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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

FIFTEENTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Policy

March 05, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 2:31 PM on Tuesday, March 5, 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
KIEL, Debra, Minority Lead
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

Rep. Pierson moved to adopt the minutes from Wednesday, February 27, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Moran moved HF717 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Rep. Mann moved the A19 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Mariani presented the bill.

HF717 Testifiers:
Robert Small, MN County Attorneys Association
Dennis Flaherty, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
Leili Fatehi, Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation
Zach Robins, Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation
Ben Feist, ACLU of MN
Maren Schroeder, Sensible MN
Randy Anderson, Golden Valley
Jeremy Sankey, Minnesota Veterans for Cannabis
Marcus Harcus, Minnesota Campaign for Full Legalization

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF717, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Edelson moved HF766 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

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

HF766 Testifiers:
Shannon Johnson, Chaska
Jeremy Sankey, Minnesota Veterans for Cannabis
Katy Cummins-Bakko, St. Paul
Maren Schroeder, Sensible Minnesota
Joan Barron, Sensible Minnesota
Erin Chase, Minneapolis
Matthew Kaiser, Edina
Christine Tholkes, Office of Medical Cannabis, Minnesota Department of Health
Jay Westwater, CEO, Minnesota Medical Solutions

Rep. Morrison assumed the gavel at 3:43 PM.

Chair Moran assumed the gavel at 4:38 PM.

Rep. Albright moved HF766, as amended, be laid on the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting recessed at 4:45 PM.


Rep. Morrison reconvened the meeting at 6:06 PM in Room 120 of the State Capitol Building.


Chair Moran moved HF342 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Chair Moran moved the DE1 amendment, incorporating the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Moran presented the bill.

NOTE: Public testimony for HF342 took place at the Tuesday, February 26 meeting.

House Research Analyst, Sarah Sunderman, provided an overview of the DE1 and A2 amendments.

Kelis Houston, NAACP, answered committee members’ questions on the bill.

Rep. Neu moved the A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Neu moved the A7 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Neu moved the A8 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Neu moved the A9 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Neu moved the A10 amendment.

A roll call was requested on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES
MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
KIEL, Debra, Minority Lead
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
EDELSON, Heather
FISCHER, Peter
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MANN, Alice
NEU, Anne
PINTO, Dave
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

There being 15 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Neu moved the A11 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Neu moved the A13 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Neu moved the A4 amendment. THE MOTION FAILED.

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF342, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Morrison moved HF1239 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Wagenius presented the bill.

Chair Moran assumed the gavel at 7:15 PM.

HF1239 Testifier:
Tom Hogan, Director, Environmental Health Division, Minnesota Department of Health

Rep. Morrison renewed her motion that HF1239 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 7:38 PM.




Representative Rena Moran, Chair



Alyssa Fritz, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF766 (Edelson) - Medical cannabis requirements modified, and money appropriated. HF717 (Mariani) - Cannabis task force created, and report required. HF342 (Moran) - African American Family Preservation Act. (Committee discussion and bill mark-up ONLY) HF1239 (Wagenius) - Health commissioner directed to test for contaminants in surface water used as drinking water, identification and implementation of source water protection strategies required. If you wish to testify on any of these bills, please contact Committee Administrator Chris McCall (chris.mccall@house.mn) by 5:00pm on Monday, March 4. Testifiers should reference the bill for which they wish to testify and if they will be testifying for or against. Testimony may be limited due to time constraints at the discretion of the Chair. Handouts and written testimony should be submitted electronically to Committee Legislative Assistant Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn) by the same deadline, or with 100 hard copies delivered to her desk outside Room 574 in the State Office Building by noon on the day of the hearing.

Bills Added:
  • HF766 (Edelson) - Medical cannabis and industrial hemp requirements modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF717 (Mariani) - Cannabis task force created, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF342 (Moran) - Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act established, African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council created, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1239 (Wagenius) - Health commissioner directed to test for contaminants in surface water used as drinking water, identification and implementation of source water protection strategies required, health commissioner directed to adopt health risk limits for certain substances, reports required, and money appropriated.
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01:08 - HF717 (Mariani) Cannabis task force created, and report required. 1:09:51 - HF766 (Edelson) Medical cannabis requirements modified, and money appropriated. The Committee recessed. Runs 2 hours, 15 minutes.