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Ways and Means

SEVENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - February 14, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, began the seventh meeting at 12:40 p.m. on February 14, 2005 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

KNOBLACH, Jim, Chair
DEMPSEY, Jerry, Vice Chair
ABELER, Jim
ABRAMS, Ron
ANDERSON, Irv
BEARD, Mike
BRADLEY, Fran
BUESGENS, Mark
CARLSON, Lyndon
CLARK, Karen
DORMAN, Dan
DORN, John
ERHARDT, Ron
GREILING, Mindy
GUNTHER, Bob
HAMILTON, Rod
HILTY, Bill
HOLBERG, MaryLiz
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KELLIHER, Margaret
LARSON, Dan
MARANI, Carlos
McNAMARA, Denny
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
OZMENT, Dennis
PAYMAR, Michael
RUKAVINA, Tom
RUTH, Connie
SEIFERT, Marty
SMITH, Steve
SOLBERG, Loren
SYKORA, Barb
VANDEVEER, Ray
WAGENIUS, Jean
WALKER, Neva


Members excused:

KLINZING, Karen
KRINKIE, Phil
NORNES, Bud

12:40:20 PM Representative Knobalch began the meeting. A quorum was not present.
12:41:31 PM Representative Knoblach officially called the meeting to order. A quorum was present.
12:41:55 PM Representative McNamara moved that the minutes of 2/7/05 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
12:42:48 PM An overview of health care costs was given by Scott Leitz, Director of Health Economics Program, MN Dept of Health, Brian Ozberg, Assistant Commissioner, MN Department of Health, and Sue Banken, Budget Manager, Continuing Care Administration, MN Department of Human Services.
2:32:23 PM An overview of the health care budget was presented by Kathy Schill, House Fiscal Analyst.
2:47:13 PM The meeting was adjourned.

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Jim Knoblach, Chair



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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant.