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Human Services Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 03, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 March 3rd, 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 March 2nd, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF980 (Becker-Finn) Child Support provisions modified

Chair Schultz moved that HF980, be rereferred to the Way and Means Committee.

Chair Schultz moved the A2 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
• Melissa Rossow, Assistant County Attorney, Director, Human Services Legal Division, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
• Amy Anderson, Assistant County Attorney, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
• Jason Smith, parent advocate

Chair Schultz renewed her motion to rerefer HF980 as recommended to the Ways and Means committee.

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

AYES
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

NAYS

On a vote of 19 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1436 (Hanson, J.) Child support provisions modified.

Rep. Hanson moved that HF1436 be rereferred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee.

Chair Schultz moved the A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hanson renewed her motion to rerefer HF1436, as amended, to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee.

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

AYES
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

NAYS

On a vote of 19 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.




HF1435 (Hanson, J.) Children and family custody provisions modified.

Rep. Hanson moved that HF1435 be laid over for possible inclusion in the budget omnibus.


Testifiers:
• Jennifer Sommerfeld, Department of Human Services

Chair Schultz renewed the motion that HF1435 be laid over for possible inclusion in the budget omnibus.


Chair Schultz moved to reconsider the motion to re-refer HF1436. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Schultz clarified that the motion to adopt the A1 amendment to HF1436 had been made in error as there was no amendment for the bill. Chair Schultz then moved that HF1436, as originally presented to the committee, be recommended for re-referral to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

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

AYES
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

NAYS

On a vote of 19 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Schultz moved that HF1435 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 (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

NAYS

On a vote of 19 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1305 (Rasmusson) Medical assistance reimbursement rate methodology modified for crisis stabilization services in residential settings.

Chair Schultz moved that HF1305 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

Testifiers:
• Steve Skauge, President of Productive Alternatives Inc.

Chair Schultz renewed her motion that HF1305 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF1559 (Rasmusson) Adoption provisions modified, safe place for newborn provisions added, child welfare program provisions modified, and Northstar kinship assistance provisions modified.

Rep. Rasmusson moved to rerefer HF1559 to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Rep. Rasmusson moved the A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rasmusson renewed his motion to rerefer and recommend HF1559, as amended, to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

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

AYES
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

NAYS

On a vote of 19 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Schultz called a recess until 6:00pm.


Chair Schultz called the meeting to order at 6:15pm.

HF601 (Her) Housing support modified.

Chair Schultz moved to adopt the Committee Report for HF601 from the Preventing Homelessness Policy Division. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.
Chair Schultz moved that HF601 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus
Testifiers:
• Alicia McNiel, Program Manager, Catholic Charities
• Gina Kautz, Supportive Services Manager, Clay County Housing & Redevelopment Authority

Chair Schultz renewed her motion that HF601 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.














The meeting was adjourned at 6:33pm.





Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF980 (Becker-Finn) - Child support and arrears provisions modified, interest on child support judgements eliminated, court required to provide certain notices, and requirements for parent education program modified.
  • HF1435 (Hanson) - Children and family custody provisions modified.
  • HF1436 (Hanson) - Child support provisions modified.
  • HF601 (Her) - Housing support modified.
  • HF1305 (Rasmusson) - Medical assistance reimbursement rate methodology modified for crisis stabilization services in residential settings.
  • HF1559 (Rasmusson) - Adoption provisions modified, safe place for newborn provisions added, child welfare program provisions modified, and Northstar kinship assistance provisions modified.
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03:00 - HF980 (Becker-Finn) Child support and arrears provisions modified.
35:40 - HF1436 (Hanson) Child support provisions modified.
42:10 - HF1435 (Hanson) Children and family custody provisions modified.
56:55 - Reconsideration of HF1436 (Hanson) Child support provisions modified.
59:51 - Reconsideration of HF1435 (Hanson) Children and family custody provisions modified.
1:01:42 - HF1305 (Rasmusson) Medical assistance reimbursement rate methodology modified for crisis stabilization services in residential settings.
1:13:39 - HF1559 (Rasmusson) Adoption provisions modified, safe place for newborn provisions added, child welfare program provisions modified, and Northstar kinship assistance provisions modified.
The committee recessed.


Wednesday, March 3, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Hearing
This meeting is held in accordance with House Rule 10.01


Agenda:


1. HF980 (Becker-Finn) Child Support provisions modified


2. HF1436 (Hanson, J.) Child support provisions modified.

3. HF1435 (Hanson, J.) Children and family custody provisions modified.

4. HF601 (Her) Housing support modified.


5. HF1305 (Rasmusson) Medical assistance reimbursement rate methodology modified for crisis stabilization services in residential settings.


6. HF1559 (Rasmusson) Adoption provisions modified, safe place for newborn provisions added, child welfare program provisions modified, and Northstar kinship assistance provisions modified.


Additional agenda items may be added.

*PLEASE NOTE: If we are unable to complete the entire agenda by 12 pm, the committee will recess and reconvene @ 6 pm to finish the agenda.*

Bills removed:
HF947 (Pinto) Delinquent children and youth in detention facility visual inspection prohibited, delinquent children and youth in detention facility disciplinary room time prohibited, and delinquency and detention age raised to 13 years old.

HF1347 (Moller) Disability services policy statements modified.

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 9:30AM on Wednesday, March 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.

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