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Currently Posted Meetings

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 , 10:15 AM

Subcommittee on Elections

Chair: Rep. Raymond Dehn
Location: Austin City Hall -- 500 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912
Informational hearing at Austin City Hall on the Census and redistricting.

--Matt Gehring, House Research
--Sam Fettig, Chicago Regional Census Center; United States Census Bureau; Emmett Morris, Minnesota Partnership Coordinator; Andrew Virden, Director of Census Operations and Engagement, Minnesota Department of Administration
--Susan Brower, State Demographer, Minnesota State Demographic Center, Department of Administration
--Public testimony

PLEASE NOTE: Testimony will be limited. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to testify, please contact Amanda Rudolph at

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 , 12:00 PM

Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius
Location: University of Minnesota-Rochester, 111. S Broadway, Room 419
As part of the Mini-Session, the Committee will be having two informal presentations in Rochester.
What: Presentation from Mayor Kim Norton and staff on Rochester's Sustainability Platform and Vision for the City
When: Wednesday, October 2nd from 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Where: University of Minnesota - Rochester, Room 419 (111 S. Broadway, Rochester, MN)


What: Rochester Public Utilities Update and Infrastructure Plan
When: Wednesday, October 2nd from 1:00- 1:50 p.m.
Where: University of Minnesota - Rochester, Room 419 (111 S. Broadway, Rochester, MN)

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 , 2:00 PM

Health and Human Services Finance Division

Chair: Rep. Tina Liebling
Location: University of Minnesota-Rochester, Room 417, 111 S Broadway, Rochester MN
NOTE: This hearing will be part of mini-session and held in Rochester, Minnesota at the University of Minnesota-Rochester, Room 417
111 S Broadway, Rochester MN.

I. Overview of Pharmaceutical Drug Prices: Vincent Rajkumar, MD, Mayo Clinic

II. Recap of Prescription Drug Proposals and Next Steps

a. Pharmacy Benefit Manager Licensure Implementation: Peter Brickwedde, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce

b. Update on Prescription Drug Bills:
i. HF1246 (Morrison) Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, and report required.
ii. HF4 (Lesch) Drug manufacturer or distributor prohibited from charging unconscionable prices for prescription drugs; Board of Pharmacy, commissioner of
human services, and health plan companies required to notify the attorney general of certain prescription drug price increases; attorney general authorized to take
action against drug manufacturers and wholesalers related to price increases; and civil penalties imposed.
iii. HF1523 (Cantrell) Commissioner of human services directed to establish prescription drug purchasing program, and program authority and eligibility
requirements specified.

III. Civica Overview: Eric Tichy, Vice Chair of Pharmacy Supply, Mayo Clinic

IV. Public Comment on Prescription Drug Pricing

Please contact Patrick McQuillan ( and Krysta Niedernhofer ( by Tuesday at 3 pm if you would like to give public testimony on Prescription drug pricing. The hearing will be informational.