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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 26, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

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

MINUTES


Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:47 P.M. on Thursday, February 26, 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 2:50 P.M.

HF469 (Greiling) Mental health provisions changed, criminal justice and public safety amended, public safety grants created, children's mental health services amended, loan forgiveness program created, additional medical assistance coverage provided for mental health issues, rate increases provided, fatality review team created, studies required, mental health funding provided, and money appropriated

Representative Greiling presented HF469.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI-MN
Suzette Scheele, Parent
Billy Dinkel, NAMI-MN

Representative Thissen officially called the meeting to order at 2:52 P.M.

Representative Bunn moved that the minutes of February 25, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF934 (Loeffler) Children aging out of foster care provisions modified

Representative Loeffler moved that HF934 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance

Representative Loeffler moved the H0934A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loeffler presented HF934.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Mary Regan, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies

Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
February 26, 2009
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Representative Liebling assumed the gavel at 3:15 P.M.

Representative Loeffler renewed her motion that HF934, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF449 (Mullery) Crisis intervention team grants established, and money appropriated

Representative Liebling moved that HF449 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Liebling moved the H0449A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery presented HF449.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota

Representative Liebling renewed her motion that HF449, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF448 (Mullery) Emergency 911 systems allowed to include referral to mental health crisis teams.

Representative Liebling moved that HF448 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division.

Representative Liebling moved to amend HF448 as follows:

Page 1, delete Section 2.

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery presented HF448.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota

Representative Liebling renewed her motion that HF448, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF985 (Hayden) Children aging out of foster care provisions modified

Representative Hayden moved that HF985 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Hayden presented HF985.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Mary Regan, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies


Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
February 26, 2009
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Representative Hayden renewed his motion that HF985 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF444 (Thissen) State's suicide prevention plan modified

Representative Thissen moved that HF444 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Higher Education and Work Force Development Finance and Policy.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Kathy Kelso, Director of Public Policy, Mental Health Association of Minnesota

Representative Thissen changed his motion and moved that HF444 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Rigister. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 P.M.



Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
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01:10 - Gavel.
01:30 - HF469 (Greiling) Mental health provisions changed, criminal justice and public safety amended, public safety grants created, children's mental health services amended, loan forgiveness program created, additional medical assistance coverage provided for mental health issues, rate increases provided, fatality review team created, studies required, mental health funding provided, and money appropriated (note HF469 is informational only).
18:44 - HF934 (Loeffler) Children aging out of foster care provisions modified.
31:13 - HF449 (Mullery) Crisis intervention team grants established, and money appropriated.
38:47 - HF448 (Mullery) Emergency 911 systems allowed to include referral to mental health crisis teams.
54:08 - HF985 (Hayden) Children aging out of foster care provisions modified.
1:09:04 - HF444 (Thissen) State's suicide prevention plan modified.
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HF469 (Greiling) Mental health provisions changed, criminal justice and public safety amended, public safety grants created, children's mental health services amended, loan forgiveness program created, additional medical assistance coverage provided for mental health issues, rate increases provided, fatality review team created, studies required, mental health funding provided, and money appropriated--Note HF469 is informational only
HF444 (Thissen) State's suicide prevention plan modified
HF934 (Loeffler) Children aging out of foster care provisions modified
HF985 (Hayden) Children aging out of foster care provisions modified
HF449 (Mullery) Crisis intervention team grants established, and money appropriated
HF448 (Mullery) Emergency 911 systems allowed to include referral to mental health crisis teams