STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION
Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Division, called the virtual Health and Human Services Finance Division meeting to order at 11:00 A.M. on April 27, 2020 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Lead Republican
MANN, Alice, Vice-Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Kunesh-Podein moved that the minutes of March 12, 2020, April 16, 2020 and April 23, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Natasha Merz, Director of Disability Services Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services, gave a brief overview of the PCA program.
Doug Berg, House Fiscal Analyst, gave an overview of long-term care spending in the 2019 Health and Human Services omnibus bill.
HF168 First Division Engrossment (Schultz) Disability waiver rate system modified.
Representative Schultz moved that HF168 First Division Engrossment be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Schultz moved the H0168DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Schultz moved the H0168A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Schultz and Representative Lippert presented the bill.
1-Robert Wudlick, Board Member, Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
2-Pang Vang, Treasurer, Minnesota First Provider Alliance
3-Stacie Zamora, Personal Care Assistant
4- David Bolin, Circle of Life Homecare
Doug Berg, House Fiscal Analyst, gave an overview of the fiscal note for HF168.
Elyse Bailey, Fiscal Policy Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services, responded to member questions.
Representative Schultz renewed her motion that HF168, First Division Engrossment, be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Chair Liebling stated there would be a roll call vote. The results were as follows:
On a vote of 16 AYES and 2 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Informational hearing on HFXXXX (Halverson) Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) onetime supplemental payment funding provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Halverson gave an overview of her bill.
1-Nikki Farago, Assistant Commissioner, Children and Family Services Administration, Minnesota Department of Human Services
2-Jessica Webster, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid
The meeting was adjourned at 12:34 P.M.
Representative Tina Liebling, Chair
Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant