STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE
Representative Abeler, Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:35 P.M. on March 1, 2011, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ABELER, Jim, Chair
KIFFMEYER, Mary, Vice Chair
One member was excused.
A quorum was not present.
Representative Abeler officially called the meeting to order at 12:37 P.M.
A quorum was present.
Representative McDonald moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 24, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
George Hoffman, Director of Reports and Forecast, Minnesota Department of Human Services, and Angela Vogt, Executive Budget Officer, Minnesota Management and Budget, presented an overview on the February Forecast.
Dr. Catherine Solheim, Family Assets for Independence Minnesota (FAIM), Dr. Patrick Lloyd, Dean of the School of Dentistry, Dr. Macaran Baird, University of Minnesota, Larry Blair, Director of Fountain Centers, Eric Bundgaard, AARP Volunteer, Deborah Schlick, Executive Director, Affirmative Options Coalition, Patrick Ness, Policy Director, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Shane Zahn, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District, Director of SafeZONE Operations, Al Neumann, Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Suppliers, MN Chapter, Norm Munk, Executive Director, Partnership Resources Inc., Tina Vasquez, Director of Clinical Services, Crystal Home Health Care, Jodi Harpstead, VP and COO, Lutheran Social Services, Eilene Weber, First Vice President, Minnesota Nurses Association, Patrick Rowan, Executive Director, Metro Meals on Wheels, Beth Shanley, Anoka-Champlin Meals on Wheels, Mary Regan, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies, Karen Foy, Executive Director, Andrew Residence, Kathryn Kmit, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans, Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota, Twila Brase, President, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom, Lynn Zimmerman, President, Common Sense Services, Ellie Skelton, Executive Director, The Wayside House Inc., Sharon Huffman, Alumni and Recovery Coach, The Wayside House Inc., Sara Spears, Administrative Assistant, The Wayside House Inc., Bob Melson, Public Policy Chair, MN Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH), Mark Casagrande, Executive Director, Park Avenue Center, Amanda C. Richards, Director of Clinical Services, Pride Institute, Cathleen Cerra-Vraa, ADAP Consulting, Donald Richard Wright, LADC, Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, Nell Hurley, Executive Director of Minnesota Recovery Connection, Brock Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, Regions Hospital, Dr. Michael Helgeson, Chief Executive Officer, Apple Tree Dental, Rick Varco, Political Director, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, Cameo Zehnder, Pediatric Home Service, Karen R. Effrem, M.D., President of Education Liberty Watch, John Curtiss, President, The Retreat, David Hancox, Executive Director, Metro Center for Independent Living, Paul Cassidy, Leonard Street and Dienard, Children’s Hospital, and Patrice Nerad, Essential Alignments presented public testimony on the Governor’s Budget Recommendations.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:48 P.M.
REP. JIM ABELER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant