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Housing Finance and Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 26, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 twentieth meeting to order at 12:39pm on 2/26/2014 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
Zerwas, Nick

Members excused:
Schomacker, Joe.

A quorum was present.

Representative Fischer moved that HF1941 (Dehn) be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative Dehn presented HF1941 (Dehn). Mortgage foreclosure mediation established.

Representative Fischer moved to amend HF1941. See attached H1941DE3. MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF1941 as amended:
- Samuel Bolstad, University of Minnesota Law Student

Representative Fischer moved that HF1941 as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Bly assumed the chair at 1:25pm.

Representative Clark discussed HF2112 (Clark). Housing Opportunities Made Equitable (HOME) pilot project created, and money appropriated.

Testimony on HF2112:
- Sue Watlov Phillips, MICAH
- David McGee, BuildWealth Minnesota
- Kenneth Scales, BuildWealth Minnesota
- Paul Rhodes, BuildWealth Minnesota
- Melanie Plucinski, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
- Edward McDonald, Executive Director, Council on Black Minnesotans
- Al Flowers, member, Council on Black Minnesotans
- Sia Her, Executive Director, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
- Hector Garcia, Executive Director, Chicano Latino Affairs Council
- Ruby Lee, President, CLUES

HF2112 was laid over.

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:
  • HF1941 (Dehn) - Mortgage foreclosure mediation established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2112 (Clark) - Housing Opportunity Made Equitable (HOME) pilot project created.
Documents:

The committee is anticipating an amendment to HF1941. As soon as the amendment is submitted to committee staff, it will be posted on the committee website. If you have any questions, contact Committee Administrator Abou Amara at 651-296-4110.