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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Commerce

March 12, 2019

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

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair of the Commerce Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:31PM on March 12th, 2019, in Room 200 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
LESCH, John
LISLEGARD, Dave
MAHONEY, Tim
O’NEILL, Marion
RICHARDSON, Ruth
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TABKE, Brad
THEIS, Tama

Members excused:

KRESHA, Ron

A quorum was present at 2:34PM.

Representative Elkins moved to approve the minutes of March 8th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.




HF90 (Schultz)
Assisted living resident consumer protections established, assisted living establishment license established, criminal penalties provided, rulemaking authority granted, maltreatment report processing and enforcement provisions added, and reports required.

Representative Halverson moved HF90 to be re-referred to Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation to State Government Finance Division and moved the HF0090A11-1 (Schultz) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support of HF90:
Mary Jo George, AARP
Marie Dotseth, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

Testifiers in opposition of HF90:
Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge Minnesota
Toby Pearson, Care Providers of Minnesota

Representative Mahoney renewed the motion to move HF90, as amended, to be re-referred to Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation to State Government Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF766 (Edelson)
Medical cannabis and industrial hemp requirements modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney moved HF766 to be re-referred to Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation to be referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division.

Testifiers in support of HF766:
Bill Parker, CEO, Leafline Labs

Testifiers in opposition of HF766:
Brandan Borgos, Sensible Change Minnesota
Paul Johnson, MN Campaign for Full Legalization

Representative Mahoney laid the bill over.

HF1340 (Lien)
Mental health benefits and other medical benefits parity required, mental health and substance use disorder defined, health plan transparency required, and commissioners of health and commerce accountability required.

Representative Mahoney moved HF1340 to be referred to Health and Human Services Policy, and moved the HF1340A19-0126 (Lien) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDEMENT IS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support 1340:
Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota
Jeff Christensen
Kelly Jay
Dr. Paul Goering, Former President, Minnesota Psychiatric Society (MPS)

Testifiers in opposition of HF1340:
Matt Schafer, Minnesota Council of Health Plans, Medica

Testifiers for HF1340:
Peter Brickwedde, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Representative Davids moved to adopt the H1340A1 (Davids) amendment. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Mahoney renewed the motion HF1340, as amended, to be re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mahoney renewed the motion to move HF766 to be re-referred to Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation to be referred to Health and Human Services Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mahoney recessed the committee at 4:04PM.

Representative Halverson reconvened the committee at 7:09PM

HF12 (Cantrell)
Conversion therapy with children or vulnerable adults prohibited, medical assistance coverage for conversion therapy prohibited, and misrepresentation of conversation therapy services or products prohibited.

Representative Halverson moved HF12 to be re-referred to the General Register, and moved the H0012A2 (Cantrell) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers in support of HF12:
Junior Avalos, Survivor of Conversion Therapy
Dr. Margaret Charmoli, Psychologist
Sandra Simonson, M.S. LICSW
Jack Richter
Emma McBride, Policy and Legislative Affairs, Outfront Minnesota
Ben Feist, Legislative Director, ACLU
Wil Sampson-Bernstrom, Survivor of Conversion Therapy
Dr. Alisa Tomette, reading letter on behalf of Wil’s parents
Pastor Brennan Blue, St. Luke Prebysterian
Jory Miller, Survivor of Conversion Therapy
Johan Baumister, Survivor of Conversion Therapy
Rev. Dan Adolphson, Disciples of Christ
Roger Sanchez, Survivor of Conversion Therapy
Mara Glubka
Matthew Sullivan
Jacob Thomas

Testifiers in opposition of HF12:
Nate Oyloe
Bob Roby
David Kirby
Michael Newland
Jason Knoll
Emily Zinos
Fred Hinz
Dale Witherington
Sue Halverson
Joshua Cavanaugh
Peggy Doherty
David Hall
Luca Groppoli
Jamie Maxey

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF12, as amended, to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 8:52PM.





Representative Laurie Halverson, Chair




Aimee Vue,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF 12 will be heard at 7:00 p.m. All other bills may be taken in any order. HF 90 (Schultz) Assisted living resident consumer protections established, assisted living establishment license established, criminal penalties provided, rulemaking authority granted, maltreatment report processing and enforcement provisions added, and reports required. (pending re-referral) ***The House Research Analyst will provide an overview of the sections of HF 90 within the purview of the Commerce Committee. Testimony must be limited accordingly.*** HF 766 (Edelson) Medical cannabis requirements modified, and money appropriated. (pending re-referral) HF 1340 (Lien) Mental health benefits and other medical benefits parity required, mental health and substance use disorder defined, health plan transparency required, and commissioners of health and commerce accountability required. **To be heard at 7:00 p.m: HF 12 (Cantrell) Conversion therapy with children or vulnerable adults prohibited, medical assistance coverage for conversion therapy prohibited, and misrepresentation of conversion therapy services or products prohibited. ***Only Section 3 of HF 12 falls within the purview of the Commerce Committee. All testimony must be limited to Section 3.*** (See separate posting for more details) If you would like to provide handouts, testify in person, or provide written testimony, please email BOTH the committee legislative assistant: Aimee.Vue@house.mn AND the committee administrator: Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 3/12/19. Please note that public testimony will be limited to no more than TWO MINUTES each.

Bills Added:
  • HF1340 (Lien) - Mental health benefits and other medical benefits parity required, and accountability from commissioners of health and commerce required.
  • HF90 (Schultz) - Assisted living resident consumer protections established, deceptive marketing and business practices prohibited, independent senior living facilities provisions established, assisted living establishment license established, Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators name changed, fees imposed, health services executive license established, conforming changes made, penalties provided, rulemaking authority granted, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF766 (Edelson) - Medical cannabis and industrial hemp requirements modified, and money appropriated.
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HF12 (Cantrell) Conversion therapy with children or vulnerable adults prohibited, medical assistance coverage for conversion therapy prohibited, and misrepresentation of conversion therapy services or products prohibited. Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.