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Health Care and Human Services Finance Division


2009-2010 Regular Session - Monday, April 26, 2010



Thomas E. Huntley, Chair

Chair Thomas Huntley called to order the sixty-second meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division at 3:25 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2010, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

A quorum was present and the clerk noted the roll:

Members Present:
Huntley, Thomas, Chair
Abeler, Jim, Vice Chair
Anzelc, Tom
Brod, Laura
Bunn, Julie
Dean, Matt
Emmer, Tom
Fritz, Patti
Gottwalt, Steve
Hayden, Jeff
Hosch, Larry
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Liebling, Tina
Murphy, Erin
Otremba, Mary Ellen
Peppin, Joyce
Peterson, Sandra
Ruud, Maria
Scalze, Bev
Slawik, Nora
Thissen, Paul

Members Excused
Thao, Cy

Vice Chair Abeler moved approval of the April 21, 2010 minutes. The motion prevailed.

HF 2614DE2 (Huntley) - Health Care and Human Services Supplemental Budget bill.

Walk through of the spreadsheet by John Walz, Fiscal Analyst.

Lyn Aves, House Research, gave an overview of Article 1, Licensing.
Randy Chun, House Research, gave an overview of Article 2, Health Care.

The Chair announced healthcare delegates in the audience visiting from Germany who are here participating in the Center for German & European Studies (University of Minnesota). Guests included but were not limited to:

The Honorable Stefan Kapferer
Deputy Secretary of Health
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Health
Berlin, Germany

Health Care and Human Services Finance
April 26, 2010
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Center for German & European Studies Guests (continued):

Ministerialrätin Ines Krug
Head, European Health Economics
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
Berlin, Germany

Randy Chun continued his overview of Article 2, Health Care.

Danyell Punelli, House Research, gave an overview of Article 3, Continuing Care, and noted an error in Section 9 which should read 1% rather than 1.5%; and Article 4, Children and Family Services.

Lyn Aves gave an overview of Article 5, Miscellaneous. Representative Kim Norton testified briefly in response to a question on her autism language in the bill.

Emily Cleveland, House Research, gave an overview of Article 6, Department of Health.
Randy Chun gave an overview of Article 7, Health Care Reform, and noted that Articles 8 and 9 are the forecast and appropriations (see spreadsheet) articles, respectively.

The Chair announced amendments should be in by 12:00 noon. Chair Huntley and Vice Chair Abeler announced their respective caucus times and locations.

The Chair adjourned the meeting at 4:53 p.m.

Thomas E. Huntley, Chair

Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2614 (Huntley) - Omnibus health and human services bill.
House TV Video:
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01:54 - Gavel.
HF2614 (Huntley) Supplemental health and human services budget.
02:30 - Introductory remarks by the Chair.
Nonpartisan walk-through of supplemental health and human services budget bill:.
12:04 - Spreadsheet overview.
34:30 - Language overview.
Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.

Nonpartisan walk-through of House Supplemental HHS Budget Bill.
NOTE: Copies of the budget bill will be distributed to legislators and staff at 9 a.m. Monday. The bill will be posted online and hard copies distributed to the public at approximately noon.