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THIRTY-SECOND MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND 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 12:57pm on March 25th, 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
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:
ALLEN, Susan


Representative Dean began the meeting at 12:50pm, a quorum was NOT present.

There was a quorum at 12:51pm. The meeting was called to order at 12:57pm.

Representative Schomacker moved approval of the March 24th, 2015 minutes. The motion PREVAILED. The minutes were APPROVED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 1296 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative P. Anderson and Mark Sizer, Stearns County Human Services Administrator presented on HF 1296.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 1296 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 607 be re-referred to the general register.

Representative Theis; Andrea Rau, Legislative Director, MCCL; Reverand Abigail Henderson; Andrea Ledger, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota; Karen Law, Pro-Choice Resources all testified on HF 607.

Representative Halverson moved to have HF 607 re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Representative Halverson requested a roll call on her motion. The results were as follows:

AYE
Liebling
Loeffler
Halverson
Laine
Murphy
Persell
Schoen

NAY
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas

On a vote of 7 AYES and 10 NAYS the motion FAILED.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 607 be re-referred to the general register. Roll call was requested by Representative Liebling. The results were as follows:

AYE
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas

NAY
Liebling
Loeffler
Halverson
Laine
Murphy
Persell
Schoen

On a vote of 10 AYES and 7 NAYS the motion PREVAILED.

Representative Backer moved that HF 1632 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Backer moved the A15 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Backer and Joan Wilshire, Executive Director, MN State Council on Disability, testified on HF 1632, as amended.

Representative Backer renewed his motion that HF 1632 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 278 be re-referred to the Higher Education Committee.

Representative Kiel and Debbie Richman, Vice-President of Education & Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota testified on HF 278.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 278 be re-referred to the Higher Education Committee. The motion PREVAILED.

The meeting recessed at 2:27pm.

The meeting resumed at 8:28pm.

Representative Dean moved that HF 606 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Kiel; Andrea Rau, Legislative Director, MCCL; Andrea Ledger, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota testified on HF 606.

Representative Loeffler moved the A4 amendment.

Representative Loeffler requested a roll call on her motion. The results were as follows:

AYE
Liebling
Loeffler
Halverson
Laine
Murphy
Persell
Schoen

NAY
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas

On a vote of 7 AYES and 10 NAYS the motion FAILED.

Representative Halverson moved the A5 amendment.

Representative Halverson requested a roll call on her motion. The results were as follows:

AYE
Liebling
Loeffler
Halverson
Laine
Murphy
Persell
Schoen

NAY
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas

On a vote of 7 AYES and 10 NAYS the motion FAILED.

Representative Schoen moved that HF 606 be re-referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Representative Schoen requested a roll call on his motion. The results were as follows:

AYE
Liebling
Loeffler
Halverson
Laine
Murphy
Persell
Schoen

NAY
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas

On a vote of 7 AYES and 10 NAYS the motion FAILED.

Representative Schoen moved that HF 606 be re-referred to the Civil Law and Data Practices Committee.

Representative Schoen requested a roll call on his motion. The results were as follows:

AYE
Liebling
Loeffler
Halverson
Laine
Murphy
Persell
Schoen

NAY
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas

On a vote of 7 AYES and 10 NAYS the motion FAILED.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 606 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. Roll call was requested by Representative Liebling. The results were as follows:

AYE
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas

NAY
Liebling
Loeffler
Halverson
Laine
Murphy
Persell
Schoen

On a vote of 10 AYES and 7 NAYS the motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1062 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Albright; Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota; Kay Pitkin;
Jill West, CEO, People Incorporated all testified on HF 1602.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1062 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:46pm.









Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills to be taken up during the evening: HF 1062 (Albright) and HF 606 (Kiel)

Bills Added:
  • HF1062 (Albright) - Health plan requirements modified to add mental health crisis services to emergency services, recommendations required on funding children's mental health crisis residential services, and money appropriated.
  • HF1296 (Anderson) - Stearns County; administrative grant funding provided to support a service provider serving veterans, and money appropriated.
  • HF1632 (Backer) - Minnesota State Council on Disability funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF278 (Kiel) - Alzheimer's disease and other dementias research grant program and public awareness campaign grant program established, Alzheimer's Research Advisory Council established, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF607 (Theis) - Abortion funding from state-sponsored health programs limited.
  • HF606 (Kiel) - Abortion performing facility licensure required, licensing fee required, and money appropriated.
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01:07 - Gavel, and consideration of HF1296 (Anderson, P.) Stearns County provided grant for administrative funding to support a service provider serving veterans, and money appropriated. 15:02 - HF607 (Theis) State-sponsored health program fund use for funding abortions limited. 1:15:22 - HF1632 (Backer) Minnesota State Council on Disability funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:22:26 - HF278 (Kiel) Alzheimer's disease and other dementias research grant program and public awareness campaign grant program established, Alzheimer's Research Advisory Council established, reports required, and money appropriated. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.