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Preventing Homelessness Division

FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 03, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH 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 3, 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. Hornstein moved to approve the minutes of January 27, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Gomez moved that HF 21 be referred back to the Human Services Finance & Policy Committee.

Rep. Hassan presented HF 21

Testifiers on HF21:

Rose Surma - Executive Director of Oasis Central Minnesota
David Frei - Executive Director of Family Promise of Anoka
Cathy ten Broeke - Executive Director of the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness
Sue Watlov Phillips - Executive Director, President of the National Coalition for the Homelessness
Zack Eichten - Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

Rep. Gomez renewed her motion that HF21 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.

Public Testimony from those who have experience with people experiencing homelessness:

Sue Watlov Phillips

Rep. Howard moved that HF42 be referred to Human Services Finance & Policy Committee

Rep. Howard presented HF42

Testifiers on HF42:

Linda Copland - Shelter Guest at Churches United in Ministry Duluth
Reed Olson - Nameless Coalition Executive Director and Beltrami County Commissioner
Cathy ten Broeke - Executive Director of the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness
Dave Dunn - Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Director
Patrick Boyle - St. Louis County Commissioner

Representative Howard renewed his motion that HF42 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 12:03 a.m.





Rep. Gomez, CHAIR




Kevin Petrie, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF21 (Hassan) - Emergency shelters funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF42 (Howard) - COVID-19; emergency service, isolation spaces, and housing support funding provided; and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:10 - HF21 (Hassan) Emergency shelters funding provided, and money appropriated.
53:15 - HF42 (Howard) COVID-19; emergency service, isolation spaces, and housing support funding provided; and money appropriated.


Meeting Agenda:

I. HF 42 (Howard) - COVID-19; emergency service, isolation spaces, and housing support funding provided; and money appropriated.

II. HF 21 (Hassan) - Emergency shelters funding provided, and money appropriated.

*Agenda items may be added or removed.

If you would like to sign up to testify or submit written testimony, please email sean.herring@house.mn at least two hours prior to the start of the remote hearing. Public testimony will be taken at the end of the hearing if time is available. If there is not time for testimony during the hearing, members of the public will be asked to submit their testimony in writing.

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