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2015-2016 Regular Session

THIRD MEETING - Select Committee on Affordable Child Care

February 16, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD 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 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at the Park Rapids Public Library in Park Rapids, 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 Steve Green 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.

Janet Decker, Child Care Provider;
Jessica Yukelich, Former Child Care Provider;
Leah Pigatti, Community Action Administrator;
Kathleen Church, Creative Center Daycare;
Melissa Weaver, Child Care Provider;
Kari Smith, Child Care Provider;
Lisa Papp-Richards, Special Needs Child Care Provider.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 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 Park Rapids, MN on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at the Park Rapids Area Library (210 1st St W, Park Rapids, MN 56470) 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 in Thief River Falls that morning. They will not be an official meetings. **For more information, please contact David Larson at 651-296-5621 or david.larson@house.mn.

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