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Preventive Health Policy Division

FIFTH MEETING MINUTES

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 17, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

PREVENTIVE HEALTH POLICY DIVISION
FIFTH MEETING MINUTES

Representative Freiberg, Chair of the Preventive Health Policy Division, called the remote meeting to order at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
FREIBERG
BIERMAN
GRUENHAGEN
ACOMB
AGBAJE
AKLAND
CARLSON
FRANSON
HEINTZEMAN
MORRISON
PRYOR

A quorum was present.

Representative Bierman moved that the minutes from the meeting on February 10th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF 904 to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

HF 904 (Frazier): Medical assistance postpartum coverage extended.

Representative Frazier presented the bill.

Testifiers:
Thomas Briant, Executive Director of the Minnesota Wholesale Marketers Association
Kevin Aldwaik
Sherrie Dorsey
Art Way, Drug Policy Consultant, Equitable Consulting
Cap O’Rourke, Lobbyist, Midwest Vapor Coalition
Maher Safi, Roseville Smoke Shop
Roger Schmidt
Kim Murray
Lindsey Stroud, Policy Analyst, Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Dr. Alex Feng, Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology Resident, University of Minnesota
Arjun Maheshwari, Student and Youth Leader at Edina High School
Gene Nichols, Shoreview Resident
Suzanne Nash, First Medicines Program Coordinator, Indigenous Peoples Task Force
Kelley Danielson, Caregiver, Volunteer for American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Grace Plowman, Student, Mounds View High School
Lisa Smith, Health and Physical Education Teacher, Lakeville South High School
Joel Sipress, Duluth City Councilor
Dr. Susan Klenk, Family Medicine Physician, Mankato Clinic, St. Peter
Sylvia Amos, Director of Programs at Stairstep Foundation

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF904 to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

The clerk noted the roll:

AYE

FREIBERG
BIERMAN
ACOMB
AGBAJE
CARLSON
MORRISON
PRYOR

NAY

GRUENHAGEN
AKLAND
FRANSON
HEINTZEMAN

MOTION PREVAILED. HF904 was re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:57am.
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF904 (Frazier) - Flavored tobacco and tobacco related product sale or offer prohibited, and penalties authorized.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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01:26 - HF904 (Frazier) Flavored tobacco and tobacco related product sale or offer prohibited, and penalties authorized.


HF904 (Frazier) - Flavored tobacco and tobacco related product sale or offer prohibited, and penalties authorized.

*Agenda items may be added or removed*

This remote meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 which can be found here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

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

Due to the nature and technical challenges that can occur with remote hearings, written testimony is highly encouraged as a format for public comment. Written testimony must be a PDF file in OCR format, but an MS Word document can be converted if needed. Written testimony can be submitted to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn. To ensure your testimony is posted as a committee handout prior to the hearing, please email it by 5:00 pm the previous business day. It will also be accepted up to 24 hours after the hearing to become part of the record.

To request to testify via zoom during the committee hearing, please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 16 to sign up and receive instructions. There will be up to 20 minutes of public testimony in support of the bill, and up to 20 minutes of public testimony in opposition to the bill. Each testifier may speak for up to 2 minutes within the 20 minutes provided for supporters/opponents. If we run out of time, you are encouraged to submit your remarks as written testimony (see above).

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