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FORTY-EIGHTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-EIGHTH 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 12:52pm on March 29th, 2016, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


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





Members excused:
McDONALD, Joe Vice Chair

Representative Dean called the meeting to order at 12:52pm, a quorum was present.

Representative Gruenhagen moved approval of the March 23rd, 2016 minutes. The motion PREVAILED. The minutes were APPROVED.

Representative Hamilton moved that HF 564 be taken from the table and brought before the committee. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton moved that HF 564 be laid over.

Representative Hamilton moved the DE1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton moved the A4 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton; Pam Gonnella, Parent, Co-Chair of the Best Life Alliance; Steve Larson, The Arc Minnesota, Co-Chair of the Best Life Alliance; Jody Harpstead, CEO of LSS of MN; Judith Brumfield, Scott County; and Rochelle Westlund, Association of Minnesota Counties all testified on HF 564 as amended.

Representative Liebling moved the A3 amendment, with the following oral amendment incorporated in the A3: “Delete lines 1.6 and 1.12.”

Representative Liebling requested a roll call. The results were as follows:


AYES
Dean
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas
Liebling
Loeffler
Allen
Halverson
Schoen
Persell

NAYS

ABSENT
McDonald
Laine
Murphy

On a vote of 16 AYES and 0 NAYS the motion PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling moved the following oral amendment to the A4 amendment: Lines 1.5 and 1.14, delete “90” and insert “100” and delete lines 1.12, 1.20, 1.21, and 1.22.

Representative Liebling requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

AYES
Dean
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas
Liebling
Loeffler
Allen
Halverson
Schoen
Persell

NAYS

ABSENT
McDonald
Laine
Murphy

On a vote of 16 AYES and 0 NAYS the motion PREVAILED.

Representative Loeffler moved the A5 amendment. Motion Prevailed.

Representative Loeffler moved to amend the A5 amendment as follows with an oral amendment: Line1.3, delete “and 4”; Line 1.6, delete “and 6”; Delete lines 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, and 1.8. Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Loeffler moved the A6 amendment.

Representative Loeffler requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

AYES
Dean
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas
Liebling
Loeffler
Allen
Murphy
Halverson
Schoen
Persell

NAYS

ABSENT
McDonald
Laine

On a vote of 17 AYES and 0 NAYS the motion PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion that HF 564, as amended, be laid over. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 2684 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the A1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved the A2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Kresha; Marsha Vandenburgh; and Molly Kenney, Family Services Director, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery presented on HF 2684 as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 2684, as amended, be laid over. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen assumed the gavel at 2:05pm.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 559 be taken from the table and brought before the committee. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 559 be laid over.

Representative Zerwas; Anne Henry, Attorney, Disability Law Center; Layne Beckman, Citizen Advocate, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance; Dave Hancox, Chief Organization Officer, ACCRA; Tim Nolan; Heidi Myhre; and Kenneth Brown all presented on HF 559 as amended.

Representative Dean re-assumed the gavel at 2:13pm.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 559, as amended, be laid over. The Motion PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 2:39pm.







Representative Matt Dean, Chair





Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Additional bills may be added. If you would like to testify, please contact Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant, at chris.stolarzyk@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF564 (Hamilton) - Intermediate care facility reimbursement rates modified for persons with developmental disabilities and home and community based service providers.
  • HF2684 (Kresha) - Northstar Care for Children basic monthly rate modified.
  • HF559 (Zerwas) - Income medical assistance eligibility limit, asset limits, and excess income standard for the blind, disabled, and elderly increased.
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03:09 - Gavel. 03:36 - HF564 (Hamilton) Intermediate care facility reimbursement rates modified for persons with developmental disabilities and home and community-based service providers. 1:05:30 - HF2684 (Kresha) Northstar Care for Children basic monthly rate modified. 1:23:01 - HF559 (Zerwas) Income medical assistance eligibility limit, asset limits, and excess income standard for the blind, disabled, and elderly increased. Runs 1 hour, 48 minutes.