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FIFTY-FIFTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-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 12:53pm on April 13th, 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 called the meeting to order at 12:53pm.

Representative McDonald moved approval of the April 12th, 2016 minutes. The motion PREVAILED. The minutes were APPROVED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 2469 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the A16 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Knoblach testified on HF 2469, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 2469, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 2889 be laid over.

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

Representative Norton testified on HF 2889, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 2889, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 2740 be laid over.

Representative Norton testified on HF 2740.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 2740 be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 3287 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the A1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Theis, testified on HF 3287, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3287, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 3350 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the A3 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Anderson, C.; Kari Thurlow, Senior VP of Advocacy, LeadingAge MN; and Erin Buie, Director of Government Affairs, Care Providers of MN, testified on HF 3350, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3350, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 3729 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the DE1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Albright; Anne Henry, Disability Law Center; Jeff Nachbar, Brain Injury Alliance; and LaRhae Knatterud, DHS; Kim Carolan, DHS, all testified on HF 3729, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3729, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Backer moved that HF 3169 be laid over.

Representative Backer; Representative Lien; and Mark Bertiurud, testified on HF 3169.

Representative Backer renewed his motion that HF 3169 be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 3039 be laid over.

Representative Schomacker moved the A1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker; Jeff Bostic, Director of Data and Financial Policy, LeadingAge MN; and Todd Bergstrom, Director of Research and Data Analysis, Care Providers of MN, all testified on HF 3039, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 3039, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling moved that HF 2694 be laid over.

Representative Liebling testified on HF 2694.

Representative Liebling renewed her motion that HF 2694 be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 2614 be laid over.

Representative Zerwas moved the A2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas testified on HF 2614, as amended.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 2614, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 2140 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the DE2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved the A6 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean and Phil Griffin, MN Community Measurement, testified on HF 2140, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 2140, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.
Representative Dean moved that HF 1460 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the following oral amendment to the DE2 amendment: Page 3, Line 13, after 75 insert “(paragraph (b)).”

Representative Dean moved the DE2 amendment, as amended. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Drazkowski; Bruce Nelson, ARRM; Chuck Johnson, DHS; and Cecile Ferkul, Office of the Legislative Auditor, all testified on HF 1460, as amended.

The committee recessed at 2:35pm to the call of the chair.

The committee reconvened at 6:46pm.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1460, as amended, be laid over.

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

AYES
Dean
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Lohmer
Liebling
Loeffler
Halverson
Schoen
Persell
Murphy
Pierson
Zerwas
Mack
Schomacker

NAYS
Allen
Laine

ABSENT
McDonald

On a vote of 16 AYES and 2 NAYS the motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 3301 be laid over.

Representative Zerwas and Judy Lysne, President and CEO, Lifeworks Services, Inc. testified on HF 3301.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 3301 be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 2405 be laid over.

Representative Zerwas; Heidi Mathson, Agents Coalition for Health Care Reform; Chuck Johnson, DHS; Sarah Greenfield, TakeAction MN, all testified on HF 2405.

Representative Loeffler moved the A3 amendment.

Representative Loeffler requested a roll call on the A3 amendment. The results were as follows:

AYES
Allen
Laine
Liebling
Loeffler
Halverson
Schoen
Persell
Murphy

NAYS
Dean
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Lohmer
Pierson
Zerwas
Mack
Schomacker

ABSENT
McDonald

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

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 2405 be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 2665 be laid over.

Representative Zerwas moved the A2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas testified on HF 2665, as amended.

Representative Schoen moved the A3 amendment.

Representative Schoen requested a roll call on the A3 amendment. The results were as follows:

AYES
Allen
Laine
Liebling
Loeffler
Halverson
Schoen
Persell

NAYS
Dean
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Lohmer
Pierson
Zerwas
Mack
Schomacker

ABSENT
Murphy
McDonald

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

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 2665, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1664 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the DE3 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean testified on HF 1664, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1664, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 3773 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the DE1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean; Chuck Johnson, Assistant Commissioner, DHS; Dan Pollock, Deputy Commissioner, MN Department of Health; Peter Brickwedde, Assistant Commissioner, MN Department of Commerce, all testified on HF 3773, as amended.

Representative Liebling moved that HF 3773, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Liebling requested a roll call on the motion to re-refer. The results were as follows:

AYES
Allen
Murphy
Laine
Liebling
Loeffler
Halverson
Schoen

NAYS
Dean
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Lohmer
Pierson
Zerwas
Mack
Schomacker

ABSENT
McDonald
Persell

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

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3773, as amended, be laid over. The motion PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 9:53pm.







Representative Matt Dean, Chair





Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

*HF 2469 (Knoblach), HF 3301 (Zerwas), HF 2889 (Norton) and HF 2740 (Norton) was added to the agenda. 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 *HF 2889 (Norton) The HHS Finance Committee does not have jurisdiction over the policy included in HF 2889. The committee has jurisdiction only over the cost to DHS for IT changes. Therefore, the committee requests that testimony be limited to the fiscal note on the IT costs and not on the policy changes. *HF 2740 (Norton) The committee requests that testimony be limited to the fiscal note on the cost for the child support task force only.

Bills Added:
  • HF3729 (Albright) - Spousal anti-impoverishment provisions modified.
  • HF3169 (Backer) - Nonprofit nursing facilities in border cities operating payment rate modified.
  • HF3350 (Anderson) - Long-term care simulation model development by the human services commissioner required, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3287 (Theis) - Advanced in-home activity-monitoring system assessment funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3039 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility moratorium exception funding provided.
  • HF2694 (Liebling) - Home care licensure exclusions modified.
  • HF2614 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance coverage of oral health assessments requirements set, and medical assistance payment rates for dental services increased.
  • HF2140 (Dean) - Human services commissioner required to establish a web application to compare prescription drug prices, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2665 (Zerwas) - Minnesota Eligibility System Executive Steering Committee established to govern the Minnesota eligibility system, and MNsure board composition modified.
  • HF1664 (Dean) - Health insurance; Minnesota required to transition to a federally facilitated marketplace, and money appropriated.
  • HF2405 (Zerwas) - Human services commissioner required to seek a federal waiver to allow MinnesotaCare enrollees access to advanced premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions.
  • HF3773 (Dean) - Interagency agreements and fund transfers legislative approval required.
  • HF1460 (Drazkowski) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor to verify the eligibility of medical assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees, and money appropriated.
  • HF2469 (Knoblach) - Funeral establishments with other locations allowed to use one or more preparation and embalming rooms for all establishment locations.
  • HF3301 (Zerwas) - Home and community based services incentive pool codified, and money appropriated.
  • HF2889 (Norton) - Parenting expense adjustment for purposes of child support modified, and guidelines for computing of child support modified.
  • HF2740 (Norton) - Permanent child support task force created, and report required.
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00:00 - HF2469 (Knoblach) Funeral establishments with other locations allowed to use one or more preparation and embalming rooms for all establishment locations. 02:51 - HF2889 (Norton) Parenting expense adjustment for purposes of child support modified, and guidelines for computing of child support modified. 09:19 - HF2740 (Norton) Permanent Child Support Task Force created, and report required. 12:46 - HF3287 (Theis) Advanced in-home activity-monitoring system assessment funding provided, and money appropriated. 18:04 - HF3350 (Anderson, C.) Long-term care simulation model development by the human services commissioner required, report required, and money appropriated. 30:37 - HF3729 (Albright) Spousal anti-impoverishment provisions modified. 47:16 - HF3169 (Backer) Nonprofit nursing facilities in border cities operating payment rate modified. 50:37 - HF3039 (Schomacker) Nursing facility moratorium exception funding provided. 56:46 - HF2694 (Liebling) Home care licensure exclusions modified. 59:16 - HF2614 (Zerwas) Medical Assistance coverage of oral health assessments requirements set, and Medical Assistance payment rates for dental services increased. 1:10:34 - HF2140 (Dean) Human services commissioner required to establish a web application to compare prescription drug prices, report required, and money appropriated. 1:21:13 - HF1460 (Drazkowski) Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor to verify the eligibility of Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees, and money appropriated. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.