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Health and Human Services Finance

THIRTY-THIRD MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 22, 2017

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


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Dean officially called the meeting to order at 1:03 PM on March 22, 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
ALLEN, Susan
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

Rep. Heintzeman moved the minutes of March 21, 2017 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1386 (ALBRIGHT) DISABILITY WAIVER SERVICE RATE REDUCTIONS PHASED IN

Representative Albright moved HF 1386 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Albright presented HF 1386 to the committee.

Testifier:
Tom Weaver, Chief Executive Officer, Achieve Services

HF 1386 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Albright Assumed the gavel at 1:10 PM.

HF 10 (DEAN) MNSURE TRANSITION TO A FEDERALLY FACILITATED MARKETPLACE REQUIRED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 10 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A2 amendment.

Representative Dean moved an oral amendment to line 1.20: before the period insert “and applies to federal waivers and approvals sought on or after that date.”

Representative Dean moved to incorporate “initial requests for” before “federal waivers” in his oral amendment. THE ORAL AMMENDMENT, AS INCORPORATED, WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers on the Amendment:
Peter Brickwedde, Department of Commerce
Nathan Morocco, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Human Services

Representative Dean renewed his motion to adopt the A2 amendment as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean presented HF 10 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Andrea Sorum, Minnesota Care user
Jenny Peterson, Executive Director, Generations Health Care Initiatives
Alyssa Peoples, Program Coordinator, Lake Superior Community Health Center
Karen Walter, Benefits Outreach Program Manager, Community Action Duluth
Laura Sayles, Minnesota Nurses Association
Brandy Clark, Medical Assistance Specialist, MedEligible Services
Peter Benner, Chair, MNsure Board
Nathan Morocco, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Human Services

Representative Murphy requested a roll call.

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

NAYS
MURPHY
ALLEN
CONSIDINE
FISCHER
HALVERSON
LIEBLING
LOEFFLER
PINTO
SCHULTZ

There being 14 Ayes and 9 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 10, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 481 (KIEL) PERSONALCARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MODIFIED

Representative Kiel moved HF 481 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Kiel presented HF 481 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jeff Bangesberg, advocate, Personal Care Assistance Program
Colby Smith, graduate student, Minneapolis

HF 481 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean assumed the gavel at 3:01 PM.

HF 1132 (BACKER) COMMUNITY FIRST SERVICES AND SUPPORTS PROGRAM MODIFIED

Representative Backer moved HF 1132 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Testifier:
Anne Henry, Disability Law Center

Representative Backer presented HF 1132 to the committee.

Representative Liebling moved the A1 amendment.

Representative Liebling withdrew the A1 amendment.

HF 1132 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1358 (HAMILTON) MINIMUM MEDICAL ASSISTANCE REIMBURSEMENT RATES SET FOR PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE FAMILY HOME VISITS

Representative Hamilton moved HF 1358 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Hamilton moved the A1-1 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton presented HF 1385 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Lorna Schmidt, Executive Director, Local Public Health Association
Renee Frauendienst, Director, Stearns County Public Health Division

HF 1385, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1453 (HAMILTON) MINNESOTA FAMILY INVESTMENT PROGRAM INCOME EXCLUSIONS MODIFIED

Representative Hamilton moved HF 1453 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Hamilton presented HF 1453 to the committee.

Testifier:
Anne Krisnick, Executive Director, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition

HF 1453 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1577 (OMAR) POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO PREGNANT STUDENTS AND STUDENT PARENTS; STATE GRANT PROGRAM TO FUND ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES TO SUPPORT PREGNANT STUDENTS AND STUDENT PARENTS AT POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ESTABLISHED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 1577 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Omar presented HF 1577 to the committee.

Representative Zerwas assumed the gavel at 3:26 PM.

Testifier:
Jessica Hertel, student, Dunwoody College of Technology

HF 1577 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:32 PM.



____________________________________________
Representative Matt Dean, Chair


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Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF10 (Dean) - MNsure transition to a federally facilitated marketplace required, and money appropriated.
  • HF481 (Kiel) - Personal care assistance program modified.
  • HF1385 (Hamilton) - Minimum medical assistance reimbursement rates set for public health nurse family home visits.
  • HF1386 (Albright) - Disability waiver service rate reductions phased in.
  • HF1132 (Backer) - Community first services and supports program modified.
  • HF1453 (Hamilton) - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) orientation information modified, and individuals exempted from economic assistance program income calculations modified.
  • HF1577 (Omar) - Postsecondary educational institutions required to provide information to pregnant students and student parents, state grant program to fund activities and services to support pregnant students and student parents at postsecondary educational institutions established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:25 - HF1386 (Albright) Disability waiver service rate reductions phased in.
07:12 - HF10 (Dean) MNsure transition to a federally facilitated marketplace required, and money appropriated.
1:43:34 - HF481 (Kiel) Personal care assistance program modified.
1:57:49 - HF1132 (Backer) Community first services and supports program modified.
2:06:30 - HF1385 (Hamilton) Minimum Medical Assistance reimbursement rates set for public health nurse family home visits.
2:16:24 - HF1453 (Hamilton) Minnesota Family Investment Program income exclusions modified.
2:19:55 - HF1577 (Omar) Postsecondary educational institutions required to provide information to pregnant students and student parents; state grant program to fund activities and services to support pregnant students and student parents at postsecondary educational institutions established, and money appropriated.
Runs 2 hours, 30 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.