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Early Childhood Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 24, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-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 6:00 PM on March 24, 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 18, 2021 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Richardson presented HF 1268.

Testifying:
• Sameerah Bilal-Roby, Director, African American Babies Coalition

Rep. Pryor moved HF 2287 be brought in front of the committee.

Rep. Munson presented HF 2287.

Testifying:
• Susan Gengler, Teacher & Little Lakers Board Member
• Dina Boyd

Rep. Pinto laid over HF 2287 for possible inclusion in an Early Childhood Omnibus bill.

Presentation on Federal COVID-19 relief funds.

Testifying:
• Joan Brandt, Minnesota Department of Health
• Bobbie Burnham, Minnesota Department of Education
• Lisa Bayley, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Presentation on the Governor’s Supplemental Budget Update.

Testifying:
• Lisa Bayley, Minnesota Department of Human Services
• Joan Brandt, Minnesota Department of Health


The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.





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Representative Dave Pinto, Chair


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Shenika Chambers, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1268 (Richardson) - Healthy development of babies during pregnancy and postpartum grant for black, indigenous, or people of color families funding provided; and money appropriated.
  • HF2287 (Munson) - Little Lakers Day Care Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:43 HF1268 (Richardson) Healthy development of babies during pregnancy and postpartum grant for black, indigenous, or people of color families funding provided; and money appropriated.
- Informational hearing only.
21:44 HF2287 (Munson) Little Lakers Day Care Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
38:06 Presentation on federal COVID-19 relief funds.
1:21:33 Presentation on governor's supplemental budget.


House File 1268 (Richardson): Healthy development of babies during pregnancy and postpartum grant for black, indigenous, or people of color families funding provided; and money appropriated. **Informational only
House File 2287 (Munson): Little Lakers Day Care Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Presentation on Federal COVID Relief Funds
Presentation on Governor's Supplemental Budget - Minnesota Department of Human Services

Agenda items may be added.


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Notes:
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