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FOURTEENTH MEETING - Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW DIVISION COMMITTEE
MINUTES


Representative Lesch, Chair of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:45am on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:

LESCH, John, Chair
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
BAHR, Cal
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
GROSSELL, Matt
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LUCERO, Eric
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

Excused:

MARIANI, Carlos

Representative Lesch began the meeting at 9:45 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Considine moved the minutes from February 13, 2019 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1060 (Lesch) criminal and traffic surcharge reduction or waiver authorized; courts required to consider indigency or hardship before imposing fines, fees or surcharges; and notice required.

Representative Lesch moves HF 1060 to be re-referred to the Ways and Means committee with the recommendation that it be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

Testifiers:
Jeanette Boerner, Hennepin County First Assistant Public Defender
Mary Ellen Heng, Deputy City Attorney of Minneapolis
Anna Odegaard, Minnesota Asset Building Coalition

Representative Lesch renewed his motion that HF 1060 be re-referred to the Ways and Means committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1061 (Lesch) Drivers' license suspension by the commissioner of public safety authority modified, retroactive driver's license reinstatement provided, technical changes made, and report required.

Representative Lesch moves HF 1061 to be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division committee.

Testifiers:
Leah Jackson, impacted community member
Mary Ellen Heng, Deputy City Attorney of Minneapolis
Jeanette Boerner, Hennepin County First Assistant Public Defender

HF 1061 is re-referred to Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:19am.



Representative John Lesch, Chair


Latisha Townsend, Committee Legislative Assistant



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Agenda:

I. HF 1060 (Lesch) A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing the reduction or waiver of the criminal and traffic surcharge in certain instances; requiring courts to consider indigency or hardship before imposing certain fines, fees, or surcharges; requiring notice; amending Minnesota Statues 2018, sections 169.99, subdivision 1c, by adding etc. II.HF 1061 (Lesch) A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying the commissioner of public safety's authority to suspend drivers' licenses in certain situations; providing for retroactive driver's license reinstatement in certain instances; making technical changes; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statues 2018, sections 169.92 etc **If you are interested in testifying please call the Committee Administrator, Rachel Ganani at 651-296-5071 or email: rachel.ganani@house.mn**

Bills Added:
  • HF1060 (Lesch) - Criminal and traffic surcharge reduction or waiver authorized; courts required to consider indigency or hardship before imposing fines, fees, or surcharges; and notice required.
  • HF1061 (Lesch) - Drivers' license suspension by the commissioner of public safety authority modified, retroactive driver's license reinstatement provided, technical changes made, and report required.
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