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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FORTY– FIFTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 09, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY- FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

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

MINUTES


Representative Tina Liebling, Vice-Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:25 P.M. on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in Room Basement 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
TORKELSON, Paul

Members excused:

THAO, Cy

A quorum was present.

Representative Huntley moved the minutes of February 4, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2562 (Thissen) COBRA premium state subsidy eligibility extended and modified.

Representative Thissen moved that HF2562 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Thissen moved the H2562A1 amendment with the following change:

Page 1, line 1.6 delete "as amended by section 1,"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen presented the bill.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Mike Goldman, Minnesota Dislocated Worker Program

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF2562, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thissen assumed the gavel at 3:40 P.M.

Overview of Consumer Directed Community Supports

Amy Hewitt, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate/Training Director, University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration
Steve Larson, Public Policy Director, The Arc of Minnesota

Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
February 9, 2010
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Lynn MacDonald, Co-Chair Self Directed Participant Network
Pat Wright, Self Directed Participant Network and Self Advocate
Jean Bender, Member of the Board of Directors of The Arc of Minnesota
Karen Conrath, Client Driven Support Coordinator, Dakota County Social Services
Jean Wood, Director, Aging and Adult Services Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Alex Bartolic, Director, Disability Services Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services

The meeting was adjourned at 4:40 P.M.



Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR



Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2562 (Thissen) - COBRA premium state subsidy eligibility extended, unexpected funds carry forward authorized for COBRA grants, and appropriations changed.

Overview of Consumer Directed Community Supports