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Human Services Finance and Policy

FIFTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Thursday, March 17, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-EIGHTH 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 17, 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.

Rep. Fischer moved that the minutes from March 16, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2725 (Edelson) Competency provisions established relating to trial and other programs; and money appropriated.
Rep. Albright moved to rerefer HF2725 to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee as recommended.
Testifiers:
• Sue Abdorholden, Executive Director, NAMI MN
• Tarryl Clark, Sterns County Commissioner
• DCT Executive Medical Director Dr. Kylee Stevens
Rep. Albright renewed his motion to rerefer HF2725 to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law 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
ROBBINS, Kristin
SANDELL, Steve
SCHOMACKER, Joe

NAYS

On a vote of 19 AYES, 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3418 (Vang) Mental health additional professionals made eligible for loan forgiveness under the health professional education loan forgiveness program, mental health provider supervision grant program and mental health professional scholarship grant program established, qualifications modified for case managers, and money appropriated.

Chair Schultz moved to adopt the division report from the Behavioral Health Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Schultz moved the A2 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Chair Schultz moved to rerefer HF3418, as amended, to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.
Testifiers:
• Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI MN
• Pahoua Yang, Wilder Foundation
Chair Schultz renewed her motion to rerefer HF3418, as amended, to the Health Finance and Policy 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
ROBBINS, Kristin
SANDELL, Steve
SCHOMACKER, Joe

NAYS

On a vote of 19 AYES, 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3896 (Freiberg) Task Force on Disability Services Accessibility and pilot project established, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Schultz moved the A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
• Jillian Nelson, Autism Society of MN, program participant
• Kayte Barton, Program participant
Chair Schultz laid HF3896, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.
HF3919 (Moller) Commissioner of human services directed to develop medical assistance waiver service for life sharing, and money appropriated.
Rep. Moller moved the A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifiers:
• Alissa Dott, LSS, Senior Director, Host Homes, Care Coordination, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
• Larry Bale, Life Sharing resident
Chair Schultz laid HF3919, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.






The meeting was adjourned at 11:33 pm.





Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant













More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2725 (Edelson) - Statutory procedure established to assess the competency of a defendant to stand trial, providing for contested hearings, continuing supervision established for defendants found incompetent to stand trial, requirements established to restore defendants to competency, providing for the administration of medication, forensic navigators established, forensic navigators required to provide services to defendants, dismissal plans established for defendants found incompetent to stand trial, providing for jail-based competency restoration programs, State Competency Restoration Board and certification advisory committee established, mental health provisions created and modified, temporary medical permits created, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3418 (Vang) - Mental health additional professionals made eligible for loan forgiveness under the health professional education loan forgiveness program, mental health provider supervision grant program and mental health professional scholarship grant program established, qualifications modified for case managers, and money appropriated.
  • HF3896 (Freiberg) - Task Force on Disability Services Accessibility and pilot project established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3919 (Moller) - Commissioner of human services directed to develop medical assistance waiver service for life sharing, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:56 - HF2725 (Edelson) Competency provisions established relating to trial and other programs; and money appropriated.
26:19 - HF3418 (Vang) Mental health additional professionals made eligible for loan forgiveness under the health professional education loan forgiveness program, mental health provider supervision grant program and mental health professional scholarship grant program established, qualifications modified for case managers, and money appropriated.
38:13 - HF3896 (Freiberg) Task Force on Disability Services Accessibility and pilot project established, report required, and money appropriated.
54:45 - HF3919 (Moller) Commissioner of human services directed to develop medical assistance waiver service for life sharing, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 3 minutes.


1. HF3418 (Vang) Mental health additional professionals made eligible for loan forgiveness under the health professional education loan forgiveness program, mental health provider supervision grant program and mental health professional scholarship grant program established, qualifications modified for case managers, and money appropriated.
2. HF2725 (Edelson) Competency provisions established relating to trial and other programs; and money appropriated.
3. HF3896 (Freiberg)Task Force on Disability Services Accessibility and pilot project established, report required, and money appropriated.
4. HF3919 (Moller) Commissioner of human services directed to develop medical assistance waiver service for life sharing, 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 16.
This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/HmNgjtZ_KkKBF3cKO2DXmw.pdf
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