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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

FIRST MEETING - Select Committee on Affordable Child Care

February 09, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

SELECT COMMITTEE ON AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE
MINUTES

Representative Franson, Chair of the Select Committee on Affordable Child Care, called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, in the Central Lakes College Cafeteria in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Legislative Assistant David Larson noted the roll.

Select Committee Members present:



FRANSON, Mary, Chair
BACKER, Jeff
FLANAGAN, Peggy
KRESHA, Ron
MULLERY, Joe
PERSELL, John


Select Committee Members excused: Representative Kelly Fenton, Representative Tama Theis

Representative Dale Lueck introduced himself.

Representative Josh Heintzeman introduced himself.

Jerry Kerber, Minnesota Department of Human Services, spoke about the Department’s work within the child care industry and answered questions of the committee and the public.

Representative Franson opened the meeting to public testimony.

Sarah Coe, Brainerd Resident;
Katherine Stevens, Child Care Provider;
Amber Hennessey, President, Crow Wing County Licensed Family Child Care Association;
Jeff Odendahl, Little Falls Resident;
Bob Munneke, Pastor;
Kaylo Brooks, Social Worker, Crow Wing County;
Patty Orth, Child Care Provider;
Steve Barrows, Baxter Resident;
Diane Anderson, Licensor, Crow Wing County;
Cheryl Kehn, Owner, Cheryl’s Kids & Company;
Cheryl Plouffe, Employee, Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program;
Jamie Sloth, Owner, Jamie Sloth’s Daycare;
Valerie Vandenberg, Employee, Stepping Stones.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 p.m.





Representative Mary Franson, Chair




David Larson, Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

The first meeting of the Select Committee on Affordable Child Care will be held in Brainerd, MN on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at the Central Lakes College Cafeteria (501 W. College Dr.) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The committee will be hearing from providers, parents, and the public about child care in the region. **For more information, please contact David Larson at 651-296-5621 or david.larson@house.mn.