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Health and Human Services Reform

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - May 10, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 8:17 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room 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
ALLEN, Susan
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FLANAGAN, Peggy
FRANSON, Mary
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


Representative Albright moved to approve the minutes from March 16, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2621 (Franson) Female genital mutilation crime expanded, requirements for education and outreach updated, and definition of egregious harm expanded.

Representative Franson moved HF2621 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Franson moved the A9 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Franson moved the A8 amendment.

Jenifer Somerfeld, DHS, testified regarding the A8 amendment.

Autumn Baum, DHS, testified regarding the A8 amendment.

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF2621.

Farhio Khalif;
Wario Mohamud;
Fadumo Abdinur;
Osman Omar;
Ben Johnson, House Research Department;
Sarah Sunderman, House Research Department;
Kaade Wallace; Legislative Coordinator, Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage;
Ann Hill, Ombudsperson for African American Families, Minnesota Department of
Human Services.

Representative Franson renewed her motion that HF2621 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Kristen Ehresmann, RN, MPH, Director, Minnesota Department of Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control, gave a presentation about the measles outbreak.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 a.m.





Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Emily Richter, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2621 (Franson) - Female genital mutilation crime expanded, requirements for education and outreach updated, definition of egregious harm expanded, child in need of protection or services expanded to include a victim of female genital mutilation, and maltreatment definition provided for reporting maltreatment of minors.
Documents:

Presentation by MDH about measles outbreak