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Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

THIRTIETH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 16, 2020

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


EARLY CHILDHOOD FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Pinto, Chair of the Committee, called the remote Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division meeting to order at 2:31 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2020 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

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 Kotyza-Witthuhn moved that the minutes from March 12th, 2020, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Suzanne Pearl, Minnesota Director of First Children’s Finance, testified on the business of child care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sergeant Kate Peterson, Pequot Lakes Police Department, testified on the importance of child care for essential workers.

Kate DeVos, Owner/Director of Little Learners Early Childhood Education Center, testified about the difficulties child care centers are facing during the pandemic.

Ann McCully, Executive Director of Child Care Aware of MN, testified on child care emergency grants.

Tony Sertich, President of the Northland Foundation, testified on child care in Northern Minnesota and the importance of child care to the broader economy.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:52 pm




Representative Dave Pinto, Chair




Polly Cerkvenik, Committee Legislative
Assistant
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• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
Agenda:.
00:00 - Overview of the remote hearing process.
04:37 - Informational presentations on the impact of COVID-19 on early care and learning.
Runs 1 hour, 21 minutes.
• The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.


This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm


Agenda:
I. Call To Order

II. Overview of the Remote Hearing Process

III. Roll Call

IV. Approval of Minutes for March 12, 2020

V. Informational Presentations on the Impact of COVID-19 on Early Care and Learning

VI. Adjournment

Additional agenda items may be added


Public Viewing Methods:
This committee hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
1) Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
2) Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/
3) YouTube: https://youtu.be/RpbRvaeDjdc


Public Comment Instructions:
This is an informational hearing only; no legislation will be taken up by the division and no public testimony will be taken. However, if you are interested in submitting written comments or questions, please email the Committee Administrator at alyssa.fritz@house.mn. If time remains at the end of the agenda, publicly submitted comments or questions may be read by members or staff.


The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public. We expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.