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FIFTEENTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Liebling, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 12:46 P.M. on February 14, 2019 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
MANN, Alice, Vice-Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Lead Republican
ACOMB, Patty
BAKER, Dave
BIERMAN, Robert
CANTRELL, Hunter
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
LOEFFLER, Diane
MORAN, Rena
MUNSON, Jeremy
NOOR, Mohamud
OLSON, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Representative Hamilton moved that the minutes of February 13, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 399 (Noor) Hennepin County; foster families recruitment funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Noor moved that HF 399 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

Representative Noor moved an oral amendment to HF 399 as follows:

Page 1, line 1.7 after “foster” insert “kinship”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO HF 399 WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support:

Mike Opat, Hennepin County Commissioner

Chair Liebling laid over HF 399, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division Bill.



HF 222 (Persell) White Earth Band of Ojibwe child welfare services funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 222 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division Bill.

Testifying in support:

Laurie York, White Earth Indian Child Welfare Director

Chair Liebling laid over HF 222 for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division Bill.

HF XXX (Persell) Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe welfare services funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Persell explained his bill HF XXX.

Testifying in support:

Faron Jackson, Sr., Chairman, Leach Lake Band of Ojibwe
Dawn Eckdahl, Child Welfare Director, Leach Lake Band of Ojibwe

HF 795 (Becker-Finn) American Indian families child protection education funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 795 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division Bill.

Testifying in support:

Jill Kehaulani Esch, Ombudsperson for American Indian Families

Ms. Esch also read testimony from: Whitney Parkhurst, Curtis Jackson and Lori Timlin, Parenting Coordinator at Minnesota Correctional Facility – Shakopee.

Chair Liebling laid over HF 795 for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:15 P.M.


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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhofer, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF222 (Persell) White Earth Band of Ojibwe child welfare services funding provided, and money appropriated. HFXXXX (Persell) identical to HF 222 with the exception that it is applicable to Leech Lake Band. HF795 (Becker-Finn) American Indian families child protection education funding provided, and money appropriated. HF399 (Noor) Hennepin County; foster families recruitment funding provided, and money appropriated. Testifiers should email Laura Taken-Holtze (Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn) and Krysta Niedernhofer (Krysta.Niedernhofer@house.mn).

Bills Added:
  • HF222 (Persell) - White Earth Band of Ojibwe child welfare services funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF795 (Becker-Finn) - American Indian families child protection education funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF399 (Noor) - Hennepin County; foster families recruitment funding provided, and money appropriated.
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01:22 - HF399 (Noor) Hennepin County; foster families recruitment funding provided, and money appropriated. 19:58 - HF222 (Persell) White Earth Band of Ojibwe child welfare services funding provided, and money appropriated. 38:35 - HFXXXX (Persell) identical to HF222 with the exception that it is applicable to Leech Lake Band. 54:26 - HF795 (Becker-Finn) American Indian families child protection education funding provided, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 28 minutes.