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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FIFTY-SIXTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 09, 2010

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

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chairs, 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 3:25 P.M. on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 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
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


A quorum was present.

Representative Laine moved that the minutes of March 4, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2897/SF2596* (Norton) Psychologist licensure requirements modified.

Representative Thao moved that HF2897, the division report, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thissen lay aside HF2897.

Representative Norton moved that SF2596 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Norton moved the S2596A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Norton renewed her motion that SF2596, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF677 (Bunn) Body art procedures and establishments regulated.

Representative Thao moved that HF677, the division report, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bunn moved that HF677 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Representative Bunn answered member’s questions.

Representative Bunn renewed her motion that HF677 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Health Care and Human Services
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HF3151 (Laine) Viewing, transportation, and removal of a dead human body provisions modified.

Representative Laine moved that HF3151 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Laine moved the H3151A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Heather Halen, Minneapolis
Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota
Bill Jorgenson, Legislative Chair, Minnesota Funeral Directors Association

Representative Laine renewed her motion that HF3151, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF773 (Atkins) Health carrier definition clarified.

Representative Fritz moved that HF773 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Representative Fritz moved the H0733DE1 amendment with the following change.

Page 1, line 7, after "clauses" insert "(2)"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Robert Tennessen, AFLAC

Representative Fritz modified and renewed her motion that HF773 be passed without recommendation and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:22 P.M.


Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2897 (Norton) - Psychologist licensure requirements modified.
  • HF677 (Bunn) - Body art procedures and establishments regulation system established, penalty fees adopted, and money appropriated.
  • HF773 (Atkins) - Health carrier definition clarified.
  • HF3151 (Laine) - Viewing, transportation, and removal of a dead human body provisions modified.
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House TV Video:
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01:51 - Gavel.
02:12 - SF2596 (Norton) Psychologist licensure requirements modified.
03:47 - HF677 (Bunn) Body art procedures and establishments regulated.
04:41 - HF3151 (Laine) Viewing, transportation, and removal of a dead human body provisions modified.
36:37 - HF773 (Atkins) Health carrier definition clarified.
Runs 59 minutes.


*No testimony will be taken on HF2897 or HF677 as these are division reports from Licensing.