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NINETEENTH MEETING - Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 9:50am on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
LESCH, John
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 9:50 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Scott moved the minutes from February 26, 2019 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Uniform Laws Commission budget presentation began.
Michele Timmons, Uniform Law Commissioner and former Revisor of Statutes

HF 90 (Schultz) Assisted living resident consumer protections established, assisted living establishment license established, criminal penalties provided, rulemaking authority granted, maltreatment report processing and enforcement provisions added, and reports required.

Representative Lesch moved to recommend HF 90 be re-referred to the Government Operations Committee.

Representative Liebling moved the HF 90 A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling moved the HF 90 A9 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schultz presented HF 90 to the committee.

Testifiers in support:
Ron Elwood, Supervising Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Carly Melin, Government Affairs Director, Office of the Attorney General

Representative Lesch moved the HF 90 A7 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers in opposition:
Toby Pearson, Care Providers of Minnesota
Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge Minnesota

Representative Lesch renewed his recommendation to re-refer HF 90, as amended, to the Government Operations committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF (1236) Unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) use regulated by law enforcement agencies.

Representative Lesch moved to recommend HF 1236 be re-referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Representative Lesch presented HF 1236 to the committee.

Testifiers in support:
Ben Feist, Legislative Director of ACLU Minnesota

Testifiers in opposition:
Tim Leslie, Dakota Co. Sheriff
Terry Sieben, Dakota Co. Sheriff’s Office
Drew Evans, Superintendent of BCA

Representative Lesch renewed his recommendation to re-refer HF 1236 to the Public Safety Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:16 a.m.



Representative John Lesch, Chair


Latisha Townsend, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

Uniform Law Commission budget presentation HF 90 (Schultz) Elder Abuse bill HF 1196 (Lesch) Applicant's and employee's personal usernames and passwords protected from access by employers, and civil enforcement... HF 1197 (Lesch) Electronic communication held by a service provider or third party access by a gov't entity prohibited except under certain circumstances HF 1236 (Lesch) Unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) use regulated by law enforcement agencies **If bills on agenda are not completed during hearing time, we will continue hearing the bills on Thursday, 2/28/19** **if you'd like to testify, please email the CA, Rachel Ganani, rachel.ganani@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF1196 (Lesch) - Applicant and employee's personal usernames and passwords protected from access by employers, and civil enforcement provided.
  • HF1197 (Lesch) - Electronic communication held by a service provided or third party access by a government entity prohibited except under certain procedures, data retention limits provided, remedies provided, and report required.
  • HF90 (Schultz) - Assisted living resident consumer protections established, deceptive marketing and business practices prohibited, independent senior living facilities provisions established, assisted living establishment license established, Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators name changed, fees imposed, health services executive license established, conforming changes made, penalties provided, rulemaking authority granted, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1236 (Lesch) - Unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) use regulated by law enforcement agencies.
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01:52 - Uniform Law Commission budget presentation. 05:35 - HF90 (Schultz) Health care and home care bills of rights, home care licensing provisions, Office of Health Facility Complains duties and powers, house with services registration requirements, vulnerable adult consumer protection, and the Vulnerable Adults Act modified; assisted living title protection clarified; task forces established; and reports required. 48:28 - HF1236 (Lesch) Unmanned aerial vehicle use regulated by law enforcement agencies. Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.