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SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 9:05 AM on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony
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
BACKER, Jeff

A quorum was present at 9:07 AM.

Rep. Albright moved to adopt the minutes from Wednesday, March 6, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Moran moved HF1286 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Wolgamott presented the bill.

HF1286 Testifier:
Christine Lees, Dakota County and Local Public Health Association

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF1286 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Morrison assumed the gavel at 9:17 AM.


Chair Moran moved HF563 be recommended to be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

Chair Moran presented the bill.

HF563 Testifiers:
Dr. Sheronda Orridge, St. Paul
Akeylah Watkins, St. Paul
Jennifer Somerfeld, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF563 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Freiberg moved HF1166 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

Rep. Freiberg presented the bill.

HF1166 Testifiers:
Andrew Rapacz, Allina Health
Melanie Brennan, ExerciseAbilities, Inc.
Robert Wudlick, GUSU2Cure Paralysis

Chair Moran assumed the gavel at 9:42 AM.

Rep. Freiberg renewed his motion that HF1166, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Moran moved HF1503 be recommended to be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

Rep. Becker-Finn presented the bill.

HF1503 Testifiers:
Molly Crawford, Minnesota Department of Health

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF1503 be recommended to be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Freiberg moved HF1182 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Freiberg moved the DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Freiberg presented the bill.

HF1182 Testifiers:
Kris Ehresmann, Minnesota Department of Health
Dr. Sheldon Berkowitz, American Academy of Pediatrics
Jerri Johnson, National Health Freedom Action
Sarah Copeland, White Bear Lake
Leo Cashman, St. Paul
Wayne Rohde, Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota
Elaine Albrecht, St. Paul
Patti Carroll, Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota

Chair Moran assumed the gavel at 9:40 AM.

Rep. Morrison assumed the gavel at 10:16 AM.

Chair Moran assumed the gavel at 10:39 AM.

Chair Moran laid over HF1182.


Chair Moran moved HF1287 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Chair Moran presented the bill as a co-author.

HF1287 Testifiers:
Nikki Villavicencio, Maplewood
Dr. Traci LaLiberte, St. Paul
Ali Paulson, Maplewood

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF1287 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1182 was again before the committee for consideration.

Rep. Freiberg renewed his motion that HF1182, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Moran moved HF62 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Pinto moved the DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Youakim presented the bill.

HF62 Testifier:
Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF62, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Morrison moved HF1246 be recommended to be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

Rep. Morrison presented the bill.

HF1246 Testifiers:
Rick Varco, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota
Dan Endreson, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Kristina Moorhead, PhRMA
Judy Cook, Association for Accessible Medicines

Rep. Morrison renewed her motion that HF1246 be recommended to be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

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

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

NAYS
ALBRIGHT, Tony

There being 13 AYES and 1 NAY, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Moran moved HF963 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Halverson presented the bill.

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF963 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Liebling moved HF927 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Liebling presented the bill.

HF927 Testifiers:
Dr. Paul Robelia, Mayo Clinic
Erin Buie, Care Providers of Minnesota
Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge Minnesota
Dave Vandergon, Koda Living Community, Owatonna
Mary Absolon, Minnesota Department of Health

Rep. Liebling renewed her motion that HF927 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Robbins moved HF1407 be recommended for placement on the General Register.

Rep. Robbins presented the bill.

HF1407 Testifier:
Tracy Albers, Surgical Management Professionals

Rep. Robbins renewed her motion that HF1407 be recommended for placement on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting recessed at 12:33 PM.


The meeting reconvened at 1:32 PM.

Chair Moran moved HF359 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy.

Rep. Becker-Finn presented the bill.

HF359 Testifiers:
Jenna Grove, Clean Water Action
Chris Parsons, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Dr. David Wallinga, Natural Resources Defense Council
Tony Kwilas, American Chemistry Council
Kate Blair, Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF359 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Mann moved HF557 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Labor.

Rep. Mann presented the bill.

HF557 Testifiers:
Dave Racer, DGRCommunications, Inc.
Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association

Rep. Neu moved to amend Rep. Mann’s motion to recommend the bill be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Mann renewed her motion that HF557 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Moran moved HF1381 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Rep. Kunesh-Podein presented the bill.

HF1381 Testifiers:
Dianne Haulcy, Voices and Choices for Children Coalition
Erica Valliant, St. Paul Promise Neighborhood

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF1381 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Moran moved HF522 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Liebling moved the A1-1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kunesh-Podein presented the bill.

HF522 Testifier:
Jessica Webster, Legal Aid

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF522, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Bahner moved HF743 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Bahner presented the bill.

HF743 Testifiers:
Michelle Aytay, Minnesota Pharmacists Association
Dr. Cody Wiberg, Doctor of Pharmacy

Rep. Bahner renewed her motion that HF743 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Bahner moved HF687 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Bahner moved the A19-0089 amendment, incorporating the A19-0162 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Bahner presented the bill.

HF687 Testifiers:
Michelle Aytay, Minnesota Pharmacists Association
Dr. Cody Wiberg, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

Rep. Bahner renewed her motion that HF687, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Morrison assumed the gavel at 3:34 PM.

Chair Moran moved HF1258 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Chair Moran presented the bill.

HF1258 Testifiers:
Becky Dale, Minnesota Communities Caring for Children
Michelle Viera Keleny, St. Paul Public Schools
Jess Anna Glover, MENTOR Minnesota

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF1258 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Liebling moved HF551 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Rep. Liebling moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Liebling moved the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Liebling presented the bill.

HF551 Testifiers:
Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Tom Lehman, Minnesota Association of County Health Plans and Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants

Chair Moran assumed the gavel at 4:03 PM.

Rep. Liebling renewed her motion that HF551, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 4:22 PM.






Representative Rena Moran, Chair



Alyssa Fritz, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

**Bills may be taken up in any order based on authors’ availability. Bills not heard for any reason may be rescheduled, time permitting, during the following week** HF1286 (Wolgamott) - Community health workers allowed to provide telemedicine services, and telemedicine encounters medical assistance limit eliminated. HF359 (Becker-Finn) - Flame-retardant chemical use in certain products prohibited. **Pending re-referral from the Committee on Commerce** HF1503 (Becker-Finn) - Tribal public health access added to birth data. HF62 (Youakim) - Voice response suicide prevention and mental health crisis response program and text message suicide prevention and mental health crisis response program funding appropriated. HF1246 (Morrison) - Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, and report required. HF687 (Bahner) - Prescription drug refills synchronization provided. HF743 (Bahner) - Prescription drug co-payments limited. HF1287 (Fischer) - Parenting with disability support services pilot project established, report required, and money appropriated. HF563 (Moran) - Heaven's Law HF1258 (Moran) - Childhood trauma-informed policy and practices task force established, and reports required. HF1166 (Freiberg) - Adaptive fitness access grants established, report required, and money appropriated. HF1182 (Freiberg) - Immunization-related activities funded for geographic areas and populations experiencing or at risk of experiencing an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease grant program established, and money appropriated. HF1407 (Robbins) - Outpatient surgical centers facility sharing permitted. HF1381 (Kunesh-Podein) - Community solutions for healthy child development grant program established, and money appropriated. HF522 (Kunesh-Podein) - Minnesota Family Investment Program sanctions and hardship extensions modified. HF557 (Mann) - Physician-patient relationship protected by prohibiting noncompete agreements. HF963 (Halverson) - Prescription contraceptives supply requirements established; health plants required to cover contraceptive methods, sterilization, patient education, counseling, and related medical services; and eligible organization accommodations established. **Pending re-referral from the Committee on Commerce** HF927 (Liebling) - Swing bed license conditions modified. HF551 (Liebling) - Managed care and county-based purchasing plan network access standards established based on appointment wait times. **BILLS REMOVED** REMOVED AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST: 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. RECALLED AND RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS: HF1225 (Schultz) - Payment rate methodology for personal care assistance services established, commissioner of human services required to study methodology, providers required to submit workforce data, and reports required. BILL AWAITING RE-REFERRAL TO THE COMMITTEE: HF284 (Halverson) - Insulin products sold in Minnesota cost review authorized by commissioner of health, excessive cost determined, maximum level of reimbursement established for insulin products if necessary, and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF1286 (Wolgamott) - Community health workers allowed to provide telemedicine services, and telemedicine encounter medical assistance limit eliminated.
  • HF359 (Becker-Finn) - Flame-retardant chemical use in certain products prohibited, and exemptions allowed.
  • HF1503 (Becker-Finn) - Tribal public health access added to birth data.
  • HF62 (Youakim) - Voice response suicide prevention, crisis connection, and referral activities award directed by commissioner of health, and money appropriated.
  • HF1246 (Morrison) - Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, and report required.
  • HF687 (Bahner) - Prescription drug coverage and refills sections modified.
  • HF743 (Bahner) - Prescription medication payment modified.
  • HF1287 (Fischer) - Parenting with disability support services pilot project established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF563 (Moran) - Heaven's Law created, commissioner of human services directed to report to the legislature on information sharing in interstate child protection investigations, investigation into a future interstate compact on child protection data required, information required to be requested as part of an assessment or investigation, and consideration required of past maltreatment to determine investigations.
  • HF1258 (Moran) - Childhood trauma-informed policy and practices task force established, and reports required.
  • HF1166 (Freiberg) - Adaptive fitness access grants established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1182 (Freiberg) - Immunization-related activities funded for geographic areas and populations experiencing or at risk of experiencing an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1407 (Robbins) - Outpatient surgical centers facility sharing permitted.
  • HF1381 (Kunesh-Podein) - Community solutions for healthy child development grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF522 (Kunesh-Podein) - Minnesota Family Investment Program sanctions and hardship extensions modified.
  • HF557 (Mann) - Physician-patient relationship protected by prohibiting noncompete agreements.
  • HF927 (Liebling) - Swing bed license conditions modified.
  • HF551 (Liebling) - Network adequacy and provider network notification governing provisions modified, administrative penalties imposed, and network access standards based on appointment wait times for managed care and county-based purchasing plans established.
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