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NINTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

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


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Moran, Chair of the Health and Human Services Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:34 PM on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
EDELSON, Heather
FISCHER, Peter
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MANN, Alice
NEU, Anne
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Members excused:
KIEL, Debra, Minority Lead


Rep. Freiberg moved to adopt the minutes from February 11, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Moran moved HF349 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Rep. Halverson presented the bill.

Rep. Edelson moved the A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF349 Testifiers:
Emily Myatt, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Cap O’Rourke, Independent Vapor Retailers of Minnesota

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF349, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



Rep. Mann moved HF350 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Mann presented the bill.

HF350 Testifier:
Amanda Jansen, Senior Public Affairs Manager, ClearWay Minnesota

Rep. Mann renewed her motion that HF350 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Edelson moved HF331 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Rep. Edelson presented the bill.

HF331 Testifiers:
Pat McKone, Senior Director, Health Promotions, American Lung Association
Caleb Schultz, Anesthesiologist
Andrew Busch, Clinical Psychologist
Danette Seboe, Principal, Duluth East High School
Maria Regan Gonzalez, Mayor of Richfield
Anna Grace Hottinger, High School Student, Shoreview
Robert Hanson, Teacher, Henry Sibley High School
Azucena Esparza, High School Student, Henry Sibley High School
LaTrisha Vetaw, Northpoint Health and Wellness Center
Bruce Nustad, President, Minnesota Retailers Association
Genevieve Plumadore, JUUL Labs
Cap O’Rourke, Independent Vapor Retailers of Minnesota
Todd Hill, Altria
Molly Moilanen, ClearWay Minnesota

Rep. Edelson renewed her motion that HF331 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 4:10 PM.





Representative Rena Moran, Chair



Alyssa Fritz, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

HF349 (Halverson) Electronic cigarettes included in smoking definition under Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act. HF350 (Mann) Statewide cessation services to help Minnesotans quit using tobacco products authorized. HF331 (Edelson) Tobacco; charter schools added to prohibition of tobacco in schools, tobacco sale age increased, administrative penalties increased, and alternative penalties allowed.

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00:54 - HF349 (Halverson) Electronic cigarettes included in smoking definition under Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act. 23:04 - HF350 (Mann) Statewide cessation services to help Minnesotans quit using tobacco products authorized. 38:44 - HF331 (Edelson) Tobacco; charter schools added to prohibition of tobacco in schools, tobacco sale age increased, administrative penalties increased, and alternative penalties allowed. Runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.