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Health and Human Services Finance

SEVENTEEN-A MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 20, 2013

MINUTES

MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION SEVENTEEN-A MEETING


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


Chair Thomas Huntley began the Seventeen-A meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee at 10:03 a.m. in Room 200 of the State Office Building on Tuesday, February 20, 2013.

HF 382 (Benson) - Food shelf program money appropriated

Representative Benson gave a brief overview of his bill and introduced his testifiers:

Colleen Moriarity, Executive Director, Hunger Solutions Minnesota
Cathy Maes, Executive Director, ICA Food Shelf, Minnetonka

At 10:09 a quorum was present and the committee legislative assistant noted the roll:

Members Present:

Rep. Thomas Huntley, Chair
Rep. Kim Norton, Vice Chair
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. Joe McDonald
Rep. Rena Moran
Rep. Jerry Newton
Rep. Duane Quam
Rep. Joe Schomacker
Rep. Nick Zerwas

Members Excused

Rep. Jim Abeler

Representative Loeffler moved approval of the February 14, 15, 18 and 19, 2013 minutes. The motion prevailed.

Chair Huntley moved HF 382 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill. Testimony continued:

Byron Laher, President, Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP), Anoka/Brooklyn
Center
Monica Johnson, Family Service Coordinator, CEAP
Jill Martinez, Communications Manager, Hunger Solutions Minnesota

Chair Huntley laid the bill over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill.

HF 396 ( Benson) - Hennepin County; St. David's Center for Child and Family Development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.


Minutes
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February 20, 2013



Chair Huntley moved HF 396 be recommended to pass and rereferred to Capital Investment. Representative Benson explained his bill. Testifiers were:

Julie Sjordal, Executive Director, St. David's Center for Child & Family Development
Erica Tennessen
Dr. Jim Moore, St. David's Center for Child & Family Development

Discussion occurred and the Chair renewed his motion that HF 396 be recommended to pass and rereferred to Capital Investment. The motion prevailed.

HF 558 (Fritz) - Grave marker and memorial funding provided for deceased residents of state hospitals and regional treatment centers, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Fritz moved HF 558 be recommended to pass and be rereferred to Capital Investment.

Testifying were:

Halle O'Falvey, Community Organizer, Remembering With Dignity (RWD) and Advocating Change Together (ACT)
Melvin Haagenson, Volunteer, RWD and ACT

Representative Fritz renewed her motion that HF 558 be recommended to pass and be rereferred to Capital Investment. The motion prevailed.

The meeting adjourned at 11:34 a.m.




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Thomas E. Huntley, Chair


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Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant
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House TV Video:
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02:20 - Gavel and consideration of HF382 (Benson): Food shelf program money appropriated.
38:08 - HF396 (Benson): Hennepin County; St David's Center for Child and Family Development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
1:23:04 - HF558 (Fritz): Grave marker and memorial funding provided for deceased residents of state hospitals and regional treatment centers, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.


HF382 (Benson) Food shelf program money appropriated.
HF396 (Benson) Hennepin County; St. David's Center for Child and Family Development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF558 (Fritz) Grave marker and memorial funding provided for deceased residents of state hospitals and regional treatment centers, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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