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Human Services Finance and Policy

TWELFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 04, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 February 4th, 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. Frederick moved that the minutes from February 3rd, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF566 (Fischer) Landlord permitted to require tenant to provide supporting documentation for service or support animal need.
Rep. Fischer moved to re-refer HF566 to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee without recommendations.

Chair Schultz stated a roll call vote would be taken. The results were as follows:

AYES
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
BAHNER, Kristin
BOLDON, Liz
FISCHER, Peter
FREDERICK, Luke
HANSON, Jessica
LIEBLING, Tina
MOLLER, Kelly
NOOR, Mohamud
PINTO, Dave
SANDELL, Steve

NAY
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BURKEL, John
KIEL, Debra
NOVOTNY, Paul
PIERSON, Nels
RASMUSSON, Jordan
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe

On a vote of 11AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF21 (Hassan) Emergency shelters funding provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Schultz moved to approve the division report from the Preventing Homelessness Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schultz moved HF21 before the committee

Representative Albright moved the A1 Amendment.

Chair Schultz stated a roll call vote would be taken. The results were as follows:

AYES
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ALBRIGHT, Tony
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

NAY

On a vote of 19 AYES and 0 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
• Cathy ten Broeke, Assistant Commissioner, MN Housing and Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness
• Jen Theneman, Executive Director, Partners for Housing
• David Dunn, Director, Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment

Representative Schultz laid HF21 over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF42 (Howard) COVID-19; emergency service, isolation spaces, and housing support funding provided; and money appropriated.

Representative Schultz moved to approve the division report from the Preventing Homelessness Division THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schultz moved HF42 before the committee

Rep. Albright moves HF42 A1 amendment.

Chair Schultz stated a roll call vote would be taken. The results were as follows:

AYES
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BOLDON, Liz
BURKEL, John
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

NAY

ABSTAIN
FISCHER, Peter


On a vote of 18 AYES, 0 NAYS and 1 ABSTAIN THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
• Cathy TenBroeke, Assistant Commissioner, MN Housing and Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness
• Jordan May, Executive Director, Red Lake Shelter
• Amber Holstrom, Family and Community Services Housing Coordinator, West Central Minnesota Communities Action


Representative Schultz laid HF42 over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus bill.


HF315 (Howard) Emergency service grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Schultz moved HF315 before the committee.

Testifiers:
• Christine Bridgeman, Higher Ground Program Manager, Catholic Charities

Representative Schultz laid HF315 over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.











The meeting was adjourned at 11:53 am.





Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF21 (Hassan) - Emergency shelters funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF42 (Howard) - COVID-19; emergency service, isolation spaces, and housing support funding provided; and money appropriated.
  • HF315 (Howard) - Emergency service grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF566 (Fischer) - Landlord permitted to require tenant to provide documentation supporting tenant's need for service or support animal.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:21 *HF566 (Fischer) Landlord permitted to require tenant to provide supporting documentation for service or animal need.
07:20 *(For the purpose of making a corrective referral to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee without recommendation).
HF21 (Hassan) Emergency shelters funding provided, and money appropriated.
01:00:35 HF42 (Howard) COVID-19; emergency service, isolation spaces, and housing support funding provided; and money appropriated.
01:16:48 HF315 (Howard) Emergency service grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Runs 1 hour, 24 minutes


Thursday, February 4, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Hearing
This meeting is held in accordance with House Rule 10.01

NOTE: For the purpose of making a corrective referral, the following bill will be moved to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee without recommendation:

HF566 (Fischer) Landlord permitted to require tenant to provide supporting documentation for service or animal need.

Agenda:

1. HF21 (Hassan) Emergency shelters funding provided, and money appropriated.
Testifiers:
• Cathy tenBroeke, Department of Human Services Assistant Commissioner, Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness
• Jen Theneman, Partners for Affordable Housing
• Dave Dunn, Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Director

2. HF42 (Howard) COVID-19; emergency service, isolation spaces, and housing support funding provided; and money appropriated.
Testifiers:
• Cathy tenBroeke, Department of Human Services Assistant Commissioner, Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness
• Jordan May, Executive Director of Red Lake Shelter
• Amber Holstrom, Family and Community Services Housing Coordinator at West Central Minnesota Communities Action


3. HF315 (Howard) Emergency service grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Testifiers:
• Cathy tenBroeke, Department of Human Services Assistant Commissioner, Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness
• Christine Bridgeman, Higher Ground Shelter Manager, Catholic Charities


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

Members of the public with questions about this process may contact committee staff at Yingya.Vang@House.mn

If you wish to testify, please contact Committee Administrator Yingya Vang at Yingya.Vang@House.mn by 10:30AM on Wednesday, February 3 and you will be provided with further instructions. Written testimony is encouraged and may be submitted for the record up to 24 hours after the hearing ends.

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.