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Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 05, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 8:04 am on March 5th, 2020 in Capitol Room 120.

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

Members excused:
FRANSON, Mary

A quorum was present.

Representative Bahner moved that the minutes from February 27th, 2020, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3222 (Becker-Finn) - State Building Code; baby diaper changing station installation in public restrooms required.

Representative Bahner moved that HF3222 be re-referred to the Jobs and Economic Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3173 (Wazlawik) - Child care agencies; county agencies required to publish and distribute information about variances.

Representative Wazlawik moved that HF3173 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Wazlawik presented HF3173.

Testifiers:
Cyndi Cunningham, Minnesota Child Care Provider Information Network (MCCPIN) Public Policy Chairperson
Kim Leiopold, Association of Minnesota Family Child Care Licensors
Beth Fraser, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Wazlawik renewed her motion that HF3173 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3822 (Wazlawik) - Child care; personal liability exemption established for family day care inspectors, exception removed for counties to be liable for claims at family day care where county had actual knowledge of risk that led to claims, counties required to use uniform family child care variance application, and human services commissioner directed to issue a uniform variance application developed by the Family Child Care Task Force for family day care providers.

Representative Wazlawik moved that HF3822 be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

Representative Wazlawik presented HF3822.

Testifiers:
Cyndi Cunningham, MCCPIN Public Policy Chairperson
Kim Leiopold, Association of Minnesota Family Child Care Licensors
Joel Carlson, Minnesota Association for Justice
Charles Slane, TSR Injury Law

Representative Wazlawik renewed her motion that HF3822 be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3884 (Wazlawik) – Child care services provider definition modified, and child care services grant provisions modified.

Representative Wazlawik moved that HF3884 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Wazlawik presented HF3884.

Testifiers:
Cyndi Cunningham, MCCPIN Public Policy Chairperson
Laurie Possin, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Jennifer Sommerfeld, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Wazlawik renewed her motion that HF3884 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3737 (Pryor) - Human services hearing procedures, crimes, background studies, and licensure requirements provisions modified.

Representative Pryor moved that HF3737 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Pryor moved the H3737A1 amendment be added to HF3737. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pryor presented HF3737, as amended.

Testifers:
Beth Fraser, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Cyndi Cunningham, MCCPIN Public Policy Chairperson
Kim Leiopold, Association of Minnesota Family Child Care Licensors

Chair Pinto laid over HF3737, as amended.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:33am.




Representative Dave Pinto, Chair




Polly Cerkvenik, Committee Legislative
Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3173 (Wazlawik) - Child care agencies; county agencies required to publish and distribute information about variances.
  • HF3822 (Wazlawik) - Child care; personal liability exemption established for family day care inspectors, exception removed for counties to be liable for claims at family day care where county had actual knowledge of risk that led to claims, counties required to use uniform family child care variance application, and human services commissioner directed to issue a uniform variance application developed by the Family Child Care Task Force for family day care providers.
  • HF3884 (Wazlawik) - Child care services provider definition modified, and child care services grant provisions modified.
  • HF3737 (Pryor) - Child care provider licensing and training provisions amended.
  • HF3222 (Becker-Finn) - State Building Code; baby diaper changing station installation in public restrooms required.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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00:52 - HF3222 (Becker-Finn) State Building Code; baby diaper changing station installation in public restrooms required.
01:55 - HF3173 (Wazlawik) Child care agencies; county agencies required to publish and distribute information about variances.
16:11 - HF3822 (Wazlawik) Child care; personal liability exemption established for family day care inspectors, exception removed for counties to be liable for claims at family day care where county had actual knowledge of risk that led to claims, counties required to use uniform family child care variance application, and human services commissioner directed to issue a uniform variance application developed by the Family Child Care Task Force for family day care providers.
49:52 - HF3884 (Wazlawik) Child care services provider definition modified, and child care services grant provisions modified.
1:02:25 - HF3737 (Pryor) Human Services hearing procedures, crimes, background studies, and licensure requirements provisions modified.
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.


HF3222* (Becker-Finn) - State Building Code; baby diaper changing station

HF3173 (Wazlawik) - Child care agencies; county agencies required to publish and distribute information about variances.

HF3822 (Wazlawik) - Child care; personal liability exemption established for family day care inspectors, exception removed for counties to be liable for claims at family day care where county had actual knowledge of risk that led to claims, counties required to use uniform family child care variance application, and human services commissioner directed to issue a uniform variance application developed by the Family Child Care Task Force for family day care providers.

HF3884 (Wazlawik) - Child care services provider definition modified, and child care services grant provisions modified.

HF3737 (Pryor) - Human services hearing procedures, crimes, background studies, and licensure requirements provisions modified.

More agenda items may be added.


*HF3222 was heard and public testimony was taken during the February 27 meeting; further testimony will not be taken on this bill.

If you wish to testify or submit materials on any of these bills, please contact the Committee Administrator, Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn), by 10:00 am the day before the hearing. Members of the public will be asked to keep their testimony to two minutes.