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Human Services Finance and Policy

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 05, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH 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 5th, 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. Sandell moved that the minutes from March 4th, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF663 (Lippert) Personal care assistance agency enrollment requirements established, personal care assistant and qualified professional additional duties established, personal care assistance service payment rate methodology established, commissioner of human services required to study methodology, providers required to submit workforce data, and reports required

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

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

Testifiers:
• Pang Vang, Treasurer, Minnesota First Provider Alliance
• Tim Benjamin, advocate and columnist with Access Press
• Delores Flynn, SEIU Healthcare MN Member
• John Dahm, CEO and President, Accra Homecare
Chair Schultz moved that HF663, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF1159 (Acomb) Temporary personal care assistance compensation extended for services provided by a parent or spouse.

Testifier:
• Andrea Hanek, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota Member
Chair Schultz moved that HF1159 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF446 (Acomb) Home health services and home care nursing services payment rates modified.

Testifier:
• Kathy Messerli, Executive Director, MN Home Care Association
• Cameo Zehnder, CEO, Pediatric Home Service

Chair Schultz moved that HF446 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF900 (Keeler) Shelter resident rights and shelter provider practice task force created, report required, 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 HF900 be rereferred to the Housing Finance and Policy Committee.

Testifiers:
• Ron Elwood, Attorney, Legal Aid
• Tyra Thomas, Street Voices of Change

Chair Schultz renewed her motion to rerefer HF900 as recommended to the Housing Finance and Policy Committee.

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

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

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


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
















The meeting was adjourned at 11:59am.




Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF446 (Acomb) - Home health services and home care nursing services payment rates modified.
  • HF663 (Lippert) - Personal care assistance agency enrollment requirements established, personal care assistant and qualified professional additional duties established, personal care assistance service payment rate methodology established, commissioner of human services required to study methodology, providers required to submit workforce data, and reports required.
  • HF1159 (Acomb) - Temporary personal care assistance compensation extended for services provided by a parent or spouse, and money appropriated.
  • HF900 (Keeler) - Shelter resident rights and shelter provider practice task force established, reports required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:53 - HF663 (Lippert) Personal care assistance agency enrollment requirements established, personal care assistant and qualified professional additional duties established, personal care assistance service payment rate methodology established, commissioner of human services required to study methodology, providers required to submit workforce data, and reports required.
51:38 - HF1159 (Acomb) Temporary personal care assistance compensation extended for services provided by a parent or spouse.
59:49 - HF446 (Acomb) Home health services and home care nursing services payment rates modified.
1:06:53 - HF900 (Keeler) Shelter resident rights and shelter provider practice task force created, report required, and money appropriated.


Friday, March 5, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Hearing
This meeting is held in accordance with House Rule 10.01


Agenda:

1. HF663 (Lippert) Personal care assistance agency enrollment requirements established, personal care assistant and qualified professional additional duties established, personal care assistance service payment rate methodology established, commissioner of human services required to study methodology, providers required to submit workforce data, and reports required.

2. HF1159 (Acomb) Temporary personal care assistance compensation extended for services provided by a parent or spouse.

3. HF446 (Acomb) Home health services and home care nursing services payment rates modified.

4. HF900 (Keeler) Shelter resident rights and shelter provider practice task force created, report required, 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 Thursday, March 4 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.