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Health and Human Services Finance

EIGHTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - January 31, 2013

MINUTES


MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION EIGHTH MEETING


HOUSE HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair


Representative Tina Liebling chaired and called to order the eighth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee at 10:08 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The committee legislative assistant noted the roll:

Members Present:

Rep. Thomas Huntley, Chair
Rep. Kim Norton, Vice Chair
Rep. Jim Abeler
Rep. Susan Allen
Rep. Peter Fischer
Rep. Patti Fritz
Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen
Rep. Laurie Halverson
Rep. Melissa Hortman
Rep. Carolyn Laine
Rep. Tina Liebling
Rep. Diane Loeffler
Rep. Tara Mack
Rep. Joe McDonald
Rep. Rena Moran
Rep. Jerry Newton
Rep. Joe Schomacker
Rep. Nick Zerwas

Members Excused:

Rep. Matt Dean

Representative Newton moved approval of the January 29 and 30, 2013 minutes. The motion prevailed. The minutes were approved.

Representative Huntley moved H.F. 9 be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Committee on Ways and Means and further moved the H0009DE2 amendment. The motion prevailed. The H0009DE-2 amendment was adopted.

Representative Huntley moved an oral amendment to the H0009DE2 amendment as follows:

Page 5, line 5.19, after the dollar sign insert "63,633,000" . The motion prevailed. The oral amendment was adopted.

Testimony in favor of H.F. 9:

Scott Leitz, Assistant Commissioner of Health Care, Department of Human Services

At 10:27 a.m. Vice-Chair Kim Norton arrived and took the gavel and testimony continued on the bill:

Mary Krinkie, Vice President, Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association
Dave Renner, Director of State & Federal Legislation, Minnesota Medical Association
Kate Johansen, Manager of Health Care, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Jonathan Watson, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers
Matt Burdick, Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Robert Freeman, Health Partners
Christina Wessel, Deputy Director of the Minnesota Budget Project, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Matt Toburen, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Aids Project
Ana Ashby, Public Policy Organizer, Catholic Charities
Rod Halvorson, Executive Director, Minnesota Social Services Association

Representative Abeler moved adoption of the H0009A5 amendment. Representative Huntley moved an oral amendment to the H0009A5 amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 5, delete "(a)" and delete "enhanced" and insert "all"
Page 1, line 6, delete "under section 2001 of the Affordable Care Act"
Page 1, line 12, delete "enhanced" and insert "all"
Page 1, line 14, delete "enhanced" and insert "all"
Page 1, delete lines 16 through 18


January 31, 2013
Minutes
Page 2


Discussion occurred and Representative Abeler incorporated the Huntley oral amendment into his H0009A5 amendment. The motion prevailed. The H0009A5 amendment, as amended by incorporation, was adopted.

Representative Gruenhagen explained his H0009DE1-1 amendment and Randall Chun, House Research Analyst further explained the H0009DE1-1 amendment. Discussion occurred.

Representative Gruenhagen moved adoption of the H0009DE1-1 amendment. The motion did not prevail. The amendment was not adopted.

Representative Huntley renewed his motion that H.F. 9, as amended, be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Committee on Ways and Means. The motion prevailed.

Vice-Chair Norton adjourned the meeting at 11:32 a.m.





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Kim Norton, Vice-Chair



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Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF9 (Huntley) - Medical assistance eligibility expanded, and modified adjusted gross income and a standard income disregard use required.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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04:50 - Gavel.
05:55 - HF9 (Huntley) Medical assistance eligibility expanded, and modified adjusted gross income and standard income disregard use required.
Runs 1 hour, 24 minutes.


If you'd like to testify, please contact Committee Administrator Lucy Morgan at lucy.morgan@house.mn or (651) 296-5523.