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FIFTY-FOURTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FOURTH 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 April 12th, 2016, 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
LAINE, Carolyn
PERSELL, John
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
PIERSON, Nels
SCHOEN, Dan
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick





Members excused:

Representative Dean started the meeting at 12:51pm, a quorum was not present. A quorum was present at 12:53pm.

Representative Dean called the meeting to order at 12:53pm.

Representative Zerwas moved approval of the April 7th, 2016 minutes. The motion PREVAILED. The minutes were APPROVED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 2687 be laid over.

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

Representative Sanders and Noah Rouen testified on HF 2687, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 2687, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 3150 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the A3 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Whelan and Andrea Rau, Legislative Director (MCCL), testified on HF 3150, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3150, as amended, be laid over.

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

AYES
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Lohmer
Pierson
Schomacker

NAYS
Allen
Liebling
Laine
Loeffler
Halverson
Schoen
Persell
Murphy

ABSENT
Zerwas
Mack

On a vote of 9 AYES and 8 NAYS the motion PREVAILED.

Representative Pierson moved that HF 2639 be laid over.

Representative Pierson; Dave Cook, CEO of Zumbro Valley Health Center, Rochester; and Jose Diaz, PhD, Research Scientist, Wilder Research, all testified on HF 2639.

Representative Pierson renewed his motion that HF 2639 be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 3236 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the DE3 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Pinto; Amanda Hedlund, Neighborhood HealthSource; Patina Park; Danielle Selassie, Babies need boxes; Twila Braase, CCFHF, all testified on HF 3236, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3236, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 3191 be laid over.

Representative Miller; Jeff Bauer, Vice President of Public Affairs, The Family Partnership; and Beth Holger-Ambrose, Executive Director, The Link, all testified on HF 3191.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3191 be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Pierson moved that HF 3581 be laid over.

Representative Pierson and Roberta Opheim, Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, testified on HF 3581.

Representative Pierson renewed his motion that HF 3581 be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF 3582 be laid over.

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

Representative Mack and Buck McAlpin, MN Ambulance Association, testified on HF 3582, as amended.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF 3582, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 2:33pm until 4:30pm.

The committee reconvened at 4:38pm.

Representative Dean moved that HF 3026 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the A1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Baker; Lane Elmer, New Beginnings; and Tim Walsh, Adult Teen Challenge, all testified on HF 3026, as amended.

Representative Loeffler moved the A2 amendment.

Representative Loeffler moved the following oral amendment to the A2 amendment: Line 1.4, remove 2019 and insert “2016”. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Loeffler renewed her motion to move the A2 amendment, as amended. The motion FAILED.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3026, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 3615 be laid over.

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

Representative Rarick; Rick Rayburn; Julie Gelle; Scott Killerud; John Lutz; and Claudia Foosard, all testified on HF 3615, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3615, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton moved that HF 2345 be laid over.

Representative Hamilton moved the A16 amendment.

Representative Hamilton moved the following oral amendment to the A16 amendment: Line 1.1, after HF 2345 add “, First Engrossment”. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton moved the A16 amendment, as amended. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton; Cathy Urbain; and Henry Jimenez, testified on HF 2345, as amended.

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion that HF 2345, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative McDonald assumed the gavel at 5:47pm.

Representative Dean re-assumed the gavel at 5:49pm.

Representative Franson moved that HF 3433 be laid over.

Representative Franson moved the A13 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved the A14 amendment. The motion FAILED.

Representative Franson and Julie Seydel, Minnesota Association of Child Care Professionals (MACCP), testified on HF 3433, as amended.

Representative Franson renewed her motion that HF 3433, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 3790 be laid over.

Representative Zerwas moved the DE2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas and Cameo Zehnder testified on HF 3790, as amended.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 3790, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Backer moved that HF 3235 be laid over.

Representative Backer and Buck McAlpin, MN Ambulance Association testified on HF 3235.

Representative Backer renewed his motion that HF 3235 be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 2628 be laid over.

Representative Dean and Kevin Walli, Essentia, testified on HF 2628.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 2628 be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Lohmer moved that HF 3374 be laid over.

Representative Lohmer moved the A13 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Lohmer; Steve Calvin MD-OB/GYN and Maternal/Fetal Medicine, Co-chair of the Program in Human Rights and Health School of Public Health-University of Minnesota; Betsy Johnson, Fellow in Program in Human Rights and Health School of Public Health University of MN; Sue Thayer, former PP Clinic Manager, Storm Lake, Iowa; Brian Russ, Executive Director of Annex Teen Clinic in Robbinsdale, MN; Dr. Douglas J. Creedon, Chair, Minnesota Section, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, all testified on HF 3374, as amended.

Representative Lohmer renewed her motion that HF 3374 be laid over.

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

AYES
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Zerwas

NAYS
Allen
Liebling
Laine
Loeffler
Halverson
Schoen
Persell
Murphy

ABSENT
Schomacker

On a vote of 10 AYES and 8 NAYS the motion PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 7:53pm.







Representative Matt Dean, Chair





Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

**HF2345 (Hamilton) was added to the agenda and will be heard pending re-referral from Governmental and Elections Policy** Additional bills may be added. Bills may be heard in any order. If you would like to testify, please contact Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant, at chris.stolarzyk@house.mn HF3235 will be heard pending re-referral from Health and Human Services Reform.

Bills Added:
  • HF3790 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance payment rates for durable medical equipment, orthotics, and supplies modified.
  • HF3582 (Mack) - Medical assistance coverage for services provided by a community medical response emergency medical technician provided.
  • HF3581 (Pierson) - Mental health and development disabilities ombudsman funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3615 (Rarick) - Estate recovery provisions modified.
  • HF3433 (Franson) - Child care program governing provisions modified, legislative task force on child care created, and money appropriated.
  • HF3374 (Lohmer) - Family planning service fund grant distribution requirements modified, entities eligible for family planning grants specified, grant recipient reporting and publication required, and health commissioner required to apply for and distribute federal Title X funds for family planning services.
  • HF3236 (Pinto) - Safe sleep baby boxes and baby care supply grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3191 (Miller) - Safe harbor services eligibility expanded to youth age 24 and younger, and money appropriated.
  • HF3150 (Whelan) - Abortion data required to be reported by physicians or facilities modified.
  • HF3026 (Baker) - Chemical dependency treatment payment and reimbursement requirements modified, and treatment facility placement considerations clarified.
  • HF2687 (Sanders) - Minnesota Radon Licensing Act repealed.
  • HF2639 (Pierson) - Integrated behavioral health care coordination model pilot at Zumbro Valley Health Center funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2628 (Dean) - Greater Minnesota family medicine residency program established, grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3235 (Backer) - Medical assistance payment rates for ambulance services increased, and money appropriated to the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board.
  • HF2345 (Hamilton) - Spoken language health care interpreter tiered registry system established, and money appropriated.
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00:10 - HF2687 (Sanders) Minnesota Radon Licensing Act repealed. 03:42 - HF3150 (Whelan) Abortion data required to be reported by physicians or facilities modified. 25:45 - HF2639 (Pierson) Integrated behavioral health care coordination model pilot at Zumbro Valley Health Center funding provided, and money appropriated. 42:10 - HF3236 (Pinto) Safe sleep baby boxes and baby care supply grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:08:05 - HF3191 (Miller) Safe Harbor services eligibility expanded to youth age 24 and younger, and money appropriated. 1:22:08 - HF3581 (Pierson) Mental health and development disabilities ombudsman funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:32:28 - HF3582 (Mack) Medical Assistance coverage for services provided by a community medical response emergency medical technician provided. HF3615 (Rarick) Estate recovery provisions modified. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.