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Health and Human Services Reform

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 16, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION



HEATH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE
MINUTES


Representative Schomacker, Chair of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:20 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


SCHOMACKER, Joe, Chair
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn, Vice Chair
LIEBLING, Tina, Minority Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FLANAGAN, Peggy
FREIBERG, Mike
KIEL, Deb
KOEGEL, Erin
KRESHA, Ron
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Erin
OLSON, Liz
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THEIS, Tama


Members excused: ALLEN, Susan, and FRANSON, Mary.

HF1331 (Zerwas) Prisoner mental health screening governed.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1331 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1331.

Stephanie Radtke, Deputy Director, Community Services, Dakota County.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1331 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1938 (Baker) Chemical and mental health service governing provisions modified.

Representative Baker moved HF1938 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Baker moved the DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1938, as amended.

Lane Elmer, CEO, New Beginnings Minnesota;
Claire Wilson, Assistant Commissioner, Community Supports Administration, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1938, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1245 (Schomacker) Child and family services, chemical and mental health services, operations, health care, and community supports provisions modified; and technical corrections made.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1245 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register

Representative Schomacker moved the oral amendment to HF1245 “Delete article 3, section 35. Delete article 5, section 10.” THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF1245, as amended.

Jennifer Sommerfeld, Legislative Liaison for Children and Family Services, DHS;
Carol Labine, Deputy Director for Mental Health, DHS;
Reggie Wagner, Acting Inspector General, DHS;
Chris Orr, Legislative Liaison for Health Care, DHS;
Matt Burdick, Legislative Liaison for Health Care, DHS;
Alex Bartolic, Director of Disability Services, DHS.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1245, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:54 a.m.





Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Emily Richter, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Bills Added:
  • HF1331 (Zerwas) - Prisoner mental health screening governed.
  • HF1245 (Schomacker) - Child and family services, chemical and mental health services, operations, health care, and community supports provisions modified; and technical corrections made.
  • HF1938 (Baker) - Chemical and mental health service governing provisions modified.