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Health Finance and Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 22, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 1:00 P.M. on February 22, 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

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Huot moved that the minutes of February 16, 2021 and February 17, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF79 (Wazlawik) First Engrossment Food packaging chemical use regulated, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF79, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce Finance and Policy.

Representative Wazlawik presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Eileen Weber, Clinical Associate Professor, Population Health and Systems, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
2. Tony Kwilas, Director, Environmental Policy MN Chamber of Commerce

Jim Kelly, Environmental Health Division, Minnesota Department of Health, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF79, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Finance and Policy.

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

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
FREIBERG, Mike
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAY
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
DEMUTH, Lisa
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MUNSON, Jeremy
QUAM, Duane

On a vote of 11 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF801 (Morrison) First Engrossment Prescription drug affordability board and prescription drug affordability advisory council established, description drug cost reviews and remedies provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Morrison moved that HF801, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Representative Morrison presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Kate Bohn, Minneapolis
2. Ramae Hamrin, Bemidji
3. Peter Fjelstad, Senior Director, PhRMA
4. Toni Mangskau, Rochester
5. Jessica Intermill, Minneapolis

Representative Morrison moved the H0801A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison renewed her motion that HF801, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass, as amended, and be 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
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
FREIBERG, Mike
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAY
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
DEMUTH, Lisa
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MUNSON, Jeremy
QUAM, Duane

On a vote of 11 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF894 (Bernardy) Medical assistance coverage allowed for drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients used for weight loss.

Chair Liebling moved that HF894 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Bernardy presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Claudia Fox, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Co-Director of the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine, University of Minnesota

Chair Liebling laid over HF894 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:28 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:
  • HF79 (Wazlawik) - Food packaging chemical use regulated, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.
  • HF801 (Morrison) - Prescription drug affordability board and prescription drug affordability advisory council established, prescription drug cost reviews and remedies provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF894 (Bernardy) - Medical assistance coverage allowed for drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients used for weight loss.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:32 - HF79 (Wazlawik) Food packaging chemical use regulated, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.
25:08 - HF801 (Morrison) Prescription drug affordability board and prescription drug affordability advisory council established, description drug cost reviews and remedies provided, report required, and money appropriated.
1:10:31 - HF894 (Bernardy) Medical assistance coverage allowed for drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients used for weight loss.

Runs 1 hour, 28 minutes


HF79 (Wazlawik) Food packaging chemical use regulated, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.
HF801 (Morrison) Prescription drug affordability board and prescription drug affordability advisory council established, description drug cost reviews and remedies provided, report required, and money appropriated.
HF894 (Bernardy) Medical assistance coverage allowed for drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients used for weight loss.

Agenda items may be added/removed.

Members of the public interested in testifying should email Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 1 pm on Sunday, February 21st. Testimony will be limited to two minutes per person. Written testimony will be accepted.

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.