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Licensing Subcommittee

FOURTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 21, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
LICENSING SUBCOMMITTEE


MINUTES


Representative Cy Thao, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:32 A.M. on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in Room 300S of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THAO, Cy (Chair)
BUNN, Julie(Vice-Chair)
ABELER, Jim
FINSTAD, Brad
FRITZ, Patti
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim

Members excused:

HAMILTON, Rod

A quorum was present.

Rep. Abeler moved that HF2035 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.

HF2035 (Abeler) Minnesota Board of Social Work Practice Act adopted

Rep. Abeler moved the H2035A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on this bill:

Frank Merriman, Minnesota Board of Social Work
Gary Cox, Department of Human Services
Kate Zacker-Pate, Minnesota Board of Social Work

Rep. Abeler renewed his motion that HF2035, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Abeler moved that HF2043 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.

HF2043 (Abeler) Professional clinical counselors licensing established, and mental health professionals definitions modified.

Rep. Abeler moved to amend HF2043 as follows:

Page 1, delete section 1.
Page 2, delete section 2.
Page 2, line 23 after "148" insert "B"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

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Kari Rechtzigel, Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
Gary Cox, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Nick Ruiz, Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
Tom Kelliher, Lobbyist, Psychological Professionals

Rep. Abeler renewed his motion that HF2043, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 A.M.


REP. Cy Thao, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF2035 (Abeler) Minnesota Board of Social Work Practice Act adopted
HF2043 (Abeler) Professional clinical counselors licensing established, and mental health professionals definitions modified.