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Health and Human Services Finance

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 07, 2013

MINUTES


MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING


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


The twenty-fourth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee was called to order at 10:15 a.m. in Room 200 of the State Office Building on Thursday, March 7, 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. 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

HF 937 (Laine) - Human services programs funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Laine moved HF 937 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill and gave an overview of the bill. Testifiers were:

Liz Kuoppala, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
Steve Horsfield, Simpson Housing Services (Emergency Services Grants)
Nancy Cashman, Center City Housing Transitional Housing Program
Rich Hooks Wayman, Executive Director, Hearth Connection

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

HF 698 (Halverson) - Runaway and Homeless Youth Act modified, and money appropriated

Representative Halverson moved HF 698 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill and further moved for adoption and explained the H0698A1 amendment. The motion prevailed. The H0698A1 amendment was adopted. Testifiers were:

Derek Reger, Youth Consultant, Brainerd
Jodi Harpstead, Chief Executive Officer, Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota
Neeka Russel, Youth Expert from St Paul metro area
Lisa Thornquist, Acting Director and Research Director, Hennepin County Office to End
Homelessness



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

HF 119 (Gruenhagen) - McLeod County; nursing facility property rate increase provided.

Representative Gruenhagen moved HF 698 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill and further moved adoption of and explained the H0119A1 amendment. The motion prevailed. Testifying were:

Jon Braband, President and CEO, Glencoe Regional Health Systems
Greg TaBelle, Audit Director, Department of Human Services

Representative Gruenhagen changed his motion as follows: that HF 119, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register, rather than being laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill. The motion prevailed.

The meeting adjourned at 11:28 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:
  • HF937 (Laine) - Human services programs funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF698 (Halverson) - Runaway and Homeless Youth Act modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF119 (Gruenhagen) - McLeod County; nursing facility property rate increase provided.
  • HF139 (Nornes) - Otter Tail County; nursing facility payment rate increase provided.
  • HF375 (Erickson) - Princeton; nursing facility rate increase provided.
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To sign up to testify, please contact the committee administrator at lucy.morgan@house.mn.