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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 03, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chair, Representative Paul Thissen

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Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:17 P.M. on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
LIEBLING, Tina (Vice-Chair)
ABELER, Jim
BROD, Laura
BUNN, Julie
FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul




Members excused:

EMMER, Tom

A quorum was present.

Representative Gottwalt moved that the minutes of February 26, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF419 (Davnie) Lead Poisoning Prevention Act modified

Representative Thissen moved that HF419 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Thissen moved the H0419DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Samuel C. Yamin, MPH, Public Health Scientist, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Linda Brummer, Minnesota Department of Health
Erik Zabel, Minnesota Department of Health
Dave Renner, Minnesota Medical Association

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF419, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF326 (Clark) Bisphenol-A prohibited in products for young children

Representative Thissen moved that HF326 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Representative Thissen moved the H0326DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
March 3, 2009
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Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Lindsay Dahl, Healthy Legacy

Providing testimony in opposition of the bill:

Mardi Mountford, Executive Vice President, International Formula Council
John M. Rost, Ph.D., Chairman, North American Metal Packaging Alliance

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF326, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 P.M.



Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF419 (Davnie) Lead Poisoning Prevention Act modified
HF326 (Clark) Bisphenol-A prohibited in products for young children