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Early Childhood Finance and Policy

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 11, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 March 11, 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 the minutes from March 9, 2021 meeting be approved with one technical correction. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that HF 1293 be brought before the committee.

Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn offered the A1 Amendment be added to HF 1293. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn presented HF 1293.
• Rob Grunewald, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
• Barb Fabre, Indigenous Visioning
• Brandon Royce-Diop, Wildflower Equity Initiative
• Veronica Vital, Cosmos Montessori
• Temphy Thompson, Foster Guardian

Chair Pinto laid over HF 1293 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Omnibus bill.
Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that HF 911 be brought before the committee.
Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn offered the A1 Amendment be added to HF 911. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn presented HF 911.
Testifying:
• Sandy Simar, Head Start and Early Head Start Director, Families First MN
• Rico Alexander, Head Start/Early Head Start Director, Parents in Community Action (?PICA) Head Start
• Tyanna Bryant, Parent, Parents in Community Action (?PICA) Head Start

Chair Pryor laid over HF 911 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Omnibus bill.

Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that HF 1568 be brought before the committee.

Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn presented HF 1568.
Testifying:
• Cisa Keller, Think Small
• Ericca Maas available for questions
Chair Pinto laid over HF 1568 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 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:
  • HF1293 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Early childhood learning scholarship funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF911 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Head Start appropriation distribution modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1568 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Kindergarten readiness assessment modified, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:32 - HF1293 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Early childhood learning scholarship funding provided, and money appropriated.
27:39 - HF911 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Head Start appropriation distribution modified, and money appropriated.
1:06:27 - HF1568 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Kindergarten readiness assessment modified, report required, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 21 minutes.


House File 1293 (Kotyza-Witthuhn): Early childhood learning scholarship funding provided, and money appropriated.
House File 911 (Kotyza-Witthuhn): Head Start appropriation distribution modified, and money appropriated.
House File 1568 (Kotyza-Witthuhn): Kindergarten readiness assessment modified, report required, 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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