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Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

TWENTIETH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 26, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

EARLY CHILDHOOD FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Pinto, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:25 am on March 26th, 2019 in Capitol Room 120.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
PINTO, Dave, Chair
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie, Vice-Chair
FRANSON, Mary
BAHNER, Kristin
DEMUTH, Lisa
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:
WEST, Nolan

A quorum was present.

Representative Heintzeman moved that the minutes from March 21st, 2019 be approved. The motion prevailed.

HF1653 (Hassan) – Northstar Care for Children child under the age of six benefits modified.

Representative Wazlawik moved that HF1653 be referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division.

Representative Hassan presented HF1653.

Representative Wazlawik renewed her motion that HF1653 be referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division. The motion prevailed.

HF2610 (Pinto) – School readiness aid modified.

Chair Pinto moved HF2610 before the committee.

Chair Pinto moved that the H2610DE3 amendment be added to HF2610. The motion prevailed.

Chair Pinto presented HF2610, as amended.

HF1801 (Pinto) – Revisor of statutes recodifying of day care facilities’ rules and statutes instructed.

Chair Pinto moved HF1801 before the committee.

Chair Pinto moved that the H1801DE6 amendment be added to HF1801. The motion prevailed.

Chair Pinto presented HF1801, as amended.

The meeting was recessed at 9:26 am.

Chair Pinto reconvened the meeting at 6:01 pm in Room 400 North in the State Office Building

Chair Pinto continued to present HF2610, as amended.

Testifiers:
Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Community Education Association
Sara Ford, Education Minnesota
Kate Lynne Snyder, Minnesota Department of Education
Clare Sanford, Minnesota Child Care Association
Eric Armancanqui, Children’s Defense Fund
May Losloso, Voices and Choices for Children Coalition
Denise Mayotte, MinneMinds
Marie Huey, Think Small
Sarah Strong-Belisle, Close Gaps by 5
Ikram Koliso, City of St. Paul
Jim Batholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Beth Yokom, Minnesota Association of Family and Early Education
Jim Nicholie, Elders for Infants

Chair Pinto continued to present HF1801, as amended.

Testifiers:
Clare Sanford, Kids Can’t Wait and Minnesota Child Care Association
Eric Armancanqui, Children’s Defense Fund
Jerry Cutts, First Children’s Finance
Anne Krisnik, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
Kathy Filbert, Ramsey County Public Health

The meeting was adjourned at 6:43 pm.


Representative Dave Pinto, Chair



Polly Cerkvenik, Committee Legislative
Assistant













More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1653 (Hassan) - Northstar Care for Children benefits for children under the age of six modified.
  • HF1801 (Pinto) - Child care, children and family services, licensing, and program integrity various policy and finance governing provisions modified; and appropriations made.
  • HF2610 (Pinto) - School readiness aid modified.
House TV Video:
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01:05 - HF1653 (Hassan) Northstar Care for Children child under the age of six benefits modified.
03:52 - Chair comments on the process for hearing the Division Reports.
05:03 - HF2610 (Pinto) School readiness aid modified, serving as the Early Childhood Division's Education Finance Division Report.
18:25 - HF1801 (Pinto) Revisor of statutes recodifying of day care facilities' rules and statues instructed, serving as the Early Childhood Division's Health and Human Services Finance Division Report.
The Division recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 2 minutes.
No video available of the reconvening.


I. Call to Order

II. HF1653 (Hassan) - Northstar Care for Children child under the age of six benefits modified.

III. Education Finance Division Report; HF2610 (Pinto) - School readiness aid modified.
The Chair intends to offer a DE amendment to HF2610, which will serve as the Education Finance Division Report.
The amendment will be posted to the Division website and sent to the email list serve on Monday, March 25.

IV. Health and Human Services Finance Division Report; HF1801 (Pinto) - Revisor of statutes recodifying of day care facilities' rules and statues instructed.
The Chair intends to offer a DE amendment to HF1801, which will serve as the Health and Human Services Finance Division Report.
The amendment will be posted to the Division website and sent to the email list serve on Monday, March 25.

V. Adjournment

The Chair intends to reconvene in State Office Building Room 400 North at 6PM to complete walk-through of and public testimony on the Division Reports.