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TWENTY SIXTH MEETING - Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SIXTH 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 9:49 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 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
CARLSON, Andrew
CANTRELL, Hunter
CONSIDINE, Jack
GROSSELL, Matt
JOHNSON, Brian
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
LIEBLING, Tina
LUCERO, Eric
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay


Representative Lesch began the meeting at 9:29 a.m. A quorum was present.

Representative Noor moved the minutes from March 11, 2019 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



HF 5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.

Representative Lesch moved that HF 5 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Her moved the A8 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Scott proposed an oral amendment “strike all portions of the A8 amendment not regarding appeal, with the exception of 11.7-11.14.” THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Scott moved HF 5 be re-referred to the Commerce Committee. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Halverson presented HF 5 to the committee.

Testifier:
Ben Weeks, House Research
Christy Hall, Gender Justice
Daniel Swenson, Business Owner
Sarah Piepenburg, Business Owner
Nancy Leppink, Commissioner of MN Department of Labor and Industry

Representative Scott moved the A9 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Lesch moved HF 5 be re-referred to Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 5, as amended, was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.



HF 1503 (Becker-Finn) Tribal public health access added to birth data.

Representative Lesch moved HF 1503 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Becker-Finn presented HF 1503 to the committee.

Testifier:
Molly Crawford, State Registrar

Representative Lesch renewed his motion to recommend HF 1503 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1503 was recommended to be placed on the General Register.




HF 1138 (Fischer) Digital fair repair provided.

Representative Noor moved HF 1138 be placed on General Register

Representative Noor moved the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fischer presented HF 1138 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jennifer Larson, Business Owner
Gary Wertish, Minnesota Farmers Union
Terry Mikulecky, MSDEDA
Amos Briggs, MSDEDA
Tim Schaefer, Environment Minnesota
Tony Kwilas
Bobby Patrick, Medical Alley Association
Piper Kline, Right to Repair

Representative Noor renewed motion that HF 1138 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1138, as amended, was recommended to be placed on the General Register.

The meeting was recessed at 11:21 a.m.


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The meeting reconvened at 5:04 p.m.

HF 1511 (Hassan) Eviction case court files discretionary and mandatory expungements eligibility expanded, and pending eviction case court actions public access limited.

Representative Hassan moved that HF 1511 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Hassan moved the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifier:
Larry McDonough, Pro Bono Counsel for Doresey and Whitney
Sharon Sund, Community Mediation and Restorative Services
Saciido Shaie, Ummah Project
John Reynolds, MN Multi-Housing Association

Representative Bahr moved the A19-0128 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Bahr moved the A19-0134 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Hassan renewed her motion that HF 1511 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1511, as amended, was recommended to be placed on the General Register.



HF 2062 (Dehn) Data collected under the workforce certificate of compliance classified.

Representative Lesch moved HF 2062 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Lesch moved an oral amendment “On page 1, line 10, delete ‘The’ and insert ‘Applications, forms, or similar documents submitted by a business seeking a certificate of compliance is public data. A letter that states the’” THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Dehn presented HF 2062 to the committee.

Testifier:
Scott Beutal, Public Policy Director, MN Department of Human Rights

Representative Lesch renewed his motion to recommend HF 2062 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2062, as amended, was recommended to be placed on the General Register.



HF 2004 (Lesch) Unredacted information provided to parties in closed cases under circumstances.

Representative Lesch moved HF 2004 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Lesch presented HF 2004 to the committee.

Testifier:
Scott Beutal, Public Policy Directior, MN Dept of Human Rights

Representative Lesch renewed his motion to recommend HF 2004 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2004 was recommended to be placed on the General Register.




HF 804 (Lesch) Eviction case court files discretionary and mandatory expungements eligibility expanded, and pending eviction case court actions public access limited.

Representative Lesch recommended HF 804 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Testifier:
Rich Neumeister

Representative Lesch renews his motion to re-refer HF 804 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 804 was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.



Representative John Lesch, Chair


Latisha Townsend, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

III. HF 5 (Halverson) Paid Family Medical Leave • Author Chair Halverson **please note, HF 5 has been heard in 3 other committees (labor, commerce and gov ops) and our hearing will be limited in scope to the jurisdiction of our committee: data practices and appeal process** HF 1503 (Becker-Finn) tribal access to vital record data HF 1138 (Fischer) Digital fair repair *This bill has had a full hearing in Commerce and is referred to Judiciary for the limited purpose of reviewing the immunity provisions and AG cause of action. Therefore, testimony and debate will be limited to the relevant topics.* HF 1511 (Hassan): Eviction case court files discretionary and mandatory expungements eligibility expanded... HF 804 (Lesch) Data Practices legislative commission • Author, Rep. Lesch HF 2004 (Lesch) Unredacted information provided to parties in closed cases under circumstances HF 2062 (Dehn) Data collected under the workforce certificate of compliance classified **bills may be added** **members of the public who wish to testify, should contact the Committee Administrator, Rachel Ganani: rachel.ganani@house.mn testimony will be limited to two minutes per person** **If we do not complete our agenda during committee time, we will recess and re-convene at 5 pm in hearing room 10**

Bills Added:
  • HF5 (Halverson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF495 (Noor) - Residential lease requirements amended.
  • HF1511 (Hassan) - Eviction case court files discretionary and mandatory expungements eligibility expanded, and pending eviction case court actions public access limited.
  • HF2004 (Lesch) - Unredacted information in closed case files provided to charging parties under certain circumstances.
  • HF2062 (Dehn) - Data collected under the workforce certificate of compliance classified.
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01:16 - HF5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated. 46:13 - HF1503 (Becker-Finn) Tribal public health access added to birth data. 52:29 - HF1138 (Fischer) Digital fair repair provided. The Division recessed. Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes. Video not available of the reconvening.