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Health and Human Services Reform

THIRTY FIRST MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 22, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FIRST 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, officially called the meeting to order at 2:52 PM on March 22nd, 2016, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


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

Absent:

PETERSON, Roz, VC


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

Representative Baker moved the minutes of March 16th, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2803 (Zerwas) Emergency admission early termination notice requirements specified.

Representative Zerwas moved HF2803 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Testifying in support of HF2803 was John Ohl, Chief of Police, City of St. Anthony.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF2803 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2539 (Halverson) Continuum of care for individuals with substance use disorders support grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Mack moved HF2539 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying in support of HF2539 were Kris Kelly, Minnesota Recovery Connection, Paul Yerby, Minnesota Recovery Connections, Philip Rutherford, Program Coordinator, Recovery Is Happening and Tiffany Hunsley, Recovery Is Happening.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF2539 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H3150 (Whelan) Abortion data required to be reported by physicians or facilities modified.

Representative Mack moved HF3150 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative Mack moved the H3150DE3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of HF3150 was Andrea Ledger, Executive Director, Naral Pro-Choice Minnesota.

Representative Liebling requested a roll call vote on HF3150. The results were as follows:

AYES
MACK, Tara, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FRANSON, Mary
KELLY, Tim
LOHMER, Kathy
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick


NAYS
MULLERY, Joe
ALLEN, Susan
FISCHER, Peter
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MASIN, Sandra
MORAN, Rena
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

ABSENT
PETERSON, Roz V. Chair

There being 12 AYES and 9 NAYS and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF3150, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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.

Representative Zerwas moved HF2405 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying in support of HF2405 was Chris Schneeman, Seven Hills Benefits, on behalf of MN Association of Health Underwriters.

Representative Dean requested a roll call vote on HF2405. The results were as follows:

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

NAYS

ABSTAIN
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

ABSENT
PETERSON, Roz V. Chair
FREIBERG, Mike


There being 19 AYES, 0 NAYS, 1 ABSTAIN, and 2 ABSENT. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF2405 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Albright assumed the gavel at 4:15PM.

HF3276 (Mack) Consumer-directed community supports budget methodology existing exception sunset extended.

Representative Mack moved HF3276 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Mack moved the H3276A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of HF3276 Steven Larson, The Arc Minnesota.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF3276, as amended, be re-referred to the Register General. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Mack re-assumed the gavel at 4:19PM

Representative Mack moved to recess at 4:20PM. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack re-convened the meeting at 7:12PM.

HF3277 (Zerwas) Food stamp employment and training program reimbursement requirements changed, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program appropriation requirements modified.

Representative Mack moved HF3277 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Dean presented HF3277.

Representative Mack moved the H3277A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of HF3277 was Sarah Strong, MSPWin and Jim Durdle, Goodwill-Easter Seals.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF3277, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2436 (Zerwas) Medical assistance payment rates for dental services provided outside the seven-county metropolitan area increased.

Representative Zerwas moved HF2436 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Zerwas moved the H2436DE1-1 amendment. THE AMENMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas moved the H2436A1 amendment. THE AMENMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of HF2436 were Sarah Wovcha, Executive Director, and Children’s Dental Services and Julie Marquardt, MN Department of Human Services.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF2436, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2437 (Zerwas) Medical assistance payment rates for dental services increased.

Representative Zerwas moved HF2437 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Zerwas moved the H2437DE1-1 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loeffler moved the H2437A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Loeffler withdrew the H2437A1 amendment.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF2436, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2614 (Zerwas) Medical Assistance coverage of oral health assessments requirements set, and criteria for enhanced dental payments rates clarified.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF2416 be re-referred to the Committee on the Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Zerwas moved the H2614DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of HF2614 was Tara Erickson, Apple Tree Dental.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF2614, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2665 (Zerwas) Minnesota Eligibility System Executive Steering Committee to govern the Minnesota eligibility system established.

Representative Zerwas moved HF2665 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Zerwas moved the H2665A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of HF2665 were Marcus Schmit, MNsure and Patrick Carter, MN Department of Human Services.

Representative Liebling moved to strike the H2665A1 amendment. Representative Liebling requested a roll call vote on H2665A1 amendment. The results were as follows:

AYES
FISCHER, Peter
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MASIN, Sandra
MORAN, Rena
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

NAYS
MACK, Tara, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FRANSON, Mary
KELLY, Tim
LOHMER, Kathy
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick

ABSENT
PETERSON, Roz V. Chair
MULLERY, Joe
ALLEN, Susan

On a vote of 7 AYES, 12 NAYS, and 3 ABSENT. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF2665, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pierson requested a roll call vote on HF2665, as amended. The results were as follows:

AYES
MACK, Tara, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FRANSON, Mary
KELLY, Tim
LOHMER, Kathy
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick
FISCHER, Peter
MASIN, Sandra
MORAN, Rena

NAYS
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

ABSENT
PETERSON, Roz V. Chair
MULLERY, Joe
ALLEN, Susan

There being 15 AYES, 4 NAYS, and 3 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF2665, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Election Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Meeting was adjourned at 9:02PM.





Representative Tara Mack, Chair




Emily Hanson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2803 (Zerwas) - Clinical drug trial participation prohibited by persons subject to emergency admission or apprehend and hold orders, and notice requirement for early termination of an emergency admission specified.
  • HF2665 (Zerwas) - Minnesota Eligibility System Executive Steering Committee established to govern the Minnesota eligibility system, and MNsure board composition modified.
  • 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.
  • HF3150 (Whelan) - Abortion data required to be reported by physicians or facilities modified.
  • HF2985 (Quam) - Household size methodology for pregnant women under medical assistance clarified.
  • HF3276 (Mack) - Consumer-directed community supports budget methodology existing exception sunset extended.
  • HF2539 (Halverson) - Continuum of care for individuals with substance use disorders support grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2614 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance coverage of oral health assessments requirements set, and medical assistance payment rates for dental services increased.
  • HF2437 (Zerwas) - Dental service medical assistance payment rates modified.
  • HF2436 (Zerwas) - Dental service medical assistance payment rates governing provisions modified.
  • HF3277 (Zerwas) - Food stamp employment and training program reimbursement requirements changed, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program appropriation requirements modified.

Additional bills may be added.