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June 14, 2007

Senate File 148 and House File 196: Mandatory Mental Health Screenings

Sponsors:
Senate File 148: Senators John Marty (DFL), Linda Higgins (DFL), Paul E. Koering (R), Steve Dille (R), and Linda Berglin (DFL)

House File 196: Representatives Mindy Greiling (DFL), Karen Clark (DFL), Tom Rukavina (DFL), Neva Walker (DFL), Michael Paymar (DFL), Larry Hosch (DFL), Mary Ellen Otremba (DFL), Thomas Huntley (DFL), Ann Lenczewski (DFL), John Ward (DFL), Larry Haws (DFL), Erin Murphy (DFL), Bernard Lieder (DFL), Linda Slocum (DFL), Paul Gardner (DFL), Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL), David Bly (DFL), Brita Sailer (DFL), Frank Hornstein (DFL), Kate Knuth (DFL), Loren Solberg (DFL), Maria Ruud (DFL), Will Morgan (DFL), Leon Lillie (DFL), Frank Moe (DFL), Jeanne Poppe (DFL), Diane Loeffler (DFL), and Rick Hansen (DFL)

Summary:
Senate File 148 and House File 196 authorize grants and state programs to identify and treat children’s mental health conditions.

Status:

1/18/2007(House) H.F. 196: Introduction and First Reading
1/18/2007(House) H.F. 196: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee
1/18/2007(House) H.F. 196: Referred by Chair to Mental Health Division
1/18/2007(Senate) S.F. 148: Introduction and first reading
1/18/2007(Senate) S.F. 148: Referred to Health, Housing and Family Security Committee
1/22/2007(House) H.F. 196: Authors added—Sailer, Hornstein, Knuth, Solberg, and Rudd
1/25/2007(Senate) S.F. 148: Author added—Berglin
1/29/2007(House) H.F. 196: Authors added—Morgan and Lillie
2/23/2007(House) H.F. 196: Division Action: To pass as amended and return to Health and Human Services Committee
2/28/2007(Senate) S.F. 148: Committee Report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Judiciary Committee
3/5/2007(House) H.F. 196: Committee Report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Public Safety and Civil Justice Committee
3/7/2007(House) H.F. 196: Author added—Hansen
3/12/2007(Senate) S.F. 148: Committee Report: To pass and re-refer to State and Local Government Operations and Oversight Committee
3/12/2007(House) H.F. 196: Motion to recall and re-refer, Motion prevailed Finance
3/14/2007(House) H.F. 196: Referred by Chair to K-12 Finance Division
3/15/2007(Senate) S.F. 148: Committee Report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Finance Committee
3/15/2007(House) H.F. 196: Division Action: To pass and return to Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division
3/16/2007(House) H.F. 196: Returned by Chair to Finance
3/19/2007(House) H.F. 196: Referred by Chair to Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division
3/20/2007(House) H.F. 196: Referred by Chair to Public Safety Finance Division
3/21/2007(House) H.F. 196: Division Action: To pass as amended and Return to Finance

HSLDA’s Position:
Oppose. This bill could potentially lead to mandatory mental health screenings for children.

Action Requested:
None.

 Other Resources

S.F. 148 Bill Text

S.F. 148 Bill History

H.F. 196 Bill Text

H.F. 196 Bill History