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Health and Human Services Finance

53rd MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - April 11, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA 53rd MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Dean officially called the meeting to order at 1:06 PM on April 11, 2018, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DEAN, Matt, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, Vice Chair
MURPHY, Erin, DFL Lead
BACKER, Jeff
CONSIDINE, Jack
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
LOONAN, Bob
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick

Members Excused:
ALLEN, Susan

Rep. Heintzeman moved the minutes of April 10, 2018 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2996 (KRESHA) CHILD WELFARE TRAINING SYSTEM MODIFICATION REQUIRED, REPORT REQUIRED, RULEMAKING AUTHORIZED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Chair Dean moved HF 2996 be laid over.

Representative Kresha presented HF 2996 to the committee.

HF 2996 was laid over.

HF 4113 (KRESHA) HOME VISITING PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN APPROPRIATION MODIFIED

Chair Dean moved HF 4113 be laid over.

Chair Dean moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kresha presented HF 4113 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Laura Lacroix-Dalluhn, Coalition Coordinator, Minnesota Targeted Home Visiting Coalition
Carolyn Smallwood, Chief Executive Officer, Way to Grow
Mina Thao, Parent, Way to Grow

HF 2996 as amended was laid over.

HF 3778 (PETERSON) CHILD CARE PROVISIONS RELATING TO FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS MODIFIED

Chair Dean moved HF 4113 be laid over.

Chair Dean moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Peterson presented HF 3778 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Daniel Gumnit, Chief Executive Officer, People Serving People

HF 3778 as amended was laid over.

HF 3251 (ZERWAS) PLANNING ESTIMATES FOR THE HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES INNOVATION POOL MODIFIED

Representative Zerwas moved HF 3251 be laid over.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 3251 to the committee.

At 1:29 PM, Representative Albright assumed the gavel.

Testifiers:
Alicia Munson, Public Policy Director, The ARC Minnesota
Susan Sochacki, Marketing Specialist, Minnesota Microgrant Partnership

At 1:32 PM, Representative Dean assumed the gavel.

HF 3251 was laid over.

HF 3860 (ALBRIGHT) SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM AND FOSTER GRANDPARENTS PROGRAM FUNDING PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Albright moved HF 3860 be laid over.

Representative Albright moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright presented HF 3860 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Roxanne Jenkins, Associate Vice President, Lutheran Social Services

HF 3860 as amended was laid over.

HF 118 (HOWE) SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ASSET LIMITATIONS MODIFIED

Chair Dean moved HF 118 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Representative Howe presented HF 118 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Rob Undersander, Waite Park, Minnesota
Jessica Webster, Staff Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Peter Woitock, Community Organizer, Hunger Solutions
Clare Gravon, Food Security Program Coordinator, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis
Tracy Fischman, Executive Director, Exodus Lending
Deborah Huskins, Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators

The committee recessed at 2:51 PM.

The committee reconvened at 8:32 PM.

Chair Dean renewed his motion to re-refer HF 118 to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3291 (ANSELMO) STATEWIDE CESSATION SERVICES TO HELP MINNESOTANS QUIT USING TOBACCO PRODUCTS AUTHORIZED, TOBACCO CESSATION ACCOUNT IN THE SPECIAL REVENUE FUND ESTABLISHED, AND MONEY TRANSFERRED TO TOBACCO CESSATION ACCOUNT

Chair Dean moved HF 3291 be laid over.

Representative Anselmo presented HF 3291 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs, ClearWay Minnesota

HF 3291 was laid over.

HF 3859 (LEE) FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN DISABILITY COMMUNITIES PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Chair Dean moved HF 3859 be laid over.

Representative Lee presented HF 3859 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Daniell Cashman, Founder, Tapping All Possibilities
Paul Stambaugh, Better Together Founder
Becky Fisk, Event Coordinator and Urban Journal Co-Founder

HF 3859 was laid over.

HF 3975 (LOEFFLER) HENNEPIN COUNTY; FOSTER FAMILY RECRUITMENT GRANT FUNDS PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Loeffler moved HF 3975 be laid over.

Representative Loeffler presented HF 3975 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jodi Wentland, Director of Human Services Hennepin County

HF 3975 was laid over.

HF 3169 (SCHOMACKER) BACKGROUND STUDY REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS LIVING IN A LICENSED FOSTER CARE HOME MODIFIED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3169 be laid over.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 3169 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Marsha Vandenburgh, Foster Care Mom, Oak Grove, Minnesota

HF 3169 was laid over.

HF 3455 (ZERWAS) BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICE PROVIDER PROVISIONS MODIFIED

Representative Zerwas moved HF 3455 be laid over.

Representative Zerwas moved the A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers on the Amendment:
Tim Walsh, Vice President, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge

Representative Zerwas presented HF 3455 to the committee.

HF 3455 as amended was laid over.
HF 3574 (PINTO) HEALTH COMMISSIONER REQUIRED TO DISTRIBUTE GRANTS TO ADDRESS DISPARITIES IN PRENATAL CARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Pinto moved HF 3574 be laid over.

Representative Pinto presented HF 3574 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Katy Kozhimannil, Ph.D, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra, Doula, Cultural Wellness Center
Nathan Chomilo, MD, Park Nicollet Health Services

HF 3574 was laid over.

HF 1403 (KIEL) ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELORS ADDED TO THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM

Chair Dean moved HF 1403 be laid over.

Chair Dean moved the A18-0741 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiel presented HF 1403 to the committee.

Testifiers:
John Magnuson, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health

The A1 amendment was not offered.

HF 1403 as amended was laid over.

HF 3857 (KIEL) MALTREATMENT INVESTIGATION QUARTERLY REPORT REQUIRED

Chair Dean moved HF 3857 be laid over.

Representative Kiel presented HF 3857 to the committee.

HF 3857 was laid over.

HF 3308 (KIEL) OLDER AND VULNERABLE ADULT PROTECTIONS PROVIDED, HEALTH CARE AND HOME CARE BILLS OF RIGHTS MODIFIED, REGULATION OF HOME CARE PROVIDERS MODIFIED, CORRECTION ORDER PROVISIONS MODIFIED, TRAINING AND OPERATIONS PANEL WITHIN THE OFFICE OF HEALTH FACILITY COMPLAINTS ESTABLISHED, VULNERABLE ADULT MALTREATMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS MODIFIED, WORKING GROUPS ESTABLISHED, REPORTS REQUIRED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Chair Dean moved HF 3308 be laid over.

Chair Dean moved the A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The A3, A6, and A7 amendments were not offered.

Representative Kiel presented HF 3308 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Christine Bakke, Chief Executive Officer and Administrator, Madonna Living Community
Joan Willshire, Executive Director, Minnesota Council on Disability
Josh Berg, Director of Program Services, Accessible Space, Inc.
Mary Jo George, Associate State Director, AARP MN
Kris Sundberg, President, Elder Voice Family Advocates
Eric Linn, Consumer
Suzanne Scheller, on behalf of Barb Winchell, Consumer
Patty Sagert, Consumer
Sheila Van Pelt, Citizen Advocate

HF 3308 as amended was laid over.

HF 3640 (ALBRIGHT) TEMPORARY LICENSE SUSPENSIONS AND BACKGROUND CHECKS MODIFIED FOR HEALTH-RELATED PROFESSIONALS

Representative Albright moved HF 3640 be laid over.

Representative Albright presented HF 3640 to the committee.

HF 3640 was laid over.

HF 3134 (BACKER) CHILDREN’S RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PAYMENT PROVISIONS EFFECTIVE DATE AMENDED, AND CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED

Representative Backer moved HF 3134 be laid over.

Representative Backer moved the A2 amendment.

Representative Backer offered an oral amendment: ‘On page 2, line 24, delete “June 30” and insert “January 15.”’

THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Backer re-moved the A2 amendment as incorporated. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Backer presented HF 3134 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jamie Halpern, Area Manager, Hennepin County and Minnesota Association of County Administrators
Sam Smith, Public Policy Coordinator, National Alliance on Mental Illness

HF 3134 as amended was laid over.

HF 3823 (SCHOMACKER) MINNESOTA HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION ESTABLISHED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3823 be laid over.

Representative Liebling moved the A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling moved the A6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 3823 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Bentley Graves, Director, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

HF 3823 as amended was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:56 PM.


_______________________________________
Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3975 (Loeffler) - Hennepin County; foster family recruitment grant funds provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3857 (Kiel) - Maltreatment investigation quarterly report required.
  • HF3574 (Pinto) - Health commissioner required to distribute grants to address disparities in prenatal care access and utilization, and money appropriated.
  • HF3308 (Kiel) - Older and vulnerable adult protections provided, health care and home care bills of rights modified, regulation of home care providers modified, correction order provisions modified, training and operations panel within the Office of Health Facility Complaints established, vulnerable adult maltreatment reporting requirements modified, working groups established, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3291 (Anselmo) - Statewide cessation services to help Minnesotans quit using tobacco products authorized, tobacco cessation account in the special revenue fund established, and money transferred to tobacco cessation account.
  • HF3251 (Zerwas) - Planning estimates for the home and community-based services innovation pool modified.
  • HF3169 (Schomacker) - Background study requirements for minors living in a licensed foster care home modified.
  • HF3134 (Backer) - Children's residential treatment payment provisions effective date amended, and children's mental health report and recommendations deadline extended.
  • HF2996 (Kresha) - Child Welfare Training System modification required, report required, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF4113 (Kresha) - Home visiting programs for families with young children appropriation modified.
  • HF3455 (Zerwas) - Behavioral health service provider provisions modified.
  • HF3640 (Albright) - Temporary license suspensions and background checks modified for health-related professionals.
  • HF3778 (Peterson) - Child care provisions relating to families experiencing homelessness modified.
  • HF3823 (Schomacker) - Minnesota Health Policy Commission established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3860 (Albright) - Senior companion program and foster grandparents program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3859 (Lee) - Funding for mental health in disability communities provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1403 (Kiel) - Alcohol and drug counselors added to the health professional education loan forgiveness program.
  • HF118 (Howe) - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) asset limitations modified.
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00:26 - HF2996 (Kresha) Child Welfare Training System modification required, report required, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
02:17 - HF4113 (Kresha) Home visiting programs for families with young children appropriation modified.
14:29 - HF3778 (Peterson) Child care provisions relating to families experiencing homelessness modified.
22:24 - HF3251 (Zerwas) Planning estimates for the home and community-based services innovation pool modified.
32:52 - HF3860 (Albright) Senior companion program and foster grandparents program funding provided, and money appropriated.
44:37 - HF118 (Howe) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program asset limitations modified.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 51 minutes.


If you would like to testify, please contact Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant, at shiloh.larson@house.mn

Bills may be taken in any order. Additional bills may be added to the agenda.

Due to the number of bills on the agenda, please limit testimonies and presentations out of consideration for other testifiers.

**BILLS ADDED** HF 1403 (Kiel), HF 118 (Howe) and HF 3859 (Lee)