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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 8:30 AM

Capital Investment

Chair: Rep. Fue Lee
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
I. Minnesota Management and Budget Office (MMB) - Overview of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

II. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) - Presentation on Broadband and Cyber Security provisions in IIJA

III. MN Office of Broadband Update

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01. It may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp All events are closed-captioned.

Meeting documents will be posted on the committee website at:
https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/home/92002

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 8:30 AM

Judiciary Finance and Civil Law

Chair: Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
• HF 341 (Feist) Student Data Privacy Act created, and penalties provided.
• HF 2353 (Feist) Education support service data classified.
• HF 2354 (Feist) Uniform Registration of Canadian Money Judgements Act enacted, adopted, and recommended for passage by National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
• HF 2945 (Her) City and county criminal history checks modified.
*Amendments are due for all bills 10am Monday, February 7th

Any meeting documents will be posted on the House Judiciary Finance and Civil law committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92021

Remote hearings are taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

*If you are interested in providing written testimony, oral testimony, or a handout, please email the Committee Administrator and copy the Committee Legislative Assistant by 10am the day before the hearing. Public oral testimony may be limited.

CA: Brynn.Sias@house.mn
CLA: Anna.Borgerding@house.mn

**Agenda items may be added, deleted and/or taken in any order.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.

Attachments:

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 8:30 AM

State Government Finance and Elections

Chair: Rep. Michael Nelson
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
Presentations on the Governor’s supplemental budget requests from the following:
*Minnesota Management and Budget, Commissioner Jim Schowalter
*Minnesota Department of Administration, Commissioner Alice Roberts-Davis
*Minnesota IT Services, Commissioner Tarek Tomes
*Minnesota Historical Society, Executive Director Kent Whitworth
*Board of Accountancy, Executive Director Doreen Johnson
*Minnesota Humanities Center, Chief Executive Officer Kevin Lindsey
*Office of the Secretary of State, Secretary Simon

TESTIFYING: To testify or submit written testimony, please email Amanda Rudolph, the committee administrator, at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing. Testimony will be limited and as time permits, therefore written testimony is encouraged. Please plan accordingly.
HANDOUTS: Handouts must be in PDF format with Optical Character Recognition ability and emailed to Amanda Rudolph, the committee administrator, at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing.
VIEW HEARING: Hearings may be viewed at the House Television Webcast and Mobile Streaming Schedule (https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp).
DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the State Government Finance and Elections Committee webpage (https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009).
ACCESSIBILITY: All events are closed-captioned. To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form (https://www.leg.mn.gov/accessibility/). If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access (https://www.leg.mn.gov/leg/FAQ/faq?subject=19).
RULE 10.01: Meetings are held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 (https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm).

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 10:30 AM

Climate and Energy Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Jamie Long
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
HF 2875 (Long) Prairie Island Indian Net Zero reporting extension
Presentation on state impact of the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Presentation on the Construction Materials Environmental Impact Report
*Bills may be added to the agenda

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01.

Please contact Mike.Molzahn@house.mn if you wish to submit written testimony or testify. Written testimony should be submitted by noon the day before the meeting to assure distribution to committee members and the public.

Meeting documents will be posted on the committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92008

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 10:30 AM

Education Finance

Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
Presentation from MDE on the English language learner cross-subsidy
Presentation from the State Demographers office
HF 2944 (Her) English learner programming funding increased.
HF 1939 (Mariani) Increased basic education revenue required to be indexed to the English learner revenue, and English learner parent and community advisory council provided.
*Bills may be added or removed from the agenda.
**If a member of the public would like to testify on either bill please reach out to the CA, Sarah Burt, at the email address below by 6pm on Monday, February 7 to sign up. Please indicate in the subject line of your email which bill you will be testifying on. Written testimony is also accepted, please submit it by 6pm on Monday, February 7 to the CA email address.

CA: sarah.burt@house.mn
CLA: wilson.lee@house.mn

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.

Bills Added

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 10:30 AM

Housing Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Alice Hausman
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
Overview of the RentHelpMN COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.

Meeting documents will be posted on the Housing Finance & Policy committee webpage: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/home/92016

CA: Owen.Wirth@house.mn
CLA: Katie.Hirsch@house.mn

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01 and may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 10:30 AM

Human Services Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Jennifer Schultz
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
1. Presentation on Minnesota’s Aging Population and Disability Community by the State Demographer

2. Deep Poverty Presentation by the Department of Human Services

Additional agenda items may be added.

Members of the public wishing to testify or submit written testimony should contact Yingya Vang at Yingya.Vang@house.mn by 12:00 PM on Monday, February 7.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 1:00 PM

Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Rick Hansen
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
HF2854 (Sundin) Board of Water and Soil Resourcing local road wetland replacement program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2719 (Hansen) Conservation reserve program state incentive funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2162 (Torkelson) County boards allowed to spend tax-forfeited land sale net proceeds.
*Amendments are due for all bills by 1:00pm, Monday, February 7, 2022.

Presentation from the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Task Force.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

Any meeting documents will be posted on the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92007

Public Testimony:
• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn
• If you wish to testify, please contact Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn and copy Scotland.Kraker@house.mn at least one hour prior to the start of the remote hearing to get instructions.
• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 1:00pm, Monday, February 7, 2022

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.

Attachments:

Chair: Rep. Carlos Mariani
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
Survivor Advocacy Day

Agenda:
I. HF 861 (Hollins) Crime victim grant program established, and money appropriated.
II. HF 2959 (Pinto) Combating sex trafficking grants provided, and money appropriated.
III. HF 2734 (Bahner) Domestic violence-related offenses qualified definition modified to include additional crimes.

*Bills may be added to the agenda

**This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp. Remote hearings are taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp.

***If you are interested in testifying before the committee, or are providing written testimony or a handout, please email the Committee Administrator at least 24 hours before the hearing time to get instructions.

CA: Jamael.Lundy@house.mn

****Any meeting documents will be posted on the House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92023

*****All events are closed-captioned. To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.

Attachments:

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 1:00 PM

Transportation Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Frank Hornstein
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
Issues in Traffic Safety: Updates on Toward Zero Deaths Initiatives

Agenda items may be added.

Meeting documents will be posted on the Transportation Finance & Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/home/92028

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.

Attachments:

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 3:00 PM

Commerce Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Zack Stephenson
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
HF2673 (Reyer); Dental benefit plan contract requirements modified, and third party permitted access to a dental provider contract.

HF2916 (Reyer); Dental provider agreement term inclusion prohibited, and disclosures required.

HF895 (Youakim); Underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage required for motorcycles.

HF2806 (O’Driscoll); Alcohol; persons under 17 years of age permitted to serve alcoholic beverages.

Items may be taken up in any order, items may be added or removed at the Chairs' discretion.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.

To submit written testimony to be included in the official record, please email the Committee Administrator no later than 4:00 pm on Wednesday, February 9th, at simon.brown@house.mn. To request to testify orally, please email the Committee Administrator as soon as possible (no less than 24 hours ahead of time preferred) at simon.brown@house.mn.


Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 3:00 PM

Health Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Tina Liebling
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
Health Care Workforce Overview
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota Department of Health

Building Racial Equity into the Walls of Minnesota Medicaid: A focus on U.S.-born Black Minnesotans.
Dr. Nathan Chomilo, MD, Medicaid Medical Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Items may be added or deleted.

This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/HmNgjtZ_KkKBF3cKO2DXmw.pdf

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp All events are closed-captioned. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

Meeting documents will be posted on the House Health Finance and Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92011.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please contact Health Committee Administrator, Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn with questions on the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.


Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 3:00 PM

Higher Education Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Connie Bernardy
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
2022 update and overview of legislative requests from:

I. Minnesota State College Faculty
II. Inter Faculty Organization
III. University of Minnesota

Meeting documents will be posted on the Higher Education Finance & Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92015

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.

For questions about the agenda or the committee, please contact the Committee Administrator, Sean Herring, at sean.herring@house.mn

Chair: Rep. Rob Ecklund
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:
HF 2774 (Greenman) Warehouse distribution worker safety requirements established.
Tyler Hamilton
Mohamed Mire
Safiyo Mohamed
Khadra Kassim
Roberto Granados Jr.
Rikki Schreiner
Ladell Roberts
Irene Tung, National Employment Law Project
Mustafa Omar
Mohamed Farah

If you would like to testify please contact Committee Administrator Travis Reese, travis.reese@house.mn

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.

Chair: Jon Geffen
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:

Meeting of Subcommittee on Disqualification

1.    Call to order
2.    Adoption of previous meeting minutes
3.    Discussion of disqualification topics
4.    Adjourn

This remote meeting may be viewed live on the LCC-3 YouTube channel.


For more agenda information, click here

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 , 5:00 PM

Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement

Chair: Sen. Julie Rosen
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:

AGENDA

1.    PERA; Restores segmented annuities to members who have breaks in public employment.

 Testifiers:     Amy Strenge, Policy Coordinator, Public Employees Retirement Association

                    Diane Edwards, PERA member (Letter, Administrative Law Judge Recommendation)              

2.     PERA, MSRS; Continuing payment of annuity to health care workers who return to employment from retirement or continue employment on a phased retirement agreement.

Testifiers:      Becca Lundberg, CRNA, Hennepin Healthcare

                       Amy Strenge, Policy Coordinator, Public Employees Retirement Association

3.    Requires the Department of Labor and Industry to study benefit adequacy for disabled or injured police officers.

Testifiers:         Wendy Wulff (Presentation)

                       Kate Daly, Assistant Commissioner, Workers’ Compensation, Dpt. Labor & Industry

                       Ethan Landy, General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Dpt. Labor & Industry

Letter in support, Brian Peters, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association

Fiscal Note, HF1577

4.     Requires volunteer firefighters relief association special fund assets to be invested with the State Board of Investment

Testifiers:      State Board of Investment

                       -John Mulé, Director of Legal and Policy Services

                       -Erol Sonderegger, Assistant Exec. Director, Portfolio Management and Risk Analysis

                       State Auditor Julie Blaha

                       Chief BJ Jungmann, Legislative Chair, MN State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA)

                       Chief Ed Hoffman, Owatonna Fire Dpt, & volunteer firefighter for N. Mankato FD.

                       Luke Draxten

                       Dave Yurczyk, President, Minnesota State Fire Departments Association President, 

Letter, Kevin Hruby, Vice President, Minnetonka Firefighter’s Relief Association

Report, Office of the State Auditor, 2019 Financial and Investment Report of Volunteer Fire Relief Associations

5.     MSRS; Military service purchases similar to the PERA provisions for service credit purchases that are not federally protected.

Testifiers:      Mike LeDoux, President of MN State Patrol Trooper’s Association

                       Glen Bihler, State Patrol Trooper and Army Veteran

Letter, Caleb Silgjord, Vice President, MN Conservation Officers Association

Letter, James Kotten, State Trooper and Marine Corps veteran

Letter, Matthew J Frericks, Veteran and law enforcement officer

Letter, Representative Dale Lueck

Letter, Wayne Hatlestad, President, MN Conservation Officers Association

6.     MSRS; Permits the survivor of a deceased state employee to purchase service credit to receive an annuity death benefit.

Testifiers:      Susan Morimoto

                       Joseph Morimoto

                       Devin Bruce, Public Affairs Coordinator, MN Association of Professional Employees

MEETING DOCUMENTS

*PUBLIC VIEWING INFORMATION:  This meeting may be viewed live on the LCC YouTube page.

TESTIFYING: To testify or submit written testimony on any agenda item, please contact Commission staff at lcpr@lcpr.mn.gov by 5:00 PM on Monday, February 7, and identify the agenda item.

ACCESSIBILITY/ACCOMMODATION: To comment on accessibility to meeting information, please submit comments using the Accessibility Comment Form. To request an accommodation, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the Legislative Coordinating Commission at lcc@lcc.mn.gov.

MEETING DOCUMENTS will be posted on the Commission website at www.lcpr.mn.gov/mtgnotice.

This meeting will be held in accordance with Legislative Coordinating Commission guidelines.


For more agenda information, click here

Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto
Location: Remote Hearing and Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain
Agenda:
Hybrid Joint Hearing with Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy
And Early Childhood Finance and Policy
Co-Chair: Rep. Mohamud Noor
Co-Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto

Meeting:
Tuesday, February 8th, 2022
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Hybrid Hearing on Zoom or In-Person at:
Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain
Conference Room 1-510
2025 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Space is limited at this location, please contact Committee Administrator Sydney Spreck to request to attend in-person.

Agenda:
Child Care & Early Learning: The Critical Foundation for Minnesota's Economy

Please note that this is an informational interim hearing, and no formal action will be conducted. Any meeting documents will be posted on the Early Childhood Finance and Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92005 and on the Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92019

No public testimony will be taken at the hearing. This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

*If you are providing written testimony or a handout, please email the Committee Administrator and copy the Committee Legislative Assistant at least 24 hours before the hearing time to get instructions (5:30pm on 2/7/2022).

CA: Sydney.Spreck@house.mn
CLA: Hans.Dosland@house.mn

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.


Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto
Location: Remote Hearing and Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain
Agenda:
Hybrid Joint Hearing with Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy
And Early Childhood Finance and Policy
Co-Chair: Rep. Mohamud Noor
Co-Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto

Meeting:
Tuesday, February 8th, 2022
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Hybrid Hearing on Zoom or In-Person at:
Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain
Conference Room 1-510
2025 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Space is limited at this location, please contact Committee Administrator Sydney Spreck to request to attend in-person.

Welcome from Committee Chairs - Child Care & Early Learning: The Critical Foundation for Minnesota's Economy

Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB) Welcome & Introduction to Brain Science
Damian Fair Ph.D, Redleaf Endowed Director, Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain

Early Care & Education: Challenges & Opportunities for Society
Glen Gunderson, President, YMCA of the North

Early Care & Education: Challenges & Opportunities for Employers
Jonathan Weinhagen, President & CEO, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Economics of Early Care & Education
Heidi Hagel-Braid, Chief Program Officer, First Children’s Finance

Early Care and Education: Greater Minnesota
Tony Sertich, President & CEO, Northland Foundation

Report of the Early Care & Education Crisis Workgroup
Amy Walstein, Education and Workforce Development Policy Director, Minnesota Business Partnership

Please note that this is an informational interim hearing, and no formal action will be conducted. Any meeting documents will be posted on the Early Childhood Finance and Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92005 and on the Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92019

No public testimony will be taken at the hearing. This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

*If you are providing written testimony or a handout, please email the Committee Administrator and copy the Committee Legislative Assistant at least 24 hours before the hearing time to get instructions (5:30pm on 2/7/2022).

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.