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Human Services Finance and Policy

SIXTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, March 23, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Kristin Bahner, Vice Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:30 am on March 23, 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.

Lead Albright moved that the minutes from March 22, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3815 (Moran) Quality Parenting Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
Testifiers:
• Sandy Webber, Parent advocate, Quality Parenting Initiative
• Kate Rickord, Director, Quality Parenting Initiative
Vice Chair Bahner laid HF3815 over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.
HF4217 (Agbaje) Foster and adoptive family recruitment, engagement, and support requirements modified; grant program established for foster and adoptive family recruitment, engagement, and support; and money appropriated.
Testifiers:
• Curtis Bell, Foster Parent, QPI-MN Champion
• Mary Boo, Executive Director, North American Council on Adoptable Children
Vice Chair Bahner laid HF4217 over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.
HF3477 (Vang) Headway Emotional Health Services grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Testifiers:
• Pat Dale, CEO, Headway Emotional Health Services
• Allen Peterson, Parent advocate
Vice Chair Bahner laid HF3477 over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.
HF4273 (Pryor) Medical assistance eligibility requirements of employed persons with disabilities modified.
Vice Chair Bahner moved the A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifiers:
• Brittanie Wilson, Disability Advocate
• Rob Wudlick, Disability Advocate
Vice Chair Bahner laid HF4273, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.
HF35 (Elkins) Council on Disability authorized to accept and disburse grants and other aids, and money appropriated for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility.
Vice Chair Bahner moved the A4 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifiers:
• Noah McCourt, ED, Disability Justice Network
• Trevor Turner, Public Policy Director, MCD
Vice Chair Bahner laid HF35, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.
HF4124 (Noor) Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) income reporting requirement modified.
Vice Chair Bahner moved the DE1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifiers:
• Kristen Rosenberger, Director, Advocacy and External Engagement, Greater Twin Cities United Way
• Megan Jekot, Advocacy and Civic Engagement Program Manager, Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood

Vice Chair Bahner laid HF4124, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Human Services Finance and Policy Omnibus bill.





The meeting was adjourned at 12:00pm.





Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant













More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF35 (Elkins) - Council on Disability authorized to accept and disburse grants and other aids, and money appropriated for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility.
  • HF3477 (Vang) - Headway Emotional Health Services grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3815 (Moran) - Quality Parenting Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF4124 (Noor) - Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) income reporting requirement modified.
  • HF4217 (Agbaje) - Foster and adoptive family recruitment, engagement, and support requirements modified; grant program established for foster and adoptive family recruitment, engagement, and support; and money appropriated.
  • HF4273 (Pryor) - Medical assistance eligibility requirements of employed persons with disabilities modified.
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03:10 - HF3815 (Moran) Quality Parenting Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
20:24 - HF4217 (Agbaje) Foster and adoptive family recruitment, engagement, and support requirements modified; grant program established for foster and adoptive family recruitment, engagement, and support; and money appropriated.
39:19 - HF3477 (Vang) Headway Emotional Health Services grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
46:23 - HF4273 (Pryor) Medical Assistance eligibility requirements of employed persons with disabilities modified.
1:02:25 - HF35 (Elkins) Council on Disability authorized to accept and disburse grants and other aids, and money appropriated for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility.
1:16:23 - HF4124 (Noor) Minnesota Family Investment Program income reporting requirement modified.
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HF3815 (Moran) Quality Parenting Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF4217 (Agbaje) Foster and adoptive family recruitment, engagement, and support requirements modified; grant program established for foster and adoptive family recruitment, engagement, and support; and money appropriated.
HF3477 (Vang) Headway Emotional Health Services grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF4273 (Pryor) Medical assistance eligibility requirements of employed persons with disabilities modified.
HF35 (Elkins) Council on Disability authorized to accept and disburse grants and other aids, and money appropriated for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility.
HF4124 (Noor) Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) income reporting requirement modified
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 Tuesday, March 22.
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
All events are closed-captioned.
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