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TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 08, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Dean officially called the meeting to order at 1:05 PM on March 8, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DEAN, Matt, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, Vice Chair
MURPHY, Erin, DFL Lead
BACKER, Jeff
FISCHER, Peter
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
LOONAN, Bob
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick

Members Excused:
ALLEN, Susan
CONSIDINE, Jack
FRANSON, Mary
HALVERSON, Laurie

Rep. Pierson moved the minutes of March 7, 2017 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1559 (DEAN) HOSPITAL RATE AND REIMBURSEMENT PROVISIONS MODIFIED

Representative Dean moved HF 1559 to be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Dean moved the A1amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean presented HF 1559 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Mary Krinkie, Vice President, Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1559, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1619 (SCHOMACKER) CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS CONTINGENT, ALTERNATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PAYMENT METHOD ESTABLISHED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 1619 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 1619 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
James Haddican, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

HF 1619 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1758 (LIEBLING) HIV PREVENTION GRANT FUNDING PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Liebling moved HF 1758 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Liebling presented HF 1758 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Nick Dehning, Coordinator, Minnesota Aids Project
Matt Toburen, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Aids Project

HF 1758 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1784 (KRESHA) TARGETED HOME VISITING SERVICES FOR HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS FUNDING PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 1784 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kresha presented HF 1784 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn, Minnesota Coalition for Targeted Home Visiting
Leslie Bouchoville, Pine River, Backus, and Northland Family Centers
Rich Gehrman, Executive Director, Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota

Representative Albright assumed the gavel at 1:39 PM.

HF 1784, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 952 (KIEL) HEARING LOSS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED FOR HOUSING WITH SERVICES ESTABLISHMENTS

Representative Albright moved HF 952 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Kiel presented HF 952 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Kathleen Marin, Vice President of the Hearing Loss Association of America – Twin Cities Chapter

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF 952 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dean assumed the gavel at 2:00 PM.

HF 774 (PIERSON) DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING SERVICES ACT PROVISIONS MODIFIED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED.

Representative Pierson moved HF 774 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Pierson moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pierson presented HF 774 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jamie Taylor, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans
Emily Smith-Lundberg, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans
Jamie Monson, Senior Manager of Clinical Mental Health Services, Volunteers of America
Emily Gold, parent of a deafblind child
Sonny Wasilowski, Faribault, Minnesota
Michelle Paulson, parent of deaf and hard of hearing children
Cassandra Xavier, South Minneapolis

HF 774 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1490 (PIERSON) EARLY PREVENTIVE DENTAL INTERVENTION AND CARE FOR INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN PILOT PROGRAM DEVELOPED; REPORT REQUIRED; AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Pierson moved HF 1490 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Pierson presented HF 1490 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Dr. Vacharee Peterson, Chief Executive Officer of Community Dental Care
Fatima Ali, Community Dental Care, Minnesota Cavity Free Kids Program Coordinator
Pa Nhia Her, Community Dental Care, Minnesota Cavity Free Kids Program Coordinator

HF 1490 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:50 PM.




Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant













More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF952 (Kiel) - Hearing loss care training provided to home care provider staff and supervisors.
  • HF774 (House author not found.) - Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Act provisions modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1490 (House author not found.) - Early preventive dental disease intervention and care for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children pilot program developed; report required; and money appropriated.
  • HF1619 (Schomacker) - Children's hospitals contingent, alternate medical assistance payment method established.
  • HF1758 (Liebling) - HIV prevention grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1784 (Kresha) - Targeted home visiting services for high-risk populations funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1559 (Dean) - Hospital rate and reimbursement provisions modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:21 - HF1559 (Dean) Hospital rate and reimbursement provisions modified.
09:47 - HF1619 (Schomacker) Children's hospitals contingent, alternate medical assistance payment method established.
16:22 - HF1758 (Liebling) HIV prevention grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
37:22 - HF952 (Kiel) Hearing loss training requirements established for housing with services establishments.
55:29 - HF774 (Pierson) Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Act provisions modified, and money appropriated.
1:36:50 - HF1490 (Pierson) Early preventive dental intervention and care for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children pilot program developed; report required; and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.


If you would like to testify, please contact Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant, at shiloh.larson@house.mn