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STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

Journal of the House

 

NINETIETH SESSION - 2018

 

_____________________

 

NINETY-SEVENTH DAY

 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

 

 

      The House of Representatives convened at 10:00 a.m. and was called to order by Abigail Whelan, Speaker pro tempore.

 

      Prayer was offered by Pastor Ken Snyder, New Life Church, Ramsey, Minnesota.

 

      The members of the House gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

 

      The roll was called and the following members were present:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Franke

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Loon

Loonan

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      A quorum was present.

 

      Johnson, S.; Lillie and Scott were excused.

 

      Allen was excused until 12:40 p.m.  Flanagan, Lucero and Maye Quade were excused until 12:45 p.m.  Lohmer was excused until 1:05 p.m.  Applebaum and Kresha were excused until 1:25 p.m.  Slocum was excused until 1:35 p.m.

 

      The Chief Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of the preceding day.  There being no objection, further reading of the Journal was dispensed with and the Journal was approved as corrected by the Chief Clerk.


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         The Speaker assumed the Chair.

 

 

REPORTS OF CHIEF CLERK

 

      S. F. No. 730 and H. F. No. 1440, which had been referred to the Chief Clerk for comparison, were examined and found to be not identical.

 

      Baker moved that S. F. No. 730 be substituted for H. F. No. 1440 and that the House File be indefinitely postponed.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3168 and H. F. No. 3424, which had been referred to the Chief Clerk for comparison, were examined and found to be not identical.

 

      Johnson, C., moved that S. F. No. 3168 be substituted for H. F. No. 3424 and that the House File be indefinitely postponed.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3326 and H. F. No. 3790, which had been referred to the Chief Clerk for comparison, were examined and found to be identical.

 

      Scott moved that S. F. No. 3326 be substituted for H. F. No. 3790 and that the House File be indefinitely postponed.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

      The following communications were received:

 

 

STATE OF MINNESOTA

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

SAINT PAUL 55155

 

May 11, 2018

 

The Honorable Kurt Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

The State of Minnesota

 

Dear Speaker Daudt:

 

      Please be advised that I have received, approved, signed, and deposited in the Office of the Secretary of State the following House File:

 

      H. F. No. 3295, relating to family law; allowing joint petitions for custody and parenting time to be filed in legal separations and by unmarried parents.

 

 

                                                                                                                                Sincerely,

 

                                                                                                                                Mark Dayton

                                                                                                                                Governor


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STATE OF MINNESOTA

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

ST. PAUL 55155

 

The Honorable Kurt L. Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

The Honorable Michelle L. Fischbach

President of the Senate

 

      I have the honor to inform you that the following enrolled Acts of the 2018 Session of the State Legislature have been received from the Office of the Governor and are deposited in the Office of the Secretary of State for preservation, pursuant to the State Constitution, Article IV, Section 23:

 

 

S. F.

No.

 

H. F.

No.

 

Session Laws

Chapter No.

Time and

Date Approved

2018

 

Date Filed

2018

 

                                3295                     127                                     1:19 p.m.  May 11                                 May 11

      3066                                               128                                     1:20 p.m.  May 11                                 May 11

      2629                                               129                                     1:22 p.m.  May 11                                 May 11

      2865                                               130                                     1:23 p.m.  May 11                                 May 11

 

 

                                                                                                                                Sincerely,

 

                                                                                                                                Steve Simon

                                                                                                                                Secretary of State

 

 

STATE OF MINNESOTA

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

SAINT PAUL 55155

 

May 14, 2018

 

The Honorable Kurt Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

The State of Minnesota

 

Dear Speaker Daudt:

 

      Please be advised that I have received, approved, signed, and deposited in the Office of the Secretary of State the following House Files:

 

      H. F. No. 4157, relating to claims against the state; providing for settlement of certain claims; appropriating money.

 

      H. F. No. 1876, relating to data practices; permitting trade associations to access vehicle registration information in certain circumstances.

 

 

                                                                                                                                Sincerely,

 

                                                                                                                                Mark Dayton

                                                                                                                                Governor


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STATE OF MINNESOTA

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

ST. PAUL 55155

 

The Honorable Kurt L. Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

The Honorable Michelle L. Fischbach

President of the Senate

 

      I have the honor to inform you that the following enrolled Acts of the 2018 Session of the State Legislature have been received from the Office of the Governor and are deposited in the Office of the Secretary of State for preservation, pursuant to the State Constitution, Article IV, Section 23:

 

 

S. F.

No.

 

H. F.

No.

 

Session Laws

Chapter No.

Time and

Date Approved

2018

 

Date Filed

2018

 

                                4157                     131                                     11:54 a.m.  May 14                               May 14

      3182                                               132                                     11:55 a.m.  May 14                               May 14

      3596                                               133                                     11:57 a.m.  May 14                               May 14

      2921                                               134                                     11:58 a.m.  May 14                               May 14

                                1876                     135                                     11:59 a.m.  May 14                               May 14

      2692                                               136                                     11:59 a.m.  May 14                               May 14

      3004                                               137                                     12:00 p.m.  May 14                               May 14

      1703                                               138                                     12:01 p.m.  May 14                               May 14

      3262                                               139                                     12:02 p.m.  May 14                               May 14

 

 

                                                                                                                                Sincerely,

 

                                                                                                                                Steve Simon

                                                                                                                                Secretary of State

 

 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES AND DIVISIONS

 

 

Knoblach from the Committee on Ways and Means to which was referred:

 

S. F. No. 2620, A bill for an act relating to retirement; benefit and contribution changes for Minnesota statewide and major local public employee retirement plans; increasing contribution rates; reducing certain postretirement adjustment rates; modifying investment return assumptions; extending amortization target dates; reducing deferred annuities augmentation; requiring a study on postretirement adjustments; making administrative changes to the Minnesota State Retirement System, Teachers Retirement Association, Public Employees Retirement Association, and St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association; clarifying refund repayment procedures; modifying executive director credentials; clarifying service requirements; revising appeal procedures; modifying service credit purchase procedures; establishing new procedures for disability applications due to private disability insurance requirements; clarifying disability benefit payment provisions; modifying annual benefit limitations for federal tax code compliance; authorizing use of IRS correction procedures; clarifying benefit offsets for certain refund payments; clarifying police and fire plan coverage for certain


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Hennepin Healthcare System supervisors; modifying various economic actuarial assumptions; authorizing the transfer of assets and members from the voluntary statewide volunteer firefighter retirement plan to a volunteer firefighter relief association; adopting recommendations of the Volunteer Firefighter Relief Association working group; increasing the lump-sum service pension maximum and lowering certain vesting requirements for the Eden Prairie Volunteer Firefighters Relief Association; modifying the Brook Park volunteer firefighters service pension level; permitting alternative allocation of fire state aid for the city of Austin; establishing a fire state aid work group; extending a reporting deadline for the Clearbrook Fire Department Relief Association; clarifying a 1992 session law for the Swift County-Benson Hospital; modifying various Department of Human Services and Department of Corrections employment classifications eligible for correctional retirement coverage; revising augmentation interest rates for certain terminated privatized employees; adopting definition of the Hometown Heroes Act related to public safety officer death benefits; modifying defined contribution plans to allow certain distributions; allowing service credit purchase and rule of 90 eligibility for certain Minnesota Department of Transportation employees; expanding investment authority for the Hennepin County Supplemental Retirement Plan; authorizing certain MnSCU employees to elect retroactive and prospective TRA coverage; authorizing a MnSCU employee to transfer past service from IRAP to PERA; increasing maximum employer contribution to a supplemental laborers pension fund; exempting certain laborers groups from coverage; authorizing certain additional sources of retirement plan funding; making technical and conforming changes; authorizing direct state aid to the public employees police and fire retirement plan and the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association; modifying pension adjustment revenue provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 3A.02, subdivision 4; 3A.03, subdivisions 2, 3; 16A.14, subdivision 2a; 126C.10, subdivision 37; 352.01, subdivisions 2a, 13a; 352.017, subdivision 2; 352.03, subdivisions 5, 6; 352.04, subdivisions 2, 3, 8, 9; 352.113, subdivisions 2, 4, 14; 352.116, subdivision 1a; 352.22, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding subdivisions; 352.23; 352.27; 352.91, subdivisions 3f, 3g, by adding a subdivision; 352.92, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 352.955, subdivision 3; 352B.013, subdivision 2; 352B.02, subdivisions 1a, 1c; 352B.08, by adding a subdivision; 352B.085; 352B.086; 352B.11, subdivision 4; 352D.02, subdivisions 1, 3; 352D.04, subdivision 2; 352D.05, subdivision 4; 352D.085, subdivision 1; 352D.11, subdivision 2; 352D.12; 352F.04, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 353.01, subdivisions 2b, 10, 16, 43, 47; 353.012; 353.0162; 353.03, subdivision 3; 353.27, subdivisions 7a, 12, 12a, 12b; 353.28, subdivision 5; 353.29, subdivisions 4, 7; 353.30, subdivisions 3c, 5; 353.32, subdivisions 1, 4; 353.34, subdivisions 2, 3; 353.35, subdivision 1; 353.37, subdivision 1; 353.64, subdivision 10; 353.65, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 353D.07; 353F.02, subdivision 5a; 353F.025, subdivision 2; 353F.04, subdivision 2; 353F.05; 353F.057; 353F.06; 353F.07; 353G.01, subdivision 9, by adding a subdivision; 353G.02, subdivision 6; 353G.03, subdivision 3; 353G.08, subdivision 3; 353G.11, subdivision 1; 354.05, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 354.06, subdivisions 2, 2a; 354.095; 354.42, subdivisions 2, 3; 354.435, subdivision 4; 354.436, subdivision 3; 354.44, subdivisions 3, 6, 9; 354.45, by adding a subdivision; 354.46, subdivision 6; 354.48, subdivision 1; 354.49, subdivision 2; 354.50, subdivision 2; 354.51, subdivision 5; 354.512; 354.52, subdivisions 4, 4d; 354.53, subdivision 5; 354.55, subdivision 11; 354.66, subdivision 2; 354.72, subdivisions 1, 2; 354A.011, subdivisions 3a, 29; 354A.093, subdivisions 4, 6; 354A.095; 354A.096; 354A.12, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2a, 3a, 3c, 7; 354A.29, subdivision 7; 354A.31, subdivisions 3, 5, 6, 7; 354A.34; 354A.35, subdivision 2; 354A.36, subdivision 4; 354A.37, subdivisions 2, 3; 354A.38; 356.195, subdivision 2; 356.215, subdivisions 9, 11; 356.24, subdivision 1; 356.30, subdivision 1; 356.32, subdivision 2; 356.415, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f, by adding a subdivision; 356.44; 356.47, subdivisions 1, 3; 356.50, subdivision 2; 356.551, subdivision 2; 356.635, subdivision 10, by adding subdivisions; 356.645; 356.96, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; 356A.06, subdivision 7; 383B.47; 383B.48; 383B.49; 383B.50; 423A.02, subdivisions 3, 5; 423A.022, subdivision 5; 424A.001, subdivisions 2, 3, 10, by adding a subdivision; 424A.002, subdivision 1; 424A.01, subdivisions 1, 5, 6, by adding subdivisions; 424A.015, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 424A.016, subdivision 2; 424A.02, subdivisions 1, 3a, 7; 424A.04, subdivision 1; 424A.07; 424A.091, subdivision 3; 424A.094, subdivision 3; 424A.10, subdivision 1; 424B.20, subdivision 4; 490.121, subdivisions 4, 25, 26; 490.1211; 490.123, by adding a subdivision; 490.124, subdivision 12; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, sections 353.27, subdivision 3c; 356.215, subdivision 8; Laws 1992, chapter 534, section 10, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in


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Minnesota Statutes, chapters 353F; 353G; 356; 424A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 3A.12; 352.04, subdivision 11; 352.045; 352.72; 352B.30; 353.0161; 353.27, subdivision 3b; 353.34, subdivision 6; 353.71; 354.42, subdivisions 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d; 354.60; 354A.12, subdivision 2c; 354A.29, subdivisions 8, 9; 354A.39; 356.611, subdivisions 3, 3a, 4, 5; 356.96, subdivisions 14, 15; 424A.02, subdivision 13; Laws 2008, chapter 349, article 8, section 4.

 

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill be placed on the General Register.

 

      The report was adopted.

 

 

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

 

      S. F. Nos. 730, 3168, 3326 and 2620 were read for the second time.

 

 

      Peppin moved that the House recess subject to the call of the Chair.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

RECESS

 

 

RECONVENED

 

      The House reconvened and was called to order by Speaker pro tempore Garofalo.

 

 

REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION

 

      Peppin from the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, pursuant to rules 1.21 and 3.33, designated the following bills to be placed on the Calendar for the Day for Thursday, May 17, 2018 and established a prefiling requirement for amendments offered to the following bills:

 

      S. F. No. 3326; H. F. No. 4437; and S. F. Nos. 3019 and 3168.

 

 

      Franke was excused for the remainder of today's session.

 

 

CALENDAR FOR THE DAY

 

 

      S. F. No. 2863, A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing procedure for handling sexual assault examination kits; providing notice to victims; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144.6586, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 299C; 611A.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.


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         The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 121 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Loon

Loonan

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 2809 was reported to the House.

 

 

      Albright moved to amend S. F. No. 2809, the first engrossment, as follows:

 

      Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following language of H. F. No. 3273, the second engrossment:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 3.8841, subdivision 9, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 9.  Powers; duties; Metropolitan Council appointments oversight.  The commission must monitor appointments to the Metropolitan Council and may make recommendations on appointments to the nominating committee under section 473.123, subdivision 3, or to the governor before the governor makes the appointments.  The commission may also make recommendations to the senate before appointments are presented to the senate for its advice and consent.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 15A.0815, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Group II salary limits.  The salary for a position listed in this subdivision shall not exceed 120 percent of the salary of the governor.  This limit must be adjusted annually on January 1.  The new limit must equal the limit for the prior year increased by the percentage increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers from October of the second prior year to October of the immediately prior year.  The commissioner of management and budget must publish the limit on the department's Web site.  This subdivision applies to the following positions:


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Executive director of Gambling Control Board;

 

Commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation;

 

Commissioner, Bureau of Mediation Services;

 

Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities;

 

Chair, Metropolitan Council;

 

School trust lands director;

 

Executive director of pari-mutuel racing; and

 

Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective January 1, 2019.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.123, is amended to read:

 

473.123 METROPOLITAN COUNCIL.

 

Subdivision 1.  Creation; membership.  (a) A Metropolitan Council with jurisdiction in the metropolitan area is established as a public corporation and political subdivision of the state.  It shall be under the supervision and control of 17 28 members, all of whom shall be residents of the metropolitan area. and who shall be appointed as follows:

 

(1) a county commissioner from each of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties, appointed by the respective county boards;

 

(2) two county commissioners from Hennepin County appointed by the county board, one of whom must represent a ward that is predominantly located within the city of Minneapolis, and one of whom must represent a ward that does not include the city of Minneapolis;

 

(3) a local elected official appointed from each Metropolitan Council district by the municipal committee for the council district established in subdivision 2b;

 

(4) the commissioner of transportation or the commissioner's designee;

 

(5) one person to represent nonmotorized transportation, appointed by the commissioner of transportation;

 

(6) one person to represent freight transportation, appointed by the commissioner of transportation; and

 

(7) one person to represent public transit, appointed by the commissioner of transportation.

 

(b) The local elected offices identified in paragraph (a) are compatible with the office of a Metropolitan Council member.

 

(c) Notwithstanding any change to the definition of metropolitan area in section 473.121, subdivision 2, the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Council is limited to the seven-county metropolitan area.


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Subd. 2a.  Terms.  (a) Following each apportionment of council districts, as provided under subdivision 3a, council members must be appointed from newly drawn districts as provided in subdivision 3a.  Each council member, other than the chair, must reside in the council district represented.  Each council district must be represented by one member of the council.  The terms of members end with the term of the governor, except that all terms expire on the effective date of the next apportionment.  A member serves at the pleasure of the governor. the municipal committee for each council district shall appoint a local elected official who resides in the district to serve on the Metropolitan Council for a four-year term.  The terms of members appointed by municipal committees are staggered as follows:  members representing an odd-numbered district have terms ending the first Monday in January of the year ending in the numeral "1" and members representing an even-numbered district have terms ending the first Monday in January in the year ending in the numeral "3."  Thereafter, the term of each member is four years, with terms ending the first Monday in January, except that all terms expire on the effective date of the next apportionment.  A member's position on the Metropolitan Council becomes vacant if the member ceases to be a local elected official or as provided in chapter 351, and any vacancy must be filled as soon as practicable for the unexpired term in the same manner as the initial appointment.  A member shall continue to serve the member's district until a successor is appointed and qualified; except that, following each apportionment, the member shall continue to serve at large until the governor appoints 16 council members, one municipal committee for the council district appoints a member from each of the newly drawn council districts district as provided under subdivision 3a, to serve terms as provided under this section.  The appointment to the council must be made by the first Monday in March of the year in which the term ends.

 

(b) The terms of members appointed by county boards are staggered as follows:  members representing the counties of Anoka, Dakota, Ramsey, and Scott have terms ending the first Monday in January of the year ending in the numeral "1," and members representing the counties of Carver, Hennepin, and Washington have terms ending the first Monday in January of the year ending in the numeral "3."  Thereafter, the term for each member is four years.  A member's position on the Metropolitan Council becomes vacant if the member ceases to be a local elected official or as provided in chapter 351, and any vacancy must be filled as soon as practicable for the unexpired term in the same manner as the initial appointment.

 

(c) An individual appointed by the commissioner of transportation under subdivision 1 serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

 

Subd. 2b.  Municipal committee in each council district.  The governing body of each home rule charter or statutory city and town in each Metropolitan Council district shall appoint a member to serve on a municipal committee for the council district.  If a city or town is in more than one council district, the governing body must appoint a member to serve on each council district's municipal committee.  A member appointed to a council district's municipal committee must reside in the council district.  The municipal committee must meet at least quarterly to discuss issues relating to the Metropolitan Council.  Municipal committee meetings are subject to the Minnesota Open Meeting Law, chapter 13D.

 

Subd. 3.  Membership; appointment; qualifications Expense reimbursement.  (a) Sixteen members must be appointed by the governor from districts defined by this section.  Each council member must reside in the council district represented.  Each council district must be represented by one member of the council.  In addition to any compensation as a local elected official, the council may reimburse each member of the council for actual and necessary expenses, as approved by the council.

 

(b) In addition to the notice required by section 15.0597, subdivision 4, notice of vacancies and expiration of terms must be published in newspapers of general circulation in the metropolitan area and the appropriate districts.  The governing bodies of the statutory and home rule charter cities, counties, and towns having territory in the district for which a member is to be appointed must be notified in writing.  The notices must describe the appointments process and invite participation and recommendations on the appointment.


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(c) The governor shall create a nominating committee, composed of seven metropolitan citizens appointed by the governor, to nominate persons for appointment to the council from districts.  Three of the committee members must be local elected officials.  Following the submission of applications as provided under section 15.0597, subdivision 5, the nominating committee shall conduct public meetings, after appropriate notice, to accept statements from or on behalf of persons who have applied or been nominated for appointment and to allow consultation with and secure the advice of the public and local elected officials.  The committee shall hold the meeting on each appointment in the district or in a reasonably convenient and accessible location in the part of the metropolitan area in which the district is located.  The committee may consolidate meetings.  Following the meetings, the committee shall submit to the governor a list of nominees for each appointment.  The governor is not required to appoint from the list.

 

(d) Before making an appointment, the governor shall consult with all members of the legislature from the council district for which the member is to be appointed.

 

(e) Appointments to the council are subject to the advice and consent of the senate as provided in section 15.066.

 

(f) Members of the council must be appointed to reflect fairly the various demographic, political, and other interests in the metropolitan area and the districts.

 

(g) Members of the council must be persons knowledgeable about urban and metropolitan affairs.

 

(h) Any vacancy in the office of a council member shall immediately be filled for the unexpired term.  In filling a vacancy, the governor may forgo the requirements of paragraph (c) if the governor has made appointments in full compliance with the requirements of this subdivision within the preceding 12 months.

 

Subd. 3a.  Redistricting.  The legislature shall redraw the boundaries of the council districts after each decennial federal census so that each district has substantially equal population.  Redistricting is effective in the year ending in the numeral "3."  Within 60 days after a redistricting plan takes effect, the governor municipal committees shall appoint members from the newly drawn districts to serve terms as provided under subdivision 2a.

 

Subd. 3e.  District boundaries.  Metropolitan Council plan MC2013-1A, on file with the Geographical Information Systems Office of the Legislative Coordinating Commission and published on its Web site on April 9, 2013, is adopted and constitutes the redistricting plan required by subdivision 3a.  The boundaries of each Metropolitan Council district are as described in that plan.

 

Subd. 4.  Chair; appointment, officers, selection; duties and compensation.  (a) The chair of the Metropolitan Council shall be appointed selected by the governor as the 17th voting member thereof by and with the advice and consent of the senate to serve at the pleasure of the governor to represent the metropolitan area at large.  Senate confirmation shall be as provided by section 15.066 and from among the members of the Metropolitan Council.  The chair shall serve at the pleasure of the council.

 

The chair of the Metropolitan Council shall, if present, preside at meetings of the council, have the primary responsibility for meeting with local elected officials, serve as the principal legislative liaison, present to the governor and the legislature, after council approval, the council's plans for regional governance and operations, serve as the principal spokesperson of the council, and perform other duties assigned by the council or by law.

 

(b) The Metropolitan Council shall elect other officers as it deems necessary for the conduct of its affairs for a one-year term.  A secretary and treasurer need not be members of the Metropolitan Council.  Meeting times and places shall be fixed by the Metropolitan Council and special meetings may be called by a majority of the members of the Metropolitan Council or by the chair.  The chair and each Metropolitan Council member shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses.


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(c) Each member of the council shall attend and participate in council meetings and meet regularly with local elected officials and legislative members from the council member's district.  Each council member shall serve on at least one division committee for transportation, environment, or community development.

 

(d) In the performance of its duties the Metropolitan Council may adopt policies and procedures governing its operation, establish committees, and, when specifically authorized by law, make appointments to other governmental agencies and districts.

 

Subd. 8.  General counsel.  The council may appoint a general counsel to serve at the pleasure of the council.

 

Subd. 9.  Authority to vote; quorum; votes required for action.  (a) The members appointed by the mayors, counties, and municipal committees may vote on all matters before the council.  The commissioner of transportation or the commissioner's designee and the three members appointed by the commissioner may vote only on matters in which the council is acting as the metropolitan planning organization for the region as provided in section 473.146.

 

(b) A quorum is a majority of the members permitted to vote on a matter.  If a quorum is present, the council may act on a majority vote of the members present, except:

 

(1) if a quorum is present, the council may adopt its levy only if at least 60 percent of the members present vote in favor of the levy; and

 

(2) if a quorum is present, the council may adopt a metropolitan system plan or plan amendment only if at least 60 percent of the members present vote in favor of its adoption.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE; TRANSITION; APPLICATION.  (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), this section is effective January 1, 2019, and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.  Metropolitan Council members serving on the effective date of this section shall continue to serve until members are appointed from districts by the municipal committees as provided in this section.

 

(b) Subdivisions 1, paragraph (c), and 2b are effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Development guide:  transportation.  The transportation chapter must include policies relating to all transportation forms and be designed to promote the legislative determinations, policies, and goals set forth in section 473.371.  In addition to the requirements of subdivision 1 regarding the contents of the policy plan, the nontransit element of the transportation chapter must include the following:

 

(1) a statement of the needs and problems of the metropolitan area with respect to the functions covered, including the present and prospective demand for and constraints on access to regional business concentrations and other major activity centers and the constraints on and acceptable levels of development and vehicular trip generation at such centers;

 

(2) the objectives of and the policies to be forwarded by the policy plan;

 

(3) a general description of the physical facilities and services to be developed;

 

(4) a statement as to the general location of physical facilities and service areas;

 

(5) a general statement of timing and priorities in the development of those physical facilities and service areas;


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(6) a detailed statement, updated every two years, of timing and priorities for improvements and expenditures needed on the metropolitan highway system;

 

(7) a general statement on the level of public expenditure appropriate to the facilities; and

 

(8) a long-range assessment of air transportation trends and factors that may affect airport development in the metropolitan area and policies and strategies that will ensure a comprehensive, coordinated, and timely investigation and evaluation of alternatives for airport development.

 

The council shall develop the nontransit element in consultation with the transportation advisory board and the Metropolitan Airports Commission and cities having an airport located within or adjacent to its corporate boundaries.  The council shall also take into consideration the airport development and operations plans and activities of the commission.  The council shall transmit the results to the state Department of Transportation.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.  This section is effective January 1, 2019, and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

 

Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 473.146, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 4.  Transportation planning.  (a) The Metropolitan Council is the designated planning agency for any long-range comprehensive transportation planning required by section 134 of the Federal Highway Act of 1962, Section 4 of Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 and Section 112 of Federal Aid Highway Act of 1973 and other federal transportation laws.  The council shall assure administration and coordination of transportation planning with appropriate state, regional and other agencies, counties, and municipalities.

 

(b) The council shall establish an advisory body consisting of citizens and representatives of municipalities, counties, and state agencies in fulfillment of the planning responsibilities of the council.  The membership of the advisory body must consist of:

 

(1) the commissioner of transportation or the commissioner's designee;

 

(2) the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency or the commissioner's designee;

 

(3) one member of the Metropolitan Airports Commission appointed by the commission;

 

(4) one person appointed by the council to represent nonmotorized transportation;

 

(5) one person appointed by the commissioner of transportation to represent the freight transportation industry;

 

(6) two persons appointed by the council to represent public transit;

 

(7) ten elected officials of cities within the metropolitan area, including one representative from each first-class city, appointed by the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities;

 

(8) one member of the county board of each county in the seven-county metropolitan area, appointed by the respective county boards;

 

(9) eight citizens appointed by the council, one from each council precinct;

 

(10) one elected official from a city participating in the replacement service program under section 473.388, appointed by the Suburban Transit Association; and


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(11) one member of the council, appointed by the council.

 

(c) The council shall appoint a chair from among the members of the advisory body.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.  This section is effective January 1, 2019, and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

 

Sec. 6.  REPEALER.

 

Laws 1994, chapter 628, article 1, section 8, is repealed.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective January 1, 2019."

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

      Pelowski was excused between the hours of 12:45 p.m. and 2:50 p.m.

 

      Heintzeman was excused between the hours of 12:55 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

 

 

      S. F. No. 2809, A bill for an act relating to the Metropolitan Council; modifying governance of the Metropolitan Council; eliminating the Transportation Advisory Board; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 3.8841, subdivision 9; 473.123; 473.146, subdivisions 3, 4; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 15A.0815, subdivision 3; repealing Laws 1994, chapter 628, article 1, section 8.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended, and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.

 

      Pursuant to rule 2.05, Davnie was excused from voting on final passage of S. F. No. 2809, as amended.

 

      There were 71 yeas and 51 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bliss

Christensen

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Johnson, B.

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Layman

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

McDonald

Miller

Munson

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Schomacker

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt



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         Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Clark

Considine

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Fischer

Flanagan

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Jessup

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Koegel

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Mahoney

Mariani

Masin

Maye Quade

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Olson

Omar

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Rosenthal

Sandstede

Sauke

Schultz

Sundin

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim


 

 

      The bill was passed, as amended, and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3367 was reported to the House.

 

 

      Whelan moved to amend S. F. No. 3367, the second engrossment, as follows:

 

      Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following language of H. F. No. 3287, the second engrossment:

 

"Section 1.  [157.177] SEX TRAFFICKING PREVENTION TRAINING.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definition.  "Sex trafficking" has the meaning given in section 609.321, subdivision 7a.

 

Subd. 2.  Prevention training required.  (a) Every person, firm, or corporation operating a hotel or motel within this state shall ensure that each employee who works on site, including but not limited to any owner, operator, or manager, receive the training described in paragraph (c) within the later of 90 days of the time of hire or 120 days of the effective date of this section, and annually thereafter.  The operator of each hotel or motel shall annually certify, in an employee roster or in each employee's personnel file, that each employee has received the training approved by the commissioner.

 

(b) The operators shall conduct ongoing awareness campaigns for employees that address the components described in paragraph (c).

 

(c) The commissioner shall, in consultation with the state hotel and lodging association, approve an educational training that focuses on sex trafficking.  Training should include, at a minimum, instruction on:

 

(1) what sex trafficking is in order to raise awareness of it;

 

(2) how to recognize potential victims of trafficking;

 

(3) how to identify activities commonly associated with trafficking; and

 

(4) effective responses to trafficking situations including, but not limited to, how to report suspected trafficking to proper law enforcement officials.

 

(d) Each operator must post and maintain a poster, written or approved by the commissioner and containing information described in paragraph (c), in a place readily accessible to each employee who works on site.


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(e) Any cost incurred for the training program shall be the responsibility of the licensee.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective August 1, 2018."

 

      Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring employees of lodging facilities to be trained to recognize sex trafficking; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 157."

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

Whelan moved to amend S. F. No. 3367, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 1, line 9, delete "operating" and insert "that operates"

 

Page 1, line 10, delete "within this state" and insert "in Minnesota"

 

Page 1, line 16, after "(b)" insert "In addition to the training required under paragraph (a)," and delete "operators" and insert "operator of each hotel and motel" and after "conduct" insert "an" and delete "campaigns" and insert "campaign"

 

Page 1, line 19, after "training" insert "program" and after "on" insert "the accurate and prompt identification and reporting of, or response to, suspected" and after the period insert "The commissioner shall allow the use of existing training modules and materials, to the extent possible." and delete "should" and insert "must"

 

Page 1, line 22, before "trafficking" insert "sex"

 

Page 2, line 1, before "trafficking" insert "sex"

 

Page 2, line 3, before "trafficking" insert "sex"

 

Amend the title as follows:

 

Page 1, line 2, delete "safety" and insert "health" and delete "lodging facilities" and insert "hotels and motels"

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

Munson moved to amend S. F. No. 3367, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 1, line 12, delete "90" and insert "180"

 

Page 2, after line 7, insert:

 

"Subd. 3.  Exemptions.  The training requirements in subdivision 2 do not apply to employees who:

 

(1) are minors;


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(2) work exclusively in a restaurant, providing catering services, or both; or

 

(3) do not have direct contact with either guests or guest rooms.

 

Subd. 4.  Immunity.  (a) An operator or employee of a hotel or motel who acts in good faith is immune from liability in any civil action for reporting suspected sex trafficking activities.

 

(b) Operators and employees of a hotel or motel are immune from liability in any civil action for failing to report suspected sex trafficking activities.

 

Subd. 5.  Licensing.  Failure of a hotel or motel operator to provide the prevention training required by subdivision 2 shall not be grounds for the commissioner to revoke or refuse to renew the license of the hotel or motel."

 

 

Whelan moved to amend the Munson amendment to S. F. No. 3367, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 1, after line 2, insert:

 

"Page 1, line 9, after "(a)" insert "Following initial approval of a training program pursuant to subdivision 2, paragraph (c),""

 

Page 1, delete line 3

 

Page 1, before line 4, insert:

 

"Page 1, line 18, after "(c)" insert "No later than November 1, 2018,""

 

Page 1, line 7, delete "minors" and insert "under the age of 16 years unless they clean guest rooms"

 

Page 1, line 10, delete "(a)"

 

Page 1, delete lines 13 to 14

 

Page 1, line 15, delete "Licensing" and insert "Enforcement" and delete "Failure of" and after "operator" insert "who fails"

 

Page 1, line 16, delete everything after "shall" and insert "be given six months to comply with an order issued pursuant to section 157.20, subdivision 3, for a first violation."

 

Page 1, delete line 17

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment to the amendment was adopted.

 

 

      The question recurred on the Munson amendment, as amended, to S. F. No. 3367, the second engrossment, as amended.  The motion prevailed and the amendment, as amended, was adopted.


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         S. F. No. 3367, A bill for an act relating to public health; requiring employees of hotels and motels to receive training on identifying activities associated with sex trafficking; modifying children's immunization provisions; requiring an autism spectrum disorder task force plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 121A.15, subdivisions 3, 3a; 135A.14, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 157.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended, and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 125 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed, as amended, and its title agreed to.

 

 

      H. F. No. 3873 was reported to the House.

 

 

Albright moved to amend H. F. No. 3873, the second engrossment, as follows:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"ARTICLE 1

WORKERS' COMPENSATION GENERAL

 

Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 15A.083, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 7.  Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals and compensation judges.  Salaries of judges of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals are 98.52 105 percent of the salary for district court workers' compensation judges of the Office of Administrative Hearings.  The salary of the chief judge of the Workers'


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Compensation Court of Appeals is 98.52 107 percent of the salary for a chief district court judge workers' compensation judges of the Office of Administrative Hearings.  Salaries of compensation judges are 98.52 percent of the salary of district court judges.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective June 1, 2018.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 175A.05, is amended to read:

 

175A.05 QUORUM.

 

Subdivision 1.  Judges' quorum.  A majority of the judges of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals shall constitute a quorum for the exercise of the powers conferred and the duties imposed on the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals except that all appeals shall be heard by no more than a panel of three of the five judges unless the case appealed is determined to be of exceptional importance by the chief judge prior to assignment of the case to a panel, or by a three-fifths vote of the judges prior to assignment of the case to a panel or after the case has been considered by the panel but prior to the service and filing of the decision.

 

Subd. 2.  Vacancy.  A vacancy shall not impair the ability of the remaining judges of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals to exercise all the powers and perform all of the duties of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals.

 

Subd. 3.  Retired judges.  Where the number of Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals judges available to hear a case is insufficient to constitute a quorum, the chief judge of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals may, with the retired judge's consent, assign a judge who is retired from the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals or the Office of Administrative Hearings to hear any case properly assigned to a judge of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals.  The retired judge assigned to the case may act on it with the full powers of the judge of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals.  A retired judge performing this service shall receive pay and expenses in the amount and manner provided by law for judges serving on the court, less the amount of retirement pay the judge is receiving under chapter 352 or 490.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective June 1, 2018.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 176.231, subdivision 9, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 9.  Uses which that may be made of reports.  (a) Reports filed with the commissioner under this section may be used in hearings held under this chapter, and for the purpose of state investigations and for statistics.  These reports are available to the Department of Revenue for use in enforcing Minnesota income tax and property tax refund laws, and the information shall be protected as provided in chapter 270B.

 

(b) The division or Office of Administrative Hearings or Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals may permit the examination of its file by the employer, insurer, employee, or dependent of a deceased employee or any person who furnishes written signed authorization to do so from the employer, insurer, employee, or dependent of a deceased employee.  Reports filed under this section and other information the commissioner has regarding injuries or deaths shall be made available to the Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association for use by the association in carrying out its responsibilities under chapter 79.

 

(c) The division may provide the worker identification number assigned under section 176.275, subdivision 1, without a signed authorization required under paragraph (b) to an:

 

(1) attorney who represents one of the persons described in paragraph (b);


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(2) attorney who represents an intervenor or potential intervenor under section 176.361;

 

(3) intervenor; or

 

(4) employee's assigned qualified rehabilitation consultant under section 176.102.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective June 1, 2018.

 

Sec. 4.  [176.2611] COORDINATION OF THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS' CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION IMAGING SYSTEM.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For purposes of this section, the definitions in this subdivision apply unless otherwise specified.

 

(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of labor and industry.

 

(c) "Department" means the Department of Labor and Industry.

 

(d) "Document" includes all data, whether in electronic or paper format, that is filed with or issued by the office or department related to a claim-specific dispute resolution proceeding under this section.

 

(e) "Office" means the Office of Administrative Hearings.

 

Subd. 2.  Applicability.  This section governs filing requirements pending completion of the workers' compensation modernization program and access to documents and data in the office's case management system, the workers' compensation Informix imaging system, and the system that will be developed as a result of the workers' compensation modernization program.  This section prevails over any conflicting provision in this chapter, Laws 1998, chapter 366, or corresponding rules.

 

Subd. 3.  Documents that must be filed with the office.  Except as provided in subdivision 4 and section 176.421, all documents that require action by the office under this chapter must be filed, electronically or in paper format, with the office as required by the chief administrative law judge.  Filing a document that initiates or is filed in preparation for a proceeding at the office satisfies any requirement under this chapter that the document must be filed with the commissioner.

 

Subd. 4.  Documents that must be filed with the commissioner.  (a) The following documents must be filed directly with the commissioner in the format and manner prescribed by the commissioner:

 

(1) all requests for an administrative conference under section 176.106, regardless of the amount in dispute;

 

(2) a motion to intervene in an administrative conference that is pending at the department;

 

(3) any other document related to an administrative conference that is pending at the department;

 

(4) an objection to a penalty assessed by the commissioner or the department;

 

(5) requests for medical and rehabilitation dispute certification under section 176.081, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), including related documents; and

 

(6) except as provided in this subdivision or subdivision 3, any other document required to be filed with the commissioner.


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(b) The filing requirement in paragraph (a), clause (1), makes no changes to the jurisdictional provisions in section 176.106.  A claim petition that contains only medical or rehabilitation issues, unless primary liability is disputed, is considered to be a request for an administrative conference and must be filed with the commissioner.

 

(c) The commissioner must refer a timely, unresolved objection to a penalty under paragraph (a), clause (4), to the office within 60 calendar days.

 

Subd. 5.  Form revision and access to documents and data.  (a) The commissioner must revise dispute resolution forms, in consultation with the chief administrative law judge, to reflect the filing requirements in this section.

 

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "complete, read-only electronic access" means the ability to view all data and document contents, including scheduling information, related to workers' compensation disputes, except for the following:

 

(1) a confidential mediation statement, including any documents submitted with the statement for the mediator's review;

 

(2) work product of a compensation judge, mediator, or commissioner that is not issued.  Examples of work product include personal notes of hearings or conferences and draft decisions;

 

(3) the department's Vocational Rehabilitation Unit's case management system data;

 

(4) the special compensation fund's case management system data; and

 

(5) audit trail information.

 

(c) The office must be provided with continued, complete, read-only electronic access to the workers' compensation Informix imaging system.

 

(d) The department must be provided with read-only electronic access to the office's case management system, including the ability to view all data, including scheduling information, but excluding access into filed documents.

 

(e) The office must send the department all documents that are accepted for filing or issued by the office.  The office must send the documents to the department, electronically or by courier, within two business days of when the documents are accepted for filing or issued by the office.

 

(f) The department must place documents that the office sends to the department in the appropriate imaged file for the employee.

 

(g) The department must send the office copies of the following documents, electronically or by courier, within two business days of when the documents are filed with or issued by the department:

 

(1) notices of discontinuance;

 

(2) decisions issued by the department; and

 

(3) mediated agreements.


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(h) Upon integration of the office's case management system and the department's system resulting from the workers' compensation modernization program, each agency will be provided with complete, read-only electronic access to the other agency's system.

 

(i) Each agency's responsible authority pursuant to section 13.02, subdivision 16, is responsible for its own employees' use and dissemination of the data and documents in the workers' compensation Informix imaging system, the office's case management system, and the system developed as a result of the workers' compensation modernization program.

 

Subd. 6.  Data privacy.  (a) All documents filed with or issued by the department or the office under this chapter are private data on individuals and nonpublic data pursuant to chapter 13, except that the documents are available to the following:

 

(1) the office;

 

(2) the department;

 

(3) the employer;

 

(4) the insurer;

 

(5) the employee;

 

(6) the dependent of a deceased employee;

 

(7) an intervenor in the dispute;

 

(8) the attorney to a party in the dispute;

 

(9) a person who furnishes written authorization from the employer, insurer, employee, or dependent of a deceased employee; and

 

(10) a person, agency, or other entity allowed access to the documents under this chapter or other law.

 

(b) The office and department may post notice of scheduled proceedings on the agencies' Web sites and at their principal places of business in any manner that protects the employee's identifying information.

 

Subd. 7.  Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals.  The Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals has authority to amend its rules of procedure to reflect electronic filing with the office under this section for purposes of section 176.421, subdivision 5, and to allow electronic filing with the court under section 176.285.  The court may amend its rules using the procedure in section 14.389.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective June 1, 2018.

 

Sec. 5.  Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 1, section 6, is amended to read:

 

Sec. 6.  WORKERS' COMPENSATION COURT OF APPEALS

$1,913,000

 

$1,913,000 1,946,000

 

This appropriation is from the workers' compensation fund.


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ARTICLE 2

HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT FEE SCHEDULE

 

Section 1.  [176.1364] WORKERS' COMPENSATION HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT FEE SCHEDULE.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For the purposes of this section, the terms defined in this subdivision have the meanings given them.

 

(b) "Addendum A" means the addendum entitled "OPPS APCs for CY 2018," or its successor, developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicare) for use in the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) system under Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, part 419, as may be amended from time to time.

 

(c) "Addendum B" means the addendum entitled "OPPS Payment by HCPCS Codes for CY 2018," or its successor, developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicare) for use in the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) system under Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, part 419, as may be amended from time to time.

 

(d) "HCPCS code" means a numeric or alphanumeric code included in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System.  A HCPCS code is used to identify a specific medical service.

 

(e) "Hospital" means a facility that is licensed by the Department of Health under section 144.50.

 

(f) "HOFS" means the workers' compensation hospital outpatient fee schedule established under subdivision 3.

 

(g) "Insurer" includes workers' compensation insurers and self-insured employers.

 

(h) "Services" includes articles, supplies, procedures, and implantable devices provided by the hospital with the service.  Services are identified by a code described in subdivision 3.

 

Subd. 2.  Applicability.  (a) This section only applies to payment of charges for hospital outpatient services if the charges include a service listed in the workers' compensation hospital outpatient fee schedule established by the commissioner under subdivision 3.  If the charges do not include a service listed in the HOFS, payment shall be:

 

(1) the liability for each service that is included in the workers' compensation relative value fee schedule as provided in section 176.136, subdivision 1a, and corresponding rules adopted by the commissioner to implement the relative value fee schedule; or

 

(2) the liability as provided in section 176.136, subdivision 1b, paragraphs (b) and (c), for each service that is not included in the workers' compensation relative value fee schedule.

 

(b) This section does not apply to outpatient services provided at a hospital that is certified by Medicare as a critical access hospital.  Outpatient services provided by these hospitals shall be paid as provided in section 176.136, subdivision 1b, paragraph (a).

 

Subd. 3.  Hospital outpatient fee schedule (HOFS).  (a) Effective for hospital outpatient services on or after October 1, 2018, the commissioner shall establish a workers' compensation hospital outpatient fee schedule (HOFS) to establish the payment for hospital bills with charges for services with a J1 or J2 status indicator as listed in the status indicator (SI) column of Addendum B and the comprehensive observation services Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) 8011 with a J2 status indicator in Addendum A.  The commissioner shall publish a link to the HOFS in the State Register before October 1, 2018, and shall maintain the current HOFS on the department's Web site.


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(b) The amount listed for each of the procedures in the HOFS as described in paragraph (a) shall be the relative weight for the procedure multiplied by a HOFS conversion factor that results in the same overall payment for hospital outpatient services under this section as the actual payments made in the most recent 12-month period available before the effective date of this section.  The commissioner must establish separate conversion factors to achieve the same overall payment for noncritical access hospitals of 100 or fewer licensed beds and hospitals with more than 100 licensed beds.  The commissioner shall establish the two conversion factors according to the requirements in clauses (1) to (4) in consultation with insurer and hospital representatives.

 

(1) The commissioner shall obtain a suitable sample of de-identified data for Minnesota workers' compensation outpatient cases at Minnesota hospitals for the most recently available 12-month period.  The commissioner may obtain de-identified data from any reliable source, including Minnesota hospitals and insurers, or their representatives.  Any data provided to the commissioner by a hospital, insurer, or their representative under this subdivision is nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision 9.

 

(2) The sample must be divided into a data set for hospitals over 100 licensed beds, and 100 or fewer licensed beds, excluding critical access hospitals.

 

(3) For each data set the commissioner shall:

 

(i) calculate the total amount of the actual payments made in the most recent 12-month period available before the effective date of this section, adjusted for inflation to July 2018; and

 

(ii) apply all of the payment provisions in this section to each claim including, as applicable, payment under the relative value fee schedule or 85 percent of the hospital's usual and customary charge under section 176.136, subdivisions 1a and 1b, to determine the total payment amount using the Medicare conversion factor in effect for the OPPS in effect on July 1, 2018.

 

(4) The commissioner shall calculate the Minnesota conversion factor to equal the Medicare conversion factor multiplied by the ratio of total payments under clause (3), item (i), divided by the total payments under clause (3), item (ii).

 

(c) For purposes of this section:

 

(1) the relative weight is the amount in the "relative weight" column in Addendum B and Addendum A for comprehensive observation services.

 

(2) references to J1, J2, and H status indicators; Addenda A and B; APC 8011; and HCPCS code G0378 includes any successor status indicators, addenda, APC, or HCPCS code established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

 

(d) On October 1 of each year, the commissioner shall adjust the HOFS conversion factors based on the market basket index for inpatient hospital services calculated by Medicare and published on its Web site.  The adjustment on each October 1 shall be a percentage equal to the value of that index averaged over the four quarters of the most recent calendar year divided by the value of that index over the four quarters of the prior calendar year.

 

(e) No later than October 1, 2021, and at least once every three years thereafter, the commissioner shall update the HOFS established under this subdivision by incorporating services with a J1 or J2 status indicator, and the corresponding relative weights, listed in the Addenda A and B most recently available on Medicare's Web site as of the preceding July 1.  If Addenda A and B are not available on Medicare's Web site on the preceding July 1, the HOFS most recently published on the department's Web site remains in effect.


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(1) Each time the HOFS is updated under this paragraph, the commissioner shall adjust the conversion factors so that there is no difference between the overall payment under the new HOFS and the overall payment under the HOFS most recently in effect, for services in both HOFSs.

 

(2) The conversion factor adjustments under this paragraph shall be made separately for each hospital category in paragraph (b).

 

(3) The conversion factor adjustments under this paragraph must be made before making any additional adjustment under paragraph (d).

 

(f) The commissioner shall give notice in the State Register of the adjusted conversion factor in paragraph (d) no later than October 1 annually.  The commissioner shall give notice in the State Register of an updated HOFS under paragraph (e) no later than October 1 of the year in which the HOFS becomes effective.  The notice must include a link to the HOFS published on the department's Web site.  The notices, the updated fee schedules, and the adjusted conversion factors are not rules subject to chapter 14, but have the force and effect of law as of the effective date published in the State Register.

 

Subd. 4.  Payment under the hospital outpatient fee schedule.  (a) Services in the HOFS, and other hospital outpatient services provided with or as part of service in the HOFS, are paid according to paragraphs (b) and (c).

 

(b) If a hospital bill includes a charge for one or more services with a J1 status indicator, payment shall be as provided in this paragraph.

 

(1) If the bill includes a charge for only one service with only a J1 status indicator, payment shall be the amount listed in the HOFS for that service, regardless of the amount charged by the hospital.

 

(2) If the bill includes charges for more than one service with a J1 status indicator, the service with the highest listed fee in the HOFS shall be paid at 100 percent of the listed fee.  Each additional service listed in the hospital outpatient fee shall be paid at 50 percent of the listed fee.  Payment under this clause shall be based on the applicable percentage of the listed fee, regardless of the amount charged by the hospital.

 

(3) If the bill includes an additional charge for a service that does not have a J1 status indicator listed in the HOFS, no separate payment is made for the additional service.  Payment for the additional service, including any service with a J2 status indicator, is packaged into and is not paid separately from the payment amount listed in the HOFS for the service with the J1 status indicator.  Implantable devices are paid separately only as provided in subdivision 5.

 

(4) The insurer must not deny payment for any additional service packaged into payment for a service listed in the HOFS on the basis that the additional service was not reasonably required or causally related to an admitted work injury.

 

(c) If a hospital bill includes one or more charges for services with a J2 status indicator, and does not include any charges for services with a J1 status indicator, payment shall be as provided in this paragraph.

 

(1) Except for services packaged into an observation service as provided in clause (4), payment for each service with a J2 status indicator shall be the amount listed in the HOFS, regardless of the amount charged by the hospital.

 

(2) If a service without a HCPCS code is billed with a service with a J2 status indicator, payment is packaged into the payment for the J2 service.


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(3) Payment for drugs with a HCPCS code is separate from payment for the service with the J2 code as provided in this clause.

 

(i) If the drug is delivered by injection or infusion, payment for the drug is packaged into payment for the injection or infusion service.

 

(ii) If the drug is not delivered by injection or infusion, payment for the drug is paid at the Medicare Average Sales Price (ASP) of the drug on the day the drug is dispensed.  No later than October 1, 2018, and October 1 of each subsequent year, the commissioner must publish on the department's Web site a link to the ASP most recently available as of the preceding July 1.  If no ASP is available, the most recently posted ASP linked on the department's Web site remains in effect.

 

(4) If a bill includes eight or more units of service with the HCPCS code G0378 (observation services, per hour), and there is a physician's or dentist's order for observation, payment shall be the amount listed in the HOFS for the comprehensive observation services Ambulatory Payment Classification 8011, regardless of the amount charged by the hospital.  All other services billed by the hospital, including other services with a J2 status indicator, are packaged into the payment amount and are not paid separately from the payment amount listed in the fee schedule for HCPCS code G0378.

 

(5) For any other service on the same bill as the service with a J2 status indicator, payment shall be as provided in subdivision 2, paragraph (a).

 

Subd. 5.  Implantable devices.  The maximum fee for any service in the HOFS includes payment for all implantable devices, even if the Medicare OPPS would otherwise allow separate payment for the implantable device.  However, separate payment in the amount of 85 percent of the hospital's usual and customary charge for an implantable device is allowed if the implantable device:

 

(1) has an H status indicator in Addendum B;

 

(2) is properly charged on a bill with a service with a J1 status indicator in the HOFS; and

 

(3) is properly billed with another HCPCS code, if required by Medicare's OPPS system.

 

The commissioner shall update the HOFS each October 1 to include any HCPCS codes that are payable under this section according to the Addendum B most recently available on the preceding July 1.

 

Subd. 6.  Study.  (a) The commissioner shall conduct a study analyzing the percentage of claims with a service in the HOFS that were paid timely and the percentage of claims paid accurately.  The commissioner must report the results of the study and recommendations to the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council and chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over workers' compensation by January 15, 2021.

 

(b) Based on the results of the study, the WCAC shall consider whether there is a minimum 80 percent compliance in timeliness and accuracy of payments, and additional statutory amendments, including but not limited to:

 

(1) a maximum ten percent reduction in payments under the HOFS; and

 

(2) an increase in indemnity benefits to injured workers.

 

Subd. 7.  Rulemaking.  The commissioner may adopt or amend rules, using the authority in section 14.386, paragraph (a), to implement this section.  The rules are not subject to expiration under section 14.386, paragraph (b).

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for hospital outpatient services provided on or after October 1, 2018.


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ARTICLE 3

OUTPATIENT BILLING, PAYMENT, AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 176.136, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 1b.  Limitation of liability.  (a) The liability of the employer for treatment, articles, and supplies provided to an employee while an inpatient or outpatient at a Critical Access Hospital certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or while an outpatient at a hospital with 100 or fewer licensed beds, shall be the hospital's usual and customary charge, unless the charge is determined by the commissioner or a compensation judge to be unreasonably excessive.

 

(b) The liability of the employer for the treatment, articles, and supplies that are not limited by paragraph (a), subdivision 1a, or 1c, or section 176.1362, 176.1363, or 176.1364, shall be limited to 85 percent of the provider's usual and customary charge, or 85 percent of the prevailing charges for similar treatment, articles, and supplies furnished to an injured person when paid for by the injured person, whichever is lower, except as provided in paragraph (e).  On this basis, the commissioner or compensation judge may determine the reasonable value of all treatment, services, and supplies, and the liability of the employer is limited to that amount.  The commissioner may by rule establish the reasonable value of a service, article, or supply in lieu of the 85 percent limitation in this paragraph.  A prevailing charge established under Minnesota Rules, part 5221.0500, subpart 2, must be based on no more than two years of billing data immediately preceding the date of the service.

 

(c) The limitation of liability for charges provided by paragraph (b) does not apply to a nursing home that participates in the medical assistance program and whose rates are established by the commissioner of human services.

 

(d) An employer's liability for treatment, articles, and supplies provided under this chapter by a health care provider located outside of Minnesota is limited to the payment that the health care provider would receive if the treatment, article, or supply were paid under the workers' compensation law of the jurisdiction in which the treatment was provided.

 

(e) The limitation of the employer's liability based on 85 percent of prevailing charge does not apply to charges by an ambulatory surgical center as defined in section 176.1363, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), or a hospital as defined in section 176.1364, subdivision 1, paragraph (e).

 

(f) For purposes of this chapter, "inpatient" means a patient that has been admitted to a hospital by an order from a physician or dentist.  If there is no inpatient admission order, the patient is deemed an outpatient.  The hospital must provide documentation of an inpatient order upon the request of the employer.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for treatment, articles, and supplies provided on or after October 1, 2018.

 

Sec. 2.  [176.1365] OUTPATIENT BILLING, PAYMENT, AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION.

 

Subdivision 1.  Scope.  This section applies to billing, payment, and dispute resolution for services provided by an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) under section 176.1363 and hospital outpatient services under section 176.1364.  For purposes of this section, "insurer" includes self-insured employer and "services" is as defined in section 176.1364.

 

Subd. 2.  Outpatient billing, coding, and prior notification.  (a) Ambulatory surgical centers and hospitals must bill workers' compensation insurers for services governed by sections 176.1363 and 176.1364 using the same codes, formats, and details that are required for billing the Medicare program, including coding consistent with the


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American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology coding system and Medicare's Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System, Outpatient Prospective Payment System, Outpatient Code Editor, Healthcare Current Procedural Terminology Coding System, and the National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual for Medicare Services and associated Web page and tables.

 

(b) All charges for ASC or hospital outpatient fee schedule services governed by sections 176.1363 and 176.1364 must be submitted to the insurer on the appropriate electronic transaction required by section 176.135, subdivisions 7 and 7a.  ASCs must submit charges on the electronic 837P form.  ASCs must not separately bill for the services and items included in the ASC facility fee under Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 416.164(a).  Minnesota Rules, part 5221.4033, subpart 1a, does not apply to ASCs under this section, but does apply to hospital outpatient facility fees to the extent they are not covered by the hospital outpatient fee schedule under section 176.1364.

 

(c) Hospitals, ASCs, and insurers must comply with the prior notification and approval or authorization requirements specified in Minnesota Rules, part 5221.6050, subpart 9.  Prior notification may be provided by either the hospital, ASC, or the surgeon.  For purposes of prior notification under Minnesota Rules, part 5221.6050, subpart 9, "inpatient" has the meaning as provided under section 176.136, subdivision 1b, paragraph (d).

 

(d) ASC or hospital bills must be submitted to insurers as required by section 176.135, subdivisions 7 and 7a, and within the time period required by section 62Q.75, subdivision 3.  Insurers must respond to the initial bill as provided in section 176.135, subdivisions 6 and 7a.  Copies of any records or reports relating to the items for which payment is sought are separately payable as provided in section 176.135, subdivision 7, paragraph (a).

 

Subd. 3.  ASC or hospital request for reconsideration; insurer response; time frames.  (a) Following receipt of the insurer's explanation of review (EOR) or explanation of benefits (EOB), the ASC or hospital may request reconsideration of a payment denial or reduction.  The ASC or hospital must submit its request for reconsideration in writing to the insurer within one year of the date of the EOR or EOB.

 

(b) The insurer must issue a written response to the ASC or hospital's request for reconsideration within 30 days, as provided in section 176.135, subdivision 6.  The written response must address the issues raised by the request for reconsideration and not simply reiterate the information on the EOR or EOB.

 

Subd. 4.  Insurer request for reimbursement of overpayment; time frame.  If the payer determines it has overpaid an ASC or hospital's charges based on workers' compensation statutes and rules, the payer must submit its request for reimbursement in writing to the ASC or hospital within one year of the date of the payment.

 

Subd. 5.  Medical requests for administrative conference; time frame to file.  (a) An ASC, hospital, or insurer must notify the provider or payer, as applicable, of its intent to file a medical request for an administrative conference under section 176.106 at least 20 days before filing one with the department.  The insurer, or the ASC or hospital if permitted by section 176.136, subdivision 2, must file the medical request for an administrative conference no later than the latest of:

 

(1) one year after the date of the initial EOR or EOB if the ASC or hospital does not request a reconsideration of a payment denial or reduction under subdivision 3;

 

(2) one year after the date of the insurer's response to the ASC or hospital's request for reconsideration under subdivision 3; or

 

(3) one year after the insurer's request for reimbursement of an overpayment from an ASC or hospital under subdivision 4.


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(b) Paragraph (a) does not prohibit an employee from filing a medical request for assistance or claim petition for the payment denied or reduced by the insurer.  However, the ASC or hospital may not bill the employee for the denied or reduced payment when prohibited by this chapter.

 

Subd. 6.  Interest.  (a) An insurer must pay the ASC or hospital interest at an annual rate of four percent if it is determined that the insurer is liable for additional ASC or hospital charges following a denial of payment.  Interest is payable by the insurer on the additional amount owed from the date payment was due.

 

(b) An ASC or hospital must pay the insurer interest at an annual rate of four percent if it is determined that the hospital owes the insurer reimbursement following the insurer's request for reimbursement of an overpayment.  Interest is payable by the ASC or hospital on the amount of the overpayment from the date the overpayment was made.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for services provided on or after October 1, 2018.

 

ARTICLE 4

AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS

 

Section 1.  [176.1363] AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER PAYMENT.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For the purpose of this section, the terms defined in this subdivision have the meanings given them.

 

(b) "Ambulatory surgical center" or "ASC" means a facility that is:  (1) certified as an ASC by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; or (2) licensed by the Department of Health as a freestanding outpatient surgical center and not owned by a hospital.

 

(c) "Conversion factor" means the Medicare ambulatory surgical center payment system (ASCPS) conversion factor used for ASCs that meet the Medicare quality reporting requirements, whether or not the ASC submitting the bill has met the quality reporting requirements.

 

(d) "Covered surgical procedures and ancillary services" means the procedures listed in ASCPS, addendum AA, and the ancillary services integral to covered surgical procedures listed in ASCPS, addendum BB.

 

(e) "Insurer" includes workers' compensation insurers and self-insured employers.

 

(f) "Ambulatory surgical center payment system" or "ASCPS" means the system developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for payment of surgical services provided by federally certified ASCs as specified in:

 

(1) Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, part 416, including without limitation the geographic adjustment for the ASC and the multiple surgical procedure reduction rule;

 

(2) annual revisions to Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, part 416, as published in the Federal Register;

 

(3) the corresponding addendum AA (final ASC covered surgical procedures), addendum BB (final covered ancillary services integral to covered surgical procedures), addendum DD1 (final ASC payment indicators), and any successor or replacement addenda; and

 

(4) the Medicare claims processing manual.


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(g) "Medicare ASCPS payment" means the Medicare ASCPS payment used for ASCs that meet the Medicare quality reporting requirements, whether or not the ASC submitting the bill has met the Medicare quality reporting requirements.

 

Subd. 2.  Payment for covered surgical procedures and ancillary services based on Medicare ASCPS.  (a) Except as provided in subdivisions 3 and 4, the payment to the ASC for covered surgical procedures and ancillary services shall be the lesser of:

 

(1) the ASC's usual and customary charge for all services, supplies, and implantable devices provided; or

 

(2) the Medicare ASCPS payment, times a multiplier of 320 percent.

 

(i) The amount payable under this clause includes payment for all implantable devices, even if the Medicare ASCPS would otherwise allow separate payment for the implantable device.

 

(ii) The 320 percent described in this clause must be adjusted if, on July 1, 2019, or any subsequent July 1, the conversion factor is less than 98 percent of the conversion factor in effect on the previous July 1.  When this occurs, the multiplier must be 320 percent times 98 percent divided by the percentage that the current Medicare conversion factor bears to the Medicare conversion factor in effect on the prior July 1.  In subsequent years, the multiplier is 320 percent, unless the Medicare ASCPS conversion factor declines by more than two percent.

 

(b) Payment under this section is effective for covered surgical procedures and ancillary services provided by an ASC on or after October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019, and shall be based on the addenda AA, BB, and DD1 most recently available on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Web site as of July 1, 2018, and the corresponding rules and Medicare claims processing manual described in subdivision 1, paragraph (f).

 

(1) Payment for covered surgical procedures and ancillary services provided by an ASC on or after each subsequent October 1 shall be based on the addenda AA, BB, and DD1 most recently available on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Web site as of the preceding July 1 and the corresponding rules and Medicare claims processing manual.

 

(2) If the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has not updated addendum AA, BB, or DD1 on its Web site since the commissioner's previous notice under paragraph (c), the addenda identified in the notice published by the commissioner in paragraph (c) and the corresponding rules and Medicare claims processing manual shall remain in effect.

 

(3) Addenda AA, BB, and DD1 under this subdivision includes successor or replacement addenda.

 

(c) The commissioner shall annually give notice in the State Register of any adjustment to the multiplier under paragraph (a), clause (2), and of the applicable addenda in paragraph (b) no later than October 1.  The notice must identify and include a link to the applicable addenda.  The notices and any adjustment to the multiplier are not rules subject to chapter 14, but have the force and effect of law as of the effective date published in the State Register.

 

Subd. 3.  Payment for compensable surgical services not covered under ASCPS.  (a) If a surgical procedure provided by an ASC is compensable under this chapter but is not listed in addendum AA or BB of the Medicare ASCPS, payment must be 75 percent of the ASC's usual and customary charge for the procedure with the highest charge.  Payment for each subsequent surgical procedure not listed in addendum AA or BB must be paid at 50 percent of the ASC's usual and customary charge.


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(b) Payment must be 75 percent of the ASC's usual and customary charge for a surgical procedure or ancillary service if the procedure or service is listed in Medicare ASCPS addendum AA or BB and:  (1) the payment indicator provides it is paid at a reasonable cost; (2) the payment indicator provides it is contractor priced; or (3) a payment rate is not otherwise provided.

 

Subd. 4.  Study.  The commissioner shall conduct a study analyzing the impact of the reforms, including timeliness and accuracy of payment under this section, and recommend further changes if needed.  The commissioner must report the results of the study to the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council and the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over workers' compensation by January 15, 2021.

 

Subd. 5.  Rulemaking.  The commissioner may adopt or amend rules using the authority in section 14.386, paragraph (a), to implement this section and the Medicare ASCPS for workers' compensation.  The rules are not subject to expiration under section 14.386, paragraph (b).

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for procedures and services provided by an ASC on or after October 1, 2018, except subdivision 5 is effective the day following final enactment.

 

ARTICLE 5

WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS

 

Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 176.011, subdivision 15, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 15.  Occupational disease.  (a) "Occupational disease" means a mental impairment as defined in paragraph (d) or physical disease arising out of and in the course of employment peculiar to the occupation in which the employee is engaged and due to causes in excess of the hazards ordinary of employment and shall include undulant fever.  Physical stimulus resulting in mental injury and mental stimulus resulting in physical injury shall remain compensable.  Mental impairment is not considered a disease if it results from a disciplinary action, work evaluation, job transfer, layoff, demotion, promotion, termination, retirement, or similar action taken in good faith by the employer.  Ordinary diseases of life to which the general public is equally exposed outside of employment are not compensable, except where the diseases follow as an incident of an occupational disease, or where the exposure peculiar to the occupation makes the disease an occupational disease hazard.  A disease arises out of the employment only if there be a direct causal connection between the conditions under which the work is performed and if the occupational disease follows as a natural incident of the work as a result of the exposure occasioned by the nature of the employment.  An employer is not liable for compensation for any occupational disease which cannot be traced to the employment as a direct and proximate cause and is not recognized as a hazard characteristic of and peculiar to the trade, occupation, process, or employment or which results from a hazard to which the worker would have been equally exposed outside of the employment.

 

(b) If immediately preceding the date of disablement or death, an employee was employed on active duty with an organized fire or police department of any municipality, as a member of the Minnesota State Patrol, conservation officer service, state crime bureau, as a forest officer by the Department of Natural Resources, state correctional officer, or sheriff or full-time deputy sheriff of any county, and the disease is that of myocarditis, coronary sclerosis, pneumonia or its sequel, and at the time of employment such employee was given a thorough physical examination by a licensed doctor of medicine, and a written report thereof has been made and filed with such organized fire or police department, with the Minnesota State Patrol, conservation officer service, state crime bureau, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Corrections, or sheriff's department of any county, which examination and report negatived any evidence of myocarditis, coronary sclerosis, pneumonia or its sequel, the disease is presumptively an occupational disease and shall be presumed to have been due to the nature of employment.  If immediately preceding the date of disablement or death, any individual who by nature of their position provides emergency medical care, or an employee who was employed as a licensed police officer under section 626.84, subdivision 1;


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firefighter; paramedic; state correctional officer; emergency medical technician; or licensed nurse providing emergency medical care; and who contracts an infectious or communicable disease to which the employee was exposed in the course of employment outside of a hospital, then the disease is presumptively an occupational disease and shall be presumed to have been due to the nature of employment and the presumption may be rebutted by substantial factors brought by the employer or insurer.  Any substantial factors which shall be used to rebut this presumption and which are known to the employer or insurer at the time of the denial of liability shall be communicated to the employee on the denial of liability.

 

(c) A firefighter on active duty with an organized fire department who is unable to perform duties in the department by reason of a disabling cancer of a type caused by exposure to heat, radiation, or a known or suspected carcinogen, as defined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the carcinogen is reasonably linked to the disabling cancer, is presumed to have an occupational disease under paragraph (a).  If a firefighter who enters the service after August 1, 1988, is examined by a physician prior to being hired and the examination discloses the existence of a cancer of a type described in this paragraph, the firefighter is not entitled to the presumption unless a subsequent medical determination is made that the firefighter no longer has the cancer.

 

(d) For the purposes of this chapter, "mental impairment" means a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder by a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist.  For the purposes of this chapter, "post-traumatic stress disorder" means the condition as described in the most recently published edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by the American Psychiatric Association.  For purposes of section 79.34, subdivision 2, one or more compensable mental impairment claims arising out of a single event or occurrence shall constitute a single loss occurrence.

 

(e) If, preceding the date of disablement or death, an employee who was employed on active duty as:  a licensed police officer; a firefighter; a paramedic; an emergency medical technician; a licensed nurse employed to provide emergency medical services outside of a medical facility; a public safety dispatcher; an officer employed by the state or a political subdivision at a corrections, detention, or secure treatment facility; a sheriff or full-time deputy sheriff of any county; or a member of the Minnesota State Patrol is diagnosed with a mental impairment as defined in paragraph (d), and had not been diagnosed with the mental impairment previously, then the mental impairment is presumptively an occupational disease and shall be presumed to have been due to the nature of employment.  This presumption may be rebutted by substantial factors brought by the employer or insurer.  Any substantial factors that are used to rebut this presumption and that are known to the employer or insurer at the time of the denial of liability shall be communicated to the employee on the denial of liability.  The mental impairment is not considered an occupational disease if it results from a disciplinary action, work evaluation, job transfer, layoff, demotion, promotion, termination, retirement, or similar action taken in good faith by the employer.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for employees with dates of injury on or after January 1, 2019.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 176.101, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Temporary partial disability.  (a) In all cases of temporary partial disability the compensation shall be 66-2/3 percent of the difference between the weekly wage of the employee at the time of injury and the wage the employee is able to earn in the employee's partially disabled condition.  This compensation shall be paid during the period of disability except as provided in this section, payment to be made at the intervals when the wage was payable, as nearly as may be, and subject to the maximum rate for temporary total compensation.

 

(b) Temporary partial compensation may be paid only while the employee is employed, earning less than the employee's weekly wage at the time of the injury, and the reduced wage the employee is able to earn in the employee's partially disabled condition is due to the injury.  Except as provided in section 176.102, subdivision 11, paragraphs (b) and (c), temporary partial compensation may not be paid for more than 225 275 weeks, or after 450 weeks after the date of injury, whichever occurs first.


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(c) Temporary partial compensation must be reduced to the extent that the wage the employee is able to earn in the employee's partially disabled condition plus the temporary partial disability payment otherwise payable under this subdivision exceeds 500 percent of the statewide average weekly wage.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 176.101, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2a.  Permanent partial disability.  (a) Compensation for permanent partial disability is as provided in this subdivision.  Permanent partial disability must be rated as a percentage of the whole body in accordance with rules adopted by the commissioner under section 176.105.  The percentage determined pursuant to the rules must be multiplied by the corresponding amount in the following table:

 

Impairment Rating

 

 

Amount

 

(percent)

 

 

 

 

 

less than 5.5

 

 

$ 75,000 78,800

 

5.5 to less than 10.5

 

 

80,000 84,000

 

10.5 to less than 15.5

 

 

85,000 89,300

 

15.5 to less than 20.5

 

 

90,000 94,500

 

20.5 to less than 25.5

 

 

95,000 99,800

 

25.5 to less than 30.5

 

 

100,000 105,000

 

30.5 to less than 35.5

 

 

110,000 115,500

 

35.5 to less than 40.5

 

 

120,000 126,000

 

40.5 to less than 45.5

 

 

130,000 136,500

 

45.5 to less than 50.5

 

 

140,000 147,000

 

50.5 to less than 55.5

 

 

165,000 173,300

 

55.5 to less than 60.5

 

 

190,000 199,500

 

60.5 to less than 65.5

 

 

215,000 225,800

 

65.5 to less than 70.5

 

 

240,000 252,000

 

70.5 to less than 75.5

 

 

265,000 278,300

 

75.5 to less than 80.5

 

 

315,000 330,800

 

80.5 to less than 85.5

 

 

365,000 383,300

 

85.5 to less than 90.5

 

 

415,000 435,800

 

90.5 to less than 95.5

 

 

465,000 488,300

 

95.5 up to and including 100

 

 

515,000 540,800

 

 

An employee may not receive compensation for more than a 100 percent disability of the whole body, even if the employee sustains disability to two or more body parts.

 

(b) Permanent partial disability is payable upon cessation of temporary total disability under subdivision 1.  If the employee requests payment in a lump sum, then the compensation must be paid within 30 days.  This lump-sum payment may be discounted to the present value calculated up to a maximum five percent basis.  If the employee does not choose to receive the compensation in a lump sum, then the compensation is payable in installments at the same intervals and in the same amount as the employee's temporary total disability rate on the date of injury.  Permanent partial disability is not payable while temporary total compensation is being paid.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 176.101, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 4.  Permanent total disability.  For permanent total disability, as defined in subdivision 5, the compensation shall be 66-2/3 percent of the daily wage at the time of the injury, subject to a maximum weekly compensation equal to the maximum weekly compensation for a temporary total disability and a minimum weekly compensation equal to 65 percent of the statewide average weekly wage.  This compensation shall be paid during


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the permanent total disability of the injured employee but after a total of $25,000 of weekly compensation has been paid, the amount of the weekly compensation benefits being paid by the employer shall be reduced by the amount of any disability benefits being paid by any government disability benefit program if the disability benefits are occasioned by the same injury or injuries which give rise to payments under this subdivision.  This reduction shall also apply to any old age and survivor insurance benefits.  Payments shall be made at the intervals when the wage was payable, as nearly as may be.  In case an employee who is permanently and totally disabled becomes an inmate of a public institution, no compensation shall be payable during the period of confinement in the institution, unless there is wholly dependent on the employee for support some person named in section 176.111, subdivision 1, 2 or 3, in which case the compensation provided for in section 176.111, during the period of confinement, shall be paid for the benefit of the dependent person during dependency.  The dependency of this person shall be determined as though the employee were deceased.  Permanent total disability shall cease at age 67 because the employee is presumed retired from the labor market 72, except that if an employee is injured after age 67, permanent total disability benefits shall cease after five years of those benefits have been paid.  This presumption is rebuttable by the employee.  The subjective statement the employee is not retired is not sufficient in itself to rebut the presumptive evidence of retirement but may be considered along with other evidence.

 

Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 176.102, subdivision 11, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 11.  Retraining; compensation.  (a) Retraining is limited to 156 weeks.  An employee who has been approved for retraining may petition the commissioner or compensation judge for additional compensation not to exceed 25 percent of the compensation otherwise payable.  If the commissioner or compensation judge determines that this additional compensation is warranted due to unusual or unique circumstances of the employee's retraining plan, the commissioner may award additional compensation in an amount not to exceed the employee's request.  This additional compensation shall cease at any time the commissioner or compensation judge determines the special circumstances are no longer present.

 

(b) If the employee is not employed during a retraining plan that has been specifically approved under this section, temporary total compensation is payable for up to 90 days after the end of the retraining plan; except that, payment during the 90-day period is subject to cessation in accordance with section 176.101.  If the employee is employed during the retraining plan but earning less than at the time of injury, temporary partial compensation is payable at the rate of 66-2/3 percent of the difference between the employee's weekly wage at the time of injury and the weekly wage the employee is able to earn in the employee's partially disabled condition, subject to the maximum rate for temporary total compensation.  Temporary partial compensation is not subject to the 225-week 275-week or 450-week limitations provided by section 176.101, subdivision 2, during the retraining plan, but is subject to those limitations before and after the plan.

 

(c) Any request for retraining shall be filed with the commissioner before 208 weeks of any combination of temporary total or temporary partial compensation have been paid.  Retraining shall not be available after 208 weeks of any combination of temporary total or temporary partial compensation benefits have been paid unless the request for the retraining has been filed with the commissioner prior to the time the 208 weeks of compensation have been paid.

 

(d) The employer or insurer must notify the employee in writing of the 208-week limitation for filing a request for retraining with the commissioner.  This notice must be given before 80 weeks of temporary total disability or temporary partial disability compensation have been paid, regardless of the number of weeks that have elapsed since the date of injury.  If the notice is not given before the 80 weeks, the period of time within which to file a request for retraining is extended by the number of days the notice is late, but in no event may a request be filed later than 225 weeks after any combination of temporary total disability or temporary partial disability compensation have been paid.  The commissioner may assess a penalty of $25 per day that the notice is late, up to a maximum penalty of $2,000, against an employer or insurer for failure to provide the notice.  The penalty is payable to the commissioner for deposit in the assigned risk safety account.


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Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 176.83, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5.  Treatment standards for medical services.  (a) In consultation with the Medical Services Review Board or the rehabilitation review panel, the commissioner shall adopt rules establishing standards and procedures for health care provider treatment.  The rules shall apply uniformly to all providers including those providing managed care under section 176.1351.  The rules shall be used to determine whether a provider of health care services and rehabilitation services, including a provider of medical, chiropractic, podiatric, surgical, hospital, or other services, is performing procedures or providing services at a level or with a frequency that is excessive, unnecessary, or inappropriate under section 176.135, subdivision 1, based upon accepted medical standards for quality health care and accepted rehabilitation standards.

 

(b) The rules shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

(1) criteria for diagnosis and treatment of the most common work-related injuries including, but not limited to, low back injuries and upper extremity repetitive trauma injuries;

 

(2) criteria for surgical procedures including, but not limited to, diagnosis, prior conservative treatment, supporting diagnostic imaging and testing, and anticipated outcome criteria;

 

(3) criteria for use of appliances, adaptive equipment, and use of health clubs or other exercise facilities;

 

(4) criteria for diagnostic imaging procedures;

 

(5) criteria for inpatient hospitalization;

 

(6) criteria for treatment of chronic pain; and

 

(7) criteria for the long-term use of opioids or other scheduled medications to alleviate intractable pain and improve function, including the use of written contracts between the injured worker and the health care provider who prescribes the medication.; and

 

(8) criteria for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.  In developing such treatment criteria, the commissioner and the Medical Services Review Board shall consider the guidance set forth in the American Psychological Association's most recently adopted Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Adults.  The commissioner shall adopt such rules using the expedited rulemaking process in section 14.389, including subdivision 5, to commence promptly upon final enactment of the legislation enacting this clause.  Such rules shall apply to employees with all dates of injury who receive treatment after the commissioner adopts the rules.  In consultation with the Medical Services Review Board, the commissioner shall review and update the rules governing criteria for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder each time the American Psychological Association adopts a significant change to their Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of PTSD in Adults, using the expedited rulemaking process in section 14.389, including subdivision 5.

 

(c) If it is determined by the payer that the level, frequency, or cost of a procedure or service of a provider is excessive, unnecessary, or inappropriate according to the standards established by the rules, the provider shall not be paid for the procedure, service, or cost by an insurer, self-insurer, or group self-insurer, and the provider shall not be reimbursed or attempt to collect reimbursement for the procedure, service, or cost from any other source, including the employee, another insurer, the special compensation fund, or any government program unless the commissioner or compensation judge determines at a hearing or administrative conference that the level, frequency, or cost was not excessive under the rules in which case the insurer, self-insurer, or group self-insurer shall make the payment deemed reasonable.


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(d) A rehabilitation provider who is determined by the rehabilitation review panel board, after hearing, to be consistently performing procedures or providing services at an excessive level or cost may be prohibited from receiving any further reimbursement for procedures or services provided under this chapter.  A prohibition imposed on a provider under this subdivision may be grounds for revocation or suspension of the provider's license or certificate of registration to provide health care or rehabilitation service in Minnesota by the appropriate licensing or certifying body.  The commissioner and Medical Services Review Board shall review excessive, inappropriate, or unnecessary health care provider treatment under section 176.103.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective June 1, 2018.

 

Sec. 7.  EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Unless otherwise specified, this article is effective for employees with dates of injury on or after October 1,  2018."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; adopting recommendations of the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council; modifying workers' compensation provisions; modifying hospital outpatient fee schedules; modifying billing, payment, and dispute resolution; defining ambulatory surgical center payments; modifying covered benefits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 175A.05; 176.011, subdivision 15; 176.101, subdivisions 2, 2a, 4; 176.102, subdivision 11; 176.136, subdivision 1b; 176.231, subdivision 9; 176.83, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 15A.083, subdivision 7; Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 1, section 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 176."

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

      H. F. No. 3873, A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; adopting recommendations of the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council; modifying workers' compensation provisions; modifying hospital outpatient fee schedules; modifying billing, payment, and dispute resolution; defining ambulatory surgical center payments; modifying covered benefits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 175A.05; 176.011, subdivision 15; 176.101, subdivisions 2, 2a, 4; 176.102, subdivision 11; 176.136, subdivision 1b; 176.231, subdivision 9; 176.83, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 15A.083, subdivision 7; Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 1, section 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 176.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended, and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 127 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson


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Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed, as amended, and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 2675 was reported to the House.

 

 

Zerwas moved to amend S. F. No. 2675 as follows:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 62U.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 10a.  Self-insurer.  "Self-insurer" has the meaning given in section 62E.02, subdivision 21.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 62U.04, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 5a.  Self-insurers.  The commissioner shall not require a self-insurer governed by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to comply with this section.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 62U.04, subdivision 11, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 11.  Restricted uses of the all-payer claims data.  (a) Notwithstanding subdivision 4, paragraph (b), and subdivision 5, paragraph (b), the commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall only use the data submitted under subdivisions 4 and 5 for the following purposes:

 

(1) to evaluate the performance of the health care home program as authorized under sections 256B.0751, subdivision 6, and 256B.0752, subdivision 2;

 

(2) to study, in collaboration with the reducing avoidable readmissions effectively (RARE) campaign, hospital readmission trends and rates;

 

(3) to analyze variations in health care costs, quality, utilization, and illness burden based on geographical areas or populations;


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(4) to evaluate the state innovation model (SIM) testing grant received by the Departments of Health and Human Services, including the analysis of health care cost, quality, and utilization baseline and trend information for targeted populations and communities; and

 

(5) to compile one or more public use files of summary data or tables that must:

 

(i) be available to the public for no or minimal cost by March 1, 2016, and available by Web-based electronic data download by June 30, 2019;

 

(ii) not identify individual patients, payers, or providers;

 

(iii) be updated by the commissioner, at least annually, with the most current data available;

 

(iv) contain clear and conspicuous explanations of the characteristics of the data, such as the dates of the data contained in the files, the absence of costs of care for uninsured patients or nonresidents, and other disclaimers that provide appropriate context; and

 

(v) not lead to the collection of additional data elements beyond what is authorized under this section as of June  30, 2015.

 

(b) The commissioner may publish the results of the authorized uses identified in paragraph (a) so long as the data released publicly do not contain information or descriptions in which the identity of individual hospitals, clinics, or other providers may be discerned.

 

(c) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit the commissioner from using the data collected under subdivision 4 to complete the state-based risk adjustment system assessment due to the legislature on October 1, 2015.

 

(d) The commissioner or the commissioner's designee may use the data submitted under subdivisions 4 and 5 for the purpose described in paragraph (a), clause (3), until July 1, 2019 2023.

 

(e) The commissioner shall consult with the all-payer claims database work group established under subdivision 12 regarding the technical considerations necessary to create the public use files of summary data described in paragraph (a), clause (5)."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to health; adding certain definitions; changing the date restriction for the commissioner of health to use all-payer claims data to analyze health care costs, quality, utilization, and illness burdens; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 62U.01, by adding a subdivision; 62U.04, subdivision 11, by adding a subdivision."

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

      S. F. No. 2675, A bill for an act relating to health; removing the date restriction for the commissioner of health to use all-payer claims data to analyze health care costs, quality, utilization, and illness burdens; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 62U.04, subdivision 11.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended, and placed upon its final passage.


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         The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 127 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed, as amended, and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 2685, A bill for an act relating to human services; exempting child care providers from the positive support strategies training rule; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 245.8251, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245A.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 127 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck


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Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3310 was reported to the House.

 

 

Peterson moved to amend S. F. No. 3310, the second engrossment, as follows:

 

Page 7, after line 5, insert:

 

"Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 245A.1435, is amended to read:

 

245A.1435 REDUCTION OF RISK OF SUDDEN UNEXPECTED INFANT DEATH IN LICENSED PROGRAMS.

 

(a) When a license holder is placing an infant to sleep, the license holder must place the infant on the infant's back, unless the license holder has documentation from the infant's physician directing an alternative sleeping position for the infant.  The physician directive must be on a form approved by the commissioner and must remain on file at the licensed location.  An infant who independently rolls onto its stomach after being placed to sleep on its back may be allowed to remain sleeping on its stomach if the infant is at least six months of age or the license holder has a signed statement from the parent indicating that the infant regularly rolls over at home.

 

(b) The license holder must place the infant in a crib directly on a firm mattress with a fitted sheet that is appropriate to the mattress size, that fits tightly on the mattress, and overlaps the underside of the mattress so it cannot be dislodged by pulling on the corner of the sheet with reasonable effort.  The license holder must not place anything in the crib with the infant except for the infant's pacifier, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 16, part 1511.  The requirements of this section apply to license holders serving infants younger than one year of age.  Licensed child care providers must meet the crib requirements under section 245A.146.  A correction order shall not be issued under this paragraph unless there is evidence that a violation occurred when an infant was present in the license holder's care.

 

(c) If an infant falls asleep before being placed in a crib, the license holder must move the infant to a crib as soon as practicable, and must keep the infant within sight of the license holder until the infant is placed in a crib.  When an infant falls asleep while being held, the license holder must consider the supervision needs of other children in care when determining how long to hold the infant before placing the infant in a crib to sleep.  The sleeping infant must not be in a position where the airway may be blocked or with anything covering the infant's face.

 

(d) Placing a swaddled infant down to sleep in a licensed setting is not recommended for an infant of any age and is prohibited for any infant who has begun to roll over independently.  However, with the written consent of a parent or guardian according to this paragraph, a license holder may place the infant who has not yet begun to roll over on its own down to sleep on its back in a one-piece sleeper equipped with an attached system that fastens securely only


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across the upper torso, that is not currently under a recall or warning from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, that is equipped with a swaddling function that fastens securely only across the upper torso, with no constriction of the hips or legs, to create a swaddle.  Prior to any use of swaddling for sleep by a provider licensed under this chapter, the license holder must obtain informed written consent for the use of swaddling from the parent or guardian of the infant on a form provided by the commissioner and prepared in partnership with the Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center Department of Health."

 

Page 8, after line 7, insert:

 

"Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 245A.16, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 8.  Notice of county recommendation.  The county or private agency shall provide written notice to the license holder when the agency recommends a licensing action to the commissioner under subdivision 2 or subdivision 3.  The written notice shall inform the license holder about the process for determining a licensing action and how the license holder will be notified of a licensing action determination.  The notice shall include the following:

 

(1) that the county or private agency made a recommendation to the commissioner to deny an application or suspend, revoke, or make conditional a license;

 

(2) that the commissioner will review the recommendation from the county or private agency and then determine if a licensing action will be issued;

 

(3) that the license holder will receive written notice from the commissioner indicating the reasons for the licensing action issued; and

 

(4) instructions on how to request reconsideration or appeal, if a licensing action is issued.

 

County or private agency recommendations under this section are classified as confidential data under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13, and may only be disclosed as permitted by law."

 

Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title accordingly

 

 

Franson moved to amend the Peterson amendment to S. F. No. 3310, the second engrossment, as follows:

 

Page 2, before line 20, insert:

 

"Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 245A.16, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5.  Instruction and technical assistance.  (a) The commissioner shall provide instruction and technical assistance to county and private agencies that are subject to this section.  County and private agencies shall cooperate with the commissioner in carrying out this section by ensuring that affected employees participate in instruction and technical assistance provided by the commissioner.

 

(b) Within existing appropriations, the commissioner shall provide training to county and private licensing agencies that perform child care licensing functions on identifying and preventing fraud relating to provider reimbursement in the child care assistance program, by December 31, 2019."


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         A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Franson amendment to the Peterson amendment and the roll was called.  There were 126 yeas and 1 nay as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen


 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment to the amendment was adopted.

 

 

      The question recurred on the Peterson amendment, as amended, to S. F. No. 3310, the second engrossment.  The motion prevailed and the amendment, as amended, was adopted.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3310, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying provisions relating to child care licensing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 245A.04, subdivision 9; 245A.05; 245A.06, subdivision 1; 245A.14, by adding a subdivision; 245A.152; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, sections 245A.07, subdivision 3; 245A.1434.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended, and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 127 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen


Journal of the House - 97th Day - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Top of Page 10558

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed, as amended, and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3143, A bill for an act relating to human services; postponing the expiration date of the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee, the American Indian Advisory Council, the Formulary Committee, and the American Indian Child Welfare Advisory Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 254A.035, subdivision 2; 256B.0625, subdivision 13c; 256B.093, subdivision 1; 260.835, subdivision 2.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 127 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski


Journal of the House - 97th Day - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Top of Page 10559

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 2991 was reported to the House.

 

 

O'Driscoll moved to amend S. F. No. 2991, the third engrossment, as follows:

 

Page 3, line 22, after the period, insert "The three members appointed to the Real Estate Appraisal Advisory Board and specified by the commissioner to serve terms that are coterminous with the governor shall serve the remainder of the term of the governor serving when they are appointed and the full term of the next elected governor.  These periods shall constitute one full term for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 82B.073, subdivision 2."

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

      S. F. No. 2991, A bill for an act relating to commerce; regulating real estate appraisals; authorizing broker license reinstatement in certain instances; creating an advisory board; prescribing its duties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 13D.08, by adding a subdivision; 82.62, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 82B.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended, and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 127 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke


Journal of the House - 97th Day - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Top of Page 10560

Schomacker

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed, as amended, and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3569, A bill for an act relating to transportation; establishing a moratorium on permits to mow or hay trunk highway rights-of-way.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 109 yeas and 18 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bliss

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lesch

Lien

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen

Applebaum

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bly

Clark

Hansen

Hausman

Hornstein

Hortman

Lee

Liebling

Loeffler

Omar

Schultz

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 2683, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying background study provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 245C.02, subdivisions 4a, 15, by adding subdivisions; 245C.05, subdivision 2c, by adding a subdivision; 245C.051; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, sections 245C.02, subdivision 6a; 245C.03, subdivision 1; 245C.04, subdivision 1; 245C.05, subdivision 5; 245C.08, subdivision 1; 245C.10, subdivision 9a; 245C.15, subdivision 1.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.


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         The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 127 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3102, A bill for an act relating to health; changing isolation and quarantine provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 144.419, subdivision 1; 144.4196, subdivisions 1, 2.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 127 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald


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Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3480, A bill for an act relating to health care; adding provisions to the price disclosure requirements for providers and health plan companies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 62J.81; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62J.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 127 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.


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ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

PURSUANT TO RULE 1.15(c)

 

      A message from the Senate has been received requesting concurrence by the House to amendments adopted by the Senate to the following House Files:

 

      H. F. Nos. 2835 and 4003.

 

 

      There being no objection, the order of business reverted to Messages from the Senate.

 

 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

 

 

      The following messages were received from the Senate:

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned:

 

H. F. No. 3196, A bill for an act relating to health insurance; establishing a step therapy protocol and override for prescription drug coverage; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned:

 

H. F. No. 3819, A bill for an act relating to local government; discontinuing Ramsey Soil and Water Conservation District; transferring duties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 383A.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned:

 

H. F. No. 3833, A bill for an act relating to commerce; providing financial exploitation protections for older adults and vulnerable adults; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 45A.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate


Journal of the House - 97th Day - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Top of Page 10564

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce that the Senate accedes to the request of the House for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the amendments adopted by the Senate to the following House File:

 

H. F. No. 2899, A bill for an act relating to insurance; requiring notification of the statutory prohibition against payment of rebates or deductibles by residential contractors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 325E.66, subdivision 1.

 

The Senate has appointed as such committee:

 

Senators Housley, Dahms and Tomassoni.

 

Said House File is herewith returned to the House.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce that the Senate accedes to the request of the House for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the amendments adopted by the Senate to the following House File:

 

H. F. No. 3265, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying child foster care training requirements; establishing a foster care sibling bill of rights; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 245A.175; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 260C.

 

The Senate has appointed as such committee:

 

Senators Relph, Abeler and Franzen.

 

Said House File is herewith returned to the House.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce that the Senate accedes to the request of the House for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the amendments adopted by the Senate to the following House File:

 

H. F. No. 3763, A bill for an act relating to economic development; limiting use of funds in the Douglas J. Johnson economic protection trust fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 298.292, subdivision 2.

 

The Senate has appointed as such committee:

 

Senators Eichorn, Ruud and Tomassoni.

 

Said House File is herewith returned to the House.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate


Journal of the House - 97th Day - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Top of Page 10565

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 3232, A bill for an act relating to energy; modifying the solar energy incentive program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, sections 116C.7792; 216B.1691, subdivision 2f.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

      O'Neill moved that the House refuse to concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 3232, that the Speaker appoint a Conference Committee of 3 members of the House, and that the House requests that a like committee be appointed by the Senate to confer on the disagreeing votes of the two houses.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 2746, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the health professionals permitted to authorize prescription eyeglasses using old lenses or last prescription available; amending Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 145.7131.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

CONCURRENCE AND REPASSAGE

 

      Zerwas moved that the House concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 2746 and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Senate.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

H. F. No. 2746, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying the health professionals permitted to authorize prescription eyeglasses using old lenses or last prescription available; amending Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 145.7131.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by the Senate, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 128 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo


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Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by the Senate, and its title agreed to.

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 3548, A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying certain hours of service requirements for agricultural transportation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 221.031, subdivision 2d; 221.0314, subdivision 9.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

CONCURRENCE AND REPASSAGE

 

      Miller moved that the House concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 3548 and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Senate.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

      H. F. No. 3548, A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying certain requirements governing agricultural transportation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 169.81, subdivision 5; 221.031, subdivision 2d; 221.0314, subdivision 9.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by the Senate, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 128 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen


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Clark

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Munson

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by the Senate, and its title agreed to.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

 

      The Speaker announced the appointment of the following members of the House to a Conference Committee on H. F. No. 3232:

 

      O'Neill, West and Bahr, C.

 

 

      Kresha moved that the House recess subject to the call of the Chair.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

RECESS

 

 

RECONVENED

 

      The House reconvened and was called to order by Speaker pro tempore Albright.

 

 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE, Continued

 

 

      The following messages were received from the Senate:

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the Senate refuses to concur in the House amendments to the following Senate File:

 

S. F. No. 2578, A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying the schedules of controlled substances; criminalizing certain acts involving kratom; modifying the DWI law by including other types of intoxicating substances and striking references to hazardous substances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 97B.065,


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subdivision 1; 152.02, subdivision 5; 152.027, by adding a subdivision; 169A.03, by adding a subdivision; 169A.20, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1b, 1c; 169A.45, subdivision 1; 169A.51, subdivisions 1, 7; 169A.52, subdivision 2; 169A.63, by adding a subdivision; 169A.76; 360.0752, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 7; 360.0753, subdivision 6; 609.2111; 609.2112, subdivision 1; 609.2