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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

SEVENTH MEETING - Select Committee on Affordable Child Care

March 02, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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, March 2, 2016, at the Waite Park City Hall in Waite Park, Minnesota.

Legislative Assistant David Larson noted the roll.

Select Committee Members present:



FRANSON, Mary, Chair
KRESHA, Ron
THEIS, Tama
MULLERY, Joe
PERSELL, John
FLANAGAN, Peggy


Select Committee Members excused: Representative Kelly Fenton, Representative Jeff Backer.

Representative Tim O’Driscoll introduced himself.

Representative Jeff Howe introduced himself.

Representative Jim Knoblach 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.

Danielle Helget, Play Palace;
Lacey Solbn, Child Care Provider;
Kelly Martin, Child Care Provider;
Dennis LacQuan, Child Care Provider;
Darlene Gunderson, Child Care Provider;
Anne Buckvold, Great River Interfaith Partnership;
Sally Larson, Child Care Provider;
Cindy Stelten, Child Care Provider;
Janice Klaphake, Cold Spring Resident;
Amy Lebeck, Sartell Resident.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:02 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 Waite Park, MN on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at the Waite Park City Hall (Chamber Room), 19 13th Avenue North, Waite Park, MN 56387 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. Attendees should park in the North Parking Lot. **For more information, please contact David Larson at 651-296-5621 or david.larson@house.mn.