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Early Childhood Finance and Policy

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - April 07, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 April 7, 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.

HF2230 (Pinto): Early learning program changes made, and money appropriated.

Chair Pinto moved that HF 2230 be brought before committee.

Chair Pinto presented the DE1 and A3 amendment.

Testifying:
• Bobbie Burnham, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
• Lisa Bayley, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
• Allison Corrado, Senior Program Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
• Elana Gravitz, Basic Sliding Fee Program Administrator, Hennepin County
• Kevion Ellis, Education Minnesota
• Clare Sanford, Minnesota Child Care Association
• Ericca Maas, Close Gaps by 5
• Erin Echternach, Family Child Care Task Force Member
• Cyndi Cunningham, Minnesota Child Care Providers Information Network
• Maren Christenson Hofer, Parent
• Jim Nicholie, Elders for Infants
• Shannon Berns, Du Nord Consulting
• Karin Swenson, Director of Meadowpark Preschool and Childcare, Rochester


HF2230 (Pinto): Early learning program changes made, and money appropriated.

Chair Pinto laid over HF 2230 for future consideration.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:35 AM.



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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.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:48 HF2230 (Pinto) Early childhood finance bill.
- Public testimony.


Public testimony on House File 2230 (Pinto): Early learning program changes made, and money appropriated. *to be amended by the DE1 amendment posted

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.

Public Testimony:
Members of the public who are interested in testifying on HF2230 must email polly.cerkvenik@house.mn by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6th to ensure consideration. Testimony may be limited due to time constraints.
If you plan to submit written testimony, please send it to polly.cerkvenik@house.mn by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6th. Written testimony is encouraged and may be submitted for the record up to 24 hours after the hearing ends.