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Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 10, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 8:03am on March 10th, 2020 in Capitol Room 120.

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

A quorum was present.

Representative Heintzeman moved that minutes from March 5th, 2020, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1382 (Richardson) - Charter schools authorized to provide special education deaf and hard-of-hearing services to students at early ages.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that the H1382DE1 amendment be added to HF1382. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Richardson presented HF1382, as amended.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that HF1382, as amended, be re-referred to the Education Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3693 (Mann) - Children with disabilities; access to child care expansion grants authorized, and money appropriated.

Representative Bahner moved that HF3693 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division.

Representative Bahner moved the H3693DE1 amendment be added to HF3693. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mann presented HF3693, as amended.

Testifiers:
Maren Hulden, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Maren Christenson, Parent Advocate

Representative Bahner renewed her motion that HF3693, as amended, be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3504 (Morrison) - Preschool and kindergarten individual-use screen use limited, and money appropriated.

Representative Morrison moved that HF3504 be placed on the General Register.

Testifiers:
Judy Stoffel, CPA, Author, Researcher and Screentime Expert
Lisa Venable, Early Childhood Consultant, Psychotherapist
Maren Christenson, Parent Advocate

Representative Morrison moved that the H3504A1 amendment be added to HF3504. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Morrison continued to present HF3504, as amended.

Chair Pinto laid over HF3504, as amended.

HF3672 (Noor) - Child care assistance funding priorities for eligible families modified, and fund allocation adjusted.

Representative Pryor moved that HF3672 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division.

Representative Noor presented HF3672.

Testifier:
Melissa Huberty, Stearns County Human Services Administrator

Representative Pryor renewed her motion that HF3672 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15am.




Representative Dave Pinto, Chair




Polly Cerkvenik, Committee Legislative
Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1382 (Richardson) - Metro Deaf School funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3504 (Morrison) - Preschool and kindergarten individual-use screen use limited, and money appropriated.
  • HF3693 (Mann) - Children with disabilities; access to child care expansion grants authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF3672 (Noor) - Child care assistance funding priorities for eligible families modified, and fund allocation adjusted.
Documents:

HF1382 (Richardson): Charter schools authorized to provide special education deaf and hard-of-hearing services to students at early ages.

HF3504 (Morrison): Preschool and kindergarten individual-use screen use limited, and money appropriated.

HF3693 (Mann) Children with disabilities; access to child care expansion grants authorized, and money appropriated.

HF3672 (Noor): Child care assistance funding priorities for eligible families modified, and fund allocation adjusted.



Bill Removed: HF3724 (Nelson, N.) American Indian children out-of-home placement paperwork reduction recommendations directed to commissioner of human services.

More agenda items may be added.

NOTES:
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 12:00pm the day before the hearing.

Members of the public will be asked to limit their comments to two minutes each.