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Health Finance and Policy

FIFTY-THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, March 2, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Committee, called the virtual Health Finance and Policy Committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on March 2, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
HUOT, John, Vice Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Minority Lead
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISION, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Representative Huot moved that the minutes of March 1, 2022 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Forecast Changes Overview
Elyse Bailey, Budget Director, DHS

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Overview of Private Wells in Minnesota
Tannie Eshenaur, Water Policy Manager, MDH

HF1806 (Lippert) First Division Engrossment
Private residential water supply wells program established for contaminants and to make payments for costs to remediate contaminated wells, rulemaking authorized, data classified, reports required, penalties established, and money appropriated.

Representative Freiberg, Chair of Preventative Health Policy Division, moved to adopt the First Division Engrossment on HF1806 (DIVH1806-1). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Freiberg moved that HF1806, First Division Engrossment, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Lippert presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Jeff Broberg, Director, Minnesota Well Owners Organization
2. David Henrich, Minnesota Water Well Association
3. Matt Spellman, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Realtors Association
4. Jeffrey Hill, Chairman, Legislative Affairs Committee, Minnesota Water Quality Association

Chair Liebling laid over HF1806, First Division Engrossment, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF3006 (Acomb) Well water testing program provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Freiberg moved to adopt the Division Report of HF3006 (DIVH3006CR1) from the Preventive Health Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Freiberg moved that HF3006 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Freiberg moved the H3006A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Acomb presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Jeff Broberg, Director, Minnesota Well Owners Organization
2. Matt Spellman, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Association of Realtors
3. David Henrich, Minnesota Water Well Association

Chair Liebling laid over HF3006, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF0313 (Lee) First Division Engrossment Alzheimer's public information program established, and money appropriated.

Representative Freiberg moved to adopt the First Division Engrossment of HF313 (DIVH0313-1) from the Preventive Health Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Freiberg moved that HF313, First Division Engrossment, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Lee presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Sherry Sanchez Tibbets, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Alzheimer's Association
2. Mary Margaret Lehmann, Advocate

Patty Takawira, Community Health Planner, MDH, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF313, First Division Engrossment, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF3696 (Schultz) Health data collection and use provisions modified, and study and report on systems used to pay health care providers required.

Representative Schultz moved that HF3696 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

Representative Schultz moved the H3696DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Katie Freeman, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians

Representative Schultz renewed her motion that HF3696 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

Chair Liebling stated there would be a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
FREIBERG, Mike
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ,
Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAY
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
DEMUTH, Lisa
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MUNSON, Jeremy
QUAM, Duane

On a vote of 11 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:33 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:
  • HF313 (Lee) - Alzheimer's public information program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1806 (Lippert) - Private residential water supply wells program established for contaminants and to make payments for costs to remediate contaminated wells, rulemaking authorized, data classified, reports required, penalties established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3006 (Acomb) - Well water testing program provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3696 (Schultz) - Health care provider payment disclosure required, all-payer claims data provision changed, and health care payment transparency report required.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:05 - Health and human services budget forecast update.
07:58 - Overview of private wells in Minnesota.
19:11 - HF1806 (Lippert) Private residential water supply wells program established for contaminants and to make payments for costs to remediate contaminated wells, rulemaking authorized, data classified, reports required, penalties established, and money appropriated.
46:44 - HF3006 (Acomb) Well water testing program provided, and money appropriated.
1:03:00 - HF313 (Lee) Alzheimer's public information program established, and money appropriated.
1:17:49 - HF3696 (Schultz) Health data collection and use provisions modified, and study and report on systems used to pay health care providers required.
Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.


HHS Budget Forecast Update

HF1806 (Lippert) Private residential water supply wells program established for contaminants and to make payments for costs to remediate contaminated wells, rulemaking authorized, data classified, reports required, penalties established, and money appropriated.
HF3006 (Acomb) Well water testing program provided, and money appropriated.
HF0313 (Lee) Alzheimer's public information program established, and money appropriated.
HF3696 (Schultz) Health data collection and use provisions modified, and study and report on systems used to pay health care providers required.

Amendment and testifier Deadline will be 3 PM on Tuesday, March 1st. Testimony is limited to two minutes per testifier. Items may be added or deleted.

This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/HmNgjtZ_KkKBF3cKO2DXmw.pdf

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp All events are closed-captioned. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

Meeting documents will be posted on the House Health Finance and Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92011.

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