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Health and Human Services Finance Division

FIFTY-FOURTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 12, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FOURTH 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 12:53 P.M. on March 12, 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
BAKER, Dave
BIERMAN, Robert
CANTRELL, Hunter
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod
JORDAN, Sydney
KIEL, Debra
MORAN, Rena
MUNSON, Jeremy
NOOR, Mohamud
OLSON, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Members excused:
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Lead Republican
HALVERSON, Laurie
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary

A quorum was present.

HF3510 (Grossell) Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians; family and child services building construction funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Haley moved that HF3510 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Capital Investment Committee.

Representative Grossell presented his bill.

Testifying:
1-Samuel Strong, Red Lake Tribal Secretary, Red Lake Band of Chippewa
2-Cheri Goodwin, Director, Red Lake Band of Chippewa
3-Becky Secore, Director, Beltrami County Health and Human Services

Representative Haley renewed her motion that HF3510 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Capital Investment Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3449 (Hassan) Minneapolis; Native American Community Clinic funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF3449 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Capital Investment Committee.

Representative Hassan presented her bill.

Testifying:
1-Dr. Anthony Stately, CEO, Native American Community Clinic

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF3449 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Capital Investment Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3842 First Engrossment (Morrison) Women exempted from MinnesotaCare premiums, and human services commissioner required to provide recommendations on ensuring continuous health coverage for women transitioning from medical assistance postpartum coverage.

Chair Liebling moved that HF3892 First Engrossment be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H3892A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison presented her bill.

Testifying:
1-Dr. Christy Boraas, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Chair Liebling laid over HF3892 First Engrossment, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

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.

Chair Liebling took HF3980 from the table.

Chair Liebling moved that HF3980 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling moved the H3980DE6-1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Elisabeth Klarqvist, Analyst, House Research Department, gave an overview of the bill.

Chair Liebling presented her bill.

Diane Rydrych, Director, Division of Health Policy and Margaret Kelly, Deputy Commissioner, both from the Minnesota Department of Health, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF3980 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 2:25 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:
  • HF3892 (Morrison) - Women exempted from MinnesotaCare premiums, and human services commissioner required to provide recommendations on ensuring continuous health coverage for women transitioning from medical assistance postpartum coverage.
  • HF3449 (Hassan) - Minneapolis; Native American Community Clinic funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3510 (Grossell) - Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians; family and child services building funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • 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.
Documents:


HF3892 (Morrison) Women exempted from MinnesotaCare cost-sharing and premiums during postpartum period, and human services commissioner required to provide recommendations on ensuring continuous health coverage for women transitioning from medical assistance postpartum coverage.
HF3510 (Grossell) Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians; family and child services building construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3449 (Hassan) Minneapolis; Native American Community Clinic funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3980 (Liebling) A bill for an act relating to public health; establishing a health care response revolving account and loan program; transferring money to the health care response revolving account.

Bills may be added or removed. HF 4158 and HF309 have been removed from the agenda.