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TWENTY-FIRST MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Liebling, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 12:50 P.M. on February 28, 2019 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
MANN, Alice, Vice-Chair
ACOMB, Patty
BAKER, Dave
BIERMAN, Robert
CANTRELL, Hunter
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
LOEFFLER, Diane
MORAN, Rena
MUNSON, Jeremy
NOOR, Mohamud
OLSON, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick

Members excused:
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Lead Republican

A quorum was present

Representative Hamilton moved that the minutes of February 27, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 400 (Olson) – First Division Engrossment - Opioid Stewardship Advisory Council, opioid stewardship account, and opiate product registration fee established; opioid addiction prevention, education, intervention, treatment, and recovery provisions modified; reports required; and money appropriated.

Representative Olson moved that HF 400 be heard and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Olson moved the H0400A20 amendment and incorporated an oral amendment to the amendment as follows:

Page 4, delete line 16.

Representative Olson moved that H0400A20 be adopted as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT AS AMENDED WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Olson and Representative Baker presented HF 400.




Testifying in support:
1. Commander Jeff Kazel, Duluth Police Department
2. Dr. Charles Roznikoff, Hennepin Healthcare
3. Shelly Elkington, RN Advocate
4. Bonnie Bolash, Acupuncturist
5. Dr. Kurt DeVine, CHI St. Gabriel’s Healthcare
6. Dr. Heather Bell, CHI St. Gabriel’s Healthcare

Testifying in opposition:
1. Judy Cook, Association for Accessible Medicines
2. Todd Hill, Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Representative Munson moved the A19-0051 amendment and incorporated an oral amendment as follows:

Line 3, delete “7” and insert “11”
Line 4, delete “28” and insert “34”
Line 6, delete “13” and insert “19”

Representative Munson requested a roll call vote on the A19-0051 amendment as amended. The results were as follows:

AYES
GRUENHAGEN
MUNSON

NAYS
LIEBLING
ACOMB
BAKER
BIERMAN
CANTRELL
HALEY
HALVERSON
HAMILTON
KUNESH-PODEIN
LOEFFLER
MANN
OLSON
SCHULTZ

ABSTAIN
ZERWAS

ABSENT
FRANSON
MORAN
NOOR
SCHOMACKER

On a vote of 2 AYES and 13 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Olson renewed her motion that HF 400, as amended, be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Vice Chair Mann requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:




AYES
LIEBLING
ACOMB
BAKER
BIERMAN
CANTRELL
HALVERSON
HAMILTON
LOEFFLER
MANN
OLSON
SCHULTZ

NAYS
GRUENHAGEN
MUNSON
ZERWAS

ABSTAIN
HALEY

ABSENT
FRANSON
KUNESH-PODEIN
MORAN
NOOR
SCHOMACKER

On a vote of 11 AYES and 3 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Mann assumed the gavel.

HF 1297 (Liebling) Medical assistance drug payment provisions modified.

Representative Liebling requested that HF 1297 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Liebling presented HF 1297.

Testifying in support:

1. Matt Burdick, Legislative Director for Health Care, Behavioral Health, and Housing, Minnesota Department of Human Services
2. Matt Anderson, Sr. Vice President of Policy and Chief Strategy Officer, Minnesota Hospital Association
3. Buck Humphrey, Minnesota Pharmacy Alliance

Vice Chair Mann laid over HF 1297 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:29 P.M.


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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF400 (Olson) Opioid Stewardship Advisory Council, opioid stewardship account, and opiate product registration fee established; opioid addiction prevention, education, intervention, treatment, and recovery provisions modified; reports required; and money appropriated. HF1297 (Liebling) Medical assistance drug payment provisions modified.

Bills Added:
  • HF400 (Olson) - Opiate product registration fee and the Opiate Epidemic Response Advisory Council established, licensure and registration fees modified, prescription drug and controlled substance sections modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1297 (Liebling) - Medical assistance drug payment provisions modified.
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