MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair
Chair Thomas Huntley called to order the twenty-eighth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division at 6:38 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2009, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building. A quorum was present. The committee legislative assistant noted the roll:
Huntley, Thomas, Chair
Abeler, Jim, Vice Chair
Otremba, Mary Ellen
Representative Dean moved approval of the April 2, 2009, minutes. The motion prevailed.
Continuation of testimony on effects of Governor’s Supplemental Budget:
Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association
At 6:44 p.m. Vice Chair James Abeler assumed the gavel.
HF 2148 (Huntley) - Medicare costs modified for purposes of nursing facility rebasing
Representative Huntley moved HF 2148 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance omnibus bill and briefly explained the bill. Also testifying to the bill:
Bob Held, MN Department of Human Services (DHS)
Testifying in opposition to the bill:
Todd Bergstrom,Director, Research and Payment, Care Providers
Jeff Bostic, Director, Data Analysis, Aging Services of Minnesota
Discussion occurred and Representative Huntley renewed his motion that HF 2148 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Care and Human Services omnibus bill.
Representative Huntley resumed the chair.
HF 1032 (Fritz) - Self-advocacy program established for persons with developmental disabilities, and appropriated money transferred.
Health Care & Human Services Finance
April 6, 2009
Representative Fritz moved HF 1032 be recommended to pass and returned to the Committee on Finance. She further moved adoption of the H1032A1
amendment. Rick Cardinas of Advocating Change Together explained the amendment and the motion prevailed. The H1032A1 amendment was adopted.
Testifying in support of the bill, as amended:
Katie McDermott, Self-Advocate and Board Member of Advocating Change Together (ACT)
Rick Cardinas, ACT
Discussion followed and Representative Fritz renewed her motion that HF 1032, as amended, be recommended to pass and returned to the Committee on Finance. The motion prevailed.
HF 1771 (Scott) - Child support provisions changed, and child support payment redirected
Representative Abeler moved HF 1771 be recommended to pass and returned to the Committee on Finance.
Representative Scott introduced Mark Ponsolle, Assistant Ramsey County Attorney, who testified in support of the bill and discussion followed.
Representative Abeler renewed his motion that HF 1771 be recommended to pass and returned to the Committee on Finance. The motion prevailed.
HF 985 (Hayden) - Children aging out of foster care provisions modified
Representative Hayden moved HF 985 be recommended to pass and returned to the Committee on Finance. He further explained and moved the H0985DE1
amendment. The motion prevailed.
Testifying in favor of the bill:
Mary Regan, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies (MCCCA)
Claudia Brewington, Legislative Liaison, Ramsey County
Discussion occurred and Representative Hayden renewed his motion that HF 985, as amended, be recommended to pass and returned to the Committee on Finance. The motion prevailed.
Chair Huntley announced the next day’s schedule and adjourned the meeting at 7:55 p.m.
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair
Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant