Wednesday, April 6th, the full Minnesota House of Representatives voted on and passed the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill, SF760. The passage of the bill is a step toward major budget cuts to social service and health care programs across the state.
For details of the debate, the vote, the bill's contents and next steps, you can read Minnesota Public Radio's coverage here. You can also listen/watch recordings of the House floor debate and votes and other committee hearings concerning the bill.
The House and Senate must now form a conference committee to streamline differences between the two bills. After final passage, that single bill will be sent to the Governor. Analysts predict Governor Dayton will veto the bill.
In the areas of Child Welfare, there were significant differences in the House and Senate version of the bills. As soon as we can access up-to-date information, we'll post the details of the Child Welfare elements of the House's bill.