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SIXTEENTH MEETING - Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW DIVISION COMMITTEE
MINUTES


Representative Moller, Vice Chair of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:50am on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:

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

Excused:
HASSAN, Hodan
LESCH, John

Representative Moller began the meeting at 9:50 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Liebling moved the minutes from February 19, 2019 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Guardian Ad Litem presentation began.
Kristen Trebil-Halbersma, Program Administrator, State Guardian ad Litem Board


HF 13 (Kunesh-Podein) Gender equality provided for under the law and constitutional amendment proposed.

Representative Moller motioned for HF 13 to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Kunesh-Podein presented HF 13 to the committee.

Testifiers in support of HF 13:
Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law & Executive Director of World without Genocide
Kristin Bahner, State Representative (34B)
Kathleen Murphy, ERA Minnesota
Brad Lehto , Minnesota AFL-CIO

Representative Bahr moved the HF A-19 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Testifiers in opposition of HF 13:
Cyndi Lemmon, Ramsey
Julie Quist, Child Protection League
Barb Anderson, Child Protection League
Kelly Janssen, Concerned citizen
Kathy Burkett, Citizen, Relayed Opposition Letters
Susan Halverson, Concerned citizen
Kelly Herwig, Citizen

Representative Moller renewed her motion that HF 13 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Mariani requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES
MOLLER, Kelly
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
HER, Kaohly
MARIANI, Carlose
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay

NAYS
SCOTT, Peggy
BAHR, Cal
GROSSELL, Matt
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin

ABSENT:
HASSAN, Hodan
LESCH, John
LIEBLING, Tina

There being 8 ayes and 7 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 13 was recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:22a.m.



Representative Kelly Moller, Vice Chair


Latisha Townsend, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

GAL Budget request presentation HF 13 (Kunesh-Podein) amending Constitution providing for gender equality

Bills Added:
  • HF13 (Kunesh-Podein) - Equal rights; gender equality provided for under the law, and constitutional amendment proposed.
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01:05 - Guardian ad Litem budget request presentation. 18:38 - HF13 (Kunesh-Podein) Gender equality provided for under the law, and constitutional amendment proposed. Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.