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Preventing Homelessness Division

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, February 16, 2022

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

PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Gomez, Chair of the Preventing Homelessness Division, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:31 AM, on February 16, 2022, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The clerk noted the roll.

Members present:


GOMEZ, Aisha CHAIR
KEELER, Heather VICE CHAIR
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne REPUBLICAN LEAD
DAVIDS, Greg
HEINRICH, John
HOLLINS, Athena
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOWARD, Michael
KOEGEL, Erin
PETERSBURG, John
REYER, Liz


A quorum was present.

Chair Gomez moved that the minutes of February 9, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Introductions and remarks by Chair Gomez.

Representative Hollins moved that House File 3200 be re-referred to Human Services Finance & Policy.

Presentation by Representative Athena Hollins on House File 3200.

Author Testifiers on House File 3200:
? Rhonda Otteson, MN Coalition For The Homeless
? Jena Theneman, Executive Director, Partners for Housing
? Lucy Zanders Executive Director, Theresa Living Center
? Zach Eichten, Public Policy Director, MN Coalition For The Homeless

Public Testifiers on House File 3200:
? Sue Watlov Phillips, Executive Director, MICAH

Representative Athena Hollins renewed her motion that House File 3200 be re-referred to Human Services Finance & Policy.

The clerk took the roll on HF 3200.

AYES
Gomez
Keeler
Hollins
Hornstein
Howard
Koegel
Reyer

NAYS
Neu Brindley
Davids
Petersburg

ABSTAIN
Heinrich

There being 7 ayes, 3 nays, and 1 abstention THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Reyer moved that House File 3294 be re-referred to the committee for Human Services Finance and Policy.

Presentation by Representative Liz Reyer on House File 3294.

Author Testifiers on House File 3294:
? Rhonda Otteson, MN Coalition For The Homeless
? Jason Urbanczyk, Housing Advocate
? Pam Hughes, SUD, New Moon Program Director, Bois Forte
? Christine Michels, Catholic Charities’ Director of Housing Stabilization & Opportunity
? Zach Eichten, Public Policy Director, MN Coalition For The Homeless

Public Testifiers on House File 3294:
? Sue Watlov Phillips, Executive Director, MICAH

Representative Reyer renewed her motion that House File 3294 be re-referred to the committee for Human Services Finance and Policy.

The clerk took the roll on HF 3294.

AYES
Gomez
Keeler
Hollins
Hornstein
Howard
Koegel
Reyer

NAYS
Neu Brindley
Davids
Heinrich
Petersburg

There being 7 ayes, 4 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:53 AM.





Rep. Gomez, CHAIR




Robin Schmidt, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3200 (Hollins) - Transitional housing program modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF3294 (Reyer) - Emergency service grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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03:54 - HF3200 (Hollins) Transitional housing program modified, and money appropriated.
38:09 - HF3294 (Reyer) Emergency service grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 24 minutes.


I. HF 3200 (Hollins) - Transitional housing program modified, and money appropriated.
II. HF 3294 (Reyer) - Emergency service grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

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