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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 12, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chair, Representative Paul Thissen

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Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:45 P.M. on Thursday, February 12, 2009 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
LIEBLING, Tina (Vice-Chair)
ABELER, Jim
BROD, Laura
BUNN, Julie
EMMER, Tom
FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul




A quorum was present at 2:48 P.M.

HF328 (E. Murphy) Adoption record and original birth certificate governing provisions modified

Representative Murphy moved that HF328 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Representative Murphy moved the H0328A1 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Murphy moved the H0328A2 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Murphy presented HF328.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Penny Needham, Minnesota Coalition for Adoption Reform
Carrie Blesener, Minnesota Coalition for Adoption Reform

Rep. Loeffler moved the H0328A3 amendment. MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Murphy renewed her motion that HF328, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Liebling assumed the gavel at 3:30 P.M.

HF247 (Thissen) Long-term care savings plan provided and income tax subtraction provided for contributions made to the long-term care savings plan

Representative Thissen moved that HF247 be laid over for possible inclusion in a Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight long-term care omnibus bill.

Representative Brod and Representative Thissen presented HF247.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
February 12, 2009
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Kathryn Roberts, CEO and President, Ecumen
Larhae Knatterud, Director, Transform 2010, Minnesota Department of Human Services

HF247 was laid over for possible inclusion in a Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight long-term care omnibus bill.

HF337 (Fritz) Home care tax credit established, long-term consultation team amended, and caregiver burden scale established

Representative Fritz moved that HF337 be laid over for possible inclusion in a Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight long-term care omnibus bill.

Representative Fritz presented HF337.

Providing testimony in support of the bill were:

Jeff Bangsberg, Caregiver Recipient
Joan Molenaar, Caregiver

HF337 was laid over for possible inclusion in a Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight long-term care omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 P.M.




Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF328 (E. Murphy) Adoption record and original birth certificate governing provisions modified
HF247 (Thissen) Long-term care savings plan provided and income tax subtraction provided for contributions made to the long-term care savings plan
HF337 (Fritz) Home care tax credit established, long-term consultation team amended, and caregiver burden scale established
HF42 (Thissen) Four-month waiting period waived for unemployed persons for MinnesotaCare, and money appropriated

HF327 (E. Murphy) has been removed from the agenda