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Early Childhood Finance and Policy

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 04, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 8:30 AM on March 4, 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.

Vice Chair Pryor moved that the minutes from March 2, 2021 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bahner presented House Research Document AM036.

Testifying:
• LaSherion McDonald, St Paul Ramsey Public Health, Former Recipient of Home Visiting
• Nedra Robinson, Simpson Housing Services
• Joel Flaten, Supporting Hands Nurse Family Partnership

Rep. Pryor moved that HF 1197 be re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Rep. Bahner presented HF 1197.

Testifying:
• Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn, Minnesota Coalition for Targeted Home Visiting

Rep. Pryor renewed her motion that HF 1197 be re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

AYE:
PINTO, Dave, Chair
PRYOR, Laurie, Vice Chair
BENNETT, Peggy
BOLDON, Liz
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMUTH, Lisa
JURGENS, Tony
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
MORRISON, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAYS:
FRANSON, Mary, Minority Lead
DANIELS, Brian

There being 11 AYES and 2 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 1197 WAS REFERRED TO THE HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY.

Rep. Pryor moved that HF 617 be brought before the committee.

Rep. Youakim presented HF 617.

Testifying:
• Kristi Murray, JFCS Minneapolis ParentChild+ Program Manager
• Armin Budimlic, IMAA Rochester Executive Director
• Leslie Limón, Rice County ParentChild+ Director
• Lee Friedman, JFCS Minneapolis Chief Operating Officer

Chair Pinto laid over HF 617 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Omnibus bill.

Rep. Pryor moved that HF 1466 be recommended for placement on the General Register.

Rep. Pryor offered the A2 amendment be added to HF 1466. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Pryor presented HF 1466.

Testifying:
• Laurie Possin, Department of Human Services
• Jennifer Sommerfeld

Rep. Pryor renewed her motion that HF 1466 be recommended for placement on the general register.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

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

ABSTAIN:
DAVNIE, Jim

There being 12 AYES and 1 ABSTAIN, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 1466 IS RECOMMENDED FOR PLACEMENT ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

Rep. Wazlawik moved that HF 1036 be brought before the committee.

Rep. Wazlawik presented HF 1036.

Testifying:
• Kristin Jaquith, Director & CFO, Stay ‘N Play Willmar and Litchfield
• Clare Sanford

Rep. Pinto laid over HF 1036 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 AM.


__________________________________________
Representative Dave Pinto, Chair

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1197 (Bahner) - Pregnant women and family home visiting program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF617 (Youakim) - ParentChild+ program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1466 (Pryor) - Child care assistance and child care provider provisions modified.
  • HF1036 (Wazlawik) - Child care center regulation modernization project established, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:16 - House Research document AM036 (Bahner) Appropriating money for a home visiting program for pregnant women and families.
29:40 - HF1197 (Bahner) Pregnant women and family home visiting program established, and money appropriated.
37:00 - HF617 (Youakim) ParentChild+ program funding provided, and money appropriated.
52:32 - HF1466 (Pryor) Child care assistance and child care provider provisions modified.
1:07:54 - HF1036 (Wazlawik) Child care center regulation modernization project established, report required, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 21 minutes.


House Research Document AM036 (Bahner): Pregnant women and family home visiting program money appropriated.
House File 1197 (Bahner): Pregnant women and family home visiting program established, and money appropriated.
House File 617 (Youakim): ParentChild+ program funding provided, and money appropriated.
House File 1466 (Pryor): Child care assistance and child care provider provisions modified. *To be amended by A2*
House File 1036 (Wazlawik): Child care center regulation modernization project established, report required, and money appropriated.


Additional bills 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:

• 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/permrule.asp
• 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. Please do not contact Jenny Nash with questions about the agenda.
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