STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH 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 8:22 A.M. on March 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.
Chair Abeler officially called the meeting to order at 8:52 A.M.
A quorum was present.
Representative Schomacker moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 17, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Schomacker moved that the minutes from the joint committee meeting on March 22, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Lucinda Jesson, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Jeanne Edevold Larson, Executive Director, Northern Dental Access Center
Marie Reigstad, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
John Diehl, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
Margaret Perryman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Bishop Peter Rogness, Evangelical Lutheran Church
Michael Scandrett, LPaC Alliance and the Minnesota Safety Net Coalition
Tim Moots, Merrick Inc.
Mary Raasch, Merrick Inc.
John Wayne Barker, Executive Director, Merrick Inc.
Dr. Ford C. Runge, Parent of an adult with disabilities
Sue Abderholden, MPH, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Steve Larson, The ARC Minnesota
Jodi Harpstead, COO, Lutheran Social Services
Chair Abeler recessed the committee at 9:22 A.M.
Chair Abeler reconvened the committee at 9:42 A.M.
Anne Henry, Minnesota Disability Law Center
Mary Regan, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies
Sue Watlov Phillips, Executive Director, Elim Transitional Housing, Inc.
Ron Brand, Executive Director, MN Association of Community Mental Health Programs, Inc.
Mary Neinow, Executive Director, Child Care Works
Cindy Johnson, Parent of daughter with disabilities
Jessica Webster, Staff Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Ralonda Mason, Legal Aid
Trisha A. Stark, Director of Professional Affairs, Minnesota Psychological Association
Norm Munk, Partnership Resources, Inc., on behalf of the MN Habilitation Coalition
Richard Brown, Partnership Resources, Inc.
Bruce Nelson, CEO, ARRM
Ed Eide, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Minnesota
Kurt Rutzen, Arc of Minnesota
Twila Brase, President, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom
Jeff Bartleson, Senior Manager, Children's Dental Services
Mark Casagrande, Public Policy Committee member, Executive Director of Park Avenue Center
Katie Conlin, Interim Social Concerns Director, Minnesota Catholic Conference
Darrell Paulsen, Disabled Citizen
Troy Taubenheim, Director, Metro Minnesota Council on Graduate Medical Education
Mary Edwards, Fairview Health System
Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association
Tim Burkett, CEO, People Incorporated
Joe Cuoco, Legislative Committee, Association of Supported Living Residences
Marie Cook, Administrator, Professional Rehab Consultants
Anni Simons, MN Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Dr. Brian Quinlan, Dental Director, Open Cities Health Center
Toby Pearson, Vice President of Advocacy, Care Providers of Minnesota
Kari Thurlow, Vice President of Advocacy, Aging Services of Minnesota
Virginia Amy Weldon, Welfare Rights Committee
Colleen Moriarty, Executive Director, Hunger Solutions Minnesota
Barbara Cox, Director of Government Relations, HealthPartners
Chair Abeler recessed the committee at 11:58 A.M.
Chair Abeler reconvened the meeting at 1:12 P.M.
Dr. Lyle Swenson, President-Elect of the Minnesota Medical Association
Toni Carter, Ramsey County Commissioner, Association of Minnesota Counties
Randy Ehlers, Rock County Family Services, Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators
Jill Briggs, Chisago County Health and Human Services, Local Public Health Association
Bob Melson, LADC, Public Policy Chair, MN Assoc. for Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH)
Scott Leitz, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
John Tschida, VP of Public Affairs & Research, Courage Center
Greg Bloodgood, Southern Minnesota Recovery Connection
Steve Knutson, CEO, Neighborhood Health Source
Representative Gottwalt assumed the gavel at 1:59 P.M.
Cammie Zinger, Pediatric Home Service
Chair Abeler assumed the gavel at 2:05 P.M.
Kathleen Picard, Chair, MN APTA State Government Affairs Committee
Jackie Anderson, MN Chapter of Midwest Assoc. for Medical Equipment Sales (MAMES)
Jane Ochrymowycz, AARP volunteer & member
Brian J. Kao, Research Analyst, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Grace Tangjerd Schmitt, President, Guild Incorporated
Kathryn Kmit, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, MN Council of Health Plans
Lin Nelson, Director of Legislative Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN
David King, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
Brian A. Nasi, Chief Executive Officer, South Country Health Alliance
Edward Sheehy, Director of Public Affairs, Ucare
Richard A. Hooks Wayman, Executive Director, Hearth Connection
Ted Thompson, Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Mission Advancement National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Katie Chase, Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association
Geoff Bartsh, Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations, Medica
Tara Erickson, R-80 Medical Transportation Coalition
Chris Bell, Minnesota Consortium for the Disabilities
Justin Bell, Government Relations Director, American Heart Association
Mary Jo George, Minnesota Nurses Association
Shannon Cunningham, AFSCME Council 5
Jean Lee, Children’s Hope International, R&R Family Centers, APAHC
The meeting was adjourned at 3:40 P.M.
REP. JIM ABELER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant
Committee Legislative Assistant