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THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 16, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Schomacker officially called the meeting to order at 1:05 PM on March 16, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DEAN, Matt, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, Vice Chair
MURPHY, Erin, DFL Lead
BACKER, Jeff
CONSIDINE, Jack
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HALVERSON, Laurie
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

Rep. Franson moved the minutes of March 15, 2017 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2063 (THEIS) HOME CARE PROVIDER ADVISORY COUNCIL DUTIES MODIFIED WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF REVENUE GENERATED BY FINES ON PROVIDERS

Representative Schomacker moved HF 2063 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Schomacker moved the A1 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Theis presented HF 2063 to the committee.

Testifier:
Josh Berg, Director, Accessible Space Inc.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 2063 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 re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 1619 to the committee.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 1619 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1603 (PIERSON) MINNESOTA FAMILY INVESTMENT PROGRAM CASH ASSISTANCE PAYMENT INCREASED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Pierson moved HF 1603 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Pierson moved the DE2 amendment.

Testifiers on the Amendment:
Deborah Schlick, Economic Assistance Division, Department of Human Services
Jim Koppel, Assistant Commissioner, Children and Family Services, Department of Human Services

Representative Liebling requested a roll call on the DE2 amendment.

Representative Dean moved that the bill be laid on the table and requested a roll call.


AYES:
DEAN
ALBRIGHT
BACKER
FRANSON
GRUENHAGEN
HAMILTON
HEINTZEMAN
JOHNSON
LOHMER
LOONAN
PERSON
SCHOMACKER
ZERWAS

NAYS:
MURPHY
CONSIDINE
FISCHER
HALVERSON
LIEBLING
LOEFFLER
PINTO
SCHULTZ

ABSENT:
ALLEN
HALEY
SCHULTZ

There being 13 Ayes, 7 Nays, and 4 Absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1603 was laid on the table.

HF 1412 (PIERSON) PROGRAM TO SUPPORT ADOPTIVE, FOSTER, AND KINSHIP FAMMILIES DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION REQUIRED; AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Pierson moved HF 1412 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Pierson moved the A1 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pierson presented HF 1412 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Mary Boo, Executive Director, North American Council on Adoptable Children
Julie Martindale, Elk River, parent

HF 1412, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

At 2:12 PM, Representative Dean assumed the gavel.


HF 809 (FRANSON) ABORTION FUNDING FROM STATE-SPONSORED HEALTH PROGRAMS LIMITED

Representative Franson moved HF 809 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Franson presented HF 809 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Andrea Rau, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
Dr. Douglas Creedon, Chair, Minnesota Section, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Representative Cindy Pugh, District 33B
Laura Duchenne, citizen
Karen Law, Executive Director, Pro-Choice Resources
Andrea Ledger, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota

Representative Franson withdrew her motion to re-referr HF 809 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Franson moved that HF 809 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Murphy requested a roll call.

AYES:
DEAN
ALBRIGHT
BACKER
FRANSON
GRUENHAGEN
HALEY
HEINTZEMAN
JOHNSON
LOHMER
LOONAN
PIERSON
SCHOMACKER
ZERWAS

NAYS:
MURPHY
CONSIDINE
FISCHER
HALVERSON
LIEBLING
LOEFFLER
PINTO
SCHULTZ

ABSENT:
ALLEN
HAMILTON

There being 13 Ayes, 8 Nays, and 3 Absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 809 was re-referred to the General Register.

The committee recessed at 2:57 PM

The committee reconvened at 6:08 PM.

HF 139 (KNOBLACH) CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE SUBSIDY RESTRICTIONS MODIFIED

Representative Dean moved HF 139 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A1 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach presented HF 139 to the committee.

HF 139, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 812 (KIEL) ABORTION PERFORMING FACILITY LICENSURE REQUIRED, LICENSING FEE REQUIRED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 812 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Dean moved the A3 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiel presented HF 812 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Andrea Rau, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
Dr. Douglas Creedon, Chair, Minnesota Section, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Andrea Ledger, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota
David Pollock, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health

Representative Schultz moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Testifiers for the Amendment:
David Pollock, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 812 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Albright requested a roll call.

AYES:
DEAN
ALBRIGHT
BACKER
FRANSON
GRUENHAGEN
HALEY
HEINTZEMAN
JOHNSON
LOHMER
LOONAN
PIERSON
SCHOMACKER
ZERWAS

NAYS
MURPHY
CONSIDINE
FISCHER
HALVERSON
LIEBLING
LOEFFLER
PINTO
SCHULTZ

ABSENT
ALLEN
HAMILTON

There being 13 Ayes, 8 Nays, and 3 Absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 812, as amended, was re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Testimony on Child Care Bills:
Bev Turner, Kids Can’t Wait, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Chad Dunkley, President, MN Child Care Association,
Julie Seidel, Membership Director, MN Association of Child Care Professionals
Reggie Wagner, Department of Human Services
Clare Sanford, Kids Can’t Wait, Minnesota Child Care Association

HF 1508 (LUCERO) CHILD CARE LICENSING PROVISIONS MODIFIED, AND REPORTS REQUIRED

Representative Dean moved HF 1508 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A17-0214 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lucero presented HF 1508 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Julie Seidel, Membership Director, MN Association of Child Care Professionals
Reggie Wagner, Department of Human Services

HF 1508, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1459 (FLANAGAN) FAMILY CHILD CARE LICENSORS OVERSIGHT AND TRAINING REQUIRED AND TRAINING CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED

Representative Dean moved HF 1459 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Flanagan presented HF 1459 to the committee.

HF 1459 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 604 (QUAM) HANDS OFF CHILD CARE ACT

Representative Dean moved HF 604 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Quam presented HF 604 to the committee.

HF 604 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1311 (QUAM) COUNTY LICENSING AGENCIES REQUIRED TO OFFER AND CONDUCT EXIT INTERVIEWS FOR FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS, AND FIX-IT TICKET ALTERNATIVE TO A CORRECTION ORDER AUTHORIZIED

Representative Dean moved HF 1311 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A2 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The A3 amendment was not offered.

Representative Quam presented HF 1311 to the committee.

Testifier:
Reggie Wagner, Department of Human Services

HF 1311, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.


HF 723 (PETERSON) CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT RATES MODIFIED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 723 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A2 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Peterson presented HF 723 to the committee.

HF 723, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1458 (FRANSON) CHILD CARE PROVISIONS MODIFIED

Representative Franson moved HF 1458 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Franson presented HF 1458 to the committee.

HF 1458 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1422 (FRANSON) CHILD CARE LICENSING DEFINITION MODIFIED; CHILD CARE CORRECTION ORDER POSTING REQUIREMENTS MODIFIED; CORRECTION ORDER QUOTAS FOR CHILD CARE LICENSING PROHIBITED; CHILD CARE LICENSE HOLDERS REQUIRED TO BE INFORMED OF CHANGES IN STATUTE, RULE, FEDERAL LAW, REGULATION, AND POLICY; AND REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE STATUS OF CHILD CARE REQUIRED

Representative Franson moved HF 1422 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Franson presented HF 1422 to the committee.

HF 1422 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 904 (FRANSON) POSITIVE SUPPORT STRATEGY RULE EXEMPTION PROVIDED

Representative Franson moved HF 904 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifiers:
Chad Dunkley, President, Minnesota Child Care Association
Penny Allen, Parent
Chuck Johnson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Human Services
Alex Bartolic, Department of Human Services
Julie Seidel, Membership Director, MN Association of Child Care Professionals

Representative Franson renewed her motion that HF 904 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1603 (PIERSON) MINNESOTA FAMILY INVESTMENT PROGRAM CASH ASSISTANCE PAMENT INCREASED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Pierson moved that HF 1603 be taken off the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pierson withdrew the DE2 amendment.

HF 1603 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.






The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 PM.




Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant













More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1603 (House author not found.) - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) cash assistance payment increased, and money appropriated.
  • HF1412 (House author not found.) - Program to support adoptive, foster, and kinship families design and implementation required; and money appropriated.
  • HF139 (Knoblach) - Child care assistance subsidy restrictions modified.
  • HF809 (Franson) - Abortion funding from state-sponsored health programs limited.
  • HF812 (Kiel) - Abortion performing facility licensure required, licensing fee required, and money appropriated.
  • HF904 (Franson) - Positive support strategy rule exemption provided.
  • HF1422 (Franson) - Child care licensing definition modified; child care correction order posting requirements modified; correction order quotas for child care licensing prohibited; child care license holders required to be informed of changes in statute, rule, federal law, regulation, and policy; and report to the legislature on the status of child care required.
  • HF1458 (Franson) - Child care provisions modified.
  • HF723 (Peterson) - Child care assistance program maximum reimbursement rates modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF604 (Quam) - Hands Off Child Care Act adopted.
  • HF1311 (Quam) - County licensing agencies required to offer and conduct exit interviews for family child care providers, and fix-it ticket alternative to a correction order authorized.
  • HF1459 (Flanagan) - Family child care licensors oversight and training required, and training curriculum development required.
  • HF1508 (Lucero) - Child care licensing provisions modified, and reports required.
  • HF1619 (Schomacker) - Children's hospitals contingent, alternate medical assistance payment method established.
  • HF2063 (Theis) - Home Care Provider Advisory Council duties modified with respect to the use of revenue generated by fines on providers.
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HF2063 (Theis) Home Care Provider Advisory Council duties modified with respect to the use of revenue generated by fines on providers.
10:32 - HF1619 (Schomacker) Children's hospitals contingent, alternate medical assistance payment method established.
11:44 - HF1603 (Pierson) Minnesota Family Investment Program cash assistance payment increased, and money appropriated.
55:33 - HF1412 (Pierson) Program to support adoptive, foster, and kinship families design and implementation required; and money appropriated.
1:08:29 - HF809 (Franson) Abortion funding from state-sponsored health programs limited.
The committee recessed.
No video coverage available of the reconvening.
Runs 1 hour, 52 minutes.


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

Due to the number of bills on the agenda, please limit testimony to two minutes.

Additional bills may be added to the agenda.

**Bill Added** HF 2063 (Theis) Home Care Provider Advisory Council duties modified with respect to the use of revenue generated by fines on providers.
**Bill Added** HF1619 (Schomacker) Children's hospitals contingent, alternate medical assistance payment method established