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Commerce Finance and Policy

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2023-2024 Regular Session - Monday, February 27, 2023

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-THIRD SESSION

COMMERCE FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Stephenson, Chair of the Commerce Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:00PM on February 27, 2023 in Room 10 of the State Office Building. It was broadcast via House Public Information Services.

Members Present:
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice-Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BIERMAN, Robert
CHA, Ethan
DAUDT, Kurt
DOTSETH, Jeff
FREIBERG, Mike
KLEVORN, Ginny
KOEGEL, Erin
KRAFT, Larry
LIEBLING, Tina
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
NISKA, Harry
PERRYMAN, Bernie
PFARR, Brian
TABKE, Brad

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Kotyza-Witthuhn moved approval of the minutes from February 20, 2023. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1677 (Kraft); Insurance; network adequacy provided, and report required.

Representative Kraft moved that HF1677 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Kraft moved the H1677A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kraft presented HF1677, as amended.

The following testified on HF1677, as amended:
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota (NAMI)
Dan Endreson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Representative Kraft renewed the motion that HF1677 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1989 (Moller); Ticket sale disclosures required.

Vice Chair Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that HF1989 be recommended to be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Chair Stephenson moved the H1989DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Moller presented HF1989, as amended.

The following testified on HF1989, as amended:
Mark Hughes

Chair Stephenson renewed the motion that HF1989 be recommended to be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Kotyza-Witthuhn assumed the gavel at 1:36PM.

HF2000 (Stephenson); Sports betting authorized and provided, licenses established, local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, amateur sports grants provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

Chair Stephenson moved that HF2000 be recommended to be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Chair Stephenson presented HF2000.

The following testified on HF2000:
Andy Platto, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Gaming Association
David Prestwood, Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, DraftKings
Jake Grassel, Executive Director, Citizens Against Gambling Expansion
Leah Patton, Executive Director, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
Randy Sampson, CEO and Chairman, Canterbury Park
Tracie Wilson, CFO, Running Aces Harness Park

Representative O’Driscoll requested a roll call vote on HF2000.

Chair Stephenson renewed the motion that HF2000 be recommended to be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee. The committee legislative assistant took the roll.

AYES
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice-Chair
BIERMAN, Robert
CHA, Ethan
FREIBERG, Mike
KLEVORN, Ginny
KOEGEL, Erin
KRAFT, Larry
LIEBLING, Tina
TABKE, Brad

NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
DAUDT, Kurt
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
NISKA, Harry
PERRYMAN, Bernie
PFARR, Brian

ABSENT
DOTSETH, Jeff

¬With 10 ayes and 6 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF665 (Bliss); Available remedies for violating the prohibition on assigning military pay or benefits amended.

Chair Stephenson moved that HF665 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Bliss presented HF665.

Chair Stephenson renewed the motion that HF665 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:07 PM.


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Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair


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Jack Dockendorf, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF0665 (Bliss) - Available remedies for violating the prohibition on assigning military pay or benefits amended.
  • HF1677 (Kraft) - Insurance; network adequacy provided, and report required.
  • HF1989 (Moller) - Ticket sales regulated to places of entertainment.
  • HF2000 (Stephenson) - Sports betting authorized and provided, licenses established, local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, amateur sports grants provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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00:30 - HF1677 (Kraft) Insurance; network adequacy provided, and report required.
17:54 - HF1989 (Moller) Ticket sale disclosures required.
35:25 - HF2000 (Stephenson) Sports betting authorized and provided, licenses established, local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, amateur sports grants provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
1:03:55 - HF665 (Bliss) Available remedies for violating the prohibition on assigning military pay or benefits amended.
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HF2000 (Stephenson); Sports betting authorized and provided, licenses established, local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, amateur sports grants provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

HF1989 (Moller); Ticket sale disclosures required.

HF1677 (Kraft); Insurance; network adequacy provided, and report required.

HF665 (Bliss); Available remedies for violating the prohibition on assigning military pay or benefits amended.

Bills may be taken up in any order, added, or removed at the Chair's discretion

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