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Human Services Finance and Policy

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 16th, 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. Robbins moved that the minutes from February 11th, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF375 (Youakim) Minors aged 16 or older authorized to nonresidential mental health services consent.
Rep. Schultz moved to adopt the division report from Behavioral Health Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schultz moved that HF375 be recommended for placement on the General Register.

Testifiers:
• Liv Steen, Hopkins High School Senior, Mental Health Matters
• Linda Nyakundi, Hopkins High School Senior, Mental Health Matters

Rep. Schultz renewed her motion that HF375 be recommended for placement on the General Register.
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
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
SANDELL, Steve

NAY
BURKEL, John
KIEL, Debra
RASMUSSON, Jordan
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe

ABSTAIN
ALBRIGHT, Tony
NOVOTNY, Paul

On a vote of 12 AYES and 5 NAYS and 2 ABSTAIN THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF635 (Bierman) Children's school-linked mental health grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Schultz moved HF635 before the committee.

Presentation: Department of Human Service, School-Linked Mental Health.
• Kristin Lofgren, School Mental Health Consultant, DHS

Testifiers:

• Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI
• Thomas Belcher, CFO,Greater MN Family Services
• Lisa Xiong, Change Inc.
Rep. Schultz laid HF635 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus.
HF287 (Edelson) Commissioner of Human Services and Health required to study oversight of sober housing programs, report required, and money appropriated.
Rep. Schultz moved to adopt the division report from the Behavioral Health Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Testifiers:
• Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI
• Rory O’Brien, Minneapolis Students for Successful Drug Policy
• Chris Edrington, MN Association of Sober Homes, President/CEO of The Retreat
• John Curtis, MN Association of Sober Homes, President/CEO of The Retreat

Rep. Schultz laid HF287 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus.



















The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 pm.





Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF287 (Edelson) - Commissioner of human services and health required to study oversight of sober housing programs, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF635 (Bierman) - Children's school-linked mental health grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF375 (Youakim) - Minors aged 16 or older authorized to nonresidential mental health service consent.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:32 - HF375 (Youakim) Minors aged 16 or older authorized to nonresidential mental health services consent.
34:52 - HF635 (Bierman) Children's school-linked mental health grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:08:40 - HF287 (Edelson) Commissioner of human services and health required to study oversight of sober housing programs, report required, and money appropriated.

Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes


Tuesday, February 16, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Hearing
This meeting is held in accordance with House Rule 10.01

Agenda:


1. HF375 (Youakim) Minors aged 16 or older authorized to nonresidential mental health services consent.
Testifiers:
• Liv Steen
• Linda Nyakundi


2. HF635 (Bierman) Children's school-linked mental health grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Testifiers:
• Sue Abderholden
• Thomas Belcher
• Lisa Xiong

3. HF287 (Edelson) Commissioner of Human Services and Health required to study oversight of sober housing programs, report required, and money appropriated.
Testifiers:
• Sue Abderholden
• Rory O’Brien
• Chris Edrington
• Dave Sheridan


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 Monday, February 15 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.