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Behavioral Health Policy Division

SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 24, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 24, 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
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
HANSON, Jessica
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
LIPPERT, Todd
MOLLER, Kelly
PIERSON, Nels
THOMPSON, John

Members excused:

Representative Frederick moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting from Wednesday, February 17, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 944 (Hanson, J.) – Residential treatment and children's mental health provisions modified

Representative Hanson moved that House File 944 be recommended for referral to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Hanson moved the A-1 author’s amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers
Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota
Andrea Vasquez, Senior Director Youth Residential Services, Volunteers of America - Minnesota & Wisconsin

Representative Hanson renewed the motion that House File 944, 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
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
HANSON, Jessica
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
LIPPERT, Todd
MOLLER, Kelly
PIERSON, Nels
THOMPSON, John

Nays

Excused

There being 12 ayes and 0 nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



HF 1495 (Fischer) – Mental health uniform service standards

Chair Fischer presented HF1495 to the Division.

Testifiers
Ben Ashley-Wurtman, Department of Human Services

Vice Chair Frederick laid HF1495 over.



The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 am.



____________________________
Representative Peter Fischer, Chair



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Spencer Crose, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF944 (Hanson) - Residential treatment and children's mental health provisions modified.
  • HF1495 (Fischer) - Mental health services provisions modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:09 - HF944 (Hanson) Residential treatment and children's mental health provisions modified.
28:38 - HF1495 (Fischer) Mental health uniform service standards.


HF944 (Hanson, J.) Residential treatment and children's mental health provisions modified
HF1495 (Fischer) Mental health uniform service standards

NOTE: HF1495 (Fischer) was previously reviewed by the Division as Revisor Draft 21-00216 on Feb. 10. This hearing will be focused on a walk-through of the actual bill language. The chair’s intent is to take official actions for the bill on March 3.


• 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 or submit documents, please contact Committee Administrator Chris McCall at chris.mccall@house.mn by Noon on Tuesday, February 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.


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