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Health and Human Services Finance Division

FIFTY-SECOND MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 10, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-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 12:50 P.M. on March 10, 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
ACOMB, Patty
BIERMAN, Robert
CANTRELL, Hunter
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod
JORDAN, Sydney
KIEL, Debra
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
MORAN, Rena
MUNSON, Jeremy
NOOR, Mohamud
OLSON, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Members excused:
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Lead Republican
BAKER, Dave

A quorum was present.

HF 4326 (Liebling) Public health emergency; peacetime declaration of emergency authorized.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 4326 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling moved the H4326A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling laid HF 4326 on the table.

HF 3980 (Liebling) Health care response account and provider grant and loan program created, and money transferred to the health care response account and the public health response contingency account.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 3980 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling moved the H3980DE4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling presented her bill.

Testifying:
1-Margaret Kelley, Deputy Commissioner, MN Department of Health (MDH)
2-Diane Rydrych, Director, Division of Health Policy, MDH
3-Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association
4-Danny Ackert, Minnesota Association of Community Health Care Centers

Chair Liebling laid HF 3980 on the table.

Chair Liebling took HF 4326 from the table.

Chair Liebling presented her bill.

Testifying:
1-Margaret Kelley, Deputy Commissioner, MDH

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF 4326 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3322 (Kunesh-Podein) Medical assistance requirement for persons needing breast or cervical cancer treatment modified.

Representative Kunesh-Podein moved that HF 3322 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Representative Kunesh-Podein presented her bill.

Testifying:
1-Emily Myatt, Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Representative Kunesh-Podein renewed her motion that HF 3322 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2581 (Morrison) Food shelf program purchase of diapers funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 2581 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H2581A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison presented her bill.

Testifying:
1-Joe Raasch, Policy Fellows, Humphrey School, University of Minnesota
2-Peter Woitock, Government Relations, Hunger Solutions Minnesota

Chair Liebling laid over HF 2581, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF 4013 (Fischer) Lead risk assessments and orders requirements modified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 4013 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Fischer presented his bill.

Chair Liebling laid over HF 4013 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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Urszula Gryska, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3980 (Liebling) - Health care response account and provider grant and loan program created, and money transferred to the health care response account and the public health response contingency account.
  • HF2581 (Morrison) - Food shelf program purchase of diapers funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF4013 (Fischer) - Lead risk assessments and orders requirements modified.
  • HF3322 (Kunesh-Podein) - Medical assistance requirement for persons needing breast or cervical cancer treatment modified.
  • HF4326 (Liebling) - Public health emergency; peacetime declaration of emergency authorized.

Bill Added: HF4326 (Liebling) A bill for an act relating to public health; authorizing a peacetime declaration of emergency for a public health emergency; establishing a health care response revolving account and loan program; transferring money to the health care response revolving account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 12.03, by adding a subdivision; 12.31, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
HF3980 (Liebling) A bill for an act relating to public health; transferring money for deposit in the public health response contingency account.
HF2581 (Morrison) Food shelf program purchase of diapers funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF4013 (Fischer) Lead risk assessments and orders requirements modified. (pending re-referral)
HF3322 (Kunesh-Podein) Medical assistance requirement for persons needing breast or cervical cancer treatment modified.

Bills may be added or removed. HF3892 and HF309 have been removed from Tuesday's agenda. Testimony will be taken on HF4326 and HF3980.