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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FIFTY-FIRST MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 24, 2010

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

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chairs, 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 2:55 P.M. on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 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
FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAYDEN, Jeff
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul

Members excused:

EMMER, Tom
HUNTLEY, Tom
MURPHY, Erin

A quorum was present.

Representative Loeffler moved the minutes of February 23, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3071 (Hayden) Exemptions from MFIP and general assistance asset limitations created.

Representative Hayden moved that HF3071 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Jeanette Jones, LIFT To End Poverty
Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Minnesota Catholic Conference

Representative Hayden renewed his motion that HF3071 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2564 (Hayden) Minnesota family investment program time limit on assistance modified.

Representative Hayden moved that HF2564 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Kim Hosmer, Welfare Rights Committee
Deb Konechne, Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout
Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Minnesota Catholic Conference
Jennifer Lynch, Department of Human Services

HF2564 was laid over.

Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
February 24, 2010
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The meeting was adjourned at 3:55 P.M.



Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR




Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3071 (Hayden) - Exemptions from MFIP and general assistance asset limitations created.
  • HF2564 (Hayden) - Minnesota Family Investment Program time limit on assistance modified.
  • HF2576 (Hayden) - Minnesota Family Investment Program hardship extensions expanded.