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Early Childhood Finance and Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 9, 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 March 4, 2021 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Pryor moved that HF 871 be brought before the committee.

Rep. Bernardy presented HF 871.

Testifying:
• Dr. Kim Hiel, Fridley School District Superintendent

Rep. Davnie offered A1 Amendment.

Rep. Davnie presents A1 Amendment.

Rep. Davnie withdraws A1 Amendment.

Chair Pinto laid over HF 871 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Omnibus bill.

Vice-Chair Pryor assumed the gavel at 8:57.

Rep. Pinto moved that HF 1942 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Rep. Pinto presents HF 1942.

Testifying:
• Muneer Karcher-Ramos, City of St. Paul Office of Financial Empowerment, Director
• Bao Yang, Parent

Rep. Pinto renewed motion that HF 1942 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

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

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

Excused:
BOLDON, Liz

There being 8 AYES and 4 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 1942 WAS REFERRED TO THE JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW COMMITTEE.

Rep. Boldon moved that HF 1747 be brought before the committee.

Rep. Bolden presented HF 1747.

Testifying:
• Kris Gabel, Child Care District Supervisor, YMCA of the North
• Liz Harris, Family Child Care Provider
• Shannon Berns, Du Nord Consulting
o Main Street Business Alliance
• Milagro Rosario

Chair Pinto Laid over HF 1747 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Omnibus bill.

Rep. Pryor moved that HF 1876 be brought before the committee.

Rep. Pryor presented HF 1876.

Testifying:
• Erica Maas, Close Gaps by 5
• Cyndi Cunningham, Minnesota Child Care Provider Information Network

Chair Pinto laid over HF 1876 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:
  • HF1747 (Boldon) - Child care assistance rates modified, and commissioner of management and budget directed to forecast basic sliding fee child care assistance program.
  • HF871 (Bernardy) - School readiness plus program continued.
  • HF1942 (Pinto) - Birth record access authorized by an entity administering a children's savings program.
  • HF1876 (Pryor) - Parent Aware; early childhood program quality rating and improvement system modified, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:01 - HF871 (Bernardy) School readiness plus program continued.
27:52 - HF1942 (Pinto) Birth record access authorized by an entity administering a children's savings program.
40:31 - HF1747 (Boldon) Child care assistance rates modified, and commissioner of management and budget directed to forecast basic sliding fee child care assistance program.
1:14:46 - HF1876 (Pryor) Parent Aware; early childhood program quality rating and improvement system modified, and money appropriated.


House File 1747 (Boldon): Child care assistance rates modified, and commissioner of management and budget directed to forecast basic sliding fee child care assistance program.
House File 871 (Bernardy): School readiness plus program continued.
House File 1942 (Pinto): Birth record access authorized by an entity administering a children's savings program.
House File 1876 (Pryor): Parent Aware; early childhood program quality rating and improvement system modified, 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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