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Health and Human Services Finance

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 13, 2013

MINUTES


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


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


Chair Thomas Huntley began the thirteenth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee at 10:12 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

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

Roger Bengtson, President, Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
Bonnie Brueschoff, Director and Legislative Co-chair, Local Public Health Association for Dakota County
Jonathan Watson, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers
Heidi Holste, Care Providers of Minnesota, representing the Long Term Care Imperative
Christian Knights, Long Term Care Imperative
Matt Schafer, State Government Relations Manager, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Rachel Callanan, Regional Vice President of Advocacy, American Heart Association
Sam Walseth, Lobbyist, Sustainable Resources Center
David Godfrey, Hennepin County Medical Center
Deborah Anderson, Director, Minnesota Poison Control System located at Hennepin County Medical Center

A quorum was present at 10:16 and the Chair officially called the meeting to order. 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 Schomacker moved approval of the February 12, 2013 minutes. The motion prevailed. The minutes were approved.

Discussion occurred throughout the meeting.

Chair Huntley made announcements concerning the committee schedule for Thursday, Friday and Monday and adjourned the meeting at 11:23 a.m.


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Thomas E. Huntley, Chair


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

Public testimony will be taken on the Department of Health (MDH) governor's budget proposals.
To sign up to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator at lucy.morgan@house.mn.