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Health and Human Services Reform

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 04, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Mack, Chair of the Health and Human Services Reform committee, called the meeting to order at 2:52 PM on March 4th, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.


The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


MACK, Tara, Co-Chair
PETERSON, Roz, VC
ALBRIGHT, Tony
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
FREIBERG, Mike
KELLY, Tim
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MASIN, Sandra
MORAN, Rena
MULLERY, Joe
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick


Representative Mack called the meeting to order at 2:52 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Backer moved that the minutes of March 3, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that the A1 amendment be adopted to HF1047. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF1047 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Testifying on behalf of HF1047 were Representative Whelan, Andrea Rau, Legislative Director for Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, and Autumn Leva, Policy Director for Minnesota Family Council.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF1047, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF606 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Testifying on behalf of HF606 were Representative Kiel, Andrea Rau, Legislative Director with Minnesotan Citizens Concerned for Life, Dan Pollock, Deputy Commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Health, Andrea Ledger, Executive Director NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, Jane Laine, Clinical Director with Whole Woman’s Health, Laurie Casey Executive Director from Women’s Health Center of Duluth, Rachel Hall, Students for Life, Manny Munson-Regala, Deputy Commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Health, and Maria King, Assistant Program Manager of Licensing for the Minnesota Department of Health.

Representative Masin moved that the A2 amendment be adopted to HF606.





Representative Mullery requested a roll-call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT
ALLEN, Susan MACK, Tara ZERWAS, Nick
FISCHER, Peter PETERSON, Roz
FREIBERG, Mike ALBRIGHT, Tony
LIEBLING, Tina BACKER, Jeff
LOEFFLER, Diane BAKER, Dave
MASIN, Sandra DEAN, Matt
MORAN, Rena FRANSON, Mary
MULLERY, Joe KELLY, Tim
SCHULTZ, Jennifer LOHMER, Kathy
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe

On a vote of 9 AYES and 12 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery moved that the A3 amendment be adopted to HF606.

Representative Mullery requested a roll-call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT
ALLEN, Susan MACK, Tara ZERWAS, Nick
FISCHER, Peter PETERSON, Roz
FREIBERG, Mike ALBRIGHT, Tony
LIEBLING, Tina BACKER, Jeff
LOEFFLER, Diane BAKER, Dave
MASIN, Sandra DEAN, Matt
MORAN, Rena FRANSON, Mary
MULLERY, Joe KELLY, Tim
SCHULTZ, Jennifer LOHMER, Kathy
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe

On a vote of 9 AYES and 12 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF606 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Mullery requested a roll-call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT
MACK, Tara ALLEN, Susan ZERWAS, Nick
PETERSON, Roz FISCHER, Peter
ALBRIGHT, Tony FREIBERG, Mike
BACKER, Jeff LIEBLING, Tina
BAKER, Dave LOEFFLER, Diane
DEAN, Matt MASIN, Sandra
FRANSON, Mary MORAN, Rena
KELLY, Tim MULLERY, Joe
LOHMER, Kathy SCHULTZ, Jennifer
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMAKER, Joe

On a vote of 12 AYES and 9 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack recessed the meeting at 4:25 P.M.

Representative Mack reconvened the meeting at 4:36 P.M. in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

Representative Mack moved that HF607 be re-referred the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on behalf of HF607 were Representative Pugh, Representative Theis, Andrea Rau, Legislative Director with Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, Andrea Ledger, Executive Director for NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, Karen Law, Executive Director for Pro-Choice Resources, Reverend Abigail Henderson, Board Member for Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Raleigh Levine, Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law, Brody Hagemeier, Vice President for St. Cloud State University for Life, and Angela Erickson, Northern Regional Coordinator for Students for Life of America.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF607 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Mullery called for a roll-call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT
MACK, Tara FISCHER, Peter ALLEN, Susan
PETERSON, Roz FREIBERG, Mike ZERWAS, Nick
ALBRIGHT, Tony LIEBLING, Tina
BACKER, Jeff LOEFFLER, Diane
BAKER, Dave MASIN, Sandra
DEAN, Matt MORAN, Rena
FRANSON, Mary MULLERY, Joe
KELLY, Tim SCHULTZ, Jennifer
LOHMER, Kathy
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe

On a vote of 12 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:29 P.M.





Representative Tara Mack, Chair



Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1047 (Whelan) - Born Alive Infants Protection Act concerning abortion created, and civil remedies and protections provided.
  • HF606 (Kiel) - Abortion performing facility licensure required, licensing fee required, and money appropriated.
  • HF607 (Theis) - Abortion funding from state-sponsored health programs limited.
  • HF787 (Pugh) - Abortion funding from state-sponsored health programs limited.
House TV Video:
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07:51 - Gavel.
08:19 - HF1047 (Whelan) Born Alive Infants Protection Act created, and civil remedies and protections provided.
28:44 - HF606 (Kiel) Facilities that perform abortions licensure required, licensing fee required, and money appropriated.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hours, 33 minutes.


***Additional bills may be added