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FORTY-FIRST MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST 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 12:38pm on April 20th, 2015, in Room 5 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
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:
HALVERSON, Laurie


Representative Dean called the meeting to order at 12:38pm, a quorum was present.

Public testimony was heard on HF 1638 DE-1. The following testified:

Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, Department of Human Services
Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, Department of Health
Jan Callison, Hennepin County Commissioner
Jim Carlisle, Representative for Consortium or Citizens with Disabilities
Roberta Openheim, Ombudsman of Mental Health
Barb Lindberg, NAMI Minnesota
Rich Gehrman, Executive Director, Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota
Rebecca Preston, Citizen Advocate with MN Brain Injury Alliance and MN-CCD
Jessica Webster, co-chair of Prosperity for All
Steve Larson, The Arc Minnesota
Jan Malcom, Courage Kenny Foundation
John Estrem, Hammer
Ana Ashby, Public Policy Advocate, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Stacy Hennen, Grant County, MN Association of County Social Services Administrators
Rick Ash, CEO at Ortonville Area Health Services
Bruce Nelson, ARRM
Bonnie Brueshoff, Dakota County Public Health Director
Mary Regan, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies
Dan Kitzberger, Policy Director, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
Rick Varco, Political Director, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota
Benjamin Ashley-Wurtmann, Policy and Outreach Associate, Mental Health Association of Minnesota
Kathy Knight, Vice President Behavioral Services, Fairview Health Services
Jonathan Watson, Director of Public Policy, MN Association of Community Health Centers
Tom Lehman, MN Association of County Health Plans
Matt Schafer, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, on behalf of the Patient Advocacy Coalition
Jennifer Annston
Lucas Kunach, Senior Policy Analyst, Fraser
Justin Bell, American Heart Association, on behalf of the Patient Advocacy Coalition
Jeff Bauer, Director of Public Policy, The Family Partnership
Susan Mau Larson, Public Affairs Director, LifeSource
Sarah Greenfield, Health Care Program Manager, TakeAction Minnesota
Barbara Joers, Chief Executive Officer and President, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
Toni Carter, Ramsey County Commissioner, for AMC
Dan Papin, Director of Social Services for Washington County, MICA
Patricia Coldwell, LPHA
Ken Ebel, President of MSSA
Rebecca Preston, Citizen Advocate with MN Brain Injury Alliance and MN-CCD
Twila Brase
Jim Schowalter, CEO and President, MN Council of Health Plans
Sarah Lewerenz, AFSCME Council 65
Kelly Wolfe, Senior Policy and Advocacy Specialist, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Dave Renner, Minnesota Medical Association
Stefano LoVerso, Vail Place
Ron Elwood, Legal Aid
Ethan Vogel, AFSCME Council 5
Kari Oldfield, Former MinnesotaCare enrollee
Taylor Aasand
Mike Tikkanen, Kids At Risk Action
Kari Thurlow, Long Term Care Imperative
Toby Pearson, Long Term Care Imperative
Mary Jo George, AARP
Rick Cardinas, Advocating Change Together
Molly Eckstrand,
Tenzin Dolkar, Pacific Asians Council
Dannelle Shu, parent of a deafblind child

The committee recessed at 4:27pm to the call of the chair.

The committee reconvened at 6:43pm.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1638 be referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

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

Representative Dean moved the A1-2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved the A40 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved the A2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved the A4 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved the A6 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved the A39 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Franson moved the A25 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Franson moved the A28 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Pierson moved the A34 amendment.

Representative Pierson moved the oral amendment “Page 1, lines 14-19, delete the new language”.

Representative Dean moved to lay the A34 amendment on the table. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton moved the A33 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Keith Carlson testified on the A33 amendment.

Representative Hamilton moved the A9 amendment.

Rick Varco, SEIU and Bruce Nelson AARM testified on the A9 amendment.

Representative Hamilton withdrew the A9 amendment.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the A27 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved the A18 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved to take the A34 amendment off the table. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Pierson renewed his motion to an oral amendment to the A34 amendment. “Page 1, lines 14-19, delete the new language”. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Pierson renewed his motion to adopt the A34 amendment, as amended. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved the A35 amendment.

Matt Anderson testified on the A35 amendment.

Representative Mack renewed her motion to adopt the A35. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Franson moved the A36 amendment.

Representative Franson moved an oral amendment “Line 1.6 after (a) insert within available appropriations,”.

Representative Franson withdrew her motion to adopt the A36 amendment.

Representative Schomacker moved the A11 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the A37 amendment.

Representative Dean moved to lay the A37 amendment on the table. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton moved the A19 amendment.

Dan Pollack, Deputy Commissioner of MDH, answered questions on A19.

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion to adopt the A19 amendment. The motion FAILED.

Representative Dean moved to take the A37 amendment back off the table. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen renewed his motion to adopt the A37 amendment.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the oral amendment “Page 243 delete lines 11 to 21 Page 244 delete lines 15 to 17”. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen moved to adopt the A37 amendment, as amended. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton moved the A15-504 amendment.

Representative Hamilton withdrew the A15-504 amendment.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1638, as amended be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

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

AYES
Dean
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Lohmer
Mack
McDonald
Hamilton
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas

NAYS
Allen
Liebling
Loeffler
Laine
Murphy
Persell
Schoen

ABSENT
Halverson

On a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS the motion PREVAILED


The meeting adjourned at 9:42pm.







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:

**AGENDA CHANGE** Public testimony on Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance bill (HF1638). If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant, Chris Stolarzyk, at chris.stolarzyk@house.mn. Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance bill (HF1638) mark-up. Amendments due to the Committee Administrator by 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 18th. The committee will hear public testimony during the afternoon, recess and in the evening mark up the Omnibus bill.

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02:55 - Gavel, and public testimony on HF1638 (Dean) Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance bill. The committee recessed. Runs 3 hour, 45 minutes.