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Housing Finance and Policy

EIGHTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 13, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH 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 eighth meeting to order at 12:40pm on 2/13/2013 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, Lead GOP
Fischer, Peter
Green, Steve
Hertaus, Jerry
Isaacson, Jason
Mariani, Carlos
Metsa, Jason
Moran, Rena
O'Neill, Marion
Radinovich, Joe
Schomacker, Joe

Members excused:
Zerwas, Nick

A quorum was present.

Representative Green moved that the minutes of Wednesday, February 6, 2013 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

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.

Chair Clark moved that HF83 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Chair Clark moved to amend HF83. (See attached amendment H0083DE6). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Clark moved to amend HF83 as amended. (See attached amendment H0083A9). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF 83 as amended:
Dan Hartman, Duluth City Councilmember
Sarah Larson, Waverly homeowner
Reverend Paul Slack, ISAIAH
C. Monique White, Minneapolis homeowner
Tess Rice, Minnesota Bankers Association
David H. Skilbred, Vice President of Government Relations, Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota
The Honorable Eric L. Lipman, Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings

Chair Clark renewed the motion that HF83, as amended, be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 2:15pm.

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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.
Documents:

The committee will be taking up the attached delete-all amendment: