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THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH 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 12:52pm on April 8th, 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
LAINE, Carolyn
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
PERSELL, John
PIERSON, Nels
SCHOEN, Dan
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick




Members excused:
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod

Representative Dean called the meeting to order at 12:52pm, a quorum was NOT present.

A quorum was present at 12:55pm. The meeting was called to order at 12:56pm.

Representative Dean moved that HF 211 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A8 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling moved the A7 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Kiel; Catherine Job, Executive Director, Sioux Trails Mental Health Center; Steve Gottwalt, Executive Director, MN Rural Health Association, testified on HF 211, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 211, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1447 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Kiel; Dr. Macaran Baird, Chair of Family Medicine, University of Minnesota; Karen Borchert, MD, Smiley’s Clinic; Steve Gottwalt, Executive Director, MN Rural Health Association, testified on HF 1447, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1447, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 614 be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Representative Dean moved the A10 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling moved the A9 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Baker testified on HF 614, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 614 be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, as amended. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative McDonald assumed the gavel at 1:37pm.

Representative Dean assumed the gavel at 1:38pm.

Representative Franson moved that HF 627 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Franson testified on HF 627.

Representative Franson renewed her motion that HF 627 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 971 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Schomacker; Sue Schettle, Twin Cities Medical Society Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Ken Kephart, Twin Cities Medical Society Medical Director, testified on HF 971.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 971 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Daniels presented on HF 1152.

Wayne Rhode testified on HF 1152.

The committee recessed until the call of the chair.

The committee was called back to order at 6:16pm.

Representative Pierson moved that HF 1341 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Pierson; Dannell Shu; Jamie Monson, Volunteers of America; Jason Valentine, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans, testified on HF 1341.

Representative Mack assumed the gavel at 6:43pm

Representative Pierson renewed his motion that HF 1341 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker assumed the gavel at 7:08pm

Representative Mack moved that HF 1790 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Mack; Eric Pederson, Lutheran Social Services; Jody Karlen, Parent; Beau Karlen, CDCS Participant, testified on HF 1790.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF 1790 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF 1272 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Mack testified on HF 1272.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF 1272 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF 1443 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Mack moved the A2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Loeffler moved the A4 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack and Dan Papin, Director of Community Services for Washington County, MN Association of County Social Services Administrators, testified on HF 1443, as amended.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF 1443 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill, as amended. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen moved that HF 1543 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the DE2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the following oral amendment to the DE2 amendment: Page1, delete line 2 and insert: “Page 1, after line 10, insert:” and Page 1, line 5, delete “15” and insert “16”. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen; Jonathan Watson, MN Association of Community Health Centers, testified on HF 1543, as amended.

Representative Dean moved to lay the bill on the table.

Representative Pierson moved that HF 1199 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Pierson and Bruce Nelson, ARRM testified on HF 1199.

Representative Pierson renewed his motion that HF 1199 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1012 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean testified on HF 1012.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1012 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF 960 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Mack and Kate Zacher-Pate, Executive Director, MN Board of Social Work testified on HF 960.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF 960 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Pierson moved that HF 778 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Pierson; Dr. Vacharee Peterson; Juan Gomez; and Mya Aye, testified on HF 778.

Representative Pierson renewed his motion that HF 778 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen moved to take HF 1543 off the table. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen moved to reconsider the DE2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the following oral amendment: Delete Lines 1.7 to 1.10. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen renewed his motion that HF 1543, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Backer moved that HF 1853 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Backer testified on HF 1853.

Representative Backer renewed his motion that HF 1853 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Backer moved that HF 1073 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Backer; Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota; Anne Henry, MN Disability Law Center, testified on HF 1073.

Representative Backer renewed his motion that HF 1073 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Backer moved that HF 1063 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Backer moved the A2-1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Backer moved the A3 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Backer; Claire Wilson, Executive Director, MN Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP); Nancy Howe; Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota, testified on HF 1063, as amended.

Representative Backer renewed his motion that HF 1063, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The motion PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:03pm.




Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Informational Hearing - No action will be taken on HF 1152 (Daniels) Home care employee work group established to review and make recommendations on vaccinating and screening home care employees, and money appropriated. Additional bills added: HFs 1543, 1443, 1341, 1277, 1272, 1199, 1012, 960, 778, 1790, 1853, 1073, 1063. Amendment deadline for the additional bills added is 2 pm. Added bills will be taken up during the evening hearing. If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant, Chris Stolarzyk, at Chris.Stolarzyk@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF211 (Kiel) - Rural mental health professionals, public health nurses, dental therapists, and advanced dental therapists added to the health professional education loan forgiveness program; and money appropriated.
  • HF1447 (Kiel) - Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission investment priorities implemented; advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, mental health professional, and primary care residency training grant programs established; health profession student preceptors and medical resident preceptors incentive payment provided; and money appropriated.
  • HF614 (Baker) - Long-term care workforce needs provided, employee scholarships and loan forgiveness provided, health related licensing board authority to discipline health professionals for defaulting on loan or service obligations eliminated, nursing facility rate provisions modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF627 (Franson) - Nursing facility employee scholarship costs modified, list of health professionals eligible for the health professional education loan forgiveness program modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1152 (Daniels) - Home care employee work group established to review and make recommendations on vaccinating and screening home care employees, and money appropriated.
  • HF971 (Schomacker) - Statewide advance care planning resource organization grant awarded, and money appropriated.
  • HF1543 (Gruenhagen) - Isuroon funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1443 (Mack) - Public assistance program treatment of income simplified; and reporting income, changes, overpayment, and underpayment requirements simplified.
  • HF1341 (Pierson) - Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Division funding provided; services for people who are deaf, deafblind, or hard-of-hearing funding provided; and money appropriated.
  • HF1277 (Gruenhagen) - International Medical Graduates Council created, and money appropriated.
  • HF1272 (Mack) - Correction orders and conditional licenses provided for home and community based service programs, and settlement agreements provided.
  • HF1199 (Pierson) - Residential asleep-overnight staff base wage increased, ICF/DD payment rates increased to defray costs resulting from minimum wage increases.
  • HF1012 (Dean) - Home and community based setting residency ratio restrictions modified.
  • HF960 (Mack) - Social Work Board licensing provisions changed.
  • HF778 (Pierson) - Early dental prevention statewide initiative established, dental operatory expansion grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1790 (Mack) - Human services commissioner required to seek an amendment to the budget methodology for consumer-directed community support.
  • HF1853 (Backer) - Critical access hospital new payment rates set, and new payment methodology required for disproportionate share hospital payments.
  • HF1073 (Backer) - Community first services and supports program modified.
  • HF1063 (Backer) - Mental health peer specialist training and outreach provided; clubhouse program service medical assistance coverage established; report required; funding provided for intensive community rehabilitation services, suicide prevention, intensive treatment for adolescents and young adults, and housing for individuals with mental illness; and money appropriated.
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