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THIRTY-SECOND MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND 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 12:49 P.M. on March 27, 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
ZERWAS, Nick

Members excused:
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

A quorum was present.

HF1846 (Sandell) Annual drinking water service connection fee increased.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1846 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Sandell presented HF 1846.

Testifier: Lori Blair, Executive Director, Minnesota Rural Water Association

Tannie Fesheuaur, Planning Director, Minnesota Department of Health, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1846 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF748 (Mann) Parental contribution fees for services for children with disabilities eliminated.

Vice Chair Mann requested that HF 748 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Vice Chair Mann presented HF 748.

Testifier: Gia Sutermeister, Parent Advocate, ARC Minnesota
Chair Liebling laid over HF 748 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF930 (Kunesh-Podein) Commissioner of human services directed to develop medical assistance TEFRA enrollment content, medical assistance TEFRA stakeholder group option established, and report required.

Representative Kunesh-Podein requested that HF 930 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Kunesh-Podein presented HF 930.

Testifier: Ariane Smith-Kokes, parent advocate, ARC Minnesota.

Ryan Anderson Pascual, Senior Advocate, ARC Minnesota, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF 930 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF1340 (Lien) Mental health benefits and other medical benefits parity required,
and accountability from commissioners of health and commerce required.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1340 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Lien presented HF 1340.

Testifiers:
1. Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI-MN
2. Jeff Christensen, Parent

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1340 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

Vice Chair Mann assumed the gavel at 1:33 P.M.

HF1540 (Liebling) University of Minnesota pediatric resident mental health
training program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1540 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Chair Liebling presented HF 1540.

Testifier: Amanda Schlesinger, MD, Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School

Vice Chair Mann laid over HF 1540 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF1952 (Liebling) Olmsted County; mental health mobile crisis services funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1952 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Chair Liebling presented HF 1952.

Testifier: Paul Fleissner, Deputy Administrator for Health, Housing and Human Services, Olmstead County

Vice Chair Mann laid over HF 1952 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

Chair Liebling assumed the gavel at 1:43 P.M.

HF2571 (Halverson) Appropriating money for counties to implement the Minnesota Pathways to Prosperity and Well-Being pilot project.

Representative Halverson requested that HF 2571 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Testifier: Paul Fleissner, Deputy Administrator for Health, Housing and Human Services, Olmstead County

Chair Liebling laid over HF 2571 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF909 (Morrison) Prenatal care service programs and funding governed, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 909 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H0909A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison presented HF 909.

Testifier: Dr. Nathan Chomilo, MN Chapter of the AAP, MN Doctors for Health Equity.

Chair Liebling laid over HF 909, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF742 (Morrison) Children's and parent's mental health provisions modified, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 742 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Morrison presented HF 742.

Testifiers:
1. Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI-MN
2. Dr. Sheila Sweeney, NAMI-MN

Chair Liebling laid over HF 742 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

At 2:17 P.M. Chair Liebling recessed the committee until 6:30 P.M. or the call of the chair.

Chair Liebling reconvened the committee at 6:33 P.M.

HF1719 (Noor) Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and general assistance drug testing provisions modified.

Representative Noor requested that HF 1718 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Noor moved the A19-0307 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Noor moved an oral amendment to HF 1719 as follows:

Page 4, Line 3, delete “Supplemental Security Income”
Page 4, Line 3, after “and” insert “Minnesota Supplemental Aid”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Noor presented HF 1719.

Testifiers:
1. Jessica Webster, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid
2. Emily Babcock, Association of Minnesota Counties

Ryan Johnson, Legislative and Policy Lead, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Responded to member questions.

Vice Chair Mann moved the following oral amendment to HF 1719:

Page 1, Line 15, delete “must” and insert “may”
Page 2, Line 11, delete “must” and insert “may”
Page 3, Line 10, delete “must” and insert “may”
Page 4, Line 10, delete “must” and insert “may”
Page 4, Line 22, delete “must” and insert “may”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

John Petroskas, Policy Lead, GA/MSA, DHS responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1719, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF522 (Kunesh-Podein) Minnesota Family Investment Program sanctions and hardship extensions modified.

Representative Kunesh-Podein requested that HF 522 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Kunesh-Podein presented HF 522.

Testifiers:
1. Jessica Webster, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid
2. Dana Alexander, Renville SQC

Chair Liebling laid over HF 522 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF331 (Edelson) Tobacco; charter schools added to prohibition of tobacco in schools, tobacco sale age increased, administrative penalties increased, municipal license of tobacco provision added, and alternative penalties allowed.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 331 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Edelson presented HF 331.

Testifier: Molly Moilanen, ClearWay Minnesota and Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation

Chair Liebling laid over HF 331 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.


HF2036 (Mann) Advance care planning on end-of-life care choices funding provided, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Mann requested that HF 2036 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Vice Chair Mann presented HF 2036.

Testifiers:
1. Ruth Parriott, CEO, Twin Cities Medical Society
2. Dorothea Harris, VOA MN

Chair Liebling laid over HF 2036 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF440 (Morrison) Breast cancer screening procedures coverage required.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 440 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Morrison presented HF 440.

Testifier: Lisa Hills

Chair Liebling laid over HF 440 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF1535 (Morrison) Enhanced asthma care services benefit for medical assistance established, and medical assistance coverage of asthma trigger reduction products provided.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1535 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Morrison presented HF 1535.

Testifier: Jim Yannarelly, Ramsey County Public Health, Environmental Health Program Supervisor

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1535 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF1041 (Poston) Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1041 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Poston presented HF 1041.

Testifier: Molly Gonsior, Parent

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1041 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF306 (Albright) Health plan coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune
neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric
acute-onset neurop/sychiatric syndrome, and reports required.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 306 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Albright presented HF 306.

Testifiers:
1. Natalie Barnes, Parent
2. Brian Barnes, Parent

Chair Liebling laid over HF 306 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:57 P.M.


________________________________________________________
Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

HF748 (Mann) Parental contribution fees for services for children with disabilities eliminated. HF930 (Kunesh-Podein) Commissioner of human services directed to develop medical assistance TEFRA enrollment content, medical assistance TEFRA stakeholder group option established, and report required. HF1340 (Lien) Mental health benefits and other medical benefits parity required, and accountability from commissioners of health and commerce required. HF909 (Morrison) Prenatal care service programs and funding governed, and money appropriated. HF742 (Morrison) Children's and parent's mental health provisions modified, and money appropriated. HF1952 (Liebling) Olmsted County; mental health mobile crisis services funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2571 (Halverson) Appropriating money for counties to implement the Minnesota Pathways to Prosperity and Well-Being pilot project. HF522 (Kunesh-Podein) Minnesota Family Investment Program sanctions and hardship extensions modified. HF1719 (Noor) Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and general assistance drug testing provisions modified. HF331 (Edelson) Tobacco; charter schools added to prohibition of tobacco in schools, tobacco sale age increased, administrative penalties increased, municipal license of tobacco provision added, and alternative penalties allowed. HF2036 (Mann) Advance care planning on end-of-life care choices funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1540 (Liebling) University of Minnesota pediatric resident mental health training program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated. HF1846 (Sandell) Annual drinking water service connection fee increased. HF1535 (Morrison) Enhanced asthma care services benefit for medical assistance established, and medical assistance coverage of asthma trigger reduction products provided. HF440 (Morrison) Breast cancer screening procedures coverage required. HF1041 (Poston) Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required. 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. Bills may be added or removed. The Division will reconvene at 6:30 pm in Room 200 to finish the agenda. Testimony will be limited to two minutes.

Bills Added:
  • HF748 (Mann) - Parental contribution fees for services for children with disabilities eliminated.
  • HF930 (Kunesh-Podein) - Commissioner of human services directed to develop medical assistance TEFRA enrollment content, medical assistance TEFRA stakeholder group option established, and report required.
  • HF1340 (Lien) - Mental health benefits and other medical benefits parity required, and accountability from commissioners of health and commerce required.
  • HF909 (Morrison) - Prenatal care service programs and funding governed, and money appropriated.
  • HF742 (Morrison) - Children's and parent's mental health provisions modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1952 (Liebling) - Olmsted County; mental health mobile crisis services funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF522 (Kunesh-Podein) - Minnesota Family Investment Program sanctions and hardship extensions modified.
  • HF1719 (Noor) - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and general assistance drug testing provisions modified.
  • HF331 (Edelson) - Tobacco; charter schools added to prohibition of tobacco in schools, tobacco sale age increased, administrative penalties increased, municipal license of tobacco provision added, and alternative penalties allowed.
  • HF2036 (Mann) - Advance care planning on end-of-life care choices funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1540 (Liebling) - University of Minnesota pediatric resident mental health training program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1846 (Sandell) - Annual drinking water service connection fee increased.
  • HF1535 (Morrison) - Enhanced asthma care services benefit for medical assistance established, and medical assistance coverage of asthma trigger reduction products provided.
  • HF440 (Morrison) - Breast cancer screening procedures coverage required.
  • HF1041 (Poston) - Ectodermal dysplasias treatment coverage required.
  • 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.
  • HF2571 (Halverson) - Dakota and Olmsted Counties; Pathways to Prosperity and Well-Being pilot project implementation funding provided, and money appropriated.
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