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Early Childhood Finance and Policy

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 23, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 23, 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 18, 2021 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Pryor moved that HF 1200 be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Representative Richardson presented HF 1200.
Testifiers:
• William Moore, Perinatal Health Educator and Doula Dads
• Barb Fabre, Indigenous Visioning
• Sameerah Bilal-Roby, African American Babies Coalition
• Linda Kopecky, MPH; Breastfeeding Coalition
• Margaret Skogmo, Preschool teacher at Laker Prep Preschool, parent
• Rev. Corinne Freedman Ellis, Macalester Plymouth UCC, St. Paul
• Liz Harris, family child care provider, Cottage Grove
• Jessica Peterson White, Owner of Content Bookstore, Northfield
• Hannah Lichtsinn, MD, MN Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
• Janna Gewirtz O’Brien, MD; MN Doctors for Health Equity
Vice Chair Pryor renewed their motion that HF 1200 be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll on the motion:

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

NAYS:
FRANSON, Mary, Minority Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
DANIELS, Brian
JURGENS, Tony
DEMUTH, Lisa

There being 8 AYES and 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 1200 WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE.

Vice Chair Pryor moved that HF 316 be placed before the committee to be laid over for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood omnibus bill.

Representative Howard presented HF 316.

Testifiers:

• Faviola Martinez de Estrada, La Red Latina de Educacion Temprana MN
• Ruth Evangelista, Co-Founder of La Red Latina de Educacion Temprana MN
• Joan Bulfer, City of Bloomington
• Allison Corrado, Blue Cross Minnesota
• Deby Ziesmer

Chair Pinto laid over HF 316 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM.



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Representative Dave Pinto, Chair


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Shenika Chambers, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1200 (Richardson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
  • HF316 (Howard) - Family, friend, and neighbor child care grant program established; report required; and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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01:48 - HF1200 (Richardson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
1:17:17 - HF316 (Howard) Family, friend, and neighbor child care grant program established; report required; and money appropriated.

Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes


House File 1200 (Richardson): Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
House File 316 (Howard): Family, friend, and neighbor child care grant program established; report required; and money appropriated.

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.
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