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Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 08, 2021

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


WORKFORCE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AND POLICY

MINUTES

Representative Noor, Chair of the Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on March 8th, 2021. The meeting was broadcasted via Zoom and House Public Information Services. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay
HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod
BAKER, Dave
DAVNIE, Jim
FRANKE, Keith
GREENMAN, Emma
JURGENS, Tony
KOEGEL, Erin
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
OLSON, Liz
XIONG, Tou

Representative Hamilton moved to approve the minutes for the March 5th, 2021 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF 260 (Wazlawik) Retaining early educators through attaining incentives now grant program established

Testifiers in regards to HF 260:
Ann McCully, Executive Director, Child Care Aware of MN
Kath Church, Creative Children Childcare/Casa di Creativa Bambini
Emily Hernandez, Child Care Center Teacher at New Horizons in St. Paul
Sharyl Kalal, Little Beginnings Child Care & Preschool

Chair Noor moved to refer HF 260 to the Early Childhood Finance and Policy Committee.

A roll call was requested.

AYES:

NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay
HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod
BAKER, Dave
DAVNIE, Jim
FRANKE, Keith
GREENMAN, Emma
JURGENS, Tony
KOEGEL, Erin
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
OLSON, Liz
XIONG, Tou

NAYS:


WITH 13 AYES AND 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF 260 WAS REFERED TO THE EARLY CHILDHOOD FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE.

HF 411 (Olson) Greater Minnesota childcare facility program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifiers in regards to HF 411:
Scott McMahon, Executive Director, Greater Minnesota Partnership
Pat Baustian, Mayor, City of Luverne
Scott Marquardt, Senior Vice President, Southwest Initiative Foundation
Karen DeVos, Owner, Little Learners, Ada, MN
Tammy Loosbrock, CEO, Sanford Health Luverne

Chair Noor laid HF 411 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 412 (Olson) Childcare provider grant to increase numbers funding provide, reports required, and money appropriated.

Testifiers in regards to HF 412:
Cisa Keller, Senior Vice President for Early Childhood Quality Development, Think Small
Nancy Jost, Director of Early Childhood, West Central Initiative Foundation
Mary Rotter, Owner, Laker Prep Early Childhood Center
The meeting adjourned at 2:32 P.M.

Chair Noor laid HF 412 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting adjourned at 2:12 P.M.


Representative Mohamud Noor, Chair



Jason Chavez
Committee Legislative Assistant








More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF260 (Wazlawik) - Retaining early educators through attaining incentives now grant program established, early educator incentive programs modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF411 (Olson) - Greater Minnesota child care facility program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF412 (Olson) - Child care provider grant to increase numbers funding provide, reports required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:20 HF260 (Wazlawik) Retaining early educators through attaining incentives now grant program established, reports required, and money appropriated.
27:50 HF411 (Olson) Greater Minnesota child care facility program funding provided, and money appropriated.
58:00 HF412 (Olson) Child care provider grant to increase numbers funding provide, reports required, and money appropriated.


HF 260 (Wazlawik) Retaining early educators through attaining incentives now grant program established
Ann McCully, Executive Director, Child Care Aware of MN
Kath Church, Creative Children Childcare/Casa di Creativa Bambini
Emily Hernandez, Child Care Center Teacher at New Horizons in St. Paul
Sharyl Kalal, Little Beginnings Child Care & Preschool

HF 411 (Olson) Greater Minnesota child care facility program funding provided, and money appropriated.
Scott McMahon, Executive Director, Greater Minnesota Partnership
Pat Baustian, Mayor, City of Luverne
Scott Marquardt, Senior Vice President, Southwest Initiative Foundation
Karen DeVos, Owner, Little Learners, Ada, MN
Tammy Loosbrock, CEO, Sanford Health Luverne

HF 412 (Olson) Child care provider grant to increase numbers funding provide, reports required, and money appropriated.
Cisa Keller, Senior Vice President for Early Childhood Quality Development, Think Small
Nancy Jost, Director of Early Childhood, West Central Initiative Foundation
Mary Rotter, Owner, Laker Prep Early Childhood Center

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