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Health and Human Services Finance

TENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 06, 2013

MINUTES


MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION TENTH MEETING


HOUSE HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair


Representative Thomas Huntley began the tenth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee at 10:03 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

Testifying on the Governor's budget:

John Barker on behalf of MnDACA
Charlie Oakes, West Central Industries for MnDACA
Deb Meyer, LPN, with Sarah Lewerenz, AFSCME Council 65
Jeff Fromm, Minnesota Faith in Action
Angella Khan, Welfare Rights Committee

A quorum present at 10:27, the Chair formally called the tenth meeting to order and the committee legislative assistant noted the roll:

Members Present:

Rep. Thomas Huntley, Chair
Rep. Kim Norton, Vice Chair
Rep. Jim Abeler
Rep. Susan Allen
Rep. Matt Dean
Rep. Peter Fischer
Rep. Patti Fritz
Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen
Rep. Laurie Halverson
Rep. Melissa Hortman
Rep. Carolyn Laine
Rep. Tina Liebling
Rep. Diane Loeffler
Rep. Tara Mack
Rep. Rena Moran
Rep. Jerry Newton
Rep. Joe Schomacker
Rep. Nick Zerwas

Members Excused:

Rep. Joe McDonald

Representative Norton moved approval of the February 5, 2013 minutes. The motion prevailed. The minutes were approved.

Testimony continued:

Debra Howze, Welfare Rights Committee
Deb Konechne, Welfare Rights Committee
Phyllis Walker, AFSCME 3800
Anne Kilzer, Minnesota Workforce Council Association
Anne Henry, Minnesota Disability Law Center
Bruce Nelson, Association of Residential Resources Minnesota
Anna Youngerman, Director Policy and Advocacy, Children's Hospitals and Clinics
Rick Varco, Policy Director, SEIU Health Care Minnesota
Mary Regan, Executive Director Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies
Toby Pearson, Care Providers
Kari Thurlow, Vice President Advocacy, Aging Services of Minnesota
Alex Fitzsimmons, Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota
Eric Hauge, AFSCME Council 5

The Chair announced that public testimony will continue on February 7 and adjourned the meeting at 12:00 noon.








Minutes February 6, 2013
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Thomas E. Huntley, Chair


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Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Public testimony on the governor's budget proposals for the Department of Human Services (DHS).
To sign up to testify, please email the committee administrator at lucy.morgan@house.mn.