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Housing Finance and Policy

SECOND MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - January 16, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Karen Clark

MINUTES

Representative Clark, Chair of Committee on Housing Finance and Policy, called the first meeting to order at 12:35pm 1/16/2013 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Clark, Karen, Chair
Bly, David, Vice Chair
Anderson, Paul
Fischer, Peter
Green, Steve
Hertaus, Jerry
Isaacson, Jason
Mariani, Carlos
Metsa, Jason
Moran, Rena
O'Neill, Marion
Radinovich, Joe
Schomacker, Joe
Zerwas, Nick

A quorum was present.

Representative Isaacson moved that the minutes of January 14, 2013 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF83 (Freiberg) Military service member notice of rights required, lender required to provide a single point of contact, mortgage lender prohibited from beginning or continuing a foreclosure proceeding while considering a request by a borrower for a mortgage modification, and mortgage lender required to participate in and pay for mediation if the borrower requests mediation.

Vice Chair Bly moved that HF83 (Freiberg) be recommended to pass.

Representative Mike Freiberg presented HF83.

Testified on HF83:
Rose McGee, Golden Valley homeowner in foreclosure (via video testimony)
Rabbi Michael Latz, Shir Tikvah Congregation Minneapolis
Ann Haines, Saint Paul homeowner in foreclosure
Mara Humphrey, Minnesota Credit Union Network
Tess Rice, Minnesota Bankers Association
Doug Drews, Credit River Township homeowner in foreclosure

Vice Chair Bly moved to lay over HF83 (Freiberg) for consideration at a later meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 2:00pm.

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Representative Karen Clark, Chair



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Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF83 (Freiberg) - Mortgage foreclosure; tenant remedies, single point of contact, and various notices provided; mortgage foreclosure dual tracking prohibited; and mandatory mediation required prior to commencing a mortgage foreclosure.
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