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Aging and Long-Term Care Policy

7th MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - February 25, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA 7th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

AGING & LONG-TERM CARE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Schomacker, Chair of the Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:15 A.M. on February 25th, 2015, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

Members present:

SCHOMACKER, Joe, Chair
THEIS, Tama, Vice Chair
LILLIE, Leon
BAKER, Dave
CHRISTENSEN, Drew
DANIELS, Brian
FRANSON, Mary
GUNTHER, Bob
KIEL, Deb
LIEBLING, Tina
MASIN, Sandra
MILLER, Tim
NEWTON, Jerry
ROSENTHAL, Paul
YARUSSO, Barb

Members Excused:
CONSIDINE, John

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

A quorum was present at 8:32 A.M.

Representative Daniels moved the minutes of February 4th, February 11th, and February 18th be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Nina Manzi, Research Analyst at House Research, and Joel Michael, Research Analyst at House Research, gave a description of HF 300, HF 304, HF 308, HF 309, and HF 746.

The following testified on HF 300, HF 304, HF 308, HF 309, and HF 746:

Will Phillips, State Director at AARP Minnesota; Barb Linert, a small business owner; Scott Halstead, Legislative Vice President Minnesota Federation of National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association; and Ted Lillie, President of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 300 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Schomacker moved the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following testified on the amendment:

Joel Michael, Research Analyst of House Research, and Nina Manzi, Research Analyst of House Research.

Representative Lohmer presented HF 300, as amended, to committee members.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 300, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 304 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Schomacker moved the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lueck presented HF 304, as amended, to committee members.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 304, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 308 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Schomacker moved the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davids presented HF 308, as amended, to committee members.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 308, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 309 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Davids presented HF 309 to committee members.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 309 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Yarusso moved that HF 746 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Yarusso moved the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Yarusso renewed her motion that HF 746, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 407 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative O’Driscoll presented HF 407 to committee members.

Joel Michael, Research Analyst of House Research, testified on the bill.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 407 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kiel moved that HF 278 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Election Policy.

Representative Kiel moved the DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kiel presented HF 278, as amended, to committee members.

The following testified on the bill:

Leah Hanson Ph. D. Research Director of HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging, and Deborah Richman, Vice President for Education and Outreach of Alzheimer’s Association.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 278, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Election Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.









The committee adjourned at 10:04 A.M.






Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair





Nick Lunneborg, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF300 (Lohmer) - Social Security benefit subtraction allowed.
  • HF304 (Lueck) - Social Security benefit subtraction allowed.
  • HF308 (Davids) - Social Security benefit subtraction phase-in allowed.
  • HF309 (Davids) - Social Security benefit subtraction phase-in allowed.
  • HF746 (Atkins) - Social Security benefit subtraction phase-in allowed.
  • HF407 (O'Driscoll) - Long-term care credit modified.
  • HF278 (Kiel) - Alzheimer's disease and other dementias research grant program and public awareness campaign grant program established, Alzheimer's Research Advisory Council established, reports required, and money appropriated.

If you would like to testify, please contact Nick Lunneborg at Nick.Lunneborg@house.mn