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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 18, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

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

MINUTES


Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:50 P.M. on Wednesday, February 18, 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
BUNN, Julie
EMMER, Tom
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:

BROD, Laura

A quorum was present.

Representative Kelly moved that the minutes of February 17, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF120 (Hosch) Rural health cooperative arrangement oversight established, and money appropriated

Representative Thissen moved that HF120 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Representative Thissen moved the A09-0028 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Mike Hatch, J.D., Minnesota Rural Health Cooperative
Allan Ross, M.D., Northside Medical Center, Member, Minnesota Rural Health Cooperative Board of Directors
Chuck Ness, President and CEO, Minnesota Rural Health Cooperative

Providing testimony in opposition of the bill:

Phil Griffin, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF120, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF292 (Rukavina) Medical marijuana use provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, and money appropriated

Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
February 18, 2009
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Representative Thissen moved that HF292 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Representative Thissen moved the H0292A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

George Wagoner, M.D.
Kathy Rippentrop
KK Forss
Joni Whiting

Providing testimony in opposition of the bill:

Deborah Mosby, Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University
Jim Hafiz
Ryan Rassmussen
Sherri Wagner
Jim Frueling
Tom Prichard, President, Minnesota Family Council
Jim Franklin, Minnesota Sheriffs Association
Phil Prokopowicz, Minnesota County Association

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF292, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Representative Emmer requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES

THISSEN, Paul
GARDNER, Paul
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
LAINE, Carolyn
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MURPHY, Erin
THAO, Cy

NAYS
ABELER, Jim
BUNN, Julie
EMMER, Tom
GOTTWALT, Steve
KELLY, Tim
MACK, Tara

EXCUSED
BROD, Laura
FRITZ, Patti
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
TORKELSON, Paul


On a vote of 9 AYES and 6 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M.



Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
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01:47 - HF120 (Hosch) Rural health cooperative arrangement oversight established, and money appropriated.
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HF120 (Hosch) Rural health cooperative arrangement oversight established, and money appropriated
HF292 (Rukavina) Medical marijuana use provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, and money appropriated