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Housing Finance and Policy

TENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 20, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Karen Clark

MINUTES

Representative Clark, Chair of Committee on Housing Finance and Policy, called the tenth meeting to order at 12:55pm on 2/20/2013 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Clark, Karen, Chair
Bly, David, Vice-Chair
Anderson, Paul, Lead GOP
Fischer, Peter
Green, Steve
Hertaus, Jerry
Isaacson, Jason
Mariani, Carlos
Metsa, Jason
Moran, Rena
O'Neill, Marion
Radinovich, Joe
Schomacker, Joe
Zerwas, Nick

A quorum was present.

Representative Schomacker moved that the minutes of February 18, 2013 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Representative Radinovich moved that HF350 (Simon) be recommended to pass.

Representative Simon presented HF350 (Simon). Special service district and housing improvement district deadlines repealed.

Testimony on HF350:
Charlie Vander Aarde, Metro Cities
Michele Schnitker, City of Saint Louis Park

Representative Radinovich renewed the motion that HF350, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following individuals from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) presented an overview of the different DHS divisions that provide housing support, and how funding resources are distributed throughout the agency:
Erin Sullivan Sutton, Department of Human Services

The following individuals from the Department of Health presented on their Healthy Homes initiative, related to reducing long-term health care costs through improving the home environment statewide.
Dan Symonik, Minnesota Department of Health
Tom Hogan, Minnesota Department of Health

The following individuals from the Sustainable Resources Center presented on their Health Homes initiative, related to addressing housing-related health hazards .
Dan Newmann, Executive Director, Sustainable Resources Center
Jennifer Prins, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership


The meeting was adjourned at 2:08pm.

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Representative Karen Clark, Chair

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Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF350 (Simon) - Special service district and housing improvement district deadlines repealed.

Overview of Housing initiatives within the Department of Human Services.
Overview of the Department of Health's "Healthy Homes" initiative.