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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY SEVENTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Reform

March 25, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SEVENTH 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 2:53 PM on March 25th, 2015, in Room 200 at the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


MACK, Tara, 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 2:53 PM. A quorum was present.

Representative Pierson moved to adopt the minutes from March 20th, 2015 and March 24th, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF1843 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on HF1843 were Elizabeth Johnson, Executive Director, CROSS, and Peter Woitlock, Community Organizer, Hunger Solutions Minnesota.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF1843 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF1152 be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF1152 be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF507 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on HF507 was Joe Stanislav, President/CEO, Our Lady of Peace Hospice.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF507 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Albright moved that HF560 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Albright moved to adopt the DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF560 were Anne Henry, Minnesota Disability Law Center, Jim Carlisle, citizen, Erica Schmiel, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, and Brant Foutch, citizen advocate.

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF560, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF658 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Testifying on HF658 was David Hancox, Accra.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF658, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF559 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Testifying on HF559 were Anne Henry, Minnesota Disability Law Center, Kristen Housecamp and Layne Beckman, citizen advocate, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF559, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF339 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Mack moved to adopt the DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF339 was Becky Secore, Director, Beltrami County Health and Human Services, Ernie Bietel, Chief Deputy, Beltrami County Sheriff, and Jeff Lind, Division Director, Beltrami County, and Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF339, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF1056 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on HF1056 was Brad Trahan, Project LifeSaver.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF1056 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack recessed the committee at 4:39 PM.

Representative Mack reconvened the committee at 6:25 PM in the Basement Hearing Room at the State Office Building.

Representative Mack moved that HF378 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

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

Testifying on HF378 was John Tyler, Boys and Tyler Finance Group, MAHU.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF378, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF451 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Testifying on HF451 were Melinda Hugdahl, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Minnesota, and Julie Erickson, Child Support Division, Department of Human Services.

Representative Peterson assumed the gavel at 6:51 PM.

Representative Peterson renewed the motion for HF451, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pierson moved that HF1960 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on HF1960 were Jodie Hook, President, Serenity House Network, LLC, Brad Jones, Executive Director, Rochester’s Visitors Bureau, and Steve Diaz, Minnesota Department of Health.

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

Representative Pierson moved that HF1960, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Albright moved that HF1482 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Albright moved to adopt the DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF1482, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF792 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Zerwas moved to adopt the following oral amendment:
“Line 2.6, after the first comma, insert ‘surviving’.” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF792, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peterson assumed the gavel at 8:00 PM

Representative Mack moved that HF573 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Testifying on HF573 was Nicholas Ryiz, Minnesota Counselor’s Association.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF573, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF868 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF868, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peterson adjourned the committee at 8:08 PM.







Representative Tara Mack, Chair



Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant



Representative Roz Peterson, Vice Chair


Representative Tony Albright


Representative Susan Allen


Representative Jeff Backer


Representative Dave Baker


Representative Matt Dean


Representative Peter Fischer


Representative Mary Franson


Representative Mike Freiberg


Representative Tim Kelly

Representative Tina Liebling


Representative Diane Loeffler

Representative Kathy Lohmer

Representative Sandra Masin

Representative Rena Moran

Representative Joe Mullery

Representative Nels Pierson

Representative Duane Quam

Representative Joe Schomacker

Representative Jennifer Schultz

Representative Nick Zerwas
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Agenda:

***Additional bills may be added

Bills Added:
  • HF339 (Hancock) - Beltrami County; comprehensive mental health center funding provided for individuals under arrest, subject to arrest, or under a transport hold.
  • HF378 (Gruenhagen) - Tax subtraction for medical care and health insurance expenditures allowed.
  • HF559 (Zerwas) - Income medical assistance eligibility limit, asset limits, and excess income standard for the blind, disabled, and elderly increased.
  • HF560 (Albright) - Employed persons with disabilities program premium payments reduced for medical assistance.
  • HF573 (Mack) - Medical assistance consultation coverage expanded by additional providers.
  • HF658 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance spenddown procedures modified.
  • HF868 (Mack) - Medical assistance reimbursement rate for critical access mental health services increased.
  • HF1843 (Smith) - Mobile food shelf grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF507 (Murphy) - Residential hospice facility definition modified.
  • HF451 (Laine) - Recognition of parentage effect related provision modified, recognition form changes made, obligor definition modified, basic support modified, method for determining potential income for child support determinations modified, and consumer reporting agency requirements for nonpayment of child support established.
  • HF1482 (Albright) - Medical cannabis program provisions changed.
  • HF1960 (Pierson) - Lodging establishment definition modified.
  • HF1152 (Daniels) - Home care employee work group established to review and make recommendations on vaccinating and screening home care employees, and money appropriated.
  • HF1056 (Norton) - Local law enforcement agency grant program established to develop or expand lifesaver programs that locate lost or wandering persons who are mentally impaired, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF792 (Zerwas) - Adult children of a deceased patient added to the definition of patient.
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06:25 - Gavel. 06:49 - HF1843 (Smith) Mobile food shelf grant program established, and money appropriated. 17:52 - HF1152 (Daniels) Home care employee work group established to review and make recommendations on vaccinating and screening home care employees, and money appropriated. 20:00 - HF507 (Murphy, E.) Residential hospice facility definition modified. 22:53 - HF560 (Albright) Premium payments for Medical Assistance employed persons with disabilities program reduced. 37:38 - HF658 (Zerwas) Medical Assistance spenddown procedures modified. 58:01 - HF559 (Zerwas) Income Medical Assistance eligibility limit, asset limits, and excess income standard for the blind, disabled, and elderly increased. 1:14:54 - HF339 (Hancock) Beltrami County; comprehensive mental health services program for individuals under arrest or subject to arrest funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:45:27 - HF1056 (Norton) Local law enforcement agency grant program established to develop or expand lifesaver programs that locate lost or wandering persons who are mentally impaired, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.