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Minutes for HB2371 - Committee on Children and Seniors

Short Title

Removing cooperation with child support from requirements for food and child care assistance and exempting adults enrolled in school from the 20-hour-per-week work requirement for child care assistance.

Minutes Content for Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Jessie Pringle, Assistant Revisor, gave an update. (Attachment 1)

The following people gave virtual proponent testimony:

John Wilson, Kansas Action for Children (Attachment 2)

Cecilia Douglas, Parent and Advocate (Attachment 3)

Kelly Davydov, Child Care Aware of Kansas (Attachment 4)

Haley Kottler, Kansas Appleseed (Attachment 5)

Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, PH.D., Ohio State University (Attachment 6)

Sara Rust-Martin, Kansas Coalition Again Sexual & Domestic Violence (Attachment 7)


The following people gave written only proponent testimony:

Karlea Abel, Vice President of Health Advancement, Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (Attachment 8)

Elizabeth Cohn, Director of Child Support Services, Department for Children and Families (Attachment 9)

Dr. Craig Correll, Coffeyville Public Schools (Attachment 10)

Gail Cozadd, Kansas Children's Service League (Attachment 11)

Julie Donelon, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (Attachment 12)

Barry Downing, Northrock, Inc. (Attachment 13)

Lana DuVall, Finney County Economic Development Corporation (Attachment 14)

Jenny Ehling, Family Resource Center (Attachment 15)

Ann Elliott, Family Resource Center (Attachment 16)

Jeremy Fite, Hilltop Child Development Center, Inc. (Attachment 17)

S. Diann Gambill, Crawford County Family Response Advocate Program (Attachment 18)

Amy Gottschamer, M.Ed, Googols of Learning Child Development Center (Attachment19)

Bernie Howe, Kansas Association for Education of Young Children (Attachment 20)

Peggy Kelly, Kansas Head Start Association (Attachment 21)

Hailey Knoll, Family Crisis Services, Inc. (Attachment 22)

Elizabeth Lewis, MPA, MSN WHNP-BC, BSN, RN, March of Dimes (Attachment 23)

Melinda Lewis, LMSW (Attachment 24)

Dawn McNay, Family Resource Center (Attachment 25)

Kelli Mengarelli, Crawford County Mental Health (Attachment 26)

Rich Minder, United Way Success by 6 (Attachment 27)

Paula Neth, The Family Conservatory (Attachment 28)

McClain Bryan Macklin, Health Forward (Attachment 29)

Callie Peace, Kansas Parents as Teachers (Attachment 30)

Torree Pederson, MBA, Aligned (Attachment 31)

Kalesha Pollman, Kansas Children's Service League (Attachment 32)

Brooke Powell, Safehouse Crisis Center (Attachment 33)

Trisha Purdon, Montgomery County Action Council (Attachment 34)

Tracy Russell, Nurture Kansas City (Attachment 35)

Karen Siebert, Association of Kansas Food Banks (Attachment 36)

Brandon Skidmore, Kansas Public Health Association (Attachment 37)


The following people gave opponent testimony:

Steven Greene, Opportunity Solutions Project (Attachment 38)