MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION TWENTIETH MEETING
HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair
Chair Thomas Huntley began the twentieth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division at 1:04 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.
HF1571 (Abeler) - Governor's budget for health and human services established, various health care provisions amended, Protecting Children and Strengthening Families Act and Northstar Care for Children established, fees increased, work groups created, and money appropriated.
Vice Chair Abeler made brief introductory comments about the Governor’s bill and turned the floor over to the following Department of Human Services individuals who each gave overviews of specific articles in the bill:
Jean Wood, Director, Aging and Adult Services, on Article 1
Alex Bartolic, Director, Disability Services, on Article 1
Bob Held, Director, Nursing Facility Rates and Policy, on Article 1
Chuck Johnson, Assistant Commissioner, Child and Family Services, on Articles 2, 3, 4
Erin Sullivan-Sutton, Director, Child Safety and Permanency, on Articles 6 and 7
Jerry Kerber, Director, Licensing, on Article 8
Shannon McMahon, Manager, Adult Supports Manager, introduced Karen Gibson and Troy Mangan, Managers,
HCCA, who presented an overview on health care program simplification
John Zakelj, Manager, Chemical and Mental Health, on Article 13
Michael Tessneer, Chief Executive Officer, State Operated Services (SOS), on Article 10
Dan Storkamp, Deputy Director, DHS and MSOP (MN Sex Offender Program), on Article 10
During testimony at 1:12 p.m. a quorum was present and Chair Huntley formally called the meeting to order. The clerk noted the roll:
Huntley, Thomas, Chair
Abeler, Jim, Vice Chair
Otremba, Mary Ellen
Representative Peppin moved approval of the March 5, 2009, minutes. The motion prevailed.
Health Care & Human Services Finance
March 17, 2009
Vice Chair Abeler moved HF1571 be held over for possibly inclusion in a later bill and further moved adoption of
the H1571A1-1 amendment with the following oral incorporation:
page 85, delete line 85.1
page 289, delete section 35
The motion prevailed.
Chair Huntley moved HF1571, as amended, be laid on the table and adjourned the meeting at 2:09 p.m.
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair
Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant