STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION
Representative Neva Walker, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:05 A.M. on Friday, February 16, 2007, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
A quorum was present.
Rep. Wardlow moved that the minutes of February 9, 2007 be adopted. MOTION PREVAILED.
HF196 (Greiling) changing mental health provisions
Providing testimony in support of the bill:
Sharon Lubinski, Assistant Chief, Minneapolis Police Department
Dr. George Realmuto, Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Dr. Jonathan Uecker, Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Dominic Sposeto, MN Psychiatric Society
Mary Regan, MN Council of Child Caring Agencies
Jane Sharkey, Helena Family Support
Cheryl Smetana McHugh, Therapeutic Services Agencies
Jim Gruba, adult community mental health provider
Maureen Marren, Consumer Survivor Network
Susan McNellis, Barbara Schneider Foundation
Brenda Engelking, Central Minnesota Housing Partnership
Terry Taylor, NAMI
Deb Cavitt, parent
Judy Gildow, parent
Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:
Dr. Karen Effrom, EdWatch and the Alliance for Human Research Protection
Rep. Greiling moved that HF196 be taken up for discussion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Greiling moved the H0196A7
Rep. Greiling amended the H0196A7
amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 1.8 delete "earn their way out of" and insert "be released from"
Page 1, line 1.9 after "confinement" insert "in a timely manner"
Page 1, line 1.10 after "shall" insert ", when possible,"
Rep. Greiling moved the H0196A7 amendment, as amended, be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Chair Walker laid HF196 on the table.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 P.M.
Rep. Neva Walker, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant