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FORTY-NINTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 26, 2014

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

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

Vice Chair Norton called to order the forty-ninth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee at 10:15 a.m. in Room 200 of the State Office Building on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. A quorum was present. The committee legislative assistant noted the roll:

Members Present:

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

Members Excused:

Rep. Thomas Huntley, Chair

Vice Chair Norton made announcements regarding upcoming committee business.

H.F. 2150 (Huntley) - Health and human services appropriations and policy provisions technical corrections made and the A14-0976 delete everything amendment.

Testifiers were:

Dr. Alan Goldbloom, CEO, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN
Alec Mahmood, CFO, Children’s Hospital
Barbara Joers, CEO and President, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
James Haddican, Gillette Children’s, was present but did not testify
Carolyn Wilson, Executive Vice President, COO, Fairview Health Services
Melinda Hugdahl, Legal Aid
Anne Henry, Minnesota Disability Law Center
Roberta Opheim, Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Bruce Nelson, ARRM
Linden Gawboy, Welfare Rights Committee
Sue Abderholden, NAMI-MN
Bethany Snyder, Long Term Care Imperative
Heidi Holste, Care Providers of Minnesota, for Long Term Care Imperative
Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association
Sam Walseth, Sustainable Resources Center
Eric Haugee, AFSCME Council 5
Mary Jo George, AARP
Steve Larson, The Arc MN
Kurt Rutzen, The Arc MN and past Chair, Region 10 Quality Council



Minutes
March 26, 2014
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Sarah Lewerenz, AFSCME Council 65
Michael Mahoney, Vice President Public Policy, Essentia Health, for St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth
Anne Barry, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Human Services

Representative Loeffler moved approval of the March 24, 2014 minutes. The motion prevailed.

Vice Chair Norton adjourned the meeting at 11:32 a.m.





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Kim Norton, Vice Chair



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Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF2150 (Huntley) Health and human services appropriations and policy provisions technical corrections made.
We will take public testimony on HF2150 as it will be amended. To sign up to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator, Lucy Morgan, at lucy.morgan@house.mn.
AMENDMENTS ARE DUE FOR THIS BILL BY 3:00 PM TODAY.