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Early Childhood Finance and Policy

TWELFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 18, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 18, 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 16, 2021 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Pryor assumed the gavel at 8:33.

Chair Pinto moved that House File 1024 be referred to the Education Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pinto presented HF 1024.

Testified:
• Alison May, Early Care and Education Policy Associate, National Council of State Legislatures
• Elliot Regenstein, Foresight Law and Policy

Chair Pinto renewed his motion that HF 1024 be referred to Education Finance Committee.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll on the motion:

AYES:
PINTO, Dave, Chair
PRYOR, Laurie, Vice Chair
BOLDON, Liz
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMUTH, Lisa
JURGENS, Tony
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
MORRISON, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAYS:
FRANSON, Mary, Minority Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
DANIELS, Brian

There being 10 AYES and 3 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1024 WAS REFERRED TO THE EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE.

Chair Pinto assumed the gavel at 9:17.

Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn moved HF910 be placed in front of the committee to be laid over for inclusion in an Early Childhood omnibus bill.

Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn moved the A1 Amendment before the committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testified:
• Marcie Jeffreys, Early Childhood Advocate

Chair Pinto laid over HF910, as amended, for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood omnibus bill.

Rep. Wazlawik moved HF 668 to be placed in front of the committee to be laid over for inclusion in an Early Childhood omnibus bill.

Testified:
• Maren Hulden, Staff Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project (has pictures)
• Maren Christenson, Parent Advocate, Multicultural Autism Action Network

Chair Pinto laid over HF 668 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 AM.


__________________________________________
Representative Dave Pinto, Chair


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Shenika Chambers, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1024 (Pinto) - Department of Early Childhood established, and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF910 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Early childhood foster care program child participation report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF668 (Wazlawik) - Child care for children with disabilities access expansion grants authorized, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:29 - HF1024 (Pinto) Department of Early Childhood established, and rulemaking authorized.
47:38 - HF910 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Early childhood program participation required by children in foster care, and money appropriated.
1:08:24 - HF668 (Wazlawik) Child care for children with disabilities access expansion grants authorized, and money appropriated.

Runs 1 hour, 22 minutes


House File 1024 (Pinto): Department of Early Childhood established, and rulemaking authorized.
House File 910 (Kotyza-Witthuhn): Early childhood program participation required by children in foster care, and money appropriated.
House File 668 (Wazlawik): Child care for children with disabilities access expansion grants authorized, and money appropriated.


*Additional bills 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.

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