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TWELFTH MEETING - Commerce

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair of the Commerce Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:32PM on February 27th, 2019, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HALVERSON, Laurie, Chair
STEPHENSON, Zack, Vice Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVIDS, Gregory
DEHN, Raymond
ELKINS, Steve
GAROFALO, Pat
HALEY, Barb
HOWARD, Michael
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
KRESHA, Ron
LISLEGARD, Dave
MAHONEY, Tim
O’NEILL, Marion
RICHARDSON, Ruth
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TABKE, Brad
THEIS, Tama

Members excused:

LESCH, John


A quorum was present.

Representative Elkins moved to approve the minutes of February 26th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1041 (Poston)
Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required.

Representative Halverson moved HF1041 to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division, and moved the HF1041A1 (Poston) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support of HF1041
Karl Nelson
Erin Nawrocki
Molly Gonsior
Beverly Nelsen

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF1041 to be re-referred, as amended, to the Health and Human Services Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF306 (Albright)
Health plan coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, and reports required.

Representative Halverson moved HF306 to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division.

Testifiers in support of HF306:
Brian Barnes
Natalie Barnes
Jonelle Jones
Kari Kaio
Tammy Childs

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF306 to be re-referred, as amended, to the Health and Human Services Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF486 (Schultz)
Hearing aid coverage required for individuals older than 18 years of age.

Representative Halverson moved HF486 to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division.

Testifiers in support of HF486:
John Wodele
Paul Sommers
Kathryn Kmit, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF486 to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF440 (Morrison)
Breast cancer screening procedures coverage required.

Representative Halverson moved HF440 to be re-referred to the Health hand Human Services Policy Division.

Testifiers in support of HF440:
Lisa Hills

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF440 to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division.

HF772 (Mahoney)

Representative Mahoney moved HF772 to be re-referred to the Labor Committee, and moved the HF0772A1 (Mahoney) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support of HF772:
Margot Imdieke Cross, Access Specialist, Minnesota Council on Disability

Representative Mahoney renewed the motion for HF1041 to be re-referred, as amended, to the Labor Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Halverson recessed the committee at 4:14PM.

Chair Halverson reconvened the committee at 6:54PM.

HF728 (Mann)
Pharmacy benefit managers licensure and regulations created, and rulemaking authorized.

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF728 to be re-referred to the Government Operations Committee, and moved the HF0728A8 (Mann) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support of HF728:
Randy Shindelar, CFO, Astrup Pharmacy
Dr. Alex Vasoomey, Minnesota Medical Association and Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
Dr. Steven Schondelmeyer, Prime Institute

Testifiers in opposition of HF728:
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Representative Halverson renewed the motion for HF728 to be re-referred, as amended, to the Government Operations Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF892 (Stephenson)
Pharmacy licensure requirements modified.

Representative Stephenson moved HF892 to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division.

Testifiers in support of HF892:
Tom Hanson, Winthrop and Weinstine, Baster Healthcare

Representative Stephenson renewed the motion HF892 to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF688 (Bahner)
Pharmacists allowed to provide drug refills without prescriptions, insurance coverage required, and rulemaking authorized.

Representative Halverson moved HF688 to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division.

Testifiers in support of HF688:
Lija Greenseid
Abigail Hansmeyer
Dr. Cody Weiberg, MN Board of Pharmacy

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF688, as amended, to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF687 (Bahner)
Prescription drug refills synchronization provided.

Representative Halverson moved HF687 to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division.

Testifiers in support of HF687:
Michelle Ayta, Walgreen’s Community Pharmacist, past president of MPHA

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF687 to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF149 (Bahner)
Health plan company prohibited from contractually preventing a pharmacist from informing a patient of a price differential.

Representative Halverson moved HF149 to be re-referred to the General Register, and moved the HF0149A2 (Bahner) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support of HF149:
Michelle Ayta, Walgreen’s Community Pharmacist, past president of MPHA
Kristina Moorhead, Senior Director, State Advocacy PhRMA

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF149, as amended, to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF743 (Bahner)
Prescription drug co-payments limited.

Representative Halverson moved HF743 to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division, and moved the HF0743A19-0071 (Bahner) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support of HF743:
Michelle Ayta, Walgreen’s Community Pharmacist, past president of MPHA

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF743, as amended, to be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1246 (Morrison)
Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, and report required.

Representative Halverson moved HF1246 to be re-referred to the Health and Human Policy Division.

Testifiers in support of HF1246:
Rick Varco, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota
Mary Jo George, AARP
Dan Endreson, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Testifiers in opposition of HF1246:
Judy Cook, Association for Accessible Medicines
Kristina Moorhead, Senior Director, State Advocacy PhRMA

Representative renewed the motion to move HF1246, as amended, to be re-referred to the Health and Human Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1257 (Cantrell)
Prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.

Representative Halverson moved HF1257 to be re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy Division.

Testifiers in support of HF1257:
Dr. Lauren Williams, Minnesota Medical Association and Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians

Testifiers in opposition of HF1257:
Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF1257 to be re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1523 (Cantrell)

Representative Halverson moved HF1523 to be re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy Division.
Testifiers in support of HF1523:
Sarah Greenfield, TakeAction Minnesota

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF1523 to be re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 9:47PM.





Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair




Aimee Vue,
Committee Legislative Assistant





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Agenda:

HF 486 (Schultz) Hearing aid coverage required for individuals older than 18 years of age. HF 306 (Albright) Health plan coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, and reports required. HF 1041 (Poston) Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required. HF 440 (Morrison) Breast cancer screening procedures coverage required. HF 772 (Mahoney) Public building accessibility requirements modified. If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator: Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn If you would like to provide handouts to the committee, please deliver 75 copies to Committee Legislative Assistant Aimee Vue by 12:00 noon

Bills Added:
  • HF306 (Albright) - Health plan coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, and reports required.
  • HF440 (Morrison) - Breast cancer screening procedures coverage required.
  • HF1041 (Poston) - Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required.
  • HF486 (Schultz) - Hearing aid coverage required for individuals older than 18 years of age.
  • HF772 (Mahoney) - Public building accessibility requirements modified.
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