A5 (Elkins) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved the S0694A4 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The bill was laid over.

Representative Stephenson assumed the gavel at 4:11 PM.

HF2036 (Haley); Commissioner of commerce evaluation of geographic rating areas required, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Haley moved HF2036 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Haley moved the H2036A1 (Haley) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF2036:
Dave and Ann Buck

The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:25 PM.



Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair




Simon Brown,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2036 (Haley) - Commissioner of commerce evaluation of geographic rating areas required, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • SF694 (Stephenson) - Minnesota premium security plan operation extended.
  • HF2364 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Residential Internet service contracts required to be prorated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:42 - HF2364 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Residential Internet service contracts required to be prorated.
22:39 - HF2036 (Haley) Commissioner of commerce evaluation of geographic rating areas required, reports required, and money appropriated.
1:11:10 - SF694 (Stephenson) Minnesota premium security plan operation extended.
Runs 1 hour, 25 minutes.



HF 2036 (Haley) - Commissioner of commerce evaluation of geographic rating areas required, reports required, and money appropriated.

HF 2364 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Residential Internet service contracts required to be prorated.

SF 694 (Stephenson) - Minnesota premium security plan operation extended.

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.

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 Thursday, March 25th, 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.