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Health and Human Services Finance

TWELFTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 12, 2013

MINUTES


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


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


Chair Thomas Huntley began the twelfth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee at 10:04 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

Testifying on the Governor's budget pertaining to Minnesota Department of Health:

Dr. Edward P. Ehlinger, Commissioner
Abigail Read, Chief Financial Officer

A quorum present at 10:18 a.m., Chair Huntley officially called the 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. Joe McDonald
Rep. Rena Moran
Rep. Jerry Newton
Rep. Joe Schomacker
Rep. Nick Zerwas

Members Excused:

Rep. Tara Mack

Representative Halverson moved approval of the February 7, 2013 minutes. The motion prevailed. The minutes were approved.

The Chair announced the presence of 7th and 8th grade visitors from The Friends School of Minnesota, St. Paul, who were participating in the Minnesota Historical Society Capitol Historic Site's "Voice of the People: Your Role in Minnesota Government" tour and education program. Members applauded their visit.

Abigail Read's testimony continued.

Discussion occurred.

Testimony from Doug Berg, Fiscal Analyst, regarding biennial budget pages for the Minnesota State Council on Disability and the Office of Ombudsperson for Families.

Chair Huntley adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.



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Thomas E. Huntley, Chair


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Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

The Department of Health will present the governor's budget proposals for that agency.
Nonpartisan staff will present one budget item each from the Disability Council and Ombudsperson for Families.