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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

SIXTH MEETING - Select Committee on Affordable Child Care

February 29, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH 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 Monday, February 29, 2016, at the Worthington Fire Hall in Worthington, Minnesota.

Legislative Assistant David Larson noted the roll.

Select Committee Members present:



FRANSON, Mary, Chair
FLANAGAN, Peggy


Select Committee Members excused: Representative Kelly Fenton, Representative Ron Kresha, Representative Tama Theis, Representative Jeff Backer, Representative John Persell, Representative Joe Mullery.

Representative Bob Gunther introduced himself.

Representative Rod Hamilton introduced himself.

Representative Joe Schomacker introduced himself.

Senator Bill Weber 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.

Jim Koppel, Assistant Commissioner, 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.

Diane Witt, Cottonwood County Childcare;
Judy Blumendaal, Child Care Provider;
Cari Schriever, Child Care Provider;
Amanda Benda, Little Huskies Daycare Center and Preschool;
Elizabeth Bangert, Child Care Provider;
Pam Duffy, Child Care Provider;
Greg Raymo, First State Bank Southwest;
Heather Von Bank, Mankato Resident;
Darcy Poppema, Child Care Provider;
Angie Frisk, Child Care Provider;
Gail Johnson, Child Care Provider.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:01 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 Worthington, MN on Monday, February 29, 2016, at the Worthington Fire Hall (830 2nd Ave, Worthington, MN 56187) 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.