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Human Services Finance and Policy

NINETEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 23, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 23rd, 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

Excused:
SCHOMACKER, Joe


A quorum was present.

Rep. Bahner moved that the minutes from February 18th, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF713 (Stephenson) County agencies permitted to obtain information by phone or written communication to complete MFIP household report forms.
Chair Schultz moved that HF713 be recommended for placement on the General Register
Testifiers:
• Brad Thiel, Director, Anoka County Economic Assistance Department

Representative Schultz renewed her motion that HF713 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
SANDELL, Steve

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

EXCUSED
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe

On a vote of 10 AYES and 7 NAYS and 2 EXCUSED THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF822 (Koegel) Self-employment income treatment modified for cash assistance program eligibility purposes.
Representative Schultz moved HF822 before the committee.

Representative Koegel presented the bill.

Testifiers:
• Brad Thiel, Director, Anoka County Economic Assistance Department

Chair Schultz laid HF822 over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF1339 (Pinto) Income and asset payments excluded for purposes of determining or redetermining eligibility for economic assistance and health care programs, and report required.
Rep. Pinto moved that HF1339 be recommended to be rereferred to the Committee on Health Services Finance and Policy.
Testifiers:
• Muneer Karcher-Ramos, Director, Office of Financial Empowerment, City of St. Paul

Rep. Pinto renewed his motion to rerefer HF1339 to Health Finance and Policy.

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

EXCUSED
SCHOMACKER, Joe

On a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS and 1 EXCUSED THE MOTION PREVAILED.












The meeting was adjourned at 11:48 pm.





Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF713 (Stephenson) - County agencies permitted to obtain information by phone or written communication to complete MFIP household report forms.
  • HF822 (Koegel) - Self-employment income treatment modified for cash assistance program eligibility purposes.
  • HF1339 (Pinto) - Income and asset payments excluded for purposes of determining or redetermining eligibility for economic assistance and health care programs, and report required.
House TV Video:
View Archive

2:30 HF713 (Stephenson) County agencies permitted to obtain information by phone or written communication to complete MFIP household report forms.
28:40 HF822 (Koegel) Self-employment income treatment modified for cash assistance program eligibility purposes.
58:50 HF1339 (Pinto) Income and asset payments excluded for purposes of determining or redetermining eligibility for economic assistance and health care programs, and report required.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Hearing
This meeting is held in accordance with House Rule 10.01

Agenda:


1. HF713 (Stephenson) County agencies permitted to obtain information by phone or written communication to complete MFIP household report forms.


2. HF822 (Koegel) Self-employment income treatment modified for cash assistance program eligibility purposes.

3. HF1339 (Pinto) Income and asset payments excluded for purposes of determining or redetermining eligibility for economic assistance and health care programs, and report required.


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 22 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.