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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

FIFTH MEETING - Select Committee on Affordable Child Care

February 24, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH 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 6:02 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society in Willmar, Minnesota.

Legislative Assistant David Larson noted the roll.

Select Committee Members present:



FRANSON, Mary, Chair
KRESHA, Ron
BACKER, Jeff
THEIS, Tama
FLANAGAN, Peggy
PERSELL, John


Select Committee Members excused: Representative Kelly Fenton, Representative Ron Kresha, Representative Joe Mullery.

Representative Dave Baker introduced himself.

Regina Wagner, 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.

Michelle Vavricha, Child Care Provider;
Karen DeBoer, Region 8 Child Care Aware;
Marge Knudson, District Director, Child Care Aware;
Sally Calvin, Child Care Provider;
Trisha Hering, Director, Kinder Kare;
Jodi Martins, Program Officer, Southwest Initiative Foundation;
Jacque Larson, Child Care Provider;
Patti Dols, Southwest Initiative Foundation.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 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 meeting in Willmar, MN on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society (610 Hwy 71 Srv Rd, Willmar, MN 56201) 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.