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Health and Human Services Reform

TWENTITH FOURTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - May 04, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTITH FOURTH 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 2:36 P.M. on May 4, 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
QUAM, Duane

Members excused: PETERSON, Sandra

Representative Gottwalt called the meeting to order at 2:32 P.M. A quorum was not present.

Representative Gottwalt officially called the meeting to order at 2:37 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Lohmer moved that the minutes of April 3, 2011 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF834 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Testifying on HF834 were: Representative Hoppe, Kathryn Kmit, DHS and Jan Alswager, Education MN

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF834 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF371 (Hoppe) Local government employees required to approve participation in or withdrawal from the public employees insurance program.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF371 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on General Register.

Testifying on HF371 were Representative Hoppe, Gary Carlson, League of MN Cities and Jan Alswager, Education MN.

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF371 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF614 (Kelly) Dental laboratories regulated.

Representative Gottwalt moved that H614 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health & Human Services Finance.

Representative Gottwalt moved the H0614DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Testifying on HF614 were: Representative Kelly, Gary Iocco, Minnesota Dental Association, Tara Erickson, Apple Dental, Dominick Sposeto and Marshall Shrag, Minnesota Dental Association.

Representative Liebling offered an oral amendment marked HF0461A2 amendment. THE HF0461A2 AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that H614, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health & Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1391 (Downey) State agency program designation authorized as performance-based organizations.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF1391 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health & Human Services Finance.

Testifying on HF1391 were Representative Downey and Ember Richott-Young, Lutheran Social Services.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF1391 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health & Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting was adjourned at 3:58 P.M.






Representative Steve Gottwalt, Chair




Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF834 (Hoppe) - Public employee insurance program administrated by Minnesota Management and Budget for local government employees changes made, and program required to pay taxes and assessments on the same basis as private sector health insurers.
  • HF614 (Kelly) - Dental laboratories regulated, and money appropriated.
  • HF1391 (Downey) - State agency program designation authorized as performance-based organizations.
  • HF371 (Hoppe) - Local government employees required to approve participation in or withdrawal from the public employees insurance program.
Documents:

Additional bills may be added.

We will be placing a 25 minute time limit for each bill. The 25 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