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Human Services Finance and Policy

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 9th, 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. Bahner moved that the minutes from March 5th, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF821 (Koegel) Unused dependent care flexible spending account fund carryover required in benefit plan years 2020 and 2021.

Chair Schultz moved that HF821 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

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.

Rep. Pinto moved that HF1436 be placed on the General Register as recommended.

Testifiers:
• Curtis Shanklin, Deputy Commissioner of Community Service, MN Dept. of Corrections
• Katrinna Dexter, Director of Juvenile Justice Reform, MN Dept. of Corrections
Rep. Pinto renewed his motion to place HF947 on the General Register as recommended.

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
LIEBLING, Tina
MOLLER, Kelly
NOOR, Mohamud
NOVOTNY, Paul
PINTO, Dave
RASMUSSON, Jordan
ROBBINS, Kristin
SANDELL, Steve
SCHOMACKER, Joe

NAYS
PIERSON, Nels

EXCUSED
KIEL, Debra

On a vote of 17 AYES and 1 NAY and 1 EXCUSED THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF611 (Noor) Supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) gross income limit modified.

Testifiers:
• Peter Woitock, Government Relations, Hunger Solutions MN

Chair Schultz moved that HF611 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF1785 (Noor) Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) onetime supplemental payment funding provided, and money appropriated.

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

Testifiers:
• Jessica Webster, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid

Chair Schultz moved that HF1785, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF1786 (Noor) COVID-19; food relief grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.

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

Chair Schultz moved that HF1786, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.






















The meeting was adjourned at 11:49am.




Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF611 (Noor) - Supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) gross income limit modified.
  • HF821 (Koegel) - Unused dependent care flexible spending account fund carryover required in benefit plan years 2020 and 2021.
  • 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.
  • HF1785 (Noor) - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) onetime supplemental payment funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1786 (Noor) - COVID-19; food relief grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:12 - HF821 (Koegel) Unused dependent care flexible spending account fund carryover required in benefit plan years 2020 and 2021.
07:10 - 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.
32:50 - HF611 (Noor) Supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) gross income limit modified.
45:23 - HF1785 (Noor) Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) onetime supplemental payment funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:00:49HF1786 (Noor) COVID-19; food relief grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.



Tuesday, March 9, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Hearing
This meeting is held in accordance with House Rule 10.01

Agenda:


1. HF821 (Koegel) Unused dependent care flexible spending account fund carryover required in benefit plan years 2020 and 2021.

2. 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.

3. HF611 (Noor) Supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) gross income limit modified.

4. HF1785 (Noor) Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) onetime supplemental payment funding provided, and money appropriated.

5. HF1786 (Noor) COVID-19; food relief grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.


Additional agenda items may be added or removed.


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, March 8 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.