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Health and Human Services Finance

57th MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - April 19, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA 57th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Dean officially called the meeting to order at 1:04 PM on April 19, 2018, 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
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
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:
CONSIDINE, Jack

Rep. Pinto moved the minutes of April 18, 2018 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3196 (FENTON) STEP THERAPY PROTOCOL AND OVERRIDE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE ESTABLISHED

Chair Dean moved HF 3196 be taken off the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dean moved HF 3196 be re-referred to the General Register THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3138 (DEAN) HUMAN SERVICES DEPEARTMENT ADMINSTRATIVE FUND TRANSFERS MODIFIED, AND MONEY TRANSFERRED

Chair Dean moved HF 3138 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Dean moved the A18-0776 amendment be adopted.

Chair Dean moved the A18-1 amendment be adopted to the A18-0776 amendment.

Chair Dean presented the A18-1 amendment to the committee.

Chair Dean renewed his motion to adopt the A18-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dean moved the A18-0808 amendment.

Chair Dean presented the A18-0808 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Steve Dias, Acting Assistant Division Director, Minnesota Department of Health

A division was requested. There being 11 ayes and 7 nays, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright moved the A9 amendment be adopted.

Representative Albright presented the A9 amendment to the committee.

The A9 amendment was withdrawn.

Representative Albright moved the A10 amendment be adopted.

Representative Albright presented the A10 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Julie Marquardt, Director of Purchasing and Service Delivery, Department of Human Services
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Representative Albright renewed his motion to adopt the A10 amendment.

A division was requested. There being 9 ayes and 8 nays, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pinto moved the A12 amendment be adopted.

Representative Pinto presented the A12 amendment to the committee.

Representative Pinto renewed his motion to adopt the A12 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas moved the A13-1 amendment be adopted.

Representative Zerwas presented the A13-1 amendment to the committee.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion to adopt the A13-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas moved the A21 amendment be adopted.

Representative Zerwas presented the A21 amendment to the committee.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion to adopt the A21 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton moved the A19 amendment be adopted.

Representative Hamilton presented the A19 amendment to the committee.

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion to adopt the A19 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Johnson moved the A23 amendment be adopted.

Representative Johnson presented the A23 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Teresa Purrington, Environmental Health Supervisor, Minnesota Department of ¬¬¬¬¬Health

Representative Johnson renewed his motion to adopt the A23 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loonan moved the A24 amendment be adopted.

Representative Loonan presented the A24 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers;
Kathryn Kmit, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Joel Ulland, Association Vice President for Public Affairs, UCare
Dave Renner, Director of State and Federal Legislation, Minnesota Medical Association

Representative Loonan renewed his motion to adopt the A24 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Halverson moved the A50 amendment be adopted.

Representative Halverson moved to divide the amendment between line 1.19 and line 1.20.

Representative Halverson moved the second half of the divided amendment.

Representative Halverson presented the A50 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Kathryn Kmit, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Representative Halverson withdrew the A50 amendment.

Representative Loonan moved the A27 amendment be adopted.

Representative Loonan presented the A27 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Barb Turner, Senior Director of External Affairs, Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota

Representative Loonan renewed his motion to adopt the A27 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright moved the A30-1 amendment be adopted.

Representative Albright presented the A30-1 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Representative Albright renewed his motion to adopt the A30-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lohmer moved the A33 amendment be adopted.

Representative Lohmer presented the A33 amendment to the committee.

Representative Lohmer renewed her motion to adopt the A33 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee recessed at 2:43 PM.

The committee reconvened at 5:07 PM.

Representative Zerwas moved the A31 amendment be adopted.

Representative Zerwas presented the A31 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Kevin Goodno, Lobbyist, Almost Famous Body Piercing
Catherine Lloyd, Manager, Health Occupations Program, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion to adopt the A31 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas moved the A34-1 amendment be adopted.

Representative Zerwas presented the A34-1 amendment to the committee.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion to adopt the A34-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas moved the A39 amendment be adopted.

Representative Zerwas presented the A39 amendment to the committee.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion to adopt the A39 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Haley moved the A35 amendment be adopted.

Representative Haley presented the A35 amendment to the committee.

Representative Haley renewed her motion to adopt the A35 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Franson moved the A40 amendment be adopted.

Representative Franson presented the A40 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jeff Lindoo, Pharmacist, Minnesota Pharmacists’ Association

Chair Dean moved to incorporate an oral amendment: On line 1.3 delete “8” and insert “11.” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Chair Dean renewed the motion to adopt the A40 amendment as incorporated. THE AMENDMENT AS INCORPORATED WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright moved the A42 amendment be adopted.

Representative Albright presented the A42 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jeff Bangsberg, Disability Advocate

Representative Albright renewed his motion to adopt the A42 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the A41 amendment be adopted.

Representative Gruenhagen presented the A41 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Peter Brickewedde, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Lin Nelson, Director of Legislative Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Ellie Beaver, Minnesota Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society
Sam Smith, Public Policy Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Representative Murphy requested a roll call.

Chair Dean moved to incorporate an oral amendment: On line 1.15 strike “an” and insert “only one.” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

AYES
DEAN
ALBRIGHT
FRANSON
GRUENHAGEN
HAMILTON
HEINTZEMAN
JOHNSON
LOHMER
LOONAN
PIERSON
SCHOMACKER
ZERWAS

NAYS
MURPHY
ALLEN
FISCHER
HALVERSON
LIEBLING
LOEFFLER
PINTO
SCHULTZ

ABSENT
BACKER
CONSIDINE
HALEY

There being 12 ayes, 8 nays, and 3 absent, THE AMENDMENT AS INCORORATED WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright moved the A43 amendment be adopted.

Representative Albright withdrew the A43 amendment

Chair Dean moved the A8 amendment be adopted.

Chair Dean presented the A8 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jim Koppel, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Human Services
Emily Babcock, Health and Human Services Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties
Dave Greeman, Budget Director, Department of Human Services
Karen Giusto, Manager, Department of Human Services

Chair Dean renewed his motion to adopt the A8 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas moved the A49 amendment be adopted.

Representative Zerwas presented the A49 amendment to the committee.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion to adopt the A49 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright moved the A45 amendment be adopted.

Representative Albright presented the A45 amendment to the committee.

Representative Albright withdrew the A45 amendment.

Representative Albright moved the A44 amendment be adopted.

Representative Albright presented the A44 amendment to the committee.

Representative Albright withdrew the A44 amendment.

Representative Albright moved the A47 amendment be adopted.

Representative Albright presented the A47 amendment to the committee.

Representative Albright withdrew the A47 amendment.

Representative Franson moved the A51 amendment be adopted.

Representative Franson presented the A51 amendment to the committee.

Representative Franson renewed her motion to adopt the A51 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Haley moved the A52 amendment be adopted.

Representative Haley withdrew the A52 amendment.

Chair Dean moved the A15 amendment be adopted.

Chair Dean presented the A15 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jim Koppel, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Human Services
Mary Jo George, Government Affairs and Public Policy Analyst, American Association of Retired Persons

Chair Dean withdrew the A15 amendment.

Representative Zerwas moved the A48 amendment be adopted.

Representative Zerwas presented the A48 amendment to the committee.

Testifiers:
Sean Burke, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Elder Justice Center
Dan Pollock, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion to adopt the A48 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dean renewed his motion to that the A18-0776 amendment as amended be adopted. THE AMENDMENT AS AMENDED WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dean moved that the Revisor, House Research, and Fiscal staff may make any technical corrections that are necessary for the bill to be engrossed for the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dean moved that the omnibus spreadsheet “2018 Session House Budget Tracking – HF3138 DE Author’s Amendment” be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dean renewed his motion that HF 3138 as amended by re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE AMENDMENT AS AMENDED WAS RE-REFERRED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:21 PM.


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Representative Matt Dean, Chair


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Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant













More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3138 (Dean) - Omnibus health, human services, and transportation policy and finance bill.
  • HF3196 (Fenton) - Step therapy protocol and override for prescription drug coverage established.
House TV Video:
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HF3196 (Fenton) Step therapy protocol and override for prescription drug coverage established.
00:57 - HF3138 (Dean) Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance bill.
* Mark-up of the omnibus bill.
* HF3196 (Fenton) had already had a hearing in the Health and Human Services Finance Committee; the committee took action and passed the bill.
The Committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.


Mark-up of the HHS Omnibus bill.

*HF 3196 (Fenton) has already had a hearing in HHS Finance Committee. The committee will be taking action and passing the bill.