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TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 09, 2020

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

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:48 A.M. on Monday, March 9, 2020, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

CARLSON, Lyndon, (Chair)
OLSON, Liz (Vice-Chair)
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BERNARDY, Connie
DAVIDS, Greg
DAVNIE, Jim
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ECKLUND, Rob
HAMILTON, Rod
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice
HERTAUS, Jerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LONG, Jamie
MARQUART, Paul
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
PELOWSKI, Gene, Jr.
SCOTT, Peggy
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob

Members Excused:

GAROFALO, Pat (GOP-Lead)
KRESHA, Ron
MARIANI, Carlos
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
WAGENIUS, Jean


Representative Olson moved that the minutes of March 2, 2020 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson noted that the committee was referring the first six bills without recommendation and each would need to come back to the committee before being sent to the General Register.

HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.

Representative Olson moved adoption of the Health and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Olson moved that HF1, as amended, be referred without recommendation to the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1246 (Morrison) Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, and report required.

Representative Olson moved adoption of the Health and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF1246. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Olson moved that HF1246, as amended, be referred without recommendation to the Judiciary and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF4 (Lesch) Prescription Drug Pricing Restrictions

Representative Olson moved adoption of the Health and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF4. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Olson moved that HF4, as amended, be referred without recommendation to the State Government Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1405 (Stephenson) Clean Energy First Act established, and electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources.

Representative Olson moved adoption of the Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division Report for HF1405. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Olson moved that HF1405, as amended, be referred without recommendation to the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILS.


HF2806 (Long) Clemency Review Commission established, Board of Pardons procedures modified, and clarifying changes made.

Representative Long moved adoption of the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division Report for HF2806. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Long moved that HF2806, as amended, be referred without recommendation to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1257 (Cantrell) Prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.

Representative Liebling moved adoption of the Health and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF1257. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling moved that HF1257, as amended, be referred without recommendation to the State Government Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2001 (Cantrell) Workforce certificates of compliance ensured to apply equally to in-state and out-of-state contractors.

Representative Olson moved adoption of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division Report for HF2001. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Olson moved that HF2001, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Cantrell presented HF2001 and answered member questions.

Eric Armacanqui, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, answered questions on HF2001.

Representative Olson renewed the motion that HF2001, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3375 (Ecklund) Workforce training pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF3375 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Ecklund presented HF3375 and answered member questions.

Representative Ecklund renewed the motion that HF3375 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor, gave an overview of the Office of the Legislative Auditor Stadium Reserve Report Recommendations and answered member questions.

Myron Frans, Commissioner, Jen Hassemer, Assistant Commissioner for Debt Management, and Bryan Dahl, Financial Planning Director, Minnesota Management and Budget, gave a presentation on the Stadium Reserve Account and answered member questions.

Chair Carlson made some administrative announcements.

The meeting adjourned at 11:24 AM.



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Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair


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Laura Sparkman, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4 (Lesch) - Drug manufacturer or wholesale distributor prohibited from charging unconscionable prices for prescription drugs; Board of Pharmacy, commissioner of human services, and health plan companies required to notify the attorney general of certain prescription drug price increases; attorney general authorized to take action against drug manufacturers and wholesalers related to price increases; civil penalties imposed; and money appropriated.
  • HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities created for children ages birth to three; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.
  • HF1246 (Morrison) - Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, drug manufacturers required to submit drug price information to the commissioner of health, civil penalties provided, and report required.
  • HF1257 (Cantrell) - Prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.
  • HF2806 (Long) - Clemency Review Commission established.
  • HF1405 (Stephenson) - Clean Energy First Act established, electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources, cost recovery authorized, pilot project established, and reports required.
  • HF3375 (Ecklund) - Workforce training pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2001 (Cantrell) - Workforce certificates of compliance ensured to apply equally to in-state and out-of-state contractors.
House TV Video:
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02:27 - * HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.
03:03 - * HF1246 (Morrison) Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, and report required.
03:46 - * HF4 (Lesch) Drug manufacturer or distributor prohibited from charging unconscionable prices for prescription drugs; Board of Pharmacy, commissioner of Human Services, and health plan companies required to notify the Attorney General of certain prescription drug price increases; Attorney General authorized to take action against drug manufacturers and wholesalers related to price increases; and civil penalties imposed.
04;24 - * HF1405 (Stephenson) Clean Energy First Act established, and electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources.
05:02 - * HF2806 (Long) Clemency Review Commission established, Board of Pardons procedures modified, and clarifying changes made.
05:41 - * HF1257 (Cantrell) Prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.
07:09 - HF2001 (Cantrell) Workforce certificates of compliance ensured to apply equally to in-state and out-of-state contractors.
11;14 - 3375 (Ecklund) Workforce training pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated.
18:09 - Informational session on Stadium Reserve Account: Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) presentation and Office of the Legislative Auditor US Bank Stadium Reserve Account Report recommendations:.
MMB presentation:.
Office of the Legislative Auditor Stadium Reserve Report recommendations.
- James Nobles, Legislative Auditor.
- Ryan Dean Baker, Office of the Legislative Auditor.
- Scott Tjomsland, Office of the Legislative Auditor.
- Myron Frans, Commissioner.
- Bryan Dahl, Financial Planning Director, Budget Division.
- Jen Hassemer, Assistant Commissioner for Debt Management.
Office of the Legislative Auditor Stadium Reserve Report recommendations.
- Ryan Dean Baker, Office of the Legislative Auditor.
- Scott Tjomsland, Office of the Legislative Auditor.

* These bills will be procedural motions to refer without recommendation:.
- HF4 and HF1257 will be recommended to be referred to State Government Finance Division.
- HF1246 and HF2806 will be recommended to be referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.
- HF1 and HF1405 will be recommended to be referred to Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division.
Should these bills move forward, a more complete discussion will occur upon return to the Ways and Means Committee for final consideration.
Runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.


I. REMOVED: HF 3980 (Liebling) Public health response contingency account money deposit transferred. (pending referral)
II. *HF 1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.
III. *HF 1246 (Morrison) Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, and report required.
IV. *HF 4 (Lesch) Prescription Drug Pricing Restrictions
V. *HF 1405 (Stephenson) Clean Energy First Act established, and electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources.
VI. *HF 2806 (Long) Clemency Review Commission established, Board of Pardons procedures modified, and clarifying changes made.
VII. *HF 1257 (Cantrell) Prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.
VIII. HF 2001 (Cantrell) Workforce certificates of compliance ensured to apply equally to in-state and out-of-state contractors.
IX. REMOVED: HF1863 (Lillie) State employee salaries funding appropriated in the event of non-appropriation.
X. HF 3375 (Ecklund) Workforce training pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated.
XI. Informational session on Stadium Reserve Account : MMB presentation and OLA Stadium Reserve Report Recommendations
MMB presentation
• Myron Frans, Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget
• Bryan Dahl, Financial Planning Director, MMB Budget Division
• Jen Hassemer, Assistant Commissioner for Debt Management

OLA Stadium Reserve Report Recommendations
• Ryan Dean Baker, Office of the Legislative Auditor
• Scott Tjomsland, Office of the Legislative Auditor


*These bills will be procedural motions to refer without recommendation to another committee. HF 4 and HF 1257 will be recommended to be referred to State Government Finance. HF 1246 and HF 2806 will be recommended to be referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law. HF 1 and HF 1405 will be recommended to be referred to Jobs and Economic Development Finance. Should these bills move forward, a more complete discussion will occur upon return to Ways and Means for final consideration.