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Early Childhood Finance and Policy

FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 12, 2021

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


EARLY CHILDHOOD FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Dave Pinto, Chair of the Committee on Early Childhood Finance and Policy, called the remote meeting to order at 8:34 AM on January 12, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll call.

Members present:
PINTO, Dave, Chair
PRYOR, Laurie, Vice Chair
FRANSON, Mary, Minority Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
BOLDON, Liz
DANIELS, Brian
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMUTH, Lisa
JURGENS, Tony
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
MORRISON, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

A quorum was present.

Presentations on Early Care & Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the State and Federal Response.

Testifying:
• Suzanne Pearl, Director, First Children’s Finance
• Erin Bailey, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Children's Cabinet
• Cindi Yang, Director of Childcare Services, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Debbie Hewitt, Interim Director of Early Learning Services, Minnesota Department of Education
The meeting was adjourned at 10:01 AM.


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Representative Dave Pinto, Chair


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Shenika Chambers, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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Introductory remarks.
02:41 - Introduction of Members and Staff.
05:10 - Presentation on Child Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
1:16:28 - Update on Federal COVID Relief Funds for Child Care.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.


1. Introduction of Members and Staff
2. Presentation on Child Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
3. Update on Federal COVID Relief Funds for Child Care
*Agenda items may be added.


Public Viewing:
This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp.


Notes:
*No action is being taken and no public testimony will be taken at this hearing.*

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm
NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation to view, participate in, or otherwise access a remote hearing, please contact Jenny Nash by emailing her at jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122.