HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION SEVENTEENTH MEETING
HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair
Chair Huntley began the seventeenth meeting at 12:35 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2007, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.
HF 341 (Gottwalt) - Presented his bill.
Also testifying in favor of the bill were:
Bruce Thielman, Executive Director, St. Cloud HRA
Julie Brott, Assistant Director, Brott Housing With Specialized Services
Rick Klun, Executive Director, Center City Housing Corp, Duluth
Questions and answers followed.
At 1:10 p.m. a quorum was present and the Chair formally called the meeting to order.
The clerk noted the roll:
Huntley, Thomas, Chair
Hosch, Larry, Vice-Chair
Otremba, Mary Ellen
Rep. Gottwalt moved HF 341 for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. There being no objection, the Chair laid the bill over for possible inclusion.
Representative Liebling moved approval of the February 21 minutes. The motion prevailed..
HF 764 (Loeffler)
Rep. Loeffler moved HF 764 for inclusion in the final omnibus bill and moved the H07064A1
amendment (attached). The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted. Also testifying on the bill was:
Cindy Rupp, Division Manager, Washington County, Chemical Health Oversight, testifying also on behalf of Minnesota Inter-County Association; the Association of Minnesota Counties; and the Minnesota Association of County Social Services.
Questions and answers followed. Don Allen, Mental Health Chemical Dependency area of DHS was called to the table for questions.
The Chair moved HF 764 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.
HF 1068 (Jaros)
The Chair moved HF 1068 for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.
Rep. Jaros presented his bill, along with testimony from the following individuals:
Rick Sherber, Director, Minnesota Teen Challenge
Denise Kmett, Teen Challenge client
Bridgette Eastvold, Teen Challenge client
Warren Werchowski, Teen Challenge client
Rep. Walker moved the H0764A1 amendment (attached). Speaking to the amendment were:
Joe Bigbear, Director, American Indian Services
Ron Cobenais, Cultural Coordinator, American Indian Services
Chair Huntley moved the H0764A1 amendment. The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.
Rich Scherber gave closing remarks on HF 1068.
Chair Huntley moved HF 1068 be laid over, as amended, for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill and adjourned the meeting at 2:07 p.m.
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair
Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant