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TWENTY FIFTH MEETING - Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIFTH 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 5:27 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 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
JOHNSON, Brian
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
LIEBLING, Tina
LUCERO, Eric
MARIANI, Jay
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay


Representative Lesch began the meeting at 5:27 p.m. A quorum was present.

Representative Scott moved the minutes from March 7, 2019 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 998 (Ecklund) Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder court guidance provided.

Representative Cantrell moved the HF 998 A19 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ecklund presented HF 998 to the committee.


Testifier:
Brock Hunter, President of Veteran’s Defense Project

HF 998, as amended, was laid over.



HF 1731 (Daudt) Veterinary prescription monitoring program established, controlled substance veterinary prescriptions prohibited in certain circumstances, registration and data submission required, liability immunity provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Scott moved to re-refer HF 1731 to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Daudt presented HF 1731 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Mary Olson, President of VetPMP, LLC and member of MN Veterinary Medical Association
Jennifer Schurrer, Vice President of VetPMP, LLC and member of MN Veterinary Medical Association

Representative Lesch moved an oral amendment “On page 5, delete subdivision 8.” THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Lesch moved an oral amendment “On Page 6, line 5, delete ‘9’ and insert ‘8’. Amend the title accordingly.” THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Scott moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Scott renewed her motion to re-refer HF 1731 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1731, as amended, was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.



HF 2083 (Considine) Jails authorized to share inmate mental illness information with local county social services agency, criminal gang investigative date retention extended, ombudsman for corrections reestablished, ombudsman powers and duties established, administrative and disciplinary segregation use in state correctional institutions guidelines established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Considine moved HF 2083 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Considine presented HF 2083 to the committee.



Testifiers:
Kelly Harder, Director, Dakota County Community Services
Rich Neumeister

Representative Considine renewed his motion to re-refer HF 2083 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2083 was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.



HF 1971 (Lesch) Criminal forfeiture provided, federal Equitable Sharing Program participation limited, and administrative forfeiture eliminated.

Representative Lesch moved HF 1971 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Lesch presented HF 1971 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Lee McGrath, Sr. Legislative Counsel, Institute for Justice
John Gordon, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota
Jason Flohrs, State Director, Americans for Prosperity
Daniel Koewler, Partner, Ramsay Law, Roseville MN


Testifiers in opposition:
Robert Small, law enforcement coalition (Chief’s, sheriffs, MPPOA and MCAA)
Drew Evans, Superintendent of BCA
Kurtis Hanna, Lobbyist
Rodmen Smith, Department of Natural Resources
Joe Leko, Dakota County Sheriff

Representative Johnson moved the DE1 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Lesch moved the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lesch renewed his motion to re-refer HF 1971 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1971, as amended, was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:29 p.m.


Representative John Lesch, Chair


Latisha Townsend, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF 998 (Ecklund) Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service related disorder court guidance provided *held over from 3/7/19 agenda HF 1971 (Lesch): Forfeiture bill • Author Chair Lesch HF 2083 (Considine) Corrections Omnibus data practices • Author, Rep. Considine HF 1731 (Daudt) Veterinary prescription monitoring program established, controlled substance veterinary prescriptions... **If you'd like to testify on a bill, please contact the Committee Administrator, Rachel Ganani: Rachel.ganani@house.mn We ask members of the public to keep their testimony to two minutes or less**

Bills Added:
  • HF1971 (Lesch) - Criminal forfeiture provided, federal Equitable Sharing Program participation limited, and administrative forfeiture eliminated.
  • HF998 (Ecklund) - Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder court guidance provided.
  • HF1731 (Daudt) - Veterinary prescription monitoring program established, controlled substance veterinary prescriptions prohibited in certain circumstances, registration and data submission required, liability immunity provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2083 (Considine) - Jails authorized to share inmate mental illness information with local county social services agency, criminal gang investigative date retention extended, ombudsman for corrections reestablished, ombudsman powers and duties established, administrative and disciplinary segregation use in state correctional institutions guidelines established, report required, and money appropriated.
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00:45 - HF998 (Ecklund) Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service related disorder court guidance provided. 08:59 - HF1731 (Daudt) Veterinary prescription monitoring program established, controlled substance veterinary prescriptions prohibited in certain circumstances, registration and data submission required, liability immunity provided, and money appropriated. 32:37 - HF2083 (Considine) Jails authorized to share inmate mental illness information with local county social services agency, criminal gang investigative date retention extended, ombudsman for corrections reestablished, ombudsman powers and duties established, administrative and disciplinary segregation use in state correctional institutions guidelines established, report required, and money appropriated. 1:01:37 - Continued discussion of HF998 (Ecklund) Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service related disorder court guidance provided. 1:08:09 - HF1971 (Lesch) Criminal forfeiture provided, federal Equitable Sharing Program participation limited, and administrative forfeiture eliminated. Runs 3 hours, 3 minutes.