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TWENTY-THIRD MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Dean, Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:53pm on March 4th, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


DEAN, Matt Chair
McDONALD, Joe Vice Chair
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod
LAINE, Carolyn
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
PERSELL, John
PIERSON, Nels
SCHOEN, Dan
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick




Members excused:


Representative Dean began the meeting at 12:53pm, a quorum was present.

The meeting was called to order at 12:53pm.

Representative Gruenhagen moved approval of the March 3rd, 2015 minutes. The motion PREVAILED. The minutes were APPROVED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 189 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moves the A2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Davids and Buck McAlpin, MN Ambulance Association, presented on HF 189, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 189, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 213 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moves the A1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Davids; Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota; and Buck McAlpin, MN Ambulance Association, all presented on HF213, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 213, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 380 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Schomacker, Sue Abderholden, and Buck McAlpin, all presented on HF 380.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 380 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF 261 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Mack moves the A3 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack and the following testified on HF 261.
Buck McAlpin, MN Ambulance Association
Roxanna Gapstur, Sr. VP, Chief Operating Office & CNO, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
Chris Parsons, President, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Mat Keller, MN Nurses Association
Stacy Enger, MN Nurses Association

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF 261, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 2:11pm.




Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant, Chris Stolarzyk, at Chris.Stolarzyk@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF189 (Davids) - Regional emergency medical services program grants administration transferred to health commissioner, grant procedures modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF213 (Davids) - Nonemergency medical transportation and ambulance service rate reductions eliminated.
  • HF261 (Mack) - Community medical response emergency medical technician certification created.
  • HF380 (Schomacker) - Rural special transportation services payment rates increased.
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