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TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 12:51 P.M. on March 14, 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
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Lead Republican
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:

A quorum was present

HF 167 (Lee) Supplemental environmental project offers provided in conjunction with enforcement actions against polluters.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 167 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Liebling moved the H0167A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED,

Representative Lee presented HF 167.

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF 167, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 259 (Mann) Doula services medical assistance reimbursement rates established.

Vice Chair Mann requested that HF 259 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Vice Chair Mann moved the H0259A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED,

Vice Chair Mann and Representative Theis presented HF 259.

Testifying in support:
1. Susan Lane, Doula and Board Member of Every Day Miracles
2. Tonya Honsey, Doula, Minnesota Prison Doula Project
3. Nora Hall, Consultant, Integrated Care for High Risk African American Pregnancies
4. Tara Erickson, Lobbyist, Minnesota Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Chair Liebling laid over HF 259, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF 1664 (Gomez) Commissioner of health grant to low-income families of color doula support, childbirth, and postpartum services funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1664 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Gomez presented HF 1664.

Testifying in support: Clara Sharp, Executive Director, Ahavah Birthworks

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1664 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

Representative Hamilton moved that the minutes of March 13, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1011 (Mann) Family planning grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Mann requested that HF 1011 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Vice Chair Mann presented HF 1011.

Testifying in support: Alissa Light, President, Reproductive Health Alliance and Executive Director of Family Tree Clinic

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1011 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF 963 (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.

Representative Halverson presented HF 963.

Testifying in support:
1. Dr. Kristin Lyerly, Member, ACOG
2. Laura Hermer, Professor of Law

Chair Liebling laid over HF 963 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:12 P.M.


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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

*New HF167 (Lee) Supplemental environmental project offers provided in conjunction with enforcement actions against polluters. HF259 (Mann) Doula services medical assistance reimbursement rates established. HF1539 (Theis) Medical assistance reimbursement rates for doula services established. HF1664 (Gomez) Commissioner of health grant to low-income families of color doula support, childbirth, and postpartum services funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1011 (Mann) Family planning grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 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. New bill (HF167) added to the agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF963 (Halverson) - Prescription contraceptives supply requirements established; health plans required to cover contraceptive methods, sterilization, patient education, counseling, and related medical services; and eligible organization accommodations established.
  • HF259 (Mann) - Doula services medical assistance reimbursement rates established.
  • HF1539 (Theis) - Medical assistance reimbursement rates for doula services established.
  • HF1664 (Gomez) - Commissioner of health grant to low-income families of color doula support, childbirth, and postpartum services funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1011 (Mann) - Family planning grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF167 (Lee) - Supplemental environmental project offers provided in conjunction with enforcement actions against polluters.
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00:26 - HF167 (Lee) Supplemental environmental project offers provided in conjunction with enforcement actions against polluters. 05:31 - Discussion of:. • HF259 (Mann) Doula services medical assistance reimbursement rates established. • HF1539 (Theis) Medical assistance reimbursement rates for doula services established. 34:12 - HF1664 (Gomez) Commissioner of health grant to low-income families of color doula support, childbirth, and postpartum services funding provided, and money appropriated. 54:01 - HF1011 (Mann) Family planning grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:03:50 - 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. Runs 1 hour, 22 minutes.