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Preventing Homelessness Division

SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 17, 2021

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

PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Gomez, Chair of the Preventing Homelessness Division, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30 a.m. on February 17, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GOMEZ, Aisha CHAIR
KEELER, Heather VICE CHAIR
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne REPUBLICAN LEAD
DAVIDS, Greg
HEINRICH, John
HOLLINS, Athena
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOWARD, Michael
KOEGEL, Erin
PETERSBURG, John
REYER, Liz



A quorum was present.

Rep. Neu Brindley moved to approve the minutes of February 10, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Remarks by Chair Gomez on the passing of Daniel Ford, who testified before the committee on January 27th.

Rep. Reyer moved that HF780 be referred to the Human Services finance & Policy Committee.

Rep. Reyer presented HF780.

Testifiers on HF780:

Madeline Kastler - Dakota County Social Services
Danielle Fox - Scott County Human Services

Rep Reyer renewed her motion that HF780 be referred back to the Human Services Finance & Policy Committee.

The roll was called. The results were as followed:

Ayes:
Gomez
Keeler
Neu Brindley
Davids
Heinrich
Hollins
Hornstein
Howard
Koegel
Petersburg
Reyer


There being 11 ayes and 0 nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Keeler moved that HF900 be referred to the Human Services Finance & Policy Committee.

Rep. Keeler moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Keeler presented HF900.

Testifiers on HF900:

Tyra Thomas - Street Voices of Change
Sherry Shannon - Street Voices of Change
Junail Freeman Anderson - Freed from the Streets
Matt Traynor - Minnesota Coalition For the Homeless
John Cole - Align Minneapolis Congregations Addressing Homelessness Together
Ron Elwood - Legal Services Advocacy Project
Carin Peterson - Sheridan Neighborhood Organization
Isaac Wengerd - Department of Human Services

Rep. Keeler renewed her motion that HF900 as amended be referred back to the Human Services Finance & Policy Committee.

The roll was called. The results were as followed:

Ayes:
Gomez
Keeler
Hollins
Hornstein
Howard
Koegel
Reyer

Nays:
Neu Brindley
Davids
Heinrich
Petersburg

There being 7 ayes and 4 nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:56 a.m.





Rep. Gomez, CHAIR




Kevin Petrie, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF780 (Reyer) - Housing support bed moratorium modified.
  • HF900 (Keeler) - Shelter resident rights and shelter provider practice task force established, reports required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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2:00 Introductory comments by the Chair.
09:25 HF780 (Reyer) Housing support bed moratorium modified.
38:22 HF900 (Keeler) Shelter resident rights and shelter provider practice task force created, report required, and money appropriated.


I. HF 780 (Reyer) - Housing support bed moratorium modified.

II. HF 900 (Keeler) - Shelter resident rights and shelter provider practice task force created, report required, and money appropriated.

*Agenda items may be added or removed.

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This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

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. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

Meeting documents will be posted on the Preventing Homelessness Division website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92017

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm