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Health Finance and Policy

FIFTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, March 15, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-EIGHTH 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 15, 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 Reyer moved that the minutes of March 15, 2022 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4103 (Huot) Local and Tribal public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities funding provided, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Huot moved that HF4103 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Vice Chair Huot explained his bill.

Testifying:
1. Liz Auch, Administrator, Countryside Public Health
2. Christine Lees, Disease Prevention & Control and Environmental Health Supervisor, Dakota County Public Health

Elisabeth Klarqvist, Legislative Analyst, House Research Department and Cheryl Petersen-Kroeber, Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF4103 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF4099 (Moran) Community solutions for health child development grant
program established, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF4099 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H4099A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Moran explained her bill as amended.

Testifying:
1. Nicole Kneeland, Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaang, Fond du Lac Tribal College
2. Dianne Haulcy, Executive Leader of Family Engagement, Think Small and Co-Chair, Voices and Choices for Children Coalition

Chair Liebling laid over HF4099, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF4063 (Reyer) Hospital patient discharge screening requirements established for health coverage or assistance eligibility.

Representative Reyer moved that HF4063 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Reyer moved the H4063DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Reyer presented her bill as amended.

Testifying:
1. Anna Odegaard, Director, Minnesota Asset Building Coalition
2. Nadine Gall, Certified Financial Counselor, Lutheran Social Service

Chair Liebling laid over HF4063, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF3114 (Sandell) School-based health center activity grant established, and money appropriated.

Representative Bierman moved to adopt the Division Report of HF3114 (DIVH3114CR1). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bierman moved that HF3114 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Sandell presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Shawna Hedlund, Executive Director, Minnesota School Based Health Alliance
2. Linda Dick-Olson, Director of Behavioral Health, Minnesota Community Care
3. Dr. Steven Unowsky, Superintendent, Richfield Public Schools
4. Dr. Jessica Miehe, Director of Nursing Practice, St. Catherine's University and Executive Director, Rise Up and Bear Care

Chair Liebling laid over HF3114 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF3876 (Edelson) Medical cannabis provisions changed.

Chair Liebling moved that HF3876 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H3876A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Edelson presented her bill as amended.

Testifying:
1. Chris Tholkes, Director, Office of Medical Cannabis, MDH

Chair Liebling laid over HF3876, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF3119 (Edelson) Medical cannabis program patient enrollment fees
modified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF3119 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Edelson presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Maren Schroeder, Policy Director, Sensible Change Minnesota
2. Chris Tholkes, Director, Office of Medical Cannabis, MDH

Chair Liebling laid over HF3119 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:26 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:
  • HF3114 (Sandell) - School-based health center activity grant established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3119 (Edelson) - Medical cannabis program patient enrollment fees modified.
  • HF3876 (Edelson) - Medical cannabis provisions changed.
  • HF4103 (Huot) - Local and Tribal public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF4063 (Reyer) - Hospital patient discharge screening requirements established for health coverage or assistance eligibility.
  • HF4099 (Moran) - Community solutions for health child development grant program established, and money appropriated.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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02:17 - HF4103 (Huot) Local and Tribal public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities funding provided, and money appropriated.
17:19 - HF4099 (Moran) Community solutions for health child development grant program established, and money appropriated.
28:46 - HF4063 (Reyer) Hospital patient discharge screening requirements established for health coverage or assistance eligibility.
46:28 - HF3114 (Sandell) School-based health center activity grant established, and money appropriated.
1:08:56 - HF3876 (Edelson) Medical cannabis provisions changed (Note: HF3875 and HF3877 will be amended onto to HF3876).
1:19:52 - HF3119 (Edelson) Medical cannabis program patient enrollment fees modified.
Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.


HF4103 (Huot) Local and Tribal public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF4099 (Moran) Community solutions for health child development grant program established, and money appropriated.

HF4063 (Reyer) Hospital patient discharge screening requirements established for health coverage or assistance eligibility.

HF3114 (Sandell) School-based health center activity grant established, and money appropriated.

HF3876 (Edelson) Medical cannabis provisions changed. (Note: HF3875 and HF3877 will be amended onto to HF3876.)

HF3119 (Edelson) Medical cannabis program patient enrollment fees modified.

Amendment and testifier/material deadline will be 3 PM on Monday, March 14th. Items may be added or deleted. Due to time constraints, testimony will be limited to two minutes.

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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