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Human Services Finance and Policy

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 10, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Kristin Bahner, Vice Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:30 am on March 10th, 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 9th, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1273 (Keeler) Office of the Ombudsperson for American Indian Families created, American Indian community-specific board provisions modified, money transferred, and money appropriated.

Testifiers:
Tonya Long, Chair, MN Ombudsperson for American Indian Families
Vice Chair Bahner moved that HF1273 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF1390 (Bierman) Community behavioral health clinic provisions modified, advisory working group established, rulemaking authorized, and report required.

Vice Chair Bahner moved to adopt the Division Report from the Behavioral Health Policy Division. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Bahner moved that HF1390 be placed on the General Register as recommended.

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

AYES
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

EXCUSED
SCHULTZ, Jennifer (Chair)

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


HF740 (Edelson) Intermediate care facility payment rates for persons with developmental disabilities modified.

Testifier:
• Sara Grafstrom, Director of State and Federal Policy, ARRM

Vice Chair Bahner moved that HF740 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.


HF1420 (Hassan) Relative foster care case management, licensing support, and training services and resources established; local service agencies required to work with community-based organization to conduct required searches; commissioner of human services instructed to review opportunities to implement relative search services and kindship navigator models; and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Bahner moved the A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
• Susannah Barnes, Executive Director, EVOLVE Family Services
• Lucille O’Quinn, Licensed relative caregiver, adoptive parent
• Geraldine Reeves, Licensed relative caregiver, adoptive parent
• Stacy Hennen, Human Services Director Grant, Pope, and Traverse Counties, Chair of MACSSA

Vice Chair Bahner moved that HF1420 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF1822 (Wolgamott) COVID-19; human services programs temporary modifications established as permanent changes.

Testifiers:
• Lisa Fobbe, Sherburne County Commissioner
• Stacy Hennen, Human Services Director Grant, Pope, and Traverse Counties, Chair of MACSSA

Vice Chair Bahner moved that HF1822 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.
























The meeting was adjourned at 11:58am.




Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF740 (Edelson) - Intermediate care facility payment rates for persons with developmental disabilities modified.
  • HF1390 (Bierman) - Community behavioral health clinic provisions modified.
  • HF1420 (Hassan) - Relative foster care case management, licensing support, and training services and resources established; local service agencies required to work with community-based organization to conduct required searches; commissioner of human services instructed to review opportunities to implement relative search services and kindship navigator models; and money appropriated.
  • HF1822 (Wolgamott) - COVID-19; human services programs temporary modifications established as permanent changes.
  • HF1273 (Keeler) - Office of the Ombudsperson for American Indian Families created, American Indian community-specific board provisions modified, money transferred, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:20 - HF1273 (Keeler) Office of the Ombudsperson for American Indian Families created, American Indian community-specific board provisions modified, money transferred, and money appropriated.
19:20 - HF1390 (Bierman) Community behavioral health clinic provisions modified, advisory working group established, rulemaking authorized, and report required.
25:30 - HF740 (Edelson) Intermediate care facility payment rates for persons with developmental disabilities modified.
41:20 - HF1420 (Hassan) Relative foster care case management, licensing support, and training services and resources established; local service agencies required to work with community-based organization to conduct required searches; commissioner of human services instructed to review opportunities to implement relative search services and kindship navigator models; and money appropriated.
1:07:05 - HF1822 (Wolgamott) COVID-19; human services programs temporary modifications established as permanent changes (pending referral).



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


Agenda:


1. HF1273 (Keeler) Office of the Ombudsperson for American Indian Families created, American Indian community-specific board provisions modified, money transferred, and money appropriated.



2. HF1390 (Bierman) Community behavioral health clinic provisions modified, advisory working group established, rulemaking authorized, and report required.

3. HF740 (Edelson) Intermediate care facility payment rates for persons with developmental disabilities modified.

4. HF1420 (Hassan) Relative foster care case management, licensing support, and training services and resources established; local service agencies required to work with community-based organization to conduct required searches; commissioner of human services instructed to review opportunities to implement relative search services and kindship navigator models; and money appropriated.


5. HF1822 (Wolgamott) COVID-19; human services programs temporary modifications established as permanent changes.




Agenda items may be added or removed.

*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:
HF1151 (Agbaje) Child welfare provisions modified, Minnesota African American family Preservation Act established, criminal penalties provided, report required, and money appropriated.

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 Tuesday, March 9 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.