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Health and Human Services Reform

TWENTY SECOND MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 16, 2015


STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SECOND 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 5:35 PM on March 16th, 2015, in the Basement Hearing Room at the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


MACK, Tara, Chair
PETERSON, Roz, VC
ALBRIGHT, Tony
ALLEN, Susan
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


Members excused:

BACKER, Jeff

Representative Mack called the meeting to order at 5:35 PM. A quorum was present.

Representative Dean moved that HF1664 be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce Regulatory and Reform.

Representative Dean moved to adopt the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF1664 were Charlie Dunker, Alice Flowers, Take Action Minnesota, and Mary Einspahr, Take Action Minnesota.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF1664, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce Regulatory and Reform.

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

AYES NAYS ABSENT

MACK, Tara ALLEN, Susan BACKER, Jeff
PETERSON, Roz FREIBERG, Mike FISCHER, Peter
ALBRIGHT, Tony 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
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick

There being 12 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF1665 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Testifying on behalf of HF1665 were Gabriel Goldstein, Joel Ulland, Legislative Director, UCare, Anne Quincy, Staff Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Liz Doyle Association Director, Take Action Minnesota, Dan Quillin, ISAIAH, Laura Sayles, Minnesota Nurses Association, and Mike McGuire, MAHU, MNsure broker.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF1665 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

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

AYES NAYS ABSENT

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

There being 11 AYES, and 10 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF1460 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Loeffler moved to adopt the A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF1460 were Peter Nelson, Director of Public Policy, Center for the American Experiment, and Karen Guisto, Department of Human Services.

Representative Peterson assumed the gavel at 8:29 PM.

Representative Peterson renewed her motion that HF1460, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pierson moved that HF1936 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Loeffler moved to adopt the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pierson renewed his motion that HF1936, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Quam moved that HF1271 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Representative Quam moved to adopt an oral amendment. The oral amendment is as follows:
“Line 1.22, strike the words, ‘and housing allowance’.” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mack assumed the gavel at 9:03 PM.

Representative Quam moved to adopt the DE1 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.


Testifying on behalf of HF1271 were Linda Higgins, Hennepin County Commissioner and Kristine Davis, Department of Human Services.

Representative Quam renewed his motion that HF1271, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:56 PM.



Representative Tara Mack, Chair



Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1664 (Dean) - Health insurance; Minnesota required to transition to a federally facilitated marketplace, and money appropriated.
  • HF1665 (Dean) - MinnesotaCare program repealed, health carriers required to offer MinnesotaCare II plans, cost-sharing reductions and premium subsidies for MinnesotaCare II enrollees provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1460 (Drazkowski) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor to verify the eligibility of medical assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees, and money appropriated.
  • HF1271 (Quam) - Group residential housing provisions modified, background study requirements established of group residential housing or supplementary services, and administration of a compliance system authorized for group residential housing.
  • HF1936 (Pierson) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor for eligibility verification audit services for public health care programs.
Documents:


***Language can be found in the attachments section


***Additional bills may be added