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Human Services Finance and Policy

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 18, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 18th, 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. Liebling moved that the minutes from February 17th, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentation: Minnesota Department of Human Services, Waiver Reimagine: Individualized Budgets
• Natasha Merz, Director, Disability Services Division, DHS
• Elyse Bailey, Director, Fiscal Policy, DHS

HF976 (Acomb) COVID-19; home and community-based service waivers remote provisions extended, commissioner required to develop new medical assistance covered service proposal, and commissioner of human services required to seek advice on unit-based services.

Chair Schultz moved that HF976 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus.

Chair Schultz moved the A1 amendment THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
• Sarah Grafstrom, Director of State and Federal Policy, ARRM

Chair Schultz renewed her motion that HF976, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.














The meeting was adjourned at 11:46 pm.





Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF976 (Acomb) - COVID-19; home and community-based service waivers remote provisions extended, commissioner required to develop new medical assistance covered service proposal, and commissioner of human services required to seek advice on unit-based services.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:47 - Waiver Reimagined presentation by the Department of Human Services.
57:14 - HF976 (Acomb) COVID-19; home and community-based service waivers remote provisions extended, commissioner required to develop new medical assistance covered service proposal, and commissioner of human services required to seek advice on unit-based services.


Thursday, February 18, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Hearing
This meeting is held in accordance with House Rule 10.01


Agenda:

1. Waiver Reimagined Presentation by the Department of Human Services


2. HF976 (Acomb) COVID-19; home and community-based service waivers remote provisions extended, commissioner required to develop new medical assistance covered service proposal, and commissioner of human services required to seek advice on unit-based services.



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 17 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.