Monday, March 15, 2021
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Present: Senator Gary H. Dahms - Chair, Senator Jeff R. Howe Vice Chair, Senator Karin Housley, Senator Melisa López Franzen, Senator Lindsey Port, Senator Paul J. Utke
Absent: No Members Absent
Senator Gary H. Dahms called the meeting to order at 1:11 p.m. A quorum was present.
S.F. 831: Senator Benson: Prescription drug manufacturer importation pathway plan application and incentives.
Senator Dahms moved S.F. 831 before the committee. Senator Benson presented S.F. 831. Discussion.
Senator Dahms moved that S.F. 831, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED
S.F. 1497: Senator Dahms: Financial services inclusion program appropriation.
Chairman Dahms passed the gavel to Vice-Chair Utke. Senator Dahms moved S.F. 1497 before the committee. Senator Dahms presented S.F. 1497. Ann LeLand Clark, Prepare & Prosper, testified in favor of S.F. 1497. Discussion.
Senator Dahms moved that S.F. 1497, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Finance Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED
S.F. 1496: Senator Draheim: Patient assistance program funds application to a health plan deductible disclosure requirement.
Senator Draheim presented S.F. 1496. Senator Utke moved to amend S.F. 1496 as follows, "line 1.10 delete '1' and insert '2'." Motion carried. Discussion.
Senator Utke moved that S.F. 1496, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Human Services Reform Finance and Policy Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED
S.F. 917: Senator Draheim: Pharmacy benefit manager business practices modification and general
reimbursement practices establishment; maximum allowable cost pricing
Senator Utke moved S.F. 917 before the committee. Chris Stang, Senate Counsel, explained the A-7 amendment. Senator Utke moved the A-7 amendment. Motion carried. Senator Draheim presented S.F. 917 as amended.
The following testified in support of S.F. 917 as amended:
Mike Underwood, former owner of Capitol Pharmacy
Mark Whittier, Canby Drug & Gifts
Randy Armbruster, Randy’s Family Drug
Jim Polucha, Valley Drug
Lee Landsteiner, NuCara Pharmacy
The following testified in opposition to S.F. 917 as amended:
Michelle Mack, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
Alex Sommer, Prime Therapeutics
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Senator Utke moved that S.F. 917, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED
The meeting was adjourned at 2:22 p.m.
Senator Gary H. Dahms, Chair
Wendy Haavisto, Legislative Assistant