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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

FOURTEENTH MEETING - Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

March 07, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 March 7th, 2019 in Capitol Room 120.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
WEST, Nolan

A quorum was present.

Representative Demuth moved to approve the minutes from March 5th, 2019 with three technical corrections. The motion prevailed.

HF0001 – (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that HF0001 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that the H0001DE2 amendment be added to HF0001. The motion prevailed.

Representative Kotyza-Witthun presented HF0001, as amended.

Testifiers:
Karla Smith, Advocate
Kiarra Zackery, Advocate
Shareece Gabriel, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, Child Care Program Director
Linda Bell, Minnesota Advocates and Champions for Children
Richard Gehrman, Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota
Dr. Mark Hudson, Midwest Children’s Resource Center
Taylor Wicklund, Safe Passage for Children
Elizabeth Bangert, Here We Grow
Dr. Mark Neupen, Safe Passage for Children
Mary Solheim, Child Care Provider
Caleb Stromquist, Advocate
Evette McCarthy, ISAIAH
Sandy Hayner, Advocate
Laurie Possin, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Chair Pinto renewed the motion that HF0001, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:36am.


Representative Dave Pinto, Chair




Polly Cerkvenik, Committee Legislative
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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. Approval of Meeting Minutes III. HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated. IV. Adjournment It is the Chair's intention to focus discussion on Article 3 of HF1.

Bills Added:
  • HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.
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02:19 - HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.