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Human Services Policy

2023-2024 Regular Session

Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. in Room 200
Committee Chair: Rep. Peter Fischer (44A)
Vice Chair: Rep. Luke Frederick (18B)

Staff

Committee Administrator: Nick Stumo-Langer 296-1921
Committee Legislative Assistant: Jared Margolis 297-5002

Committee Documents

Meeting Minutes

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, February 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM
Chair: Rep. Peter Fischer
Location: State Office Building, Room 200
Agenda:

*Items may be added*

- HF339 (Curran) Adult foster care licensure requirements modified for community residential settings.
a. Sara Grafstrom, Director of State and Federal Policy, ARRM
b. Alaina Gallagher, Executive Project Manager, ARRM

- HF716 (Finke) Access to shared services under home and community-based service waivers expanded.
a. Steven Schmidt, Attorney, Minnesota Disability Law Center
b. Brittanie Wilson, Disability Advocate, St. Paul

- HF813 (Hicks) Home and community-based workforce incentive fund grants established, awareness-building campaign for recruitment of direct care professionals established, and money appropriated.
a. Sara Grafstrom, Director of State and Federal Policy, ARRM
b. Cindy Ostrowski, CEO, Hiawatha Homes
c. Jasmin Phury, Supervisor, Bear Creek Services
d. Frances Thiam, Residential Providers Association of Minnesota

AMENDMENTS: Deadline for amendments is 5pm on Friday, February 3rd, 2023.
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Testimony: Handouts, written testimony, and testifier requests must be in PDF format and emailed to the Committee Administrator Nick.Stumo-Langer@house.mn.gov by 8:30am the day of each hearing. Submitted written testimony is public and will be included in the official committee record, and it may be posted to the committee webpage if received by the deadline. If bringing hard copies to the hearing, please bring 40 copies for members, staff, and the public.

This hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page. All events are closed-captioned.

To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator.

Bills:
  • HF339 (Curran) - Adult foster care licensure requirements modified for community residential settings.
  • HF716 (Finke) - Access to shared services under home and community-based service waivers expanded.
  • HF813 (Hicks) - Home and community-based workforce incentive fund grants established, awareness-building campaign for recruitment of direct care professionals established, and money appropriated.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 1:00 PM
Chair: Rep. Peter Fischer
Location: State Office Building, Room 200
Agenda:

*Items may be added*

- HF1043 (Hicks) Task Force on Disability Services Accessibility and pilot project established, report required, and money appropriated.

- HF1067 (Hanson, J.) Personal care assistance program modified.
a. Jeff Bangsberg, Disability Advocate, New Hope
b. Jillian
c. Vicki Gerrits, Minnesota First Provider Alliance

- Presentation from the Department of Human Services on Policy Issues Related to the Indian Child Welfare Act
a. Reanna Jacobs, Manager of American Indian Well Being Unit, Children and Family Services Administration Minnesota Department of Human Services
b. Angie Thies, Child Wellbeing Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC)

AMENDMENTS: Deadline for amendments is 1pm on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023.
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Testimony: Handouts, written testimony, and testifier requests must be in PDF format and emailed to the Committee Administrator Nick.Stumo-Langer@house.mn.gov by 8:30am the day of each hearing. Submitted written testimony is public and will be included in the official committee record, and it may be posted to the committee webpage if received by the deadline. If bringing hard copies to the hearing, please bring 40 copies for members, staff, and the public.

This hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page. All events are closed-captioned.

To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator.

Bills:
  • HF1043 (Hicks) - Task Force on Disability Services Accessibility and pilot project established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1067 (Hanson) - Personal care assistance program modified.