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FOURTEENTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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, began the meeting at 12:48pm on February 10th, 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
HAMILTON, Rod
LAINE, Carolyn
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
PERSELL, John
PIERSON, Nels
SCHOEN, Dan
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick



Members excused:
HALVERSON, Laurie




Representative Dean began the meeting at 12:48m, a quorum was NOT present.

A quorum was present at 12:51pm.

The following testified on the Governor’s budget requests:

Amy Donnan, Early Childhood Program Manager, Leech Lake Behavioral Health testified.

Kathy Knight, Vice President, Fairview Behavioral Health testified.

Erica Schmiel, Public Policy Associate, MN Brain Injury Alliance testified.

Maureen Warren, Chief Family Services Officer, Lutheran Social Service of MN testified.

Bruce Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, ARRM testified.

Steve Larson, Senior Policy Director, The Arc Minnesota testified.

Jessica Anderson, Legislative Affairs Director, Children’s Defense Fund – MN testified.

Loren Solberg, Lobbyist, Itasca County testified.

Claire Wilson, Executive Director, Association of Community Mental Health Programs testified.

Pahoua K. Yang, Director, Community Mental Health, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation testified.

Jessica Webster, Prosperity for All Coalition testified.

Ana Ashby, Public Policy Advocate, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis testified.

Mary Regan, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies testified.
Michael Scandrett, Policy Director, MN Safety Net Coalition testified.

Ron Elwood, Supervising Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project testified.

Steve Horsfield, Executive Director, Simpson Housing Services testified.

Michele Isham, Vice-Chair, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans testified.

Mary Jo George, ASD for Advocacy, AARP Minnesota testified.

Mary Krinkie, Vice President of Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association testified.

Sarah Greenfield, Health Care Program Manager, TakeAction Minnesota testified.

John Hesch, MinnesotaCare enrollee, TakeAction Minnesota testified.

Dr. Paul Goering, Vice President of Mental Health Services, Allina Health testified.

Mark Casagranda, President, Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health testified.

John Seymour, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Meridian Behavioral Health testified.

Sue Watlov Phillips, President and CEO, Integrated Community Solutions testified.

Amanda Kappes, Policy Coordinator, Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing testified.

Cisa Keller, Minnesota Child Care Association testified.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:28pm.





Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Public testimony on Governor's Health and Human Services Budget Recommendations. Due to the large number of those who wish to testify, please keep testimony to 2-3 minutes to allow time for all testifiers. The committee will also accept written testimony. If you would like to testify, please contact Chris Stolarzyk at Chris.Stolarzyk@house.mn

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Public testimony on governor's FY 2016-17 Health and Human Services budget recommendations. Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.