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THIRTY-FIRST MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Dean, Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:53pm on March 24th, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


DEAN, Matt Chair
McDONALD, Joe Vice Chair
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn HALVERSON, Laurie
LAINE, Carolyn
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
PERSELL, John
PIERSON, Nels
SCHOEN, Dan
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick




Members excused:
HAMILTON, Rod


Representative Dean began the meeting at 12:53pm, a quorum was NOT present.

There was a quorum at 12:54pm. The meeting was called to order at 12:55pm.

Representative Pierson moved approval of the March 23rd, 2015 minutes. The motion PREVAILED. The minutes were APPROVED.

Representative Lohmer moved that HF 439 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Lohmer moved the A1 amendment. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Lohmer; Heather Bradley, President, Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network;
Sandi Holmgren and Mikayla Holmgren, all testified on HF 439, as amended.

Representative Lohmer renewed her motion that HF 439, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Halverson moved that HF 980 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Halverson and Barb Turner, COO, ARRM testified on HF 980.

Representative Halverson renewed her motion that HF 980 be re-referred to the General Register. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 1314 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Schomacker and Jeff Ogden, Chief Administrative Officer, School of Dentistry testified on HF 1314.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 1314 be re-referred to the General Register. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 921 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Schomacker testified on HF 921.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 921 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1606 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Dean testified on HF 1606.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1606 be re-referred to the General Register. The Motion PREVAILED.

Dave Greeman, Budget Director, MN Department of Health; Lucinda Jesson, Commissioner, MN Department of Human Services; Anne Barry, Deputy Commissioner, MN Department of Human Services; Nathan Moracco, Assistant Commissioner, MN Department of Human Services, all presented on the Governor's Supplemental HHS Budget Recommendations.





The meeting was adjourned at 2:31pm.




Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Governor's Supplemental HHS Budget Recommendations - Presentation by MN Department of Human Services and MN Department of Health Additional bills may be added. If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant, Chris Stolarzyk, at Chris.Stolarzyk@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF1606 (Dean) - Authority of the human services commissioner to transfer funds eliminated.
  • HF1314 (Schomacker) - Faculty members and resident dentists permitted to enroll as medical assistance providers.
  • HF439 (Lohmer) - Health care practitioners required to deliver information relating to trisomy 13, 18, and 21; and duties imposed on the health commissioner.
  • HF980 (Halverson) - Foster care provider licensing requirements, home and community based service standards, and disability waiver rate system modified.
  • HF921 (Schomacker) - Long-term care savings plan provided, and income tax subtraction for contributions made to long-term care savings plan provided.
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