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SIXTEENTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 Wednesday, March 6, 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. Freiberg moved to adopt the minutes from Tuesday, March 5, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Schultz moved HF273 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Schultz presented the bill.

HF273 Testifiers:
Paul Sobocinski, Land Stewardship Project
Kevin Brown, Owner, Smart Set
Bruce Miller, Minnesota Farmers Union
Kenza Hadj-Moussa, TakeAction MN
Denise Robertson, Health Access MN
Karen Giusto, Health Care Eligibility Policy Manager, DHS
Erika Helvick, Government Affairs Manager, MNsure
Marie Zimmerman, Assistant Commissioner for Health Care and Medicaid Director, DHS

Rep. Pierson moved to amend Rep. Schultz’s motion to recommend the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce. THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Albright moved to amend Rep. Schultz’s motion to recommend the bill be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division. THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Neu moved HF273 be laid on the table.

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

AYES
KIEL, Debra, Minority Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
NEU, Anne
PIERSON, Nels
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe

NAYS
MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
BAHNER, Kristin
EDELSON, Heather
FISCHER, Peter
FREIBERG, Mike
LOEFFLER, Diane
MANN, Alice
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

There being 7 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Schultz renewed her motion that HF273 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting recessed at 3:47 PM.


The meeting reconvened at 7:04 PM in Room 5 of the State Office Building.


Rep. Pierson moved HF766, as amended, be taken off the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Rep. Edelson renewed her motion that HF766, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Liebling moved HF3 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Rep. Liebling moved the DE1-2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Liebling presented the bill.

HF3 Testifiers:
Marie Zimmerman, Assistant Commissioner for Health Care and Medicaid Director, DHS
Kenza Hadj-Moussa, TakeAction Minnesota
Rick Varco, Political Director, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota
Johanna Rupprecht, Land Stewardship Project
Matthew Bergeron, Minnesota Oral Health Alliance
Diane Hanson, AARP-MN
Bruce Miller, Minnesota Farmers Union
Tara Erickson, Dental Access Partners
Bob Stein, Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters
Luke Breen, Owner, Perennial Cycle
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Sara Wovcha, Children's Dental Services
Dave Renner, Minnesota Medical Association
Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association
Erika Helvick, Government Affairs Manager, MNsure
Chad Hope, Deputy Director, Division of Purchasing and Service Delivery, DHS

Rep. Albright moved the A6 amendment. THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Albright moved the A7 amendment.

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

AYES
MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
EDELSON, Heather
FISCHER, Peter
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MANN, Alice
PIERSON, Nels
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

There being 14 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Pierson moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Schomacker moved the A2 amendment.

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

AYES
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
FISCHER, Peter
MANN, Alice
NEU, Anne
PIERSON, Nels
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe

NAYS
MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
EDELSON, Heather
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

There being 8 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Fischer moved to reconsider the previous motion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The motion to adopt the A2 amendment was again placed before the committee.

A roll call, having been requested on the previous motion, was taken by the clerk. The results are as follows:


AYES
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
MANN, Alice
NEU, Anne
PIERSON, Nels
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe

NAYS
MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
EDELSON, Heather
FISCHER, Peter
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

There being 7 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Neu moved the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Pierson moved the A4 amendment.

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

AYES
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
NEU, Anne
PIERSON, Nels
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe

NAYS
MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
EDELSON, Heather
FISCHER, Peter
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MANN, Alice
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

There being 6 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Neu moved the A5-1 amendment. THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Liebling moved the A8-1 amendment, incorporating the oral amendment to the amendment to strike lines 1.4 through 1.8.

Rep. Albright moved to divide the amendment between lines 2.21 and 2.22.

The committee considered the second half of the A8-1 amendment.

A roll call was requested on the second half of the amendment. The results are as follows:

AYES
MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
EDELSON, Heather
FISCHER, Peter
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MANN, Alice
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

NAYS
PIERSON, Nels
SCHOMACKER, Joe

There being 12 AYES and 2 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee then considered the first half of the A8-1 amendment, incorporating Rep. Liebling’s oral amendment to strike lines 1.4 through 1.8. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Morrison assumed the gavel at 9:45 PM.

Chair Moran assumed the gavel at 9:53 PM.

Rep. Liebling renewed her motion that HF3, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 10:22 PM.





Representative Rena Moran, Chair



Alyssa Fritz, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

**BILLS ADDED** HF273 (Schultz) - MinnesotaCare; definition of affordability modified for families with access to employer-subsidized insurance for purposes of eligibility. HF3 (Liebling) - OneCare Buy-In program establishment.

Bills Added:
  • HF273 (Schultz) - MinnesotaCare; definition of affordability modified for families with access to employer-subsidized insurance for purposes of eligibility.
  • HF3 (Liebling) - OneCare Buy-In through MNsure website established, outpatient prescription drug program established, dental administration governing provisions modified, health care governing provisions modified, and studies and reports required.
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HF273 (Schultz) MinnesotaCare; definition of affordability modified for families with access to employer-subsidized insurance for purposes of eligibility. The Committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 16 minutes.