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Early Childhood Finance and Policy

NINETEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 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
DEMUTH, Lisa
JURGENS, Tony
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
MORRISON, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

Excused:
DAVNIE, Jim

A quorum was present.

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

Rep. Wazlawik moved that HF 2003 be brought before the committee.

Rep. Wazlawik offered the A2 amendment be added to HF 2003. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying:
• Kim Liepold, The Association of Minnesota Family Child Care Licensors
• Cyndi Cunningham, Minnesota Child Care Providers Information Network
• Joel Carlson, Minnesota Association for Justice
Chair Pinto laid over HF 2003 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Omnibus bill.

Rep. Demuth moved that HF 61 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Rep. Demuth presented HF 61.

Testifying:
• Kelly Martini, Family Child Care Provider
• Cyndi Cunningham

Rep. Demuth renewed her motion that HF 61 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

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

NAYS:

EXCUSED:
DAVNIE, Jim
MORRISON, Kelly

There being 11 AYES, 0 NAYS, and 2 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 61 WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW.

Vice Chair Pryor assumed the gavel at 9:10.

Rep. Pinto moved that HF 5 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Pinto offered the DE1 amendment be added to HF 5. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Demuth offered the DE2 amendment be added to HF 5, as amended.

Rep. Demuth requested a roll call on the DE2 amendment.

The Committee Legislative Assistant Noted the roll:

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

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

EXCUSED:
DAVNIE, Jim

There being 5 AYES,7 NAYS and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Pinto presented HF 5, as amended.

Chair Pinto renewed his motion that HF 5, as amended, be referred to Committee on Ways and Means.

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

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

Excused:
DAVNIE, Jim

There being 7 AYES, 5 NAYS and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 5, AS AMENDED, WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.

Chair Pinto assumed the gavel at 9:23 AM.

Rep. Wazlawik moved HF 1652 be brought before the committee.

Rep. Wazlawik presented HF 1652.

Testifying:
• Cyndi Cunningham (public)

Chair Pinto laid over HF 1652 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Omnibus bill.

Vice Chair Pryor assumed the gavel at 9:31 AM.

Chair Pinto moved that HF 2112 be referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Pinto presented HF 2112.

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

NAYS:

EXCUSED:
DAVNIE, Jim

There being 12 AYES, 0 NAYS and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 2112 WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.

Chair Pinto assumed the gavel at 9:36 AM.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:38 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:
  • HF2003 (Wazlawik) - Family Child Care Task Force recommendations implemented, commissioner of human services directed to include family child care provider representatives in plan development, counties required to forward communications to family child care providers, appointments provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF61 (Demuth) - Office of the Ombudsperson for Child Care Providers created, appointments provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1652 (Wazlawik) - Licensed family child care provider funding provided to establish a peer mentoring program, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF5 (Pinto) - Early learning opportunities, educational supports, and services to children grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2112 (Pinto) - Department of Human Services fiscal year 2021 forecasted childcare assistance program appropriations adjusted.
House TV Video:
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02:19 - HF2003 (Wazlawik) Family Child Care Task Force recommendations implemented, commissioner of human services directed to include family child care provider representatives in plan development, counties required to forward communications to family child care providers, appointments provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
27:41 - HF61 (Demuth) Office of the Ombudsperson for Child Care Providers created, appointments provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
40:20 - 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.
53:06 - HF1652 (Wazlawik) Licensed family child care provider funding provided to establish a peer mentoring program, reports required, and money appropriated.
1:01:34 - HF2112 (Pinto) Department of Human Services fiscal year 2021 forecasted childcare assistance program appropriations adjusted.


House File 2003 (Wazlawik): Family Child Care Task Force recommendations implemented, commissioner of human services directed to include family child care provider representatives in plan development, counties required to forward communications to family child care providers, appointments provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
House File 61 (Demuth): Office of the Ombudsperson for Child Care Providers created, appointments provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
House File 1652 (Wazlawik): Licensed family child care provider funding provided to establish a peer mentoring program, reports required, and money appropriated.
**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. *To be amended by DE1
House File 2112 (Pinto): Department of Human Services fiscal year 2021 forecasted childcare assistance program appropriations adjusted.

**House File 5 and the DE amendment were heard in committee on February 16th. No further public testimony will be taken at this hearing.

Agenda items may be added.



Public Viewing:
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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
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