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Health and Human Services Finance Division

FORTY-NINTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 03, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-NINTH 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 12:48 P.M. on March 3, 2020 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
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod
JORDAN, Sydney
KIEL, Debra
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
MUNSON, Jeremy
NOOR, Mohamud
OLSON, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Members excused:
FRANSON, Mary
MORAN, Rena

A quorum was present.

HF 1 First Division Engrossment (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.

Chair Liebling took HF1 First Division Engrossment, as amended on February 26, 2020, from the table.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1 First Division Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Dave Pinto and Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn presented the bill.

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF1 First Division Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1535 (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 recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Chair Liebling moved the A20-0671 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison presented her bill.

Testifying:
-Diogo Reis, Rates and Policy Manager, MN Department of Human Services

-Jim Yannarelly, Program Supervisor for Lead and Healthy Homes, Ramsey County Environmental Health

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF 1535, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 331 Second Engrossment (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 Second Engrossment be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling moved the H0331A14 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Edelson presented her bill.

Testifying:
Amanda Jansen, Senior Manager, ClearWay Minnesota

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF 331 Second Engrossment be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1058 (Halverson) Litigation proceeds required to be appropriated to commissioner of health and used for tobacco use prevention activities, and money appropriated.

Representative Halverson moved that HF 1058 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Halverson moved the H1058DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Halverson presented her bill.

Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs, ClearWay Minnesota, responded to member questions.

Representative Halverson renewed her motion that HF 1058 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:58 P.M.

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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair

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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • 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.
  • HF1058 (Halverson) - Litigation proceeds required to be appropriated to commissioner of health and used for tobacco use prevention activities, and money appropriated.
  • HF1535 (Morrison) - Enhanced asthma care services benefit for medical assistance established, and medical assistance coverage of asthma trigger reduction products provided.
  • 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.
Documents:

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.
HF1058 (Halverson) Litigation proceeds required to be appropriated to commissioner of health and used for tobacco use prevention activities, and money appropriated.
HF1535 (Morrison) Enhanced asthma care services benefit for medical assistance established, and medical assistance coverage of asthma trigger reduction products provided.
*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. (BILL ADDED. Bill was heard on 2/26 and further testimony will not be taken on the bill.)

Three of the bills (HF331, HF1058, HF1535) were previously heard during the 2019 session and will have an abbreviated presentation. Testimony will be limited to two minutes.