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Subcommittee on Childcare Access and Affordability

FIFTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 08, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


CHILDCARE ACCESS AND AFFORDABILITY SUBCOMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Franson, Chair of the Childcare Access and Affordability Subcommittee, called the meeting to order at 8:20 AM on February 8, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
FRANSON, Mary, Chair
PETERSON, Roz, Vice Chair
FLANAGAN, Peggy, Minority Lead
KOEGEL, Erin
KRESHA, Ron
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie

Members excused:
ALBRIGHT, Tony

Representative Kresha moved to approve the minutes of February 1, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF139 (Knoblach) Childcare assistance subsidy restrictions modified.

Chair Franson moved that HF139 be approved and recommended to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Chair Franson moved to orally amend HF139, Page 2, after line 10, insert: “Effective Date. This section is effective July 1, 2018.” THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Jim Knoblach testified on HF139, as amended.

Chair Franson renewed the motion that HF139, as amended, be approved and recommended to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF723 (Peterson) Childcare assistance program maximum reimbursement rates modified and money appropriated.

Representative Peterson moved that HF723 be approved and recommended to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Testifiers on HF723:

Representative Roz Peterson;
Ms. Clare Sanford, Minnesota Child Care Association;
Ms. Amanda Ledermann, Minnesota Child Care Association Member and New Horizon Director, Coon Rapids.
Ms. Stephanie Thomas, YMCA Greater Twin Cities

Representative Peterson renewed the motion that HF723 be approved and recommended to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peterson assumed the gavel at 8:33 AM.


HF XXXX (Franson) Exemption from positive supports strategy rules (language was drafted as HF 904)

Chair Franson moved that the language of HF XXXX Exemption from positive supports strategy rules be approved and recommended to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Representative Quam assumed the gavel at 8:45 AM.

Testifiers on HF XXXX Exemption from positive supports strategy rules:

Chair Mary D. Franson;
Clare Sandford, Minnesota Childcare Association;
Kari Schmitz, Director New Horizon Academy, Maplewood;
Alex Bartolk, Department of Human Services;
Regina Wagner, Acting Inspector General, Department of Human Services;
Karen Sullivan Hook, Department of Human Services;
Elizabeth Bangert, Here We Grow, Owner and Director; Consultant.

Representative Franson renewed the motion that HF XXXX Exemption from positive supports strategy rules (language was drafted as HF 904) be approved and recommended to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:43 AM.







Representative Mary Franson, Chair




Karen Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant







More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF723 (Peterson) - Child care assistance program maximum reimbursement rates modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF139 (Knoblach) - Child care assistance subsidy restrictions modified.

HFXXXX (Franson) Exemption from positive supports strategy rules.