STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE
Representative Abeler, Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:36 P.M. on February 23, 2011, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ABELER, Jim, Chair
KIFFMEYER, Mary, Vice Chair
Two members were excused.
A quorum was not present.
Representative Abeler officially called the meeting to order at 12:39 P.M.
A quorum was present.
HF8 (Gottwalt) Healthy Minnesota contribution program established, and plan required to redesign service delivery for lower-income MinnesotaCare.
Representative Gottwalt moved that HF8 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.
Representative Gottwalt moved the H0008DE3
delete all amendment.
Representative Gottwalt moved to incorporate the H0008DE3 delete all amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Gottwalt, John Tyler, Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters, Dave Racer, Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters, Lisa Bodine, Manager, Health & Transportation Policy, MN Chamber of Commerce, and Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota, testified on HF8.
Representative Schomacker moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 22, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF8, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Charlie Oakes, West Central Industries Inc, Willmar, Robin Theis, Administrator of Housing & Community Services, St. Benedict's Senior Community in St. Cloud, Tom Pollock, Park River Estates Care Center, Judith Brumfield, Deputy Director, Scott County Community Services, Cindy Guddal, Director, Community-Based Services, Courage Center, Angel Buechner, Welfare Rights Committee, Joan Vaughn, Professional Home Care Coalition, Kathleen Picard, American Physical Therapy Association MN Chapter, Christopher Bell and Steve Larson, MN Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, Anne Henry, Minnesota Disability Law Center, Deb Cathcart, Vice President of Maternal & Child Care, U of M Medical Center-Fairview, Charles LeTourneau, Foster Care Alumni of America, Jessica L. Webster and Ralonda Mason, Legal Services Advocacy Project, Jean Bender, The ARC of Minnesota, Karen Sames, MN Occupational Therapy Association, Lindsay Ginter and Susan Syverson, Professional Rehabilitation Consultants, Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association, Eddie Marcus, Spokesman & Advocate of Basic Human Rights for All People, Mary Nienow, Child Care Works, Anne Luce, Bright Minds Montessori School, and Trisha Stark, Ph.D., Director of Professional Affairs, Minnesota Psychological Association presented public testimony on the Governor’s Budget Recommendations.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:27 P.M.
REP. JIM ABELER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant