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EIGHTH MEETING - Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

EARLY CHILDHOOD FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION
MINUTES
Representative Pinto, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:08 am on February 12, 2019 in Capitol Room 120.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
PINTO, Dave, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice-Chair
FRANSON, Mary
DEMUTH, Lisa
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
WAZLAWIK, Ami
WEST, Nolan

Members excused:
BAHNER, Kristin

A quorum was not present.

HF837 (Sandstede) Early childhood screening funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Sandstede presented HF837.

Testifying on HF837:
Mary Yackley, Minnesota Association for Family and Early Education
Kristine Wehrkamp, Minnesota Community Education Association

A quorum was present at 8:22 am.

Chair Pinto laid over HF837 for possible inclusion in a future Early Childhood omnibus bill.

Representative Pryor moved to approve the minutes from February 7th, 2019. The motion prevailed.

HF825 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Child care businesses in low-income urban areas run by two women pilot program funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

HF908 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Child care business training funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that HF825 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance Division.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that HF908 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance Division.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn presented HF825 and HF908.

Testifying on HF825 and HF908:
Elaine Wyatt, Women Venture
Nancy Johnson, Women Venture

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn renewed her motion that HF825 be re-referred to Ways and Means. The motion prevailed.

Representative Pryor moved that the previous motion be reconsidered. The motion prevailed.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn renewed her motion that HF825 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division. The motion prevailed.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn renewed her motion that HF908 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division. The motion prevailed.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:57 am.


Representative Dave Pinto, Chair



Polly Cerkvenik, Committee Legislative
Assistant


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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. Approval of Meeting Minutes III. (Pending Referral) HF837 (Sandstede) - Early childhood screening funding provided, and money appropriated. IV. (Pending Referral) HF825 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Child care businesses in low-income urban areas run by two women pilot program funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated. V. (Pending Referral) HF908 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Child care business training funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated. VI. Adjournment

Bills Added:
  • HF825 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Child care pilot program to create two women-run businesses in low-income urban areas funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF837 (Sandstede) - Early childhood screening funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF908 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Child care business training funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
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