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Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 12, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

GREATER MINNESOTA ECONOMIC &
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Bob Gunther, Chair of the Greater Minnesota Economic & Workforce Development Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:49 p.m. on March 12th, 2015, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GUNTHER, Bob, Chair
GREEN, Steve,Vice Chair
BARRETT, Bob
DILL, David
HANCOCK, Dave
JOHNSON, Brian
KIEL, Debra
LIEN, Ben
MAHONEY, Tim
MORAN, Rena
NORTON, Kim
O’NEILL, Marion
SUNDIN, Mike



A quorum was present.

Members excused: MILLER, Tim, GAROFALO, Pat.

Representative Moran moved that the minutes of Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson, B. moved that HF627 (Franson) be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Representative Franson presented HF627 (Nursing facility employee scholarship costs modified, list of health professionals eligible for the health professional education loan forgiveness program modified, and money appropriated.)

Testifying before committee were the following in favor of HF627:

Erin Buie, Care Providers of Minnesota;
Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge of Minnesota;
Mark Schoenbaum, Senior Health Program Manager, Minnesota Department of Health.

Representative Johnson, B. renewed the motion that HF627 pass, and be re-referred to the committee on Health and Human Services Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:03 p.m.





Bob Gunther, Chair









Rebecca Meade, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF627 (Franson) - Nursing facility employee scholarship costs modified, list of health professionals eligible for the health professional education loan forgiveness program modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF753 (Kresha) - Mental health professionals and independent clinical social workers added to the health professional education loan forgiveness program.
  • HF803 (Kresha) - Mental health professionals and county social workers specializing in child protection added to the health professional education loan forgiveness program, and money appropriated.