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THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - April 04, 2013

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MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

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


Vice Chair Kim Norton called to order the thirty-first meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee at 10:12 a.m. in Room 200 of the State Office Building on Thursday, April 4, 2013. A quorum was present. The committee legislative assistant noted the roll:

Members Present:

Rep. Thomas Huntley, Chair
Rep. Kim Norton, Vice Chair
Rep. Jim Abeler
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. Duane Quam
Rep. Joe Schomacker
Rep. Nick Zerwas

Members Excused:

Rep. Susan Allen
Rep. Tara Mack


Continuation of HF 1233 (Huntley) - Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance Bill as amended by the A130268 delete all amendment.

Representative Huntley made opening comments about the bill and testimony followed:

Anne Barry, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Human Services, gave an overview of State Operated Services of the unofficial engrossed version of HF 1233, as amended.

Dave Hartford, Assistant Commissioner, Chemical and Mental Health Services, Department of Human Services, gave an overview of Article 4, Strengthening Chemical and Mental Health Services

Discussion occurred throughout.

HF 256 (Fritz) - Minnesota Family Investment Program family cap repealed

Representative Fritz gave a brief overview of her bill. Testifying in support of the bill were:

Jessica Webster, Staff Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project (Legal Aid)
Andrea Rau, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL)
Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Legislative Affairs & Advocacy Director, Children's Defense Fund-MN
Linnea House, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota



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April 4, 2013


(Testifiers continued)

Deb Konechne, Welfare Rights Committee
Larry Hosch, Transition to Economic Stability Division, Policy & Legislative Lead, DHS

Representative Fritz made closing comments in support of her bill and Chair Norton laid the bill over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill.

The Chair recessed the committee at 11:29 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Basement Hearing Room.

Chair Huntley took the gavel and called the meeting back to order at 6:12 p.m. in the Basement Hearing Room.

HF 1064 (Norton) - Somali women reproductive disparity reduction grants provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Norton moved HF 1064, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill. She gave a brief overview and introduced her testifier, Fartun Weli, Executive Director, of Isuroon. Following her testimony, Representative Abeler moved adoption of the H1064A1 amendment. Discussion followed and Rep. Abeler withdrew his amendment.

Dave Greeman, Minnesota Department of Health, also testified.

Chair Huntley laid HF 1064 over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill.

Vice Chair Norton took the gavel at 6:43 p.m.

HF 1233 (Huntley) - Continuation of HF 1233 (Huntley) - Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance Bill as amended by the A13-0268 delete all amendment.

Walk through of the Minnesota Department of Health budget proposal by Dave Greeman. Darcy Miner, Director of Compliance Monitoring Division, and Susan Winkelmann, Assistant Director, Compliance Monitoring Division, Department of Health spoke to the A13-0362 amendment.

Representative Huntley moved to amend HF 1233, as amended by the A13-0268 delete all amendment by adoption of the A13-0362 amendment. Discussion followed and Matthew Collie, Legislative Policy Director, Minnesota Department of Health, briefly testified.

Following discussion, the motion prevailed. The A13-0362 amendment was adopted and Vice Chair Norton laid HF 1233 over, as amended and adjourned the meeting at 7:49 p.m.




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Thomas E. Huntley, Chair


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Kim Norton, Vice Chair


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Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant
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04:53 - Gavel.
05:24 - HF1233 (Huntley) Health and human services budget established and various provisions modified; home and community-based services redesigned; community first services and support, and autism early intensive intervention benefits established; money appropriated; and MinnesotaCare changes (Governor's health and human services finance bill).
• Walk-through of the Department of Health budget proposal.
• Department of Human Services walk-through of Chemical & Mental Health and Direct services of the Governor's supplemental budget.
58:26 - HF256 (Fritz) Minnesota Family Investment Program family cap repealed.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 18 minutes.


HF 1233 (Huntley) Health and human services budget established and various provisions modified; home and community-based services redesigned; community first services and support, and autism early intensive intervention benefits established; money appropriated; and MinnesotaCare changes.
Walkthrough of the Dept. of Health budget proposal.
DHS walkthrough of Chemical & Mental Health and Direct services of the Governor's supplemental budget.
HF256 (Fritz) Minnesota Family Investment Program family cap repealed.
HF1064 (Norton) Somali women reproductive disparity reduction grants provided, and money appropriated.
To sign up to testify on a HF256 or HF1064 please email lucy.morgan@house.mn.