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Health and Human Services Policy

THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 18, 2014

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

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY
Chair, Representative Tina Liebling

MINUTES

Representative Liebling, Chair of Committee on Health and Human Services Policy, called the meeting to order at 2:22 pm, March 18, 2014 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Liebling, Chair
Moran, Vice Chair
Mack, Lead
Abeler
Albright
Allen
Benson, J.
Franson
Fritz
Gruenhagen
Huntley
Johnson
Loeffler
Lohmer
Morgan
Mullery
Schoen
Schomacker
Ward, JoAnn
Zerwas

No members were absent. A quorum was present.

Representative Abeler moved that HF1992 (Dehn) be recommended to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Abeler moved the H1992A3 amendment. Motion prevailed. Amendment adopted.

Representative Dehn presented information on HF1992 and the following individuals testified:
Chuck Peterson, Coalition for Choice in Housing
Benjamin Ashley-Wurtmann, Mental Health Association of Minnesota
Zach Johnson, tenant and advocate
Kathy Lamp, Hennepin County
Alice Hulbert
Alex Bartolic, Department of Human Services

Representative Loeffler moved the H1992A4 amendment.

Representative Abeler requested a division of the H1992A4 amendment as follows: divide the amendment into sections line 1.1 through 1.3 and line 1.4 through 1.18.
Line 1.1 through 1.3, the division was not adopted.
Line 1.4 through 1.18, the division was adopted.

Representative Abeler renewed his motion that HF1992 be re-referred as amended to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. Motion prevailed.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1479 (Isaacson) be recommended to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Chair Liebling moved the H1479DE1-1 amendment. Motion prevailed. Amendment adopted.

Representative Isaacson presented information on HF1479 and the following individuals testified:
Jill Heins, American Lung Association of Minnesota
Dr. Gail Brottman, Hennepin County Medical Center

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF1479 be recommended to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. Motion prevailed.

At 3:32 Representative Ward, JoAnn assumed the gavel.

Chair Ward moved that HF2556 (Newton) be recommended to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Newton presented information on HF2556.

Chair Ward renewed her motion that HF2556 be recommended to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. Motion prevailed.

Chair Ward moved that HF3059 (Norton) be recommended to be re-referred to the Transportation Policy Committee.

Chair Ward moved the H3059A1-1 amendment. Motion prevailed. Amendment adopted.

Representative Norton presented information on HF3059 and the following individuals testified:
Sue Abderholden, National Alliance on Mental Illness

The committee recessed at 3:50 pm.
The committee reconvened at 6:07 pm and Representative Norton continued review of HF3059.

The following individuals testified:
Laura Roads, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Chair Liebling moved that HF3059 (Norton) be recommended to be re-referred as amended to the Transportation Policy Committee. Motion prevailed.

Chair Liebling moved that HF2314 (Fabian) be recommended to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Fabian presented information on HF2314 and the following individuals testified:
Brian Carlson, Sanford Thief River Falls Hospital
Casey Johnson, Sanford Thief River Falls Hospital
Benjamin Ashley-Wurtmann, Mental Health Association of Minnesota
Sue Abderholden, National Alliance on Mental Illness

At 6:44 pm Representative Benson assumed the gavel.
At 6:50 pm Representative Liebling assumed the gavel

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF2314 be recommended to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. Motion prevailed.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF2797 (Loeffler) be recommended to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Loeffler presented information on HF2797 and the following individuals testified:
Melinda T. Hugdahl, Legal Services Advocacy Project

Representative Loeffler renewed her motion that HF2797 be recommended to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. Motion prevailed.

At 6:58 pm Representative Benson assumed the gavel.

Representative Morgan moved that HF2396 (Morgan) be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Morgan moved the H2396DE1 amendment. Motion prevailed. Amendment adopted.

Representative Morgan presented information on HF2396 and the following individuals testified:
Don Kerr, Department of Military Affairs

Representative Morgan renewed his motion that HF2396 be recommended to be re-referred as amended to the Ways and Means Committee. Motion prevailed.

Representative Franson moved that HF2977 (Franson) be recommended to be re-referred to the Government Operations Committee.

Representative Franson moved the H2977A2 amendment. Motion prevailed. Amendment adopted.

Representative Franson presented information on HF2977 and the following individuals testified:
Susan Winkelmann, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Franson renewed her motion that HF2977 be recommended to be re-referred as amended to the Government Operations Committee. Motion prevailed.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:16 pm.


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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair



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Lynn Sando, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1479 (Isaacson) - Medical assistance coverage provided for enhanced asthma care services.
  • HF2396 (Morgan) - Military members or their spouses or inactive military veteran professional licensing boards required to expedite issuance of license or certification, and report required.
  • HF2314 (Fabian) - Hospital construction moratorium exception provided.
  • HF2556 (Newton) - Veterans housing and long-term care; new residential facility moratorium exemptions provided, grants provided for veteran housing needs assessments, and money appropriated.
  • HF1992 (Dehn) - Home and community-based waiver housing program requirement exceptions established.
  • HF3059 (Norton) - Nonemergency medical transportation service provisions modified.
  • HF2797 (Loeffler) - Medical assistance personal need allowance increased for persons in facilities.
  • HF2977 (Franson) - Home care provider licensing and compliance monitoring changes made.
  • HF2402 (Liebling) - Omnibus health and human services policy bill.
Documents:

HF2402 (Liebling) will be the vehicle for the Omnibus HHS Policy bill. A delete-everything (DE) amendment will be posted Tuesday morning. The committee may walk through the DE amendment during this meeting but will not take any public testimony.
To testify please contact Committee Administrator Matthew Bergeron at matthew.bergeron@house.mn