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Health and Human Services Finance

FORTY-SIXTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 20, 2014

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

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


Chair Thomas Huntley called to order the forty-sixth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee at 10:05 a.m. in Room 200 of the State Office Building on Thursday, March 20, 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. Joe McDonald
Rep. Rena Moran
Rep. Jerry Newton
Rep. Duane Quam
Rep. Joe Schomacker
Rep. Nick Zerwas

Members Excused:

Rep. Tara Mack

H.F. 3087 (Faust) - Senior nutrition programs modified, and congregate dining money appropriated.

Chair Huntley moved the bill before the committee for consideration and Representative Faust explained his bill. Testifying were:

Jean Wood, Executive Director, MN Board on Aging, Dept. of Human Services
Greta Gauthier, Second Harvest Heartland
Susie Schatz, Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota

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

H.F. 2203 (Halvorson) - Homeless Youth Act activities funding provided and money appropriated.

Representative Halverson moved the bill before the committee for consideration and further moved adoption of the A14-0948 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted. Rep. Halverson then gave an overview of her bill. Testifying in favor of the bill were:

Susie Schatz, Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, Youth Moving Forward
Brian Pittman, Wilder Research



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Deborah Loon, Executive Director, Avenues for Homeless Youth
Jeremiah Carter, grateful client, Avenues for Homeless Youth
Jennifer Erdmann, Lakes and Pines Community Action
Megan Bohlman, Lakes and Pines Community Action

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

H.F. 3071 (Abeler) - Federally qualified community health center subsidy funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Abeler moved H.F. 3071 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance omnibus bill and gave an overview. Testifying in favor of the bill were:
Jonathan Watson, MN Association of Community Health Centers (MNACHC)
Deanna Mills, Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC), MNACHC

Representative Abeler moved adoption of the H3071A1 amendment. Testifying in support was:

Mark Schoenbaum, Minnesota Department of Health

Following testimony the motion prevailed. The H3071A1 amendment was adopted. Following discussion, Chair Huntley laid the bill over, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance omnibus bill.

H.F. 2841 (Morgan) - James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History funding provided for outdoor classrooms and landscapes representing Minnesota biomes, bonds issued, and money appropriated

Chair Huntley moved the bill before the committee for consideration. Testifying in favor of the bill was:

Carolyn Wilson, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis

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

H.F. 2885 (Fritz) - Nursing facility rate adjustment provided.

Representative Fritz moved H.F. 2885 be re-referred to the Committee on Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries, and further moved adoption of the H2885A2 amendment. The motion prevailed. The H2885A2 amendment was adopted. Testifying in favor of the bill were:

Todd Bergstrom, Director, Care Providers of Minnesota
Jeff Bostic, Aging Services of Minnesota

Following discussion, Representative Fritz renewed her motion that H.F. 2885, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries. The motion prevailed.

Chair Huntley 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
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3071 (Abeler) - Federally qualified health center funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2203 (Halverson) - Homeless Youth Act activities funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3087 (Faust) - Senior nutrition programs modified, and congregate dining money appropriated.
  • HF2841 (Morgan) - University-affiliated children's hospitals added to the list of facilities excluded from fee-for-service payment rate reductions.
  • HF2885 (Fritz) - Nursing facility rate adjustment provided.
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**Agenda subject to change. Please check back to the committee website for updates**
To testify, please contact the committee administrator, Lucy Morgan, at lucy.morgan@house.mn