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Early Childhood Finance and Policy

ELEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION


EARLY CHILDHOOD FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Dave Pinto, Chair of the Committee on Early Childhood Finance and Policy, called the remote meeting to order at 8:30 AM on February 16, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll call.

Members present:
PINTO, Dave, Chair
PRYOR, Laurie, Vice Chair
FRANSON, Mary, Minority Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
BOLDON, Liz
DANIELS, Brian
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMUTH, Lisa
JURGENS, Tony
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
MORRISON, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Pryor moved that the minutes from February 11, 2021 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentations on the Preschool Development Grant Update and the Governor’s Budget Proposals relating to Early Childhood from the Children’s Cabinet, Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Department of Health, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Testified:
• Stephanie Hogenson, Policy Director, Children’s Cabinet
• Amanda Varley, Preschool Development Grant Manager, Minnesota Department of Education
• Bobbie Burnham, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
• Mary Manning, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
• Lisa Bayley, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
• Laurie Possin, Program Manager, Department of Human Services

Vice-Chair Pryor assumed the gavel at 9:50.

Chair Pinto moved that HF 5 be placed in front of committee.

Chair Pinto moved the DE1 Amendment before the committee.

Chair Pinto presented the DE1 Amendment.

Vice-Chair Pryor laid over HF 5 for discussion at a future hearing.

Chair Pinto Assumed the Gavel at 9:54.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:56 AM.


__________________________________________
Representative Dave Pinto, Chair


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Shenika Chambers, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF5 (Pinto) - Early learning opportunities, educational supports, and services to children grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:00 - Overview of the Minnesota Children’s Cabinet.
Presentation on the Preschool Development Grant.
24:00 - Overview of the governor's early childhood proposals.
1:19:15 - HF5 (Pinto) COVID-19; state appropriations replaced with federal funds, child care providers public health support funds funding provided, basic sliding fee program funding provided, and money appropriated (to be amended by the DE1 amendment posted).

Runs 1 hour, 54 minutes


Presentation on the Governor's Early Childhood Proposals - Minnesota Children's Cabinet
House File 5 (Pinto) - COVID-19; state appropriations replaced with federal funds, child care providers public health support funds funding provided, basic sliding fee program funding provided, and money appropriated. *NOTE: to be amended by the DE1 amendment posted*

Agenda items may be added.

Public Viewing:
This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

Notes:
• This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp
• NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.
• If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation to view, participate in, or otherwise access a remote hearing, please contact Jenny Nash by emailing her at jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact Jenny Nash with questions about the agenda.
• For questions about the agenda or the committee, please contact the Committee Administrator, Polly Cerkvenik, at polly.cerkvenik@house.mn or 651-296-1921.

Public Testimony:
Members of the public who are interested in testifying must email polly.cerkvenik@house.mn by 3:00 p.m. the day before the meeting to ensure consideration. Testimony may be limited due to time constraints.
If you plan to submit written testimony, please send it to polly.cerkvenik@house.mn by 3:00 p.m. the day before the meeting. Written testimony is encouraged and may be submitted for the record up to 24 hours after the hearing ends.