STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:19 P.M. on, Tuesday, January 16, 2007, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
A quorum was present.
Rep. Norton moved that the minutes of January 11, 2007 be adopted. MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Thissen announced the appointment of the following members to the Licensure Subcommittee:
THAO, Cy (Chair) FRITZ, Patti
ABELER, Jim HAMILTON, Rod
BUNN, Julie MURPHY, Erin
FINSTAD, Brad NORTON, Kim
Rep. Fritz assumed the gavel at 2:22 P.M.
HF0001 Thissen Children's health security account and program created, eligibility criteria and covered services specified, Legislative Task Force on Children's Health Care Coverage established, and money appropriated.
Rep. Thissen moved that HF 1 be taken up for discussion.
Rep. Thissen presented HF0001 and answered questions.
Providing testimony on HF0001 were:
Jim Koppel, Director, Children's Defense Fund Minnesota
Dr. Mike Severson, American Academy of Pediatrics
Brian Rusche, Executive Director, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
Denise Herrmann, School Nurse and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, St. Paul School District
Javier Morillo, SEIU MN
Mary Jo George, Staff Specialist, Governmental Affairs, Minnesota Nurses Association
Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Dr. John T. Garland, Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition
Mary Catherine Ricker, St. Paul Federation of Teachers
The meeting was adjourned at 3:51 P.M.
REP. Paul Thissen, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant