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Human Services Licensing Policy Committee
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
8:30 AM, Livestream YouTube

Minutes

Present: Senator Paul J. Utke - Chair, Senator Jim Abeler - Vice Chair, Senator Gene Dornink, Senator Chris A. Eaton, Senator Omar Fateh

Absent: No Members Absent

Senator Paul J. Utke called the meeting to order at 8:30 AM. A quorum was present.

S.F. 269: Senator Kiffmeyer: Family child care regulation modernization project establishment; appropriation.

Senator Abeler moved that SF 269 be heard

 

Testifying in Support:

  • Julie Seydel (Family Child Care Provider; Public Policy Director-Minnesota Association of Child Care Professionals)
  • Cyndi Cunningham (Family Child Care Provider, Public Policy Chair for the Minnesota Child Care Provider Information Network [MCCPIN])

Written Testimony in Support:

  • Hollie Centko
  • Holle Saville
  • Cyndi Cunningham

QUESTIONS / COMMENTS FROM COMMITTEE

  • Regina Wagner (Deputy Inspector General, Licensing Division at Minnesota Department of Human Services) responded to a question from Senator Abeler

 

Senator Abeler moved that SF 269 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Human Services Reform Finance and Policy. MOTION PREVAILED


Be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Human Services Reform Finance and Policy Committee.

S.F. 297: Senator Abeler: Human Services Background Study Disqualification Review Task Force establishment and appropriation.

Senator Abler offered an author’s amendment.

Senator Abeler moved the A-2 amendment.The motion prevailed and the amendment is adopted.

 

TESTIFYING IN SUPPORT:

  • Gina Evans (Community Outreach Director - Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge)
  • Taylor Hohmann (Brand Marketing Coordinator-Minnesota Adult &Teen Challenge)
  • Cyndi Cunningham (Family Child Care Provider, Public Policy Chair for MCCPIN)

QUESTIONS / COMMENTS FROM COMMITTEE

 

Kulani Moti (Inspector General at the Department of Human Services) replied to a question from Chair Utke

 

Senator Abeler moved that SF 297 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections. MOTION PREVAILED.


Be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:49 AM.


 
                                                                      
Senator Paul J. Utke, Chair
                                                                      
Pete Globa, Legislative Assistant