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NINETEENTH MEETING - Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 8:07 am on March 21st, 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 present

Representative Bahner moved that the minutes from March 19th, 2019 be approved. The motion prevailed.

Representative Pryor assumed the gavel at 8:09 am.

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

Chair Pinto moved that HF1230, as amended, be placed on the General Register.

Chair Pinto presented HF1230, as amended.

Chair Pinto renewed the motion that HF1230, as amended, be placed on the General Register. The motion prevailed.

HF2463 (Pinto) – Early childhood, child care, and family support program eligibility, participation, and requirements modified.

Chair Pinto moved that HF2463 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report.

Chair Pinto presented HF2463.

Testifiers:
Kate Lynne Snyder, Minnesota Department of Education
Bobbie Burnham, Minnesota Department of Education

Chair Pinto renewed his motion that HF2463 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report. The bill was laid over.

HF2319 (Pinto) – Human services program integrity modified, criminal penalties created, and money appropriated.

Chair Pinto moved that HF2319 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report.

Chair Pinto moved that the H2319A1-2 amendment be added to HF2319. The motion prevailed.

Chair Pinto presented HF2319, as amended.

Testifiers:
Chuck Johnson, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Nasro Abshir, Child Care Provider, ISAIAH
Mary Solheim, ISAIAH
Mahad Omar, Advocate

The meeting was recessed at 9:31 am.

Vice-Chair Kotyza-Witthuhn reconvened the meeting at 5:50 pm in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

Chair Pinto continued to present HF2319, as amended.

Vice-Chair Kotyza-Witthuhn renewed the motion that HF2319, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report. The bill was laid over.

Chair Pinto assumed the gavel at 6:48 pm.

HF1680 (Demuth) – Child care assistance program record-keeping requirements clarified.

Representative Demuth moved that HF1680 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report.

Representative Demuth presented HF1680.

Testifiers:
Crystal Herman, Minnesota Fraud Investigators Association (MFIA) President
Jim Nielsen, MFIA

Chair Pinto renewed the motion that HF1680 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report. The bill was laid over.

HF497 (Franson) – Child care providers prohibited from receiving child care assistance program reimbursements for dependents of employees.

Representative Franson moved that HF497 be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Division Report.

Representative Franson presented HF497.

Testifiers:
Crystal Herman, MFIA
Jim Nielsen, MFIA
Jessica Webster, Legal Aid
Eric Armancanqui, Children’s Defense Fund
Aimee Bock, Kids Count on Us
Clare Sanford, Minnesota Child Care Association

Chair Pinto renewed the motion that HF497 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Early Childhood Division Report. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:49 pm.



Representative Dave Pinto, Chair



Polly Cerkvenik, Committee Legislative
Assistant

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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. Approval of Meeting Minutes III. HF1230 (Pinto) - Early learning scholarships eligibility modified, and voluntary prekindergarten programs expanded to give groups. IV. HF2463 (Pinto) - Early childhood, child care, and family support program eligibility, participation, and requirements modified. V. HF2319 (Pinto) - Human services program integrity modified, criminal penalties created, and money appropriated. VI. HF1680 (Demuth) - Child care assistance program record-keeping requirements clarified. VII. HF497 (Franson) - Child care providers prohibited from receiving child care assistance program reimbursements for dependents of employees. VIII. Adjournment Please note the Chair intends for the Division to reconvene 15 minutes after Floor Session ends in State Office Building Basement Hearing Room.

Bills Added:
  • HF1230 (Pinto) - Early learning scholarship eligibility modified, and voluntary prekindergarten programs expanded to five groups.
  • HF2463 (Pinto) - Early childhood, child care, and family support program eligibility, participation, and requirements modified.
  • HF2319 (Pinto) - Human services program integrity modified, criminal penalties created, and money appropriated.
  • HF1680 (Demuth) - Child care assistance program record-keeping requirements clarified.
  • HF497 (Franson) - Child care providers prohibited from receiving child care assistance program reimbursements for dependents of employees.
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01:56 - HF1230 (Pinto) Early learning scholarships eligibility modified, and voluntary prekindergarten programs expanded to five groups. 04:38 - HF2463 (Pinto) Early childhood, child care, and family support program eligibility, participation, and requirements modified. 22:26 - HF2319 (Pinto) Human services program integrity modified, criminal penalties created, and money appropriated. The Division recessed. Runs 1 hour, 25 minutes. No video available for the reconvening.