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FIFTEENTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 February 11th, 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
HAMILTON, Rod
LAINE, Carolyn
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
PERSELL, John
PIERSON, Nels
SCHOEN, Dan
SCHOMACKER, Joe



Members excused:
ZERWAS, Nick


Representative Dean began the meeting at 12:47pm, a quorum was NOT present.

A quorum was present at 12:50pm. The meeting was called to order at 12:53pm.

Representative Hamilton moved approval of the February 5th and 10th, 2015 minutes. The motion PREVAILED. The minutes were APPROVED.

The following testified on the Governor’s budget requests:

Summer Spika, Homecare Worker, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

Dr. George Realmuto, Medical Director

Linda Walinsky, RN & Psychologist, Parent of special needs children that have been treated at
CABHS Willmar Facility

Ethan Vogel, Legislative Representative, AFSCME Council 5

Barb Laidlaw, Human Services Technician, Willmar Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services Facility

Lori Larson, Parent

Susan Morris, Commissioner, Association of Minnesota Counties

Linda Higgins, Commissioner, Hennepin County

Mark Sizer, Stearns County Human Services Administrator, MN Association of County Social Service Administrators

Renee Frauendienst, Public Health Division Director – Stearns County, Local Public Health Association

Nancy Sileski, Lobbyist, Minnesota Inter-County Association

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota

Ben Ashley-Wurtmann, Policy and Outreach Associate, Mental Health Association of Minnesota

George Klauser, Executive Director, Altair ACO

Laura Sayles, Government Affairs Specialist, Minnesota Nurses Association

Jinny Johnson, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers

Dr. Mike Helgeson, Apple Tree Dental

Bill Haas, Lobbyist, White Earth Tribal Nation

Dr. Don Jacobs, President, Minnesota Medical Association

Steve Skauge, President, Productive alternatives, Inc.

Ericca Maas, Executive Director, Parent Aware for School Readiness

Dr. Veronica Svetaz, Medical Director, Aqui Para Ti, HCMC

Rich Gehrman, Executive Director, Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota

Rebecca Covington, Executive Director, Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities

Karrie Sheldon, Advocate, Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities

Bill Adams, SHIP Community Leadership Team, PartnerSHIP for Health

Dominic Sposeto, Minnesota Dental Association

Dan Quillin, Co-Chair, ISAIAH Health Equity Team

Kari Thurlow, Senior Vice President of Advocacy, LeadingAge Minnesota

Erin Buie, Director of Government Affairs, Care Providers of Minnesota



The meeting was adjourned at 2:34pm.





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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