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Behavioral Health Policy Division

FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 03, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Peter Fischer, Chair of the Behavioral Health Policy Division, and pursuant to House rule 10.01, called the remote meeting to order at 8:30 am on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The meeting was broadcast live via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll.

Members present:

FISCHER, Peter – Chair
FREDERICK, Luke – Vice Chair
FRANKE, Keith – Minority Lead
BACKER, Jeff
BAKER, Dave
HANSON, Jessica
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
LIPPERT, Todd
MOLLER, Kelly
PIERSON, Nels

Members excused:
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
THOMPSON, John


A quorum was present.

Representative Lippert moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting from Wednesday, January 27, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 287 (Edelson) – Commissioner of human services and health required to study oversight of sober housing programs.

Chair Fischer moves that House File 287 be recommended for referral to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Fischer moved the DE-1 author’s amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Edelson presented the bill.

Testifiers:

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Steven Nasshan
Sherry Walling, PhD
Rory O’Brien, Minneapolis Students for Successful Drug Policy
Cynthia Scott
Brandon Huggins
John Curtiss, President & CEO, The Retreat
Chris Edrington, President, Saint Paul Sober Living


The chair renewed the motion that House File 287, as amended, be recommended for referral to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee. The clerk took the roll.

Ayes

FISCHER, Peter
FREDERICK, Luke
FRANKE, Keith
BACKER, Jeff
BAKER, Dave
HANSON, Jessica
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
LIPPERT, Todd
MOLLER, Kelly
PIERSON, Nels

Nays


There being 10 ayes and 0 nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 375 (Youakim) – Minors aged 16 or older authorized to provide nonresidential mental health service consent

Chair Fischer moved that House File 375 be recommended for referral to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Fischer moved the A-1 author’s amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Youakim presented the bill.

Testifiers:

Liv Steen, Hopkins High School Senior, Mental Health Matters
Linda Nyakundi, Hopkins High School Senior, Mental Health Matters
Juwaria Jama, Spring Lake Park High School Senior, MN Youth Council


The chair renewed the motion that House File 375, as amended, be recommended for referral to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee. The clerk took the roll.

Ayes

FISCHER, Peter
FREDERICK, Luke
FRANKE, Keith
BACKER, Jeff
BAKER, Dave
HANSON, Jessica
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
LIPPERT, Todd
MOLLER, Kelly
PIERSON, Nels

Nays


There being 10 ayes and 0 nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.








The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 am.



____________________________
Representative Peter Fischer, Chair



____________________________
Spencer Crose, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF287 (Edelson) - Commissioner of human services and health required to study oversight of sober housing programs, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF375 (Youakim) - Minors aged 16 or older authorized to nonresidential mental health service consent.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:12 - HF287 (Edelson) Commissioner of human services and health required to study oversight of sober housing programs, report required, and money appropriated (pending referral).
1:09:51 - HF375 (Youakim) Minors aged 16 or older authorized to provide nonresidential mental health service consent (pending referral).


NOTE: Additional bills may be added

HF287 (Edelson) - Commissioner of human services and health required to study oversight of sober housing programs (**Pending Referral**)
HF375 (Youakim) - Minors aged 16 or older authorized to provide nonresidential mental health service consent (**Pending Referral**)

• This meeting will be held in accordance with House 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 chris.mccall@house.mn
• If you wish to testify, please contact Committee Administrator Chris McCall at chris.mccall@house.mn by Noon on Tuesday, February 2 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.


Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

NOTE: Channels 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.


Meeting documents will be posted on the House Behavioral Health Division website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92014