STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
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.
DEAN, Matt Chair
McDONALD, Joe Vice Chair
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