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TWELFTH MEETING - Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 8:05 am on February 28, 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

Members excused:
BAHNER, Kristin
WEST, Nolan

A quorum was present.

Bobbie Burnham, Director of Early Learning Services, Sandy Myers, Early Learning Services Supervisor, Kate Lynn Snyder, Government Relations, all from the Minnesota Department of Education, presented on the Governor’s budget.

Joan Brandt, Division Director, Minnesota Department of Health, presented on the Governor’s budget.

Laurie Possin and Jennifer Summerfeld, both from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, presented on the Governor’s budget.

HF1238 (Pryor) – Child care assistance program provisions modified.

Representative Pryor moved HF1238 before the committee.

Representative Pryor presented HF1238.

Representative Pryor moved the H1238A1 amendment be added to HF1238. The motion prevailed.

Chair Pinto laid over HF1238, as amended, for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood omnibus bill.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn assumed the gavel at 9:01 am.

HF1230 (Pinto) – Early learning scholarships eligibility modified, and voluntary prekindergarten programs expanded to give groups.

Representative Pinto moved HF1230 before the committee.

Representative Pinto moved the H1230A1 amendment be added to HF1230. The motion prevailed.

Representative Pinto presented HF1230, as amended.

Testifiers:
Kate Lynn Snyder, Minnesota Department of Education
Kristen Stuenkel, Minnesota Community Education Association
Lori Erickson, Saint Paul Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten Program

Chair Kotyza-Witthuhn laid over HF1230, as amended, for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:19 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. Overview: Governor's Budget Proposal Minnesota Department of Education Minnesota Department of Health Minnesota Department of Human Services IV. HF1238 (Pryor) - Child care assistance program provisions modified. V. HF1230 (Pinto) - Early learning scholarships eligibility modified, and voluntary prekindergarten programs expanded to five groups. VI. Adjournment

Bills Added:
  • HF1238 (Pryor) - Child care assistance program provisions modified.
  • HF1230 (Pinto) - Early learning scholarship eligibility modified, and voluntary prekindergarten programs expanded to five groups.
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