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THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 28, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Dean began the meeting at 1:05 PM on March 28, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DEAN, Matt, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, Vice Chair
MURPHY, Erin, DFL Lead
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
CONSIDINE, Jack
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
LOONAN, Bob
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick

Members Excused:
HALVERSON, Laurie

The committee heard testimony on the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill,
HF 945 (Dean).

Testifiers:
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota
Kurt Rutzen, Advocate, The Arc Minnesota
Emily Piper, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services

A quorum was present at 1:13 PM and Representative Dean officially called the meeting to order.

Rep. Albright moved the minutes of March 23, 2017 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
Ed Ehlinger, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Steve Larson, The Arc Minnesota
Cheryl Pray, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota
Rebecca Preston, Citizen Advocate, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Mary Regan, Executive Director, Aspire Minnesota
Sheryl Grassie, Doctor, Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Shannah Mulvihill, Executive Director, Mental Health Minnesota
Lorna Schmidt, Executive Director, Local Public Health Association of Minnesota
Ben Gustafson, Compliance and Regulatory Analyst, Fraser
Laura Sayles, Government Affairs Specialist, Minnesota Nurses Association
Bharti Wahi, Executive Director, Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota
Rik Seiler, Citizen Advocate, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Ron Elwood, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Pam Gonnella, Chair, Best Life Alliance
Mary Krinkie, Vice President of Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association
Clare Sanford, Minnesota Child Care Association
Jeff Bangsberg, Citizen Advocate, New Hope, Minnesota
Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn, Coordinator, Minnesota Coalition for Targeted Home Visiting
Daniel Yang, Coalition Organizer, Voices and Choices for Children Coalition
Senta Leff, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
Anne Mehltretter, Minnesota Nurses Association
Krista Goettl, Patient Advocate, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Jeff Bauer, Vice President of Public Affairs, The Family Partnership
Rachel Weiers, Teacher, Minnesota Security Hospital
Michael Scandrett, Executive Director, Minnesota Health Care Safety Net Coalition
Juliana Keen, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Tim Headlee, President, Local 404 Minnesota Security Hospital
Anne Krisnik, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
Corey Van Denburgh, Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota
Brock Wolff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nexus Youth and Family Services
Danny Ackert, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers
Peter Woitock, Community Organizer, Hunger Solutions
Josh Berg, Director of Program Services, Accessible Space, Inc.
Dave Renner, Minnesota Medical Association
Angie Thies, March of Dimes
Sheila Kiscaden, Commissioner, Association of Minnesota Counties
Mark Sizer, Administrator of Human Services for Stearns County, MN Association of County Social Service Administrators
Kelly Harder, Director, County Services Administration, Dakota County, Minnesota Inter- County Association
Kelly Kausel, Parent Advocate, Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act
Dr. Jon Pryor, Chief Executive Officer, Hennepin County Medical Center
Dr. Murray McAllister, Clinical Director of Pain Services, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Jin Lee Palen, MN Association of Community Mental Health Programs
Sarah Lewerenz, Attorney at Law, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 65
Erin Buie, Care Providers of Minnesota
Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge Minnesota
Matt Flanders, Legislative Specialist, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom
Kate Zacher-Pate, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Social Work
Tony Spector, Executive Director, Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board
Katherine Kmit, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Ethan Vogel, Legislative Representative, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 5
Joel Ulland, Director of Public Safety, Ucare
William Angell, President, North Star Chapter of American Association of Radon Scientists and Technicians
Louis Fragale, Owner, One Day Radon Mitigation
Steve Reichart, Owner and Operator, Low Radon
Mary Hartnett, Executive Director, Commission of the Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans

The meeting was adjourned at 3:40 PM.


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Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant













More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF945 (Dean) - Omnibus health and human services finance bill.
House TV Video:
View Archive

HF945 (Dean) Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance bill.
Public testimony.
Runs 2 hours, 35 minutes.


HF 945 will be the HHS Omnibus bill. The spreadsheet and delete all amendment will be posted to the committee website on Monday, March 27th. An email will be sent when the documents have been posted.

The committee will be hearing public testimony. If you would like to testify or submit written testimony, please contact Shiloh Larson at Shiloh.Larson@house.mn
Please limit testimony to 2 minutes.