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Health and Human Services Reform

TWENTY FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 26, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Gottwalt, Chair, of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:07 P.M. on April 26, 2011, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

GOTTWALT, Steve, Chair
MACK, Tara, Vice Chair
ABELER, Jim
BARRETT, Bob
BENSON, Mike
FRANSON, Mary
FRITZ, Patti
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HOSCH, Larry
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
PETERSON, Sandra
QUAM, Duane

Members excused: None

Representative Gottwalt called the meeting to order at 1:07 P.M. A quorum was not present.

Representative Gottwalt officially called the meeting to order at 1:09 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Lohmer moved the approval of the minutes of April 13, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF482 (Downey) Funeral goods sale license requirement clarified.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF482 be recommended to pass and be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Service Reform Omnibus bill.

Representative Gottwalt moved the H0482A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF482 were Representative Downey, Lee McGrath, Executive Director, Institute for Justice Minnesota Chapter, Gary Anderson, Executive Director, Minnesota Funeral Directors Association and Cory Michaelson, Legislative Chair, Minnesota Funeral Directors Association.

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF482 be recommended to pass and be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Service Reform Omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF637 (Drazowski) Food, beverage, and lodging establishment statutes exemption modified.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF637 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Gottwalt moved the H0637DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gottwalt moved the H0637DE4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Testifying on HF637 were: Representative Drazowski, Pat Irrthum and Kathy Theel, Wanamingo, Michael Boulton, City Administrator of Wanamingo, Ron Berg, Mayor, City of Wanamingo , Cheri Lewer, Local Public Health Association, Ann Flynn, League of Minnesota Cities, Brian Gltiaek, All God's Children, MCC and Rich Peters, citizen of Rochester.

Representative Barrett assumed the gavel at 2:02 P.M.

HF637 was laid over.

HF763 (Hilty) Swimming pool pond exemption expiration date removed.

Representative Barrett moved that HF763 be recommended to pass and be referred to the General Register.

Representative Hilty testified on HF763.

Representative Barrett renewed his motion that HF763 be recommended to pass and be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1236 (Hamilton) Pharmacy audit integrity program established.

Representative Barrett moved that HF1236 be recommended to pass and be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Service Reform Omnibus bill.

Representative Barrett moved the A11-0300 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Barrett moved the following oral amendment: P.2, L.2.2, after organization "insert" or. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gottwalt assumed the gavel at 2:53 P.M.

Testifying on HF1236 were: Representative Hamilton, Dr. Cody Wiberg, MN Board of Pharmists, David Root, Medco Health Solutions, and Stacy Fahrner, Prione Therapeutics.

Representative Gottwalt laid over HF1236 for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Service Reform Omnibus bill.

HF383 (Hamilton) Radiation therapy facility construction moratorium extended, and exception to moratorium provided.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF383 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Representative Abeler moved the HF0383A1 amendment

HF595 (Anderson, B.) Radiation therapy facility construction moratorium repealed.

Representative Anderson moved to lay the bill over.

Testifying on HF383 and HF595 were: Representative Hamilton, Representative Anderson, Dr. Thomas Flynn, MN Oncology, Ryan Flynn, Kim Crockett, Free Market Institute, Laura Holasek, Cancer Center Director, Methodist Hospital, Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association, Julie Johnson, Executive Director & CEOMN Pharmacists Association, Jeff Lindoo, Thrifty White Pharmacy, Cody Wiberg, MN Board of Pharmacy, Vern Rowen, Express Scripts, Stacy Fajrner, Prime Therapeutics, Jim Crockett, Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association, Laura Holasek, Cancer Center Director, Methodist Hospital, and David Root, Medco Health Solutions.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF383 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1461 (Abeler) Human services licensing provisions changes made, data practice provisions changed, Human Services Background Studies Act amended, social worker licensure provisions made, and licensing provisions established for alcohol counselors.

Representative Abeler moved that HF383 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative Abeler moved the H1461A2 amendment with the following oral amendment: P.6, "delete", L.6.3 to L.6.7. THE AMENDMENT WITH THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved to incorporate the HF1461A7 amendment into the H1461A6 amendment and adopt the H1461A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Abeler moved to incorporate the H1461A4 amendment into the H1461A1 amendment and adopt the H1461A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee was recessed at 4:42 P.M.

The committee was reconvened at 6:07 P.M.

Testifying on HF1461 were: Representative Abeler, Jerry Kerber, Licensing Director, MN Department of Human Services, Laura Plummer Zrust, MN Department of Human Services, Licensing Division Legal Office Manager,
Roberta Opheim, Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Kate Zacher-Pate, Executive Director, MN Board of Social Work, Alan Ingram, Executive Director, NASW-MN, and Maurice & Kris Shoen.

Representative Abeler moved that HG1461, as amended, be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1498 (Liebling) Human services agency provisions modified, and agency hearing and appeals provisions modified.

Representative Liebling moved that HF1498 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Liebling moved to orally amend HF1498 by: "delete" L. 4.27 to 4.28. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gottwalt moved to orally amend HF1498 by: "delete" L. 6.17 thru L. 8.34. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF1498 Were: Representative Liebling, Louis Thayer, Chief Services Judge, MN Dept. of Human Services, Joe Rubenstein, Judge, MN Dept. of Human Services, Antonia Wilcoxon, Disparities Coordinator, MN Dept. of Human Services, and Idil Abdull, Citizens Advocate.

Representative Gottwalt moved to lay HF1498 over. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1478 (Kiffmeyer) Minnesota sex offender program provisions modified.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved that HF1478 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Reform.

Testifying on HF1478 were: Representative Kiffmeyer, Shelia M. Brandt, Legislative Director, MSOP, and Robin Vue-Benson, Legal Manager MSOP.

Representative Kiffmeyer renewed her motion that HF1478 be recommended to pass and be sent to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:21 P.M.




Representative Steve Gottwalt, Chair




Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF482 (Downey) - Funeral goods sale license requirement clarified.
  • HF637 (Drazkowski) - Food, beverage, and lodging establishment statutes exemption modified.
  • HF1236 (Hamilton) - Pharmacy audit integrity program established.
  • HF1461 (Abeler) - Human services licensing provisions changes made, data practice provisions changed, Human Services Background Studies Act amended, social worker licensure provisions made, and licensing provisions established for alcohol counselors.
  • HF1498 (Liebling) - Human services agency provisions modified, and agency hearing and appeals provisions modified.
  • HF763 (Hilty) - Swimming pool pond exemption expiration date removed.
  • HF383 (Hamilton) - New radiation therapy facility construction criteria established, and radiation therapy facility capacity study required.
  • HF595 (Anderson) - Criteria established that must be met before a new radiation therapy facility can be constructed, and radiation therapy facility capacity study required.
  • HF1478 (Kiffmeyer) - Minnesota sex offender program provisions modified.
Documents:

Additional bills may be added.
We will be placing a 30 minute time limit for each bill. The 30 minutes includes both the presentation and testimony (both for and against). If you would like to testify, please contact Holly Iverson at holly.iverson@house.mn