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Early Childhood Finance and Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 18, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 18, 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
DEMUTH, Lisa
JURGENS, Tony
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
MORRISON, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

Excused:
DAVNIE, Jim

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Pryor moved that the minutes from March 16, 2021 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair assumed gavel at 9:32.

Chair Pinto moved that HF 2230 be brought before the committee.

Chair Pinto offered A21-0108 amendment be added to HF 2230. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Pinto presented HF 2230, as amended.

Testifying:
• Stephanie Hogenson, Children’s Cabinet
• Bobbie Burnham, MDE
• Lisa Bayley, DHS
• Karen Fogg, MDH

Vice Chair Pryor laid over HF 2230, as amended, for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Omnibus bill.

Chair Pinto assumed the gavel at 9:56.

Representative Davnie moved that HF 2203 be brought before the committee.

Rep. Davnie presented HF 2203.

Testifying:
• Kristen Stuenkel, Director of Community Education, Columbia Heights Public Schools
• Kraig Gratke, Executive Director, MN Head Start Association
• Ericca Maas, Close Gaps by 5
• Cyndi Cunningham, Minnesota Child Care Providers Information Network

Chair Pinto laid over HF 2203 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Omnibus bill.

Vice Chair Pryor assumed the gavel at 9:45.

Chair Pinto moved that HF 2231 be recommended for placement on the General Register.

Chair Pinto presented HF 2231.

Chair Pinto renewed his motion that HF 2231 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
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMUTH, Lisa
JURGENS, Tony
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
MORRISON, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami

NAYS:

ABSTAIN:
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

There being 12 AYES 0 NAYS, and 1 ABSTAIN, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 2231 WAS RECOMMENDED FOR PLACEMENT ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

Chair Pinto assumed the gavel at 9:47.

The meeting adjourned at 9:49.



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Representative Dave Pinto, Chair


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Shenika Chambers, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2230 (Pinto) - Child care assistance, child care licensing, health and human services policies, and early education program changes made; reports required; and money appropriated.
  • HF2203 (Davnie) - Early learning scholarships program modified.
  • HF2231 (Pinto) - Early childhood family education obsolete language removed.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:50 - HF2230 (Pinto) Early learning program changes made, and money appropriated.
26:00 - HF2203 (Davnie) Early learning scholarships program modified.
1:15:10 - HF2231 (Pinto) Early childhood family education obsolete language removed.


House File 2230 (Pinto): Early learning program changes made, and money appropriated.
House File 2203 (Davnie): Early learning scholarships program modified.
House File 2231 (Pinto): Early childhood family education obsolete language removed.

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:
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.
For questions about the agenda or the committee, please contact the Committee Administrator, Polly Cerkvenik, at polly.cerkvenik@house.mn or 651-296-1921.

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