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Health and Human Services Finance

TWENTIETH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 27, 2013

MINUTES


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


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


Chair Thomas Huntley called to order the twentieth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee at 10:09 a.m. in Room 200 of the State Office Building on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. A quorum was present 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. Glenn Gruenhagen
Rep. Laurie Halverson
Rep. Melissa Hortman
Rep. Carolyn Laine
Rep. Tina Liebling
Rep. Diane Loeffler
Rep. Tara Mack
Rep. Joe McDonald
Rep. Rena Moran
Rep. Jerry Newton
Rep. Duane Quam
Rep. Nick Zerwas

Members Excused

Rep. Patti Fritz
Rep. Joe Schomacker

Representative Dean moved approval of the February 21 and 26, 2013 minutes. The motion prevailed.

HF 357 (Mullery) - Children's mental health; psychosis early identification, intensive treatment, and support funds appropriated

Chair Huntley moved HF 357 be recommended to pass and Representative Mullery explained his amendment to the bill while copies were being run.

The Chair moved adoption of the H0357A1 amendment. Following discussion, the motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

Testifying were:

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI - MN
Sue Hanson, NAMI member and parent

Discussion occurred after which the Chair welcomed 9th and 10th graders from Great River School who were participating in the Minnesota Historical Society Capitol Historic Site's "Voice of the People: Your Role in Minnesota Government" tour and educational program.


Minutes
February 27, 2013
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Discussion continued on the bill, as amended, and the Chair laid the bill over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill.

HF 663 (Laine) - Newborn screening fee increased, funding provided for support services for families who have a child who is deaf or has a hearing loss, hospital payment rate adjusted, and money appropriated.

Representative Laine moved HF 663 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill. Rep. Laine moved adoption of and explained her H0663A1 amendment. The motion prevailed and she continued an overview of her bill, as amended.

Testifying were:

Mary Hartnett, Executive Director, The Commission of Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing
Minnesotans
Candace Lindow-Davies, Minnesota Hands and Voices
Danelle Gournans, Deaf Mentor Family Program
Laura Libby, parent, Minnesota Hands and Voices and Deaf Mentor Program
Trixie Ann Goldberg, Life Track Resources

Discussion followed and Chair Huntley laid the bill over, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill.

HF 689 (Liebling) - Fetal alcohol syndrome reduction programs money appropriated

Representative Liebling moved HF 689 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill and further moved adoption of the A13-0098 amendment. Following discussion, the motion prevailed and the A13-0098 amendment was adopted.

Testifying were:

Sara Messelt, Executive Director, Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Ann Lansing on behalf of the CRAFT Project, Olmstead County
Stephanie Podulke, Olmstead County Commissioner

Following discussion, Chair Huntley laid the bill over, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill.

The Chair made announcements regarding tomorrow's shortened schedule due to the budget forecast; therefore, the committee will only be hearing Representative Norton's autism bill. He adjourned the meeting at 11:34 a.m.




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Thomas E. Huntley, Chair


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Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF357 (Mullery) - Children's mental health; psychosis early identification, intensive treatment, and support funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF663 (Laine) - Newborn screening fee increased, funding provided for support services for families who have a child who is deaf or has a hearing loss, hospital payment rate adjusted, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF689 (Liebling) - Fetal alcohol syndrome reduction programs funding provided, and money appropriated.
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To testify, please contact the committee administrator at lucy.morgan@house.mn.