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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

SECOND MEETING - Select Committee on Affordable Child Care

February 15, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND 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 Monday, February 15, 2016, at RBJ’s Restaurant in Crookston, Minnesota.

Legislative Assistant David Larson noted the roll.

Select Committee Members present:



FRANSON, Mary, Chair
BACKER, Jeff
PERSELL, John


Select Committee Members excused: Representative Kelly Fenton, Representative Tama Theis, Representative Ron Kresha, Representative Peggy Flanagan, Representative Joe Mullery

Representative Deb Kiel introduced herself.

Representative Dan Fabian 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.

Karen Devos, Owner, Little Learners;
Maureen Hems, Member, Tri-Valley Opportunity Council;
Kim Fero, Child Care Provider;
Wayne Melbye, Crookston City Councilman;
Dawn Ganje, Member, Northwest Minnesota Foundation;
Vicky Grove, Member, Northwest Minnesota Foundation;
Gina Gunderson, Owner, Little Villagers Childcare;
Sister Judy Moen, Director, Sunrise Center.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:06 p.m.





Representative Mary Franson, Chair




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

The Select Committee on Affordable Child Care will hold a listening session in Crookston, MN on Monday, February 15, 2016, at RBJ's Restaurant (1601 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716) 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. The committee will also be participating in informational tour stops on the way to Crookston. They will not be official meetings. **For more information, please contact David Larson at 651-296-5621 or david.larson@house.mn.

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