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Human Services Finance and Policy

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 24, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 8:30 am on March 24th, 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.

Vice Chair Bahner moved that the minutes from March 19th, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF312 (Becker-Finn) Court-appointed counsel requirement in child protection cases modified, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Schultz moved the A4 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
• Adrienne Baker, Student, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
• Matt Freeman, MN Association of County Social Services Administrators
Chair Schultz moved that HF312 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF1943 (Pinto) Child welfare and maltreatment provisions modified.

Testifiers:
• KiloMarie Granda, Unspoken Voices
Chair Schultz moved that HF1943 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF2084 (Jordan) Recovery community organization grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifier:
• Major John Donovan, Director, Recovery Community Network

Chair Schultz moved that HF2084 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF2011 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Intensive nonresidential rehabilitative mental health service eligibility, training, and service requirements modified.

Chair Fischer moved to adopt the Division Report from the Behavioral Health Division. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifier:
• Addyson Moore, youth advocate

Chair Schultz moved that HF2011 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF1929 (Bahner) Children's mental health grant service type modified, and money appropriated for the first psychotic episode and first mood disorder grant programs.

Vice Chair Bahner moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
• Nancy Howe, parent advocate

Chair Schultz moved that HF1929 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF2116 (Frederick) Commissioner of human services directed to make substance use disorder treatment provider paperwork reduction and improvement recommendations, and money appropriated.

Rep. Frederick moved to adopt the Division Report from the Behavioral Health Division. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
• Lance Egley, MARRCH

Chair Schultz moved that HF2116 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

Chair Schultz called a recess at 9:53am.

The Chair called the committee back to order at 10:30am.

HF1825 (Edelson) Human services background study disqualification statute task force established to review and recommend improvements, report required, and money appropriated.

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

Testifiers:
• Todd Gramenz, Black Lives Matter
• Ron Elwood, Attorney, Legal Aid

Chair Schultz moved that HF1825 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF1512 (Edelson) Human Services; licensed individuals exempted from background studies under chapter 245C.

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

Testifiers:
• Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association
Chair Schultz moved that HF1512 be laid over for possible inclusion in a budget omnibus.

HF2127 (Schultz) Children and family services, community supports, direct care and treatment, and chemical and mental health services provisions modified; forecast adjustments made; reports required; technical and conforming changes made; and money appropriated.

Chair Schultz moved the A21 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
• Bill Messinger, Coalition of Recovery Investment
• John Magnuson, Executive Director, MARRCH
• Marti Paulson, President, MN Alliance of Rural Treatment Providers
• Sadie Broekemeier, Executive Director, Recovering Hope Treatment Center

Chair Schultz laid HF2127 over for additional testimony on March 25th, 2021.








The meeting was adjourned at 11:55am.










Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF312 (Becker-Finn) - Court-appointed counsel requirement in child protection cases modified, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1929 (Bahner) - Children's mental health grant service type modified, and money appropriated for the first psychotic episode and first mood disorder grant programs.
  • HF1943 (Pinto) - Child welfare and maltreatment provisions modified.
  • HF2011 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Intensive nonresidential rehabilitative mental health service eligibility, training, and service requirements modified.
  • HF2084 (Jordan) - Recovery community organization grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2116 (Frederick) - Commissioner of human services directed to make substance use disorder treatment provider paperwork reduction and improvement recommendations, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:33 - HF312 (Becker-Finn) Court-appointed counsel requirement in child protection cases modified, report required, and money appropriated.
20:40 - HF1943 (Pinto) Child welfare and maltreatment provisions modified.
30:58 - HF2084 (Jordan) Recovery community organization grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

47:08 - HF2011 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Intensive nonresidential rehabilitative mental health service eligibility, training, and service requirements modified.
57:18 - HF1929 (Bahner) Children's mental health grant service type modified, and money appropriated for the first psychotic episode and first mood disorder grant programs.
1:02:46 - HF2116 (Frederick) Commissioner of human services directed to make substance use disorder treatment provider paperwork reduction and improvement recommendations, and money appropriated.
*Agenda items may be added or removed.
** The committee will recess around 10 a.m.


Wednesday, March 24, 2021
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Remote Hearing
This meeting is held in accordance with House Rule 10.01


Agenda:


1. HF312 (Becker-Finn) Court-appointed counsel requirement in child protection cases modified, report required, and money appropriated.

2. HF1943 (Pinto) Child welfare and maltreatment provisions modified.

3. HF2084 (Jordan) Recovery community organization grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

4. HF2011 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Intensive nonresidential rehabilitative mental health service eligibility, training, and service requirements modified.

5. HF1929 (Bahner) Children's mental health grant service type modified, and money appropriated for the first psychotic episode and first mood disorder grant programs.

6. HF2116 (Frederick) Commissioner of human services directed to make substance use disorder treatment provider paperwork reduction and improvement recommendations, and money appropriated.

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 8:30AM on Tuesday, March 23 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.