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TWENTY SECOND MEETING - Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SECOND 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 9:48 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 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
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LUCERO, Eric
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

Excused:
HER, Kaohly

Representative Lesch began the meeting at 9:48 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Noor moved the minutes from March 4, 2019 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lesch moved HF 6 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Xiong moved the HF 6 A13 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF 6 (Mahoney) Wage theft prohibited, wage payment modified, civil and criminal penalties increased, administrative review allowed, and money appropriated.

Representative Mahoney presented HF 6 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Michael Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney
Nancy Leppink, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Carly Melin, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
Jessica Looman, State Building and Construction Trades Council
Abel Garcia, Remodeling DL LLC
Susan Segal, City of Minneapolis

Testifiers in opposition:
Adam Hanson, Director of Government and Public Affairs, Associated Builder & Contractors of MN/ND
Lauren Schothorst, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Representative Lucero moved the A10 amendment.

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

AYES
SCOTT, Peggy
BAHR, Cal
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin

NAYS
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
HASSAN, Hodan
LIEBLING, Tina
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay

ABSENT
HER, Kaohly
MARIANI, Carlos
GROSSELL, Matt

There being 9 nays and 6 ayes, the amendment was not adopted.

Representative Lesch renewed his motion to re-refer HF 6 to the Ways and Means Committee.

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

AYES
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
BAHR, Cal
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
HASSAN, Hodan
LIEBLING, Tina
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
XIONG, Jay

NAYS
SCOTT, Peggy
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
ROBBINS, Kristin

ABSENT
GROSSELL, Matt
HER, Kaohly
MARIANI, Carlos

There being 10 ayes and 5 nays, the motion prevailed.

HF 6, as amended, was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.


HF 554 (Moran) Legal parent permitted to petition for reestablishment of the legal parent and child relationship, and disqualification of individuals subject to human services background studies with expunged criminal records prohibited.

Representative Lesch moved HF 554 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Moran presented HF 554 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Joanna Woolman, Director, Institute for Children, Families, and Communities, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Ron Elwood, Supervising Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Johnathon McClellan
Patrick Carter, DAS

Testifiers in opposition:
Janet Reiter, Chisago County Attorney

Representative Lesch renewed his motion to recommend HF 554 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was recessed at 11:19 a.m.

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Representative Lesch reconvened the meeting at 5:00 p.m.

HF 1521 (Scott) Court required to provide notices, such as parent education programs; and requirements for parent education programs modified.

Representative Scott moved the HF 1521 A19-0088 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Scott moved HF 1521 be laid over for possible inclusion in the policy omnibus bill.

Representative Scott presented HF 1521 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Diane Anderson
Ellen McCann, Extension Educator, U of M Extension Center for Family Development
Ron Elwood, Supervising Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project

HF 1521, as amended, is laid over for possible inclusion in the policy omnibus bill.


HF 1666 (Scott) Child care authorizations for parenting time clarified, child care reimbursement for parenting time clarified, child care report requirements clarified, parenting time presumptions modified, and parenting time schedule findings required.

Representative Scott moved the HF 1666 A19-0083 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Scott moves HF 1666 be laid over for possible inclusion in the policy omnibus bill.

Representative Scott presented HF 1666 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Molly Olson, Founder, Center for Parental Responsibility
Sarah Line
Jacob Quade, Parent
Diane Withers, Concerned Grandparent
Angie Belikka, Parent
Scott Vogel, Parent
Dale Rittenour, Parent
Luc Dupius, Parent
Nick Wivinis, Parent
Michael Petelin, Parent
George Rerat, Supporter
Elizabeth Widness, Grandparent
Troy Bonkowske, Parent
Jeremy Lake, Supporter
Michael Walls, School teacher
Ken Mowll, Supporter

Testifiers in opposition:
Michael Dittberner, Esq., American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Jack DeWalt, Attorney
Ron Elwood, Supervising Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Liz Richards, MCBW Executive Director
Kathleen Newman, President, Kathleen Newman & Associates, PA
Leigh Block, MN Stop Abuse Campaign
Vanessa Bonasera, Concerned Parent
Samantha Gemberling, MSBA, Family Law Section
Joseph Bonasera, Concerned Parent

HF 1666, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the policy omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:13p.m.




Representative John Lesch, Chair


Latisha Townsend, Committee Legislative Assistant





More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF 6 (Mahoney): Wage theft HF 554 (Moran) Legal parent permitted to petition for reestablishment of the legal parent and child relationship HF 1521 (Scott) requiring the court to provide certain notices; modifying requirements for parent education program HF 1666 (Scott) Child care authorizations for parenting time clarified, child care reimbursement for parenting time clarified, child care report requirements clarified, parenting time presumptions modified, and parenting time schedule findings required **If the agenda is not completed during regular committee time, we will re-convene at 5 PM in the Basement hearing room** **If you would like to testify, please contact Rachel Ganani: Rachel.ganani@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF6 (Mahoney) - Wage theft prohibited, wage payment modified, civil and criminal penalties increased, administrative review allowed, and money appropriated.
  • HF1521 (Scott) - Court required to provide notices on parent education programs, and requirements for parent education programs modified.
  • HF1666 (Scott) - Child care authorizations for parenting time clarified, child care reimbursement for parenting time clarified, child care report requirements clarified, parenting time presumptions modified, and parenting time schedule findings required.
  • HF554 (Moran) - Parent permitted to petition for reestablishment of the legal parent and child relationship.
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00:49 - HF6 (Mahoney) Wage theft prohibited, wage payment modified, civil and criminal penalties increased, administrative review allowed, and money appropriated. 55:19 - HF554 (Moran) Legal parent permitted to petition for reestablishment of the legal parent and child relationship. The Division recessed. Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes. No video available of the reconvening.