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Human Services Committee
Friday, March 31, 2023
10:00 AM, 1200 Minnesota Senate Bldg.


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

Absent: Senator Alice Mann

Senator John A. Hoffman called the meeting to order at 10:02am.

Budget Omnibus testifying for the entire hearing. If you notice your letter
     submission or name is not on the testimony list when you requested, please
     Contact the Committee Administrator to get this corrected. It will be 3 minutes per
     testifier. DE and Spreadsheet are now posted.

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

Kyle Raymond, Fiscal Analyst – Presentation of Human Services Omnibus Budget Bill – SF 2934


                             Josh Berg, Accessible Space

                             Sarah Kasner, Parent Advocate

                             Idil Abdull, Parent Advocate

                             Lynn Noren, President of RISE and GAC Chair of MOHR

                             Dr. Brian Grahan, Director of Integrated Opioid and Addiction Care ECHO at Hennepin Healthcare

                             Barb Dietz, Human Services Director, Brown County

                             Mike Furth, Director of Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, Minnesota

                             Jodi Harpstead, DHS Commissioner

                             Sara Grafstrom, AARM

                             Sue Abderholden, Executive Director of NAMI MN

                             Kevin Goodno, Lobbyist for Behavioral Health Group

                             Toby Pearson, Care Providers of Minnesota on Behalf of Long-Term Care Imperative

                             Erin Huppert, LeadingAge MN

                             Dawn Simonson, Association of Area Agencies on Aging

                             Gail Larson, SEIU

                             Tom Gillespie, Living Well Disability Services

                             Kathy Messerli, Executive Director of the MN Home Care Association

                             Jeremy Kramer, Business Manager of Blue & White Taxi, NEMT provider

                             Samuel Smith, Alzheimer’s Association

                             Cynthia Callais, Public Policy Coordinator MN Brain Injury Alliance

                             Aisha Elmquist, Deputy Ombudsman for Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care

                             Jeremy Drucker, Director of the Office of Addiction and Recovery

                             Sue Hankner, A-Team MN

                             Dr. Eric Larsson, ATAM

                             Amanda Vickstrom, Executive Director for the MN Elder Justice Center

     Dr. Chris Johnson, Emergency Medicine Physician and Former Chair of the DHS Opioid Prescribing Work Group

                             Pang Vang, Treasurer of the Minnesota First Provider Alliance

                             Chikio Richmond, RPAMN Board Member and Executive Director of Health Home Healthcare Services

                             Eli Emaya, RPAMN Member and Executive Director of New Horizon Assisted Living

                             Alissa Dott, Senior Director of Host Homes, Care Coordination, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

    Michele SanCartier, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Minnesota Social Service Association

                             Will Lycan, Executive Director for the Minnesota Association of Sober Homes

                             Cameo Zehnder, Pediatric Home Service

                             Josh Riesen, Senior Executive Budget Office of Minnesota Management and Budget


Senator Hoffman moved that S.F. 2934, discussion only.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:03pm.

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