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Health and Human Services Finance

50th MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 28, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA 50th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Dean officially called the meeting to order at 1:06 PM on March 28, 2018, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DEAN, Matt, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, Vice Chair
MURPHY, Erin, DFL Lead
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
CONSIDINE, Jack
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
LOONAN, Bob
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick

Members Excused:

Rep. Heintzeman moved the minutes of March 27, 2018 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3856 (SWEDZINSKI) WELL AND BORING PROVISIONS MODIFIED

Chair Dean moved HF 3856 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Swedzinski presented HF 3856 to the committee.

Chair Dean renewed his motion that HF 3856 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3406 (SCOTT) POTENTIAL INCOME DETERMINATIONS AND REPORTING OF ARREARS PROVISIONS MODIFIED

Chair Dean moved HF 3406 be laid over.

Representative Scott presented HF 3406 to the committee.

HF 3406 was laid over.

HF 3824 (TORKELSON) WELL AND BORING PROVISIONS MODIFIED

Chair Dean moved HF 3824 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Dean moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson presented HF 3824 as amended to the committee.

The Dean renewed his motion that HF 3824 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 822 (FRANSON) MINNESOTA ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT MODIFIED

Representative Franson moved HF 822 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Franson presented HF 822 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Amy Hamilton, Co-Chair, Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ Association
Ruth Martinez, Executive Director, Board of Medical Practice

Representative Franson renewed her motion to re-refer HF 822 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1122 (ALBRIGHT) SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT LICENSURE SYSTEM ESTALISHED AND REGISTRATION FEES SET

Representative Albright moved HF 1122 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Albright presented HF 1122 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Nancy Thul, Speech Language Pathologist, Alexandria Community and Technical College.

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF 1122 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 4249 (ALBRIGHT) BACKGROUND STUDY REQUIREMENTS MODIFIED

Representative Albright moved HF 4249 be re-referred to the General Register.

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

Representative Albright presented HF 4249 to the committee.

Representative Albright renewed his motion to re-refer HF 4249 to the General Register.

HF 3795 (KOZNICK) HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND METROPOLITAN COUNCIL DATA SHARING FOR SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES AUTHORIZED, AND METRO MOBILITY SERVICE AREA EXTENDED

Representative Pierson moved HF 3795 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Pierson moved the A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pierson presented HF 3795 to the committee.

Representative Pierson moved HF3795 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2780 (QUAM) BACKGROUND STUDY PROVISIONS MODIFIED
Chair Dean moved HF 2780 be laid over.

Rep. Quam presented HF 2780 to the committee.

HF 2780 was laid over.

At 1:47 Representative Albright assumed the gavel.

HF 3024 (DEAN) HEALTH PLAN COMPANY PROHIBITED FROM CONTRACTUALLY PREVENTING A PHARMACIST FROM INFORMING A PATEINT OF A PRICE DIFFERENTIAL
Representative Dean HF 3024 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Dean moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean presented HF 3024 to the committee.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3024 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 4191 (DEAN) HUMAN SERVICES FORECAST ADJUSTMENTS MADE, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 4191 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Dean presented HF 4191 to the committee.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 4191 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3062 (DEAN) HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSIONER REQUIRED TO SEEK FEDERAL FUNDING TO IMPLEMENT AN OPIOID AWARENESS GRANT PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS, AND REPORT REQUIRED

Representative Dean moved HF 3062 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Dean presented HF 3062 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Matt Watrous, Midwest Government Relations Director, Boys and Girls Club of America

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3062 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3023 (DEAN) PHYSICIAN CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS MODIFIED

Representative Dean moved HF 3023 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Dean moved the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dean presented HF 3023 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Ruth Martinez, Executive Director, Board of Medical Practice

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3023 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 2:17PM
The committee reconvened at 7:07PM.
HF 3612 (FENTON) FEDERAL SNAP WAIVER DATA REVIEW REQUIRED

Representative Dean moved HF 3612 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Fenton presented HF 3612 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jessica Webster, Staff Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Colleen Moriarty, Executive Director, Hunger Solutions Minnesota
Jennifer Sommerfeld, Planning Director, Department of Human Services

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3612 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Murphy requested a roll call.

AYES
DEAN
BACKER
FRANSON
GRUENHAGEN
HALEY
HAMILTON
HEINTZEMAN
JOHNSON
LOHMER
LOONAN
PIERSON
SCHOMACKER
ZERWAS

NAYS
MURPHY
ALLEN
CONSIDINE
HALVERSON
LIEBLING
LOEFFLER
PINTO
SCHULTZ

ABSENT
ALBRIGHT
FISCHER

There being 13 Ayes, 8 Nays, and 2 Absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3722 (FENTON) WORK AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT REQUIREMENT FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ENROLLEES FEDERAL WAIVER REQUIRED

Representative Dean moved HF 3722 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Dean moved the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fenton presented HF 3722 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Jason Flohrs, State Director, Americans for Prosperity
AK Kamara, Financial Representative, Country Financial
John Phelan, Economist, Center for the American Experiment

Testifiers Opposed:
Chuck Johnson, Acting Commissioner, Department of Human Services
Anne Quincy, Supervising Attorney, Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

At 8:23, Representative Schomacker assumed the gavel.

Shauna Reitmeier, Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Mental Health Center
Bharti Wahi, Executive Director, Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota
Richard Zera, Doctor and Board Member, Minnesota Cancer Alliance
Adrienne Franks, Citizen Advocate, Minneapolis

At 8:38, Representative Dean assumed the gavel.

Linden Gawboy, Member, Welfare Rights Committee
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Laura Hermer, Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Susie Schatz, Director of Advocacy, Lutheran Social Service
Deanna Smiley Gulliford, Director of Public Affairs, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
Alicia Munson, Public Policy Director, The Arc Minneosta
Sara Messelt, Executive Director, Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Mollie Clark, Public Policy Associate, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Jake Hauschild, Public Affairs Coordinator, Portico Healthnet
Delores Flynn, Parent of PCA Client, Service Employees International Union Healthcare
Daniel Ackert, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers
Sarah Orange, Minnesota Budget Project Policy Advocate, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Dr. Eduardo Colon Navarro, Chief of Psychiatry, Hennepin County Medical Center
Linda Higgins, Commissioner, Hennepin County
Stacy Hennen, Director of Social Services, Grant County
Keith Carlson, MN Inter-County Association
Zach Kaltenborn, Professor, Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity
Senta Leff, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
Mary Krinkie, Vice President of Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association
Matthew Bergeron, Public Policy Liaison, Safety Net Coalition
Monica Nilsson, Minneapolis
Josh Kerr, South St. Paul
Willie Riley, Minneapolis
Paul Sobocinski, Land Stewardship Project
Patrick Ness, Public Policy Director, Wilder Foundation

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 3722 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Murphy moved to the lay the bill on the table and requested roll call.

AYE
MURPHY
ALLEN
CONSIDINE
FISCHER
HALVERSON
HAMILTON
LIEBLING
LOEFFLER
PINTO
SCHULTZ
ZERWAS

NAY
DEAN
ALBRIGHT
BACKER
FRANSON
GRUENHAGEN
HALEY
HEINTZEMAN
JOHNSON
LOHMER
LOONAN
PIERSON
SCHOMACKER

There being 11 Ayes, 12 Nays, and 0 Absent, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Dean renewed his motion to re-refer HF 3722 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Murphy requested a roll call.

AYE
DEAN
ALBRIGHT
BACKER
FRANSON
GRUENHAGEN
HALEY
HEINTZEMAN
JOHNSON
LOHMER
LOONAN
PIERSON
SCHOMACKER

NAY
MURPHY
ALLEN
CONSIDINE
FISCHER
HALVERSON
HAMILTON
LIEBLING
LOEFFLER
PINTO
SCHULTZ
ZERWAS


There being 12 Ayes, 11 Nays, and 0 Absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:13 PM.


_______________________________________
Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant













More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3406 (Scott) - Potential income determinations and reporting of arrears provisions modified.
  • HF822 (Franson) - Minnesota Athletic Trainers Act modified.
  • HF1122 (Albright) - Speech-language pathology assistant licensure system established, and registration fees set.
  • HF3824 (Torkelson) - Well and boring provisions changed, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3856 (Swedzinski) - Well and boring provisions modified.
  • HF3024 (Dean) - Health plan company prohibited from contractually preventing a pharmacist from informing a patient of a price differential, and standard for prescription cost to consumers established.
  • HF3023 (Dean) - Physician continuing education requirements modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF3612 (Fenton) - Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) waiver data review required.
  • HF3722 (Fenton) - Work and community engagement requirement for medical assistance enrollees federal waiver required.
  • HF2780 (Quam) - Background study provisions modified.
  • HF3795 (Koznick) - Human Services Department and Metropolitan Council data sharing for special transportation purposes authorized, and Metro Mobility service area extended.
  • HF4249 (Albright) - Background study provisions modified.
  • HF3062 (Dean) - Human services commissioner required to seek federal funding to implement an opioid awareness grant program for secondary school and college students, and report required.
  • HF4191 (Dean) - Human services forecast adjustments made, and money appropriated.
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00:23 - HF3856 (Swedzinski) Well and boring provisions modified.
06:10 - HF3406 (Scott) Potential income determinations and reporting of arrears provisions modified.
08:44 - HF3824 (Torkelson) Well and boring provisions changed.
11:47 - HF822 (Franson) Minnesota Athletic Trainers Act modified.
22;01 - HF1122 (Albright) Speech-language pathology assistant licensure system established, and registration fees set.
28:13 - HF4249 (Albright) Background study provisions modified.
31:46 - HF3795 (Koznick) Human Services department and Metropolitan Council data sharing for special transportation purposes authorized, and Metro Mobility service area extended.
34:50 - HF2780 (Quam) Background study provisions modified.
38:33 - HF3024 (Dean) Health plan company prohibited from contractually preventing a pharmacist from informing a patient of a price differential.
43:14 - HF4191 (Dean) Human Services forecast adjustments made, and money appropriated.
48:11 - HF3062 (Dean) Human Services commissioner required to seek federal funding to implement an opioid awareness grant program for high school and college students, and report required.
59:26 - HF3023 (Dean) Physician continuing education requirements modified.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 13 minutes.


If you would like to testify, please contact Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant, at shiloh.larson@house.mn

Bills may be taken in any order. Additional bills may be added to the agenda.

* HF 3024 (Dean), HF 3023 (Dean), and HF 3265 (Kresha) will be heard pending re-referral.

**HF 3722 (Fenton) and HF 3612 (Fenton) will be heard in the evening.

***HF XXXX (Albright) (Background study requirements) will be amended with a delete-all amendment in committee. The delete-all will be the language from HF 3573 (Albright) 2nd Engrossment.