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Health and Human Services Policy

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - September 11, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA INFORMATIONAL MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Moran, Chair of the Health and Human Services Policy Committee, started the meeting at 1:02 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
KIEL, Debra, Minority Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
EDELSON, Heather
FREIBERG, Mike
LOEFFLER, Diane
NEU, Anne
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Excused:
FISCHER, Peter
LIEBLING, Tina
MANN, Alice


Rep. Mike Freiberg presented on HF2152.

HF2152 Testifiers:
Marianne Turnbull, St. Paul
Barbara Coombs Lee, Compassion & Choices
Bobbi and Chester Jacobsen, Richfield
Dr. David Plimpton, Compassion and Choices
Rev. Harlan Limpert, Interfaith Clergy for End of Life Options
Tara Guy, Roseville
Dr. David Mayo, Death with Dignity
Stephanie Jirik, Webster
April Kane, Minneapolis
Imam Asad Zaman, Muslim American Society of Minnesota
Dr. T. Brian Callister, Reno, Nevada
Stephanie Packer, Orange, California
Anne Marie Hansen, Alliance Partners
Kathy and Kylen Ware, South St. Paul
Dr. Neal Buddensiek, Benedictine Health Systems
Dr. John Bundrick, Rochester
Rev. Jack Miller, Millville
Lynn Kemmetmueller, Zumbrota

Rep. Nick Zerwas presented HF1741.

HF1741 Testifiers:
Chad Kreuser, Elk River
Ryan Wolcenski, Elk River
Jolinda Conzemius, Eagan
Dawn Odenthal, New Prague
Mallory Olson, National Kidney Foundation
Dr. Vanessa Humphreville, Plymouth


Rep. Morrison presented HF1400.

HF1400 Testifiers:
Rosa Tock, Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
Rachel Herring, Century College
Joel Ulland, UCare
Samuel Estes, Portico Healthnet
Dasharath Yata, SEWA-AIFW
Lisa Gibson, Karen Organization of Minnesota
Michelle Livon, Multilingual Word, Inc.
John Quinn, Multilingual Word, Inc.
Isabel Montanez, Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association
Elisa Gustafson, Minneapolis


Rep. Baker presented HF1247.

HF1247 Testifiers:
Lyle Goff, Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation
Dr. Joshua Hou, Lions Gift of Sight
Sean Poppoff, Lions Gift of Sight
Susan Gunderson, LifeSource
Mike McKee, Minneapolis
Marcy Dimond, Dakota Lions Sight & Health


The meeting adjourned at 6:50 pm.




Representative Rena Moran, Chair



Alyssa Fritz, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2152 (Freiberg) - End-of-life option for terminally ill adults established, and criminal penalties imposed.
  • HF1400 (Morrison) - Health care interpreters spoken language registry system established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1741 (Huot) - Living organ donors; status discrimination prohibited, paid leave benefits extended, unpaid leave required, and a conforming change made.
  • HF1247 (Baker) - Anatomical gift that is an eye or an eye part required to be passed on to the Lions Gift of Sight at the University of Minnesota.
House TV Video:
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* This was an informational hearing; no formal action was taken on bills.
Introductory remarks, and committee comments regarding Department of Human Services issues.
HF2152 (Freiberg) End-of-life option for terminally ill adults established, and criminal penalties imposed.
HF1741 (Zerwas) Living organ donors; status discrimination prohibited, paid leave benefits extended, unpaid leave required, and a conforming change made.
The committee recessed.
Runs 3 hour, 32 minutes.


NOTE: THIS IS AN INFORMATIONAL HEARING. NO FORMAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN ON BILLS.

HF2152 (Freiberg) - End-of-life option for terminally ill adults established, and criminal penalties imposed.
HF1400 (Morrison) - Health care interpreters spoken language registry system established, report required, and money appropriated.
HF1741 (Zerwas) - Living organ donors; status discrimination prohibited, paid leave benefits extended, unpaid leave required, and a conforming change made.
HF1247 (Baker) - Anatomical gift that is an eye or an eye part required to be passed on to the Lions Gift of Sight at the University of Minnesota.