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Commerce Finance and Policy

EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 03, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

COMMERCE FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair of the Commerce Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 PM on February 3, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

Members present:
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
HALEY, Barb
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
LUCERO, Eric
OLSON, Liz
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THEIS, Tama

A quorum was present.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on February 2, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF59 (Elkins); All-payer claims database data submission and use provisions modified, and commissioner of health recommendations required regarding data use by outside entities.

Representative Elkins moved HF59 be recommended to be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

The following testified on HF59:
Dr. Marilyn Peitso, Pediatrician
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Representative Elkins renewed the motion that HF59 be recommended to be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee. The clerk took the roll.

AYES
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
BAHR, Cal
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
OLSON, Liz
RICHARDSON, Ruth

NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
HALEY, Barb
LUCERO, Eric
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
THEIS, Tama

With a vote of 12 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF57 (Elkins); Medical practices required to make their current standard charges public, and commissioner of health authorized to establish price comparison tool for medical practice items and services.

Representative Elkins moved that HF57 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Elkins moved the H0057A1 (Elkins) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Elkins moved the H0057A2 (Elkins) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF57:
Joe Schindler, Minnesota Hospital Association

Representative Elkins renewed the motion that HF57, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee. The clerk took the roll.

AYES
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
OLSON, Liz
RICHARDSON, Ruth

NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
HALEY, Barb
LUCERO, Eric
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
THEIS, Tama

With a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF58 (Elkins); Manufacturers required to report and maintain prescription drug prices, health plan prescription drug formularies filing required, health carriers prohibited from denying or limiting coverage due to lack of prior authorization, prescription benefit tool requirements established, and prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.

Representative Elkins moved that HF58 be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Elkins moved the H0058A1 (Elkins) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF58:
Dr. Marilyn Peitso, Pediatrician, Minnesota Medical Association
Dan Endreson, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Peter Fjelstad, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Alex Sommer, Prime Therapeutics
Michelle Mack, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
Brett Michelin, Association for Accessible Medicines
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Representative Elkins renewed the motion that HF58, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee. The clerk took the roll.

AYES
STEPHENSON, Zack, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice Chair
CARLSON, Andrew
DAVNIE, Jim
ELKINS, Steve
KOEGEL, Erin
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
LISLEGARD, Dave
OLSON, Liz
RICHARDSON, Ruth

NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim, GOP Lead
BAHR, Cal
HALEY, Barb
LUCERO, Eric
PFARR, Brian
RASMUSSON, Jordan
THEIS, Tama

With a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:29 PM.



Representative Zack Stephenson, Chair




Simon Brown,
Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF57 (Elkins) - Medical practices required to make their current standard charges public, and commissioner of health authorized to establish price comparison tool for medical practice items and services.
  • HF58 (Elkins) - Manufacturers required to report and maintain prescription drug prices, health plan prescription drug formularies filing required, health care coverage provisions modified, prescription benefit tool requirements established, and prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.
  • HF59 (Elkins) - All-payer claims database data submission and use provisions modified, and commissioner of health recommendations required regarding data use by outside entities.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:40 - Introductory remarks by Representative Elkins.
06:54 - HF59 (Elkins) All-payer claims database data submission and use provisions modified, and commissioner of health recommendations required regarding data use by outside entities.
26:44 - HF57 (Elkins) Medical practices required to make their current standard charges public, and commissioner of health authorized to establish price comparison tool for medical practice items and services.
56:46 - HF58 (Elkins) Manufacturers required to report and maintain prescription drug prices, health plan prescription drug formularies filing required, health carriers prohibited from denying or limiting coverage due to lack of prior authorization, prescription benefit tool requirements established, and prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.


HF 57 (Elkins) -Medical practices required to make their current standard charges public, and commissioner of health authorized to establish price comparison tool for medical practice items and services.

HF 58 (Elkins) -Manufacturers required to report and maintain prescription drug prices, health plan prescription drug formularies filing required, health carriers prohibited from denying or limiting coverage due to lack of prior authorization, prescription benefit tool requirements established, and prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.

HF 59 (Elkins) -All-payer claims database data submission and use provisions modified, and commissioner of health recommendations required regarding data use by outside entities.


Items may be added at the Chair’s discretion.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

*NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. PLEASE DO NOT contact Jenny regarding agenda items, testimony, or the substance of the hearing.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Any meeting documents will be posted on the House Commerce committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92003

To request to testify, please email the Committee Administrator at adeline.miller@house.mn. To submit written testimony to be included in the official record, please email the Committee Administrator no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 4th, at adeline.miller@house.mn