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Health Finance and Policy

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 10, 2021

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

HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Division, called the virtual Health Finance and Policy Committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on February 10, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
HUOT, John, Vice Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Minority Lead
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISION, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

A quorum was present.

Representative Freiberg moved that the minutes of February 9, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Dr. Rachel Hardeman, Associate Professor and Blue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, gave a presentation on Black Maternal Health: Getting at the Root Cause of Inequity.

HF660 (Richardson) Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act established, anti-racism training and implicit bias continuing education required, commissioner of health maternal death studies expanded to include maternal morbidity, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF660 be heard and re-referred to the Committee on Judicial Finance and Civil Law.

Chair Liebling then moved the H0660A1 amend THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Richardson explained HF660 and the H0660A1 amendment.

Testifying:
1. Brittany Wright, Maternal Health Advocate
2. Anne Krisnik, Executive Director, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF660 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Chair Liebling stated there would be a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISON, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

On a vote of 19 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:14 P.M.


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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF660 (Richardson) - Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act established, anti-racism training and implicit bias continuing education required, commissioner of health maternal death studies expanded to include maternal morbidity, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:04 Black Maternal Health: Getting at the Root Causes of Inequity.
Health and human services recommendations of House Select Committee on Racial Justice.
50:38 HF660 (Richardson) Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act established, anti-racism training and implicit bias continuing education required, commissioner of health maternal death studies expanded to include maternal morbidity, and money appropriated.


Black Maternal Health: Getting at the Root Causes of Inequity
Dr. Rachel Hardeman, Associate Professor and Blue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Health Recommendations of House Select Committee on Racial Justice

H. F. 660, A bill for an act relating to health; establishing the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act; requiring continuing education on anti-racism training and implicit bias; expanding the maternal death studies conducted by the commissioner of health to include maternal morbidity; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 145.901; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

Agenda items may be added/removed.

Testifiers should email Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by Tuesday, 2/9 at 3 pm if they would like to testify on the bill. Testimony will be limited to two minutes.

This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/HmNgjtZ_KkKBF3cKO2DXmw.pdf

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

NOTE: Channels 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.

Meeting documents will be posted on the House Health Finance and Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92011.

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. For other questions, please contact Patrick McQuillan (patrick.mcquillan@house.mn).

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote meetings to be held that are accessible to the public. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.