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Human Services Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 04, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 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. Moller moved that the minutes from March 3rd, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1434 (Frederick) Direct support service workforce rates increased if Minnesota and the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota labor agreement is approved.

Testifiers
• Jacquelyn Kelly, testifying on behalf of SEIU
• Brittanie Wilson, client of PCA Choice Services

Chair Schultz moved that HF1434 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF1431 (Frederick) Personal care assistance program modified.

Chair Schultz moved the DE1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
• Ted Stamp, South Western Center for Independent Living
• Vicki Gerrits, Executive Director, MN First Community Solutions, representing the PCA Reform Coalition
• Kody Olson, Policy Advisor, Minnesota Council on Disability
Chair Schultz moved that HF1431, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF1791 (Gomez) Local homeless prevention aid established, and money appropriated.

Chair Schultz moved to adopt the division report from the Preventing Homelessness Policy Division. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Schultz moved that HF1791 be rereferred to the Taxes Committee

Testifiers:
• Eric Grumdahl, Executive Director, MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
• Matt Hilgart, Association of MN Counties
• Ryan Baumtrog, Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Community Development at MN Housing

Chair Schultz renewed her motion to rerefer HF1791 as recommended to the Taxes Committee

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

SCHULTZ, Jennifer (Chair)
BAHNER, Kristin (Vice-Chair)
BOLDON, Liz
FISCHER, Peter
FREDERICK, Luke
HANSON, Jessica
LIEBLING, Tina
MOLLER, Kelly
PINTO, Dave
RASMUSSON, Jordan
SANDELL, Steve

NAYS
ALBRIGHT, Tony (Lead)
BURKEL, John
KIEL, Debra
NOOR, Mohamud
NOVOTNY, Paul
PIERSON, Nels
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe


On a vote of 11 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.











The meeting was adjourned at 11:56am.





Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1431 (Frederick) - Personal care assistance program modified.
  • HF1434 (Frederick) - Direct support service workforce rates increased if Minnesota and the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota labor agreement is approved.
  • HF1791 (Gomez) - Local homeless prevention aid established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:37 HF1434 (Frederick) Direct support service workforce rates increased if Minnesota and the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota labor agreement is approved.
19:46 HF1431 (Frederick) Personal care assistance program modified.
33:50 HF1791 (Gomez) Local homeless prevention aid established, and money appropriated (pending referral).


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


Agenda:

1. HF1434 (Frederick) Direct support service workforce rates increased if Minnesota and the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota labor agreement is approved.

2. HF1431 (Frederick) Personal care assistance program modified.

3. HF1791 (Gomez) Local homeless prevention aid established, and money appropriated.

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, 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.

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.