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FORTY-FOURTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 18, 2014

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

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


Chair Thomas Huntley called to order the forty-fourth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee at 10:06 a.m. in Room 200 of the State Office Building on Tuesday, March 18, 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. Tara Mack
Rep. Joe McDonald
Rep. Rena Moran
Rep. Jerry Newton
Rep. Duane Quam
Rep. Joe Schomacker
Rep. Nick Zerwas

Representative Fritz moved approval of the March 13, 2014 minutes. The motion prevailed.

H.F. 892 (Melin) - Uniform Interstate Family Support Act updated

Chair Huntley moved H.F. 892 be re-referred to the General Register. Representative Melin gave a brief overview of her bill. Testifying was:

Judge Harriet Lansing, President, Uniform Law Commission (ULC)

Discussion followed and Chair Huntley renewed his motion that H.F. 892 be re-referred to the General Register. The motion prevailed.

H.F. 2408 (Newton) - Intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities (ICF/DD) and home and community-based service provider reimbursement rates modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Newton moved H.F. 2408 before the committee for consideration and gave a brief overview. Testifying in support of the bill were:

Steve Larson, Senior Policy Advisor, The ARC MN, Co-Chair 5% Campaign
Steve Piekerski, Associate Vice President, Older Adult Services, Lutheran Social Services,
Co-Chair 5% Campaign
Chris Krebsbach, Vice President Operations, Tealwood Senior Living
Paula Hart, President and CEO, Volunteers of America
Jody Fischer, Hiawatha Homes
Kim MacInnes, Bloomington, REM/Mentor Network

Discussion continued on the bill.




Minutes
March 18, 2014
Page 2


Chair Huntley welcomed 12th graders in the audience from Convent of the Visitation, Mendota, who were visiting the Capitol as part of the Capitol Historic Site’s “Voice of the People: Your Role in Minnesota Government” tour and education program offered by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Representative Newton made his final comments on his bill and Chair Huntley laid the bill over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance omnibus bill.

H.F. 2458 (Allen) - Education opportunities modified for participants in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP).

Representative Allen briefly explained her bill and moved it before the committee for consideration.
Testifying in support of the bill was:

Katherine Wagoner, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

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

H.F. 2599 (Loeffler) - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) housing assistance grant effective date modified.

Representative Loeffler moved H.F. 2599 before the committee for consideration and explained the bill. Testifying in support of the bill were:

Jessica Anderson, Legislative Associate, Children’s Defense Fund-MN
Linden Gawboy, Welfare Rights Committee
Sue Watlov Phillips, M.A., Interim Executive Director, MICAH; President and CEO,
Integrated Community Solutions

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

H.F. 2678 (Fritz) - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) effective date of family cap repeal modified.

Representative Fritz moved H.F. 2678 before the committee for consideration and gave a brief overview. Testifying in support of the bill were:

Angel Buechner, Welfare Rights Committee
Jessica Anderson, Children’s Defense Fund-MN
Sue Watlov Phillips, M.A., Interim Executive Director, MICAH; President and CEO,
Integrated Community Solutions
Kari Sheldon, Welfare Rights Committee

Following testimony, Chair Huntley laid the bill over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance omnibus bill and adjourned the meeting at 11:33 a.m.



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Thomas E. Huntley, Chair



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Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant


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More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF892 (Melin) - Uniform Interstate Family Support Act updated.
  • HF2408 (Newton) - Intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities (ICF/DD) and home and community-based service provider reimbursement rates modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF2458 (Allen) - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) participants educational opportunities modified.
  • HF2599 (Loeffler) - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) housing assistance grant effective date modified.
  • HF2678 (Fritz) - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) effective date of family cap repeal modified.
House TV Video:
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07:28 - Gavel.
08:07 - HF892 (Melin) Uniform Interstate Family Support Act updated.
13:45 - HF2408 (Newton) Intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities (ICF/DD) and home and community-based service provider reimbursement rates modified, and money appropriated.
54:11 - HF2458 (Allen) Education opportunities modified for participants in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP).
58:45 - HF2599 (Loeffler) Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) housing assistance grant effective date modified.
1:19:54 - HF2678 (Fritz) Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) effective date of family cap repeal modified.
Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.


**Agenda subject to change. Check the committee website for updates.**
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