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THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH 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 12:58pm on April 15th, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


DEAN, Matt Chair
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
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:
McDONALD, Joe Vice Chair
HALVERSON, Laurie

Representative Zerwas started the meeting at 12:52pm, a quorum was NOT present.

A quorum was present at 12:53pm. The meeting was called to order at 12:58pm.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 339 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas moved the A1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Hancock and Paul Nistler; Phil Hodapp; Jim Franklin, Sheriffs Association; Ben Ashley-Wurtmann, Mental Health Association of Minnesota, all testified on HF 339, as amended.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 339, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 1568 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Hoppe and Sue Abderholden, NAMI, testified on HF 1568.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 1568 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton moved that HF 1009 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Hamilton; Joan Brandt; Chelsea Pearsall, all testified on HF 1009.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 1009 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 976 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas moved the A2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas; Anni Simmons; Jennifer Weigelt, all testified on HF 976, as amended.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 976, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 877 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Anderson, P.; Bruce Sabota; Jim Abeler, all testified on HF 877.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 877 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Allen moved that HF 1366 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Allen and Marry Weeks testified on HF 1366.

Representative Allen renewed her motion that HF 1366 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF 573 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Mack testified on HF 573.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF 573, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF 868 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Mack testified on HF 868.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF 868, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF 1246 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Mack moved the DE-1 amendment.

Representative Mack moved the A7 amendment to the DE-1. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack renewed her motion to adopt the DE-1 amendment, as amended. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack; Steve Gottwalt, Executive Director, Minnesota Rural Health Association; Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Kathryn Kmit, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans, all testified on HF 1246, as amended.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF 1246, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen moved that HF 575 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the A1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen testified on HF 575, as amended.

Representative Gruenhagen renewed his motion that HF 575, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 3:09pm.

The committee reconvened at 6:33pm.
Representative Zerwas moved that HF 1122 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas; Dr. Roy Maynard, Medical Director for Pediatric Home Service; Susan Wingert, CEO, Pediatric Home Service; Pat Land, patient Mom; Becca Wurgler, patient Mom, all testified on HF 1122.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 1122 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Laine moved that HF 451 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Laine; Pamela Waggoner and Jennifer Sommerfeld, Family Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association, all testified on HF 451.

Representative Laine renewed her motion that HF 451 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Backer assumed the gavel at 6:36pm.

Representative Backer moved that HF 2177 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Moran; Otis Zanders; Kidar Hickman; Richard White, all testified on HF 2177.

Representative Backer renewed his motion that HF 2177 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved that HF 2195 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Persell; Thomas Adams; Nancy Holman, all testified on HF 2195.

Representative Persell renewed his motion that HF 2195 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 2038 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the DE-1 Amendment.

Representative Liebling requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

AYES
Dean
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Lohmer
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas

NAYS
Liebling
Loeffler
Laine
Murphy
Persell
Schoen

ABSENT
Allen
Mack
McDonald
Hamilton
Halverson

On a vote of 8 AYES and 6 NAYS the motion PREVAILED

Representative Dean; Matt Ehling, Minnesota Coalition on Government Information; Tom Lehman, Minnesota Association of County Health Plans; Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor; Julie Marquart, DHS, all testified on HF 2038, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 2038, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker assumed the gavel at 8:38pm.

Representative Pierson moved that HF 1960 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Pierson moved the A2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Pierson; Brad Jones, Rochester Visitor’s Center Bureau; Jody Hook, President, Serenity Housing Network, all testified on HF 1960, as amended.

Representative Pierson renewed his motion that HF 1960, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 973 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas testified on HF 973.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 973 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 559 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas testified on HF 559.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 559 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 658 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas; David Hancox; Anni Simons, all testified on HF 658.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 658 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 1155 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas moved the A3 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas testified on HF 1155, as amended.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 1155, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 792 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas moved the DE-1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas testified on HF 792, as amended.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 792, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 9:11pm.







Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant




Representative Joe McDonald, Vice Chair







Representative Susan Allen



Representative Jeff Backer




Representative Mary Franson




Representative Glen Gruenhagen




Representative Laurie Halverson





Representative Rod Hamilton






















Representative Carolyn Laine














Representative Tina Liebling









Representative Diane Loeffler




Representative Kathy Lohmer




Representative Tara Mack



Representative Erin Murphy




Representative John Persell




Representative Nels Pierson




Representative Dan Schoen



Representative Joe Schomacker




Representative Nick Zerwas
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Agenda:

Additional bills may be added. If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant, Chris Stolarzyk, at Chris.Stolarzyk@house.mn Bills Added: HF 868 (Mack), HF 1122 (Zerwas), HF 1155 (Zerwas), HF 1568 (Hoppe), HF 2177 (Moran), and HF 2195 (Persell) HF 2028 (Dean) has been added to the agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF1960 (Pierson) - Lodging establishment definition modified.
  • HF1366 (Allen) - Nonprofit providers of community based mental health services grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1246 (Mack) - Telemedicine for health carriers and medical assistance coverage required.
  • HF1009 (Hamilton) - Medical assistance for public health nurse home visits minimum reimbursement rates set, nurse-family partnership program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF976 (McDonald) - Group residential housing eligibility modified.
  • HF877 (Anderson) - Stearns County; group residential housing modified by requiring supplementary service rate.
  • HF658 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance spenddown procedures modified.
  • HF575 (Gruenhagen) - Medical assistance payments to federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics modified.
  • HF573 (Mack) - Medical assistance consultation coverage expanded by additional providers.
  • HF559 (Zerwas) - Income medical assistance eligibility limit, asset limits, and excess income standard for the blind, disabled, and elderly increased.
  • HF339 (Hancock) - Beltrami County; comprehensive mental health center funding provided for individuals under arrest, subject to arrest, or under a transport hold.
  • HF451 (Laine) - Recognition of parentage effect related provision modified, recognition form changes made, obligor definition modified, basic support modified, method for determining potential income for child support determinations modified, and consumer reporting agency requirements for nonpayment of child support established.
  • HF792 (Zerwas) - Adult children of a deceased patient added to the definition of patient.
  • HF973 (Zerwas) - Community service partner demonstration project collaboration funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF868 (Mack) - Medical assistance reimbursement rate for critical access mental health services increased.
  • HF1122 (Zerwas) - Intensive pediatric care category established for home care nursing services, payment rate increased for home care nursing services, and additional revenue required to be spent on patient-specific training.
  • HF1568 (Hoppe) - Mentally ill and dangerous to the public individuals provisions modified, and duties imposed on special review board and the head of the treatment facility.
  • HF2177 (Moran) - Ramsey County; transitional housing grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2195 (Persell) - Human services pilot projects required to be financed with pay-for-performance bonds, and money appropriated.
  • HF1155 (Zerwas) - Human services and health care system data sharing provided.
  • HF2038 (Dean) - Managed care and county based purchasing plans serving state public program enrollees financial reporting clarified and modified, subcontract requirements set, administrative cost requirements modified, not allowable administrative expenses clarified, and third-party financial audits and ad hoc audits required.
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