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Human Services Committee
Monday, March 20, 2023
3:00 PM, 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.


Present: Senator John A. Hoffman - Chair, Senator Omar Fateh - Vice Chair, Senator Jim Abeler, Senator Alice Mann, Senator Erin K. Maye Quade, Senator Nicole Mitchell, Senator Paul J. Utke, Senator Melissa H. Wiklund

Absent: Senator Andrew Mathews, Senator Jordan Rasmusson

Senator John A. Hoffman called the meeting to order at 3:03pm.

S.F. 2934: Senator Hoffman: Care provider workforce, aging and disability services, and behavioral health provisions modifications; Department of Behavioral Health establishment; appropriating money.

Senator Hoffman introduces amendment A23-0078 – adopted



Linda Fairchild, Owner of Fairchild’s FosterCare

Sue Hankner, A-Team MN

Andrea Hanek, SEIU Healthcare MN & IA

Susan Fleurant, Staff Attorney Minnesota Disability Law Center

Zahnia Harut, R/N & Board Chair RPAM

Jillian Nelson, Community Resource and Policy advocate, Autism Society of MN

Addison Lorezal (sp?), advocate

Danielle Mahoehney, University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration

Katie McDermott, ARC Minnesota

Toby Pearson, Long Term Care Imperative

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director Nami Minnesota

Steve Sandell, retired House Rep., former Human Services committee member

Hunter Cantrell, advocate

Carlisle Runge, Parent Advocate

Kurt Rutzen, Disability Advocate

Josh Brady, Disability Advocate

Senator Hoffman moved that S.F. 2934, be laid on the table.

We will be having the department walk through the changes from the initial
     Governor's budget before discussion/testimony. Those interested in testifying
     must reach out to Kevin Parker, at I will be limiting
     testimony so if you are an organization or part of an organization please
     coordinate to have one testifier represent what you support/oppose and be
     mindful of a 3 minute limit. You will be timed if approved to testify.

We will also be announcing the posting of a DE for a Human Services Policy
     Omnibus. If anything changes, it will be reflected here and in communications
     as we move forward.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:20pm.

Senator John A. Hoffman, Chair
David Zak, Legislative Assistant