STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
JOBS & ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Pat Garofalo, Vice Chair of the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Committee, called the thirty-first meeting to order at 8:20 a.m., on Thursday, March 17, 2005, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
GUNTHER, Bob, Chair
GAROFALO, Pat, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
H. F. 0955 (Seifert) Tobacco product nonuse and use cessation state health care program and MFIP eligibility requirements established.
Vice Chair Garofalo moved HF 0955 to be before the committee and recommended that HF0955 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance Omnibus bill.
Representative Seifert presented HF 0955.
Testifying on HF 0955:
Ann Sessoms, Director, Dept. of Human Services
Linden Gawboy, Welfare Rights Committee
HF 0955 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance Omnibus bill.
Chair Gunther assumed the Chair at 9:05 AM.
H. F. 0659 (Tingelstad) Adoption records access and services provided.
Representative Westerberg moved HF 0659 to be before the committee and recommended the passage of HF 0659 and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law & Elections.
Representative Westerberg moved to adopt the H0659A3 Amendment. The motion prevailed and the H659A3 Amendment was adopted.
Representative Westerberg moved to adopt the A05-0243 Amendment. The motion prevailed and the A05-0243 Amendment was adopted.
Representative Tingelstad presented HF 0659.
Testifying for HF 0659:
Mary Martin Mason, Information Coordinator, MN Adoption Resource Network
Gretchen Taylor, Adoptee & Adoptive parent
Sandy Sperrazza, Birthmother
Robert DeNardo, Adoptive parent, Supervisor, Adoption & Guardianship
Testifying against HF 0659:
Connie Roller, Program Manager, Cahtolic Charities
Linda Kuhlman, Social Worker, Children’s Home Society
HF 0659 was laid over for further discussion.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00am.
REP. BOB GUNTHER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant