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FIFTEENTH MEETING - Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 8:03 am on March 12th, 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 Bahner moved that the minutes from March 7th, 2019 be approved. The motion prevailed.

HF1590 (Bernardy) – Early education provisions modified, five regions for the voluntary prekindergarten program established, and school readiness plus program made permanent.

Representative Pryor moved that HF1590 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report.

Representative Bernardy presented HF1590.

Testifiers:
Rachel Starkweather, Mounds View School District
Jessica Row, Fridley Public Schools
Fred Nolan, Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA)
Annette Sallman, Minnesota Community Education Association
Lori Erickson, Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS)
Mary Gilbert Dougherty, SPPS
Kate Lynne Snyder, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Pryor renewed the motion that HF1590 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report. The bill was laid over.

HF1512 (Sandell) – Early education teacher licensure requirements established.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that HF1512 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report.

Representative Sandell presented HF1512.

Testifiers:
Kelsey Pinault, South Washington County Schools
Rebecca Lewis, South Washington County Schools
Jennifer Wartick, Eden Prairie Schools
Kathy Vehmeier, Eden Prairie Schools
Kristin Stuenkel, Columbia Heights Public Schools
Valerie Arnquist, Head Start
Nicole Blissenbach, Education Minnesota
Jessica Row, Fridley Public Schools
Fred Nolan, MREA

Chair Pinto renewed the motion that HF1512 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:28 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. HF1590 (Bernardy) - Early education provisions modified, five regions for the voluntary prekindergarten program established, and school readiness plus program made permanent. IV. HF1512 (Sandell) - Early education teacher licensure requirements established. V. Adjournment

Bills Added:
  • HF1590 (Bernardy) - Early education provisions modified, five regions for the voluntary prekindergarten program established, and school readiness plus program made permanent.
  • HF1512 (Sandell) - Early education teacher licensure requirements established.
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