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Subcommittee on Childcare Access and Affordability

FIRST MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - January 11, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


CHILDCARE ACCESS AND AFFORDABILITY SUBCOMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Franson, Chair of the Childcare Access and Affordability Subcommittee, started the meeting at 8:20 AM on January 11, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

FRANSON, Mary, Chair
PETERSON, Roz, Vice Chair
FLANAGAN, Peggy, Minority Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
KOEGEL, Erin
KRESHA, Ron
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie

Representative Franson officially called the meeting to order at 8:23 AM. A quorum was present.

Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) gave a presentation and answered questions of the subcommittee about the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant.

Jim Koppel, Assistant Commissioner, Children and Family Services;
Regina Wagner, Acting Inspector General.

Representative Franson opened the meeting to public testimony.

Jessica Anderson, Legislative Affairs Director, Children’s Defense Fund-MN;
Elizabeth Bangert, MS, Owner/Director/Consultant, Here We Grow, LLC;
Daniel Gumnit, CEO, People Serving People.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 AM.







Representative Mary Franson, Chair




Karen Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Introductions, and review of Subcommittee rules and processes.
07:49 - Department of Human Services overview of the Child Care and Development Block Grant.
1:20:24 - Public testimony.
Runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.


I. Call to Order

II. Introductions

III. Review of Subcommittee Rules and Processes

IV. DHS Overview of the Child Care and Development Block Grant

V. Public Testimony

VI. Adjournment

*If you would like to testify, please contact the committee administrator, Laura Larson (laura.larson@house.mn).