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Children and Families Finance and Policy

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Children and Families Finance and Policy

2/2/2023
HF2 (Richardson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated. (Pending Referral)
NOTE: Consideration of HF2 will be limited to Article 2 and the bill's impact on children and families; bill presentation, testimony, discussion and vote will be limited to 30 minutes.

HF570 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Reach Out and Read Minnesota program grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
*Agenda items may be added

Presentation: Minnesota Kids Count Report 2022; Debra Fitzpatrick, Children’s Defense Fund - Minnesota

To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator, Colie Colburn, colie.colburn@house.mn.gov

Amendments: All amendments that are substantive must be given to the CA by 1:00PM on the day prior to the committee hearing. This deadline may be waived at the discretion of the Chair

Meeting Materials: Presenters or members of the public are encouraged to provide all materials to be offered in Committee to the CLA at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing. Distribution of such materials is subject to approval by the Chair; a copy will be kept by Committee staff. These materials should be in accessible (Optical Character Recognition) format for posting to the committee webpage; contact the Committee Administrator for more information about acceptable electronic formats.

Testimony: Bill authors must arrange their own testifiers and provide each testifier’s name, position title, and email address to the CA 24 hours in advance of the hearing. Written testimony is also encouraged and will be posted on the committee webpage prior to the meeting.
Bills Added:
HF2 (Richardson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
HF570 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Reach Out and Read Minnesota program grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Children and Families Finance and Policy

1/31/2023
HF639 (Bahner) Community solutions for healthy child development grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF910 (Reyer) Family supportive housing programs funded, and money appropriated.
HF862 (Wolgamott) Support staff persons required for early childhood family education programs, and money appropriated.

*Agenda items may be added

To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator, Colie Colburn, colie.colburn@house.mn.gov

Amendments: All amendments that are substantive must be given to the CA by 1:00PM on the day prior to the committee hearing. This deadline may be waived at the discretion of the Chair

Meeting Materials: Presenters or members of the public are encouraged to provide all materials to be offered in Committee to the CLA at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing. Distribution of such materials is subject to approval by the Chair; a copy will be kept by Committee staff. These materials should be in accessible (Optical Character Recognition) format for posting to the committee webpage; contact the Committee Administrator for more information about acceptable electronic formats.

Testimony: Bill authors must arrange their own testifiers and provide each testifier’s name, position title, and email address to the CA 24 hours in advance of the hearing. Written testimony is also encouraged and will be posted on the committee webpage prior to the meeting.
Bills Added:
HF639 (Bahner) - Community solutions for healthy child development grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF910 (Reyer) - Family supportive housing programs funded, and money appropriated.
HF862 (Wolgamott) - Support staff persons required for early childhood family education programs, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Children and Families Finance and Policy

1/26/2023
Presentation on Governor’s Budget Recommendations:
Management and Budget
• Erin Bailey, Assistant Commissioner of Children's Cabinet.

Minnesota Department of Human Services
• Commissioner Jodi Harpstead
• Assistant Commissioner of Children and Family Services Tikki Brown

Minnesota Department of Education
• Commissioner Willie Jett
• Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Teaching and Learning Bobbie Burnham
*Agenda items may be added or changed


Accessibility: To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the https://www.leg.mn.gov/leg/FAQ/faq?subject=19. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator, Colie Colburn, colie.colburn@house.mn, (651)296-8873

Attachments:

Children and Families Finance and Policy

1/24/2023
Presentations:
- Cathy Ten Broeke, Assistant Commissioner and Executive Director, Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness
- Dr. Janna Gerwitz O'Brien, Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP)

HF 444 (Keeler) Homeless Youth Act modified, and money appropriated.
Testifiers:
- Beth Holger, CEO of The Link
- Merhaba Mebrahtu, Young Families Rapid Rehousing Program, Avenues for Youth
- Jacqueline White, Executive Director at CloseKnit

*Agenda items may be added or changed


To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator.
Bills Added:
HF444 (Keeler) - Homeless Youth Act modified, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Children and Families Finance and Policy

1/19/2023
HF 150 (Pinto) Child care stabilization base grants modified, and money appropriated.

HF 456 (Pérez-Vega) Expansion of voluntary prekindergarten and school readiness plus program made permanent, and money appropriated.
Testifiers:
- Jason Sellars, Director of Community Education, District 191, Burnsville Eagan Savage School District
- Craig Anderson, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at St. Paul Schools
- Stefanie Youngberg, the superintendent of the East Central School District

HF 13 (Keeler) Child care assistance rates modified.
Testifiers:
- Karen DeVos, Owner, Little Learners (Halstead and Ada, MN)
- Thea DeVos, Teacher, Little Learners
- Gospel Kordah, Childcare provider – South Metro Childcare Center


*Agenda items may be added

To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator.

Amendments: All amendments that are substantive must be given to the CA by 1:00PM on the day prior to the committee hearing. This deadline may be waived at the discretion of the Chair

Meeting Materials: Presenters or members of the public are encouraged to provide all materials to be offered in Committee to the CLA at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing. Distribution of such materials is subject to approval by the Chair; a copy will be kept by Committee staff. These materials should be in accessible (Optical Character Recognition) format for posting to the committee webpage; contact the Committee Administrator for more information about acceptable electronic formats.

Testimony: Bill authors must arrange their own testifiers and provide each testifier’s name, position title, and email address to the CA 24 hours in advance of the hearing. Written testimony is also encouraged and will be posted on the committee webpage prior to the meeting.
Bills Added:
HF13 (Pinto) - Child care assistance rates modified.
HF150 (Pinto) - Child care stabilization base grants and early learning scholarships modified, and money appropriated.
HF456 (Pérez-Vega) - Expansion of voluntary prekindergarten and school readiness plus program made permanent, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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