STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
Representative Westrom, Chair of the Civil Law Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:38 PM on Monday, April 11, 2011, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
WESTROM, Torrey, Chair
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve, Vice Chair
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
No members were excused.
A quorum was present.
Representative Scott moved to approve the minutes from March 21, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Runbeck moved to approve the amended minutes from March 16, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 447 (Kelly) Investigation, review, and hearing governing provisions modified, crime of criminal abuse of a vulnerable adult made a registrable offense under the predatory offender registration law, terminology changed, criminal penalty increased for assaulting a vulnerable adult, and criminal penalties provided.
Chair Westrom moved that HF 447 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.
Testifying on HF 447:
Representative Tim Kelly
Mr. Kevin Hansen, J.D., Ombudsman Specialist, Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Mr. Jerry Kerber, Department of Human Services (DHS)
Chair Westrom renewed the motion that HF 447 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 322 (Scott) Joint physical custody presumption established, Children's Equal and Shared Parenting Act created, and parenting plans required.
Representative Scott moved that HF 322 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.
Representative Scott moved to adopt the H0322-A11
Testifying on HF322-A11 amendment:
Representative Peggy Scott
Ms. Molly Olson, Center for Parental Responsibility
Mr. Tim McCusker, Anoka
Mr. Michael Dittberner, Legislative Chair MN Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Mr. Brian Sobol, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Mr. Bruce Kennedy, Minnesota State Bar Association
Representative Scott moved that H0322-A11 amendment to be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Scott renewed the motion that HF 322, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1198 (Mazorol) Uniform Interstate Family Support Act updated.
Representative Mazorol moved HF 1198 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.
Representative Mazorol moved to adopt the H1198-A11
amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on HF1198, as amended:
Representative Pat Mazorol
Judge Harriet Lansing, Minnesota Court of Appeals
Mr. Mark Pansolle, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
Mr. Robert Tennessen, Uniform Law Commission
Representative Mazorol renewed motion that HF1198, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:27 PM.
REP. TORREY WESTROM, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant