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Health and Human Services Finance

FORTY-FIRST MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 11, 2014

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

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


Chair Thomas Huntley called to order the forty-first meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee at 10:09 a.m. in Room 200 of the State Office Building on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. 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. 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. Rena Moran
Rep. Jerry Newton
Rep. Duane Quam
Rep. Joe Schomacker
Rep. Nick Zerwas

Members Excused:

Rep. Tara Mack
Rep. Joe McDonald

Chair Huntley explained the removal of H.F. 2599 (Loeffler - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) housing assistance grant effective date modified) and H.F. 2678 (Fritz - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) effective date of family cap repeal modified) from the agenda today due to Department of Human Services not being able to implement them at this time.

H.F. 2379 (Liebling) - Recovery school programs grant money appropriated

Representative Liebling explained her bill and then moved H.F. 2379 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance omnibus bill. Testifying in support of the bill were:

Michael Durchalag, Executive Director, PEASE Academy, Minneapolis
Ian McGregor, PEASE client and resident of Woodbury, Minnesota

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

H.F. 2741 (Fischer) - Mental health services funding modified

Representative Fischer moved H.F. 2741 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance omnibus bill which he then explained. Testifying in support of the bill were:

Sue Abderholden, NAMI MN
Martin Marty, Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department
Tim Burkett, People Incorporated
Terrence Lacefield, People Incorporated client, Minneapolis



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March 11, 2014
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Following discussion, Chair Huntley laid the bill over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance omnibus bill.

At 10:56 a.m. Vice Chair Norton took the gavel.

H.F. 2655 (Huntley) - Commissioner of human services grant program appropriations modified.

Representative Huntley moved H.F. 2655 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. Doug Berg, Fiscal Analyst, explained this technical bill.

Vice Chair Norton clarified the motion to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Following brief discussion, Representative Huntley renewed his motion that H.F. 2655 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. The motion prevailed.

Vice Chair Norton adjourned the meeting at 11:07 a.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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More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2379 (Liebling) - Recovery school programs grant money appropriated.
  • HF2741 (Fischer) - Mental health services funding modified.
  • HF2655 (Huntley) - Human services commissioner grant program appropriations modified.

**Agenda subject to change; please visit committee website for updates**
To testify, please contact the committee administrator at lucy.morgan@house.mn.