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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

FORTY-SEVENTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance Division

February 26, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Liebling, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 12:47 P.M. on February 26, 2020 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
MANN, Alice, Vice-Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Lead Republican
ACOMB, Patty
BAKER, Dave
BIERMAN, Robert
CANTRELL, Hunter
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod
JORDAN, Sydney
KIEL, Debra
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
MORAN, Rena
MUNSON, Jeremy
NOOR, Mohamud
OLSON, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Members excused:
HALVERSON, Laurie

A quorum was present.

Representative Cantrell moved that the minutes of February 20, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1 First Division Engrossment (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.

Annie Mach, House Research, explained the portion of the bill that is under the jurisdiction of the Health and Human Services Finance Division.

Representative Pinto gave an overview of HF1.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1 First Division Engrossment be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling moved the H0001A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn presented HF1.

Testifying:

1. Ann McCully, Executive Director, Child Care Aware of Minnesota
2. Daniel Gumnit, CEO, People Serving People
3. Mary Solheim, Child Care Director, Kids Count on Us

Representative Ami Wazlawik, Co-Chair, Family Child Care Task Force, gave an overview of the Task Force recommendations.

Testimony Continued:

4. Cisu Keller, Supervisor of Early Childhood Development, Think Small
5. Laurie Possin, Manager, Child Care Assistance Program, Department of Human Services
6. Heidi Hagel Braid, CPO, First Children’s Finance
7. Noah Jacobs, Center Director, New Horizon Academy, on behalf of a parent

Chair Liebling withdrew her previous motion that HF1 First Division Engrossment be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling moved to adopt the Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division Report DIVH0001-1. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1 First Division Engrossment DIVH0001-1 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling moved the H0001A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling laid HF1 First Division Engrossment, as amended, on the table.


The meeting was adjourned at 2:04 P.M.


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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities created for children ages birth to three; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.
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