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Human Services Finance and Policy

FIFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 20, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:30 am on January 20th, 2021 remotely via Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

SCHULTZ, Jennifer (Chair)
BAHNER, Kristin (Vice-Chair)
ALBRIGHT, Tony (Lead)
BOLDON, Liz
BURKEL, John
FISCHER, Peter
FREDERICK, Luke
HANSON, Jessica
KIEL, Debra
LIEBLING, Tina
MOLLER, Kelly
NOOR, Mohamud
NOVOTNY, Paul
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
RASMUSSON, Jordan
ROBBINS, Kristin
SANDELL, Steve
SCHOMACKER, Joe


A quorum was present.

Rep. Boldon moved that the minutes from January 19th, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentations: Minnesota Department of Human Services, Waivers and Personal Care Assistance: Program Overview, Rates, Workforce and Change Initiatives
• Natasha Merz, Director, Disability Services Division
• Guest Presenter, Rick Varco, SEIU
• Guest Presenter, Dena Belisle, MN First Provider Alliance

Minnesota Department of Human Services, Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Overview and Rates
• Natasha Merz, Director, Disability Services Division
• Guest Presenter, Maren Hulden, Legal Aid and MN Disability Law Center
• Guest Presenters, Sue Schettle, Chief Executive Officer of ARRM, and Jon Nelson, Executive Director, Residential Services Inc.



The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 pm.





Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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04:03 Personal care assistance (PCA) rates presentation.
- Natasha Merz, Department of Human Services
- Rick Varco, Political Director, SEIU
- Dena Belisle, Minnesota First Provider Alliance

47:00 Disability Waiver presentation.
- Nathasha Merz, Department of Human Services
- Maren Hulden, Legal Aid with association to Minnesota Disability Law Center
- Sue Schettle, Chief Executive Officer or ARRM
- Jon Nelson, Executive Director, Residential Services Inc.

Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes


Meeting Details:
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Hearing

Agenda:
1. PCA Rates Presentation
2. Disability Waiver Presentation

Additional agenda items may be added.

Public Viewing:
This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp.

Notes:

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm
This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp. NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.
If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122.