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Minutes for HB2433 - Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

Short Title

Protecting consumers and preventing online retail crime by requiring online marketplaces to verify and authenticate the identity of third parties who sell products on their platforms.

Minutes Content for Thu, Mar 18, 2021

The Chair welcomed Representative Mairi-Lynn Poskin to the meeting.

Chairman Tarwater opened the hearing on HB2433.

Charles Reimer, Assistant Revisor gave an overview of HB2433.

Ryan Irsik,  Ex. Director Walmart presented testimony as a proponent.(Attachment 1)

Mindy Baker, Director The Toy Store presented testimony as a proponent.(Attachment 2)

Jarrod Holt, State and Local Government Manager for Home Depot presented testimony as a proponent.(Attachment 3)

Conferees stood for questions.

There was no further proponent testimony.

Robert Callahan, Internet Association presented testimony as an Opponent.(Attachment 4)

Tyler Diers, Ex. Director TechNet presented testimony as an Opponent.(Attachment 5)

Opponent Written testimony was provided by Caroline Joiner,Sr. Marketing Director Amazon.   .(Attachment 6)

Neutral written testimony was provided by Eric Stafford, VP Government Affairs Kansas Chamber as .(Attachment 7)

Written only opposition testimony from Ebay, Etsy Poshmark etc (Attachment 8)

The Chair closed the hearing on HB2433.

The meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Callahan, Internet Association presented testimony as an opponent.(Attachment 4)

Tyler Diers, Ex. Director TechNet  presented testimony as an opponent. (Attachment 5)

Chairperson Tarwater recognized Amazon's Representative Matt Hickman and asked him if he wished to speak before the committee.

Written testimony as an opponent was provided by:

Caroline Joiner, Sr. Marketing Manager Amazon

Shaina Brown, Manager EBay

Written testimony as neutral was provided by:

Eric Stafford, VP  Government Affairs Kansas Chamber

The  Chair closed the hearing on HB2433.

The meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Stafford, VP Government Affairs  Chamber of Commerce as a proponent.(Attachment 6)

Caroline Joyner, SR. Manager Amazon as an opponent.(Attachment 7)

Shaina Brown, Manager of Government Relations as an opponent.(Attachment 8)

Chairperson Tarwater closed the hearing on HB2433.

Chairperson Tarwater adjourned the meeting at 3:10 PM.