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TWENTY FOURTH MEETING - Civil Law and Data Practices

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

Civil Law and Data Practices
MINUTES

Representative Scott, Chair of the Civil Law and Data Practices Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:15 A.M. on March 22nd, 2016, in Hearing Room Ten of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


SCOTT, Peggy, Chair
SMITH, Dennis, Vice Chair
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HOPPE, Joe
JOHNSON, Brian
LESCH, John
LOHMER, Kathy
PINTO, Dave
VOGEL, Bob
ZERWAS, Nick

Excused members:
HILSTROM, Debra
SCHOEN, Dan


Chair Scott called the meeting to order at 8:15 A.M. A quorum was present.


Representative Zerwas moved to approve the minutes of March 17h, 2016. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2866-(McNamara)
Invasive special control provided, wild rice license requirements modified, streamlined review of plans and regulations provided, civil penalties provided and modified, and report required.

Representative Hoppe moved that HF2866 be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Testifying on HF2866:
Representative Denny McNamara
Ann Pierce, Section Manager Ecological Management, DNR

Representative Hoppe renewed his motion that HF2866 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1586-(Hoppe)
Bad faith assertions of patent infringements prohibited, and enforcement provided.

Representative Hoppe moved that HF1586 be re-refereed to the General Register.

Testifying on HF1586:
Representative Joe Hoppe
Tess Rice, Minnesota Bankers Association, General Counsel

Representative Hoppe renewed his motion that HF1586 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF107-(Zerwas)
Patient designated caregiver opportunity and patient aftercare needs requirements.

Representative Zerwas moved that SF107 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Zerwas moved to incorporate the following oral amendment to SF107: On page 4 line 4.14 change “2016 to 2017.” THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Testifying on SF107:
Representative Nick Zerwas

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that SF107 be re-referred as amended to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2641-(Smith)
Tax debt included as debt that is covered under debt settlement services regulation.

Representative Smith moved that HF2641 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF2641:
Representative Dennis Smith
Ron Elwood, Legal Services Advocacy Project

Representative Smith renewed his motion that HF2889 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2954-(Loon)
Motor vehicle distribution unfair practices regulated.

Representative Hoppe moved that HF2954 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF2954:
Representative Joe Hoppe
Amber Backhaus, MN Auto Dealers Association.

At 8:35 A.M. Chair Scott called a recess.

At 8:40 A.M. Chair Scott reconvened the meeting.

Representative Hoppe renewed his motion that HF2954 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:42 A.M.




Representative Peggy Scott, Chair




Alex Pouliot, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF1586 (Hoppe) Assertions of patent infringement in bad faith prohibited, and court authorized to consider factors of evidence of whether an assertion of patent infringement in bad faith or good faith has been made. HF 2866 (McNamara) Invasive special control provided, wild rice license requirements modified, streamlined review of plans and regulations provided, civil penalties provided and modified, and report required. HF 2641 (Smith) Tax debt included as debt that is covered under debt settlement services regulation. HF 2954 (Loon) Motor vehicle distribution unfair practices regulated. **Please note testimony on HF 2866 (McNamara) will be limited to the civil law portions of the bill**

Bills Added:
  • SF107 (Zerwas) - Hospital required to provide a patient the opportunity to designate a caregiver upon entry, and hospital required to provide discharge plan and aftercare instructions to designated caregiver prior to discharge.
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01:40 - Gavel. 02:05 - HF2866 (McNamara) Invasive special control provided, wild rice license requirements modified, streamlined review of plans and regulations provided, civil penalties provided and modified, and report required. 04:45 - HF1586 (Hoppe) Assertions of patent infringement in bad faith prohibited, and court authorized to consider factors of evidence of whether an assertion of patent infringement in bad faith or good faith has been made. 10:38 - SF107 ( Zerwas) Hospital required to provide a patient the opportunity to designate a caregiver upon entry, and hospital required to provide discharge plan and aftercare instructions to designated caregiver prior to discharge. 12:50 - HF2641 (Smith) Tax debt included as debt that is covered under debt settlement services regulation. 15:45 - HF2954 (Loon) Motor vehicle distribution unfair practices regulated. Runs 28 minutes.