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TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH 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 12:45 P.M. on March 13, 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
HAMILTON, Rod
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
LOEFFLER, Diane
MORAN, Rena
MUNSON, Jeremy
NOOR, Mohamud
OLSON, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick

Members excused:
HALVERSON, Laurie

A quorum was not present.

Chair Liebling recessed to the call of the chair.

Chair Liebling reconvened the meeting at 12:50 P.M.

A quorum was present.

HF 1043 (Cantrell) Housing support rates modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Cantrell requested that HF 1043 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Testifying in support:
1. Senta Leff, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless / Co-Chair Homes for All Campaign
2. Junail Anderson, Homeless Expert/Advocate, Street Voices for Change
3. Lorrhonda Lake, Youth Leader & Advisory Committee Member for The Link
4. Gina Kautz, Homeless Programs Manager, Clay County HRA
5. Pete Charpentier, Regional Lead, Central Minnesota Continuum of Care / Minnesota Tribal Collaborative to Prevent & End Homelessness
6. Chief Deputy David Metusalem, Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
7. Megan D. Knieff, Member of the Public

Kristine Davis, Department of Human Services responded to member questions.
Chair Liebling laid over HF 1043 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

Vice Chair Mann assumed the gavel at 1:28 P.M.

HF 1659 (Schultz) Sexually exploited youth and youth at risk shelter, services, and other activities funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Schultz requested that HF 1659 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Schultz presented HF 1659.

Testifying in support:
1. Beth Holger, Executive Director for The Link
2. Fawn Lemieux, Survivor Advisory Committee Member for The Link
3. Symmie Williams, Survivor Advisory Committee Member for The Link

Vice Chair Mann laid over HF 1659 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF 2033 (Lippert) Recovery community organization grants funding provided, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Mann moved that HF 2033 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Lippert presented HF 2033.

Testifying in support:
1. Wendy Jones, Executive Director, Minnesota Recovery Connection

Vice Chair Mann laid over HF 2033 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

Chair Liebling assumed the gavel at 1:40 P.M.

HF 1961 (Lippert) Community action grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1961 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Lippert presented HF 1961.

Testifying in support:
1. Arnie Anderson, Executive Director, MN Community Action Partnership
2. Jenny Larson, Executive Director, Three Rivers Community Action
3. Lori Schultz, Executive Director, Tri-County Action Program, St. Cloud

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1961 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF 1602 (Moran) Parent Support grants funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Moran requested that HF 1602 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Moran moved the H1602A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Moran presented HF 1602.

Testifying in support:
1. Larene Randle-Wade, CEO/Executive Director, MN One Stop for Communities
2. Joanna Woolman, Director, Institute for Children, Families and Communities, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
3. Latasha White, Parent Mentor, Minnesota One Stop for Communities
4. Robert O’Connor, Board Member, MN One Stop for Communities

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1602, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

Representative Loeffler moved that the minutes of March 12, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:17 P.M.


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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

HF1043 (Cantrell) Housing support rates modified, and money appropriated. HF2033 (Lippert) Recovery community organization grants funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1961 (Lippert) Community action grant funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1659 (Schultz) Sexually exploited youth and youth at risk shelter, services, and other activities funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1602 (Moran) Parent Support grants funding provided, and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF1043 (Cantrell) - Housing support rates modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF2033 (Lippert) - Recovery community organization grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1961 (Lippert) - Community action grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1659 (Schultz) - Sexually exploited youth and youth at risk shelter, services, and other activities funding provided; and money appropriated.
  • HF1602 (Moran) - Parent Support grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
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02:14 - HF1043 (Cantrell) Housing support rates modified, and money appropriated. 39:53 - HF1659 (Schultz) Sexually exploited youth and youth at risk shelter, services, and other activities funding provided, and money appropriated. 46:38 - HF2033 (Lippert) Recovery community organization grants funding provided, and money appropriated. 59:33 - HF1961 (Lippert) Community action grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:13:36 - HF1602 (Moran) Parent Support grants funding provided, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.