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Human Services Finance and Policy

FIFTY-FIFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Thursday, March 10, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:30 am on March 10, 2022, remotely via Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
SCHULTZ, Jennifer (Chair)
BAHNER, Kristin (Vice-Chair)
ALBRIGHT, Tony (Lead)
BOLDON, Liz
BURKEL, John
FISCHER, Peter
FREDERICK, Luke
HANSON, Jessica
KIEL, Debra
LIEBLING, Tina
MOLLER, Kelly
NOOR, Mohamud
NOVOTNY, Paul
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
RASMUSSON, Jordan
ROBBINS, Kristin
SANDELL, Steve
SCHOMACKER, Joe

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Bahner moved that the minutes from March 9, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3090 (Gomez) Emergency shelter facility grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Chair Schultz moved to adopt the division report from the Preventing Homelessness Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Schultz moved the A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifiers:

• Rhonda Otteson, Executive Director, MN Coalition for the Homeless
• Katherine Meerse, Executive Director, Avenues for Youth
Chair Schultz laid HF3090, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.
HF3294 (Reyer) Emergency service grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Chair Schultz moved to adopt the division report from the Preventing Homelessness Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Testifiers:
• Rhonda Otteson, Executive Director, MN Coalition for the Homeless
• Femi Ogun, Catholic Charities

Chair Schultz laid HF3294 over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.
HF3599 (Keeler) Trauma-informed service priority added, sexual exploitation and trafficking study created and funding provided, sexually exploited youth funding provided, and money appropriated.
Chair Schultz moved to adopt the division report from the Preventing Homelessness Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Schultz moved the A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Rep. Liebling moved to rerefer HF3599, as amended, to the Health Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Schultz moved the A2 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifiers:

• Holly (Miskitoos Wapunewoetum) Henning, Deputy Associate Director, Ain Dah Yung (Our Home) Center
Chair Schultz renewed the motion to rerefer HF3599, as amended, to the Health Policy and Finance Committee.
Chair Schultz stated a roll call vote would be taken. The results were as follows:
AYES
SCHULTZ, Jennifer (Chair)
BAHNER, Kristin (Vice-Chair)
ALBRIGHT, Tony (Lead)
BOLDON, Liz
BURKEL, John
FISCHER, Peter
FREDERICK, Luke
HANSON, Jessica
KIEL, Debra
LIEBLING, Tina
MOLLER, Kelly
NOOR, Mohamud
NOVOTNY, Paul
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
RASMUSSON, Jordan
SANDELL, Steve
SCHOMACKER, Joe

NAYS

EXCUSED:
ROBBINS, Kristin

On a vote of 18 AYES, 0 NAYS and 1 EXCUSED THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3661 (Keeler) Human services grant fund authorized use added, pregnant and parenting homeless youth study created and funding provided, homeless youth act grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Chair Schultz moved to adopt the division report from the Preventing Homelessness Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Schultz moved the A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifier:

• Nicole Mills, Executive Director, Oasis for Youth
Chair Schultz laid HF3661, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.
HF3200 (Hollins) Transitional housing program modified, and money appropriated.
Chair Schultz moved to adopt the division report from the Preventing Homelessness Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Testifiers:

• Rhonda Otteson, Executive Director, MN Coalition for the Homeless
• Jennifer Jorgensen, Case Manager, SEMCAC
Chair Schultz laid HF3200 over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.
HF2762 (Stephenson) Anoka County; HOPE 4 Youth homeless drop-in center funding provided, and money appropriated.
Chair Schultz moved to adopt the division report from the Preventing Homelessness Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Testifier:
• LaChelle Williams, Executive Director, HOPE 4 Youth
Chair Schultz laid HF2762 over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.





The meeting was adjourned at 11:53 am.





Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant











More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2762 (Stephenson) - Anoka County; HOPE 4 Youth homeless drop-in center funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3090 (Gomez) - Emergency shelter facility grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3200 (Hollins) - Transitional housing program modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF3294 (Reyer) - Emergency service grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3599 (Keeler) - Trauma-informed service priority added, sexual exploitation and trafficking study created and funding provided, funding provided for sexually exploited youth, and money appropriated.
  • HF3661 (Keeler) - Human services grant fund authorized use added, pregnant and parenting homeless youth study created and funding provided, homeless youth act grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:05 - Overview of today's bills.
08:02 - HF3090 (Gomez) Emergency shelter facility grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
22:14 - HF3294 (Reyer) Emergency service grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
33:41 - HF3599 (Keeler) Trauma-informed service priority added, sexual exploitation and trafficking study created and funding provided, sexually exploited youth funding provided, and money appropriated.
48:09 - HF3661 (Keeler) Human services grant fund authorized use added, pregnant and parenting homeless youth study created and funding provided, homeless youth act grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
56:07 - HF3200 (Hollins) Transitional housing program modified, and money appropriated.
1:09:19 - HF2762 (Stephenson) Anoka County; HOPE 4 Youth homeless drop-in center funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 24 minutes.


1. HF3090 (Gomez) Emergency shelter facility grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
2. HF3294 (Reyer) Emergency service grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
3. HF3599 (Keeler) Trauma-informed service priority added, sexual exploitation and trafficking study created and funding provided, sexually exploited youth funding provided, and money appropriated.
4. HF3661 (Keeler) Human services grant fund authorized use added, pregnant and parenting homeless youth study created and funding provided, homeless youth act grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
5. HF3200 (Hollins) Transitional housing program modified, and money appropriated.
6. HF2762 (Stephenson) Anoka County; HOPE 4 Youth homeless drop-in center funding provided, and money appropriated.
Additional agenda items may be added.

Public Viewing:
This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

Notes:
Members of the public wishing to submit written testimony should contact Yingya Vang at Yingya.Vang@house.mn by 12:00 PM on Wednesday, March 9.
This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm
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