Aging Committees Return for 2019-2020 Session

Aging committees will return in both chambers of the Legislature for the 2019-2020 legislative session.   

The Minnesota House DFL and Senate Republican majorities announced the committee structure and chair assignments for the 2019-2020 biennium late in November.

In the House, the Subcommittee on Long-Term Care will be led by Rep. Jennifer Schultz (D – Duluth). It is a subcommittee of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, which will be chaired by Rep. Tina Liebling (D-Rochester).

Sen. Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point) will once again lead the Senate’s aging committee. However, the jurisdiction and the name of the committee have been expanded. The new Family Care and Aging Committee will remain focused on long-term care issues but will now also include other issues important to families such as “limited child care options, mental health concerns, caring for aging parents, and balancing demanding careers to provide the best life for their families.” 

Other notable assignments in committees of jurisdiction for senior services providers include:

  • Rep. Rena Moran (D-St. Paul) – House Health and Human Services Policy
  • Rep. Lyndon Carlson (D-Crystal) – House Ways and Means
  • Sen. Michelle Benson (R–Ham Lake) – Senate Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
  • Sen. Jim Abeler (R-Anoka) – Senate Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
  • Sen. Julie Rosen (R-Vernon Center) – Senate Finance

The Legislative Session will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

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