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THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 19, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

MINUTES


Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:20 P.M. on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
ABELER, Jim
ANDERSON, Bruce
BROD, Laura
BUNN, Julie
EMMER, Tom
FINSTAD, Brad
FRITZ, Patti (Vice-Chair)
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAMILTON, Rod
HUNTLEY, Tom
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy
TSCHUMPER, Ken
WALKER, Neva

A quorum was present.

Rep. Murphy moved that the minutes of February 14, 2008 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Fritz moved that HF1066 be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register.

HF1066 (Fritz) Blood donor age minimum lowered to 15 with parental consent

Rep. Fritz moved the H1066A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Fritz presented the bill.

Providing testimony in support of the bill were:

Joe Gibson
Steve Sviggum, Commissioner, Department of Labor and Industry, and board member of Red Cross North Central Blood Services
Dr. Jed Garlin, Memorial Blood Centers of Minnesota

Rep. Fritz renewed her motion that HF1066, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Gottwalt moved that HF2639 be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register.

HF2639 (Gottwalt) A bill for an act relating to health; changing provisions for prescribing legend drugs

Rep. Gottwalt moved the H2639DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Gottwalt presented the bill.

Providing testimony in support of the bill were:

Dan Pearson
Cody Wiberg, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

Rep. Gottwalt moved to amend H2639DE2 as follows:

Page 3, line 3.19, after "outbreak," insert "or"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF2639, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Norton moved that HF2426 be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register.

HF2426 (Norton) requiring notice for a redetermination of eligibility for services to disabled children

Rep. Norton presented the bill.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Brad Trahan, RT Autism Awareness Foundation
Kate Lerner, Director, MACSSA

Chair Thissen laid the bill on the table.

Vice-Chair Fritz assumed the gavel at 3:05 P.M.

Rep. Thao moved that DH1189CR1, the subcommittee report, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1189 (Thissen) subcommittee report

Rep. Thissen presented CEH1189-1.

Rep. Thao moved that CEH1189-1 be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 P.M.




Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR




Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF1066 (Fritz) Blood donor age minimum lowered to 15 with parental consent
HF2639 (Gottwalt) A bill for an act relating to health; changing provisions for prescribing legend drugs
HF1189 (Thissen) subcommittee report
HF2426 (Norton) requiring notice for a redetermination of eligibility for services to disabled children