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TWENTY SEVENTH MEETING - Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SEVENTH 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 9:51 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 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
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LUCERO, Eric
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin


Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos
XIONG, Jay


Representative Lesch began the meeting at 9:51 a.m. A quorum was present.

Representative Cantrell moved the minutes from March 12, 2019 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 932 (Moller) Emergency contacts disclosure on driver's license applications authorized.

Representative Moller motioned to re-refer HF 932 to the Ways and Means Committee.

Testifier:
Carrie Briones, Driver and Vehicle Services

Representative Moller renewed her motion to re-refer HF 932 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 724 (Cantrell) Parentage of woman who provides donated ova clarified, and rights of spouse to parentage when assisted reproductive technology is used clarified.

Representative Cantrell moved HF 724 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Cantrell moved the DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Cantrell renewed his motion to recommend HF 724 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 724 was recommended to be placed on the General Register.


HF 1050 (Moran) Child foster care and background studies governing provisions modified.

Representative Lesch moved HF 1050 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Lesch moved the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifier:
Joanna Woolman, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Representative Lesch renewed his motion to re-refer HF 1050 to the Ways and Means Committee.

HF 1050, as amended, was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.



HF 1140 (Lesch) Gestational carrier contract requirements established.

Representative Lesch moved to re-refer HF 1140 to the Ways and Means Committee.

Testifier:
Julie Bermann, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Stephanie and Zach Weiss, Intended Parents
Corrin Voeller, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Steven Snyder, Attorney, Steven H. Snyder & Associates
Ruthie Dixon, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Tierra Nelson, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Jason Adkins, Minnesota Catholic Conference

Testifiers in opposition:
Terry Forliti, Breaking Free
Anna Wills, MN Family Council
Maria Martinez, MN for Surrogacy Awareness
Meredith Campbell, MN for Surrogacy Awareness
Emily Zinos, Hands Across the Aisle

Representative Moller moved HF 1140 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1140 was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.



HF 2379 (Brand) Direct care and treatment policy provisions modified.

Representative Considine moved HF 2379 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee.

Representative Liebling moved the 1050 A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lesch moved an oral amendment. On page 1, line 1 of H1050, strike “1050, the first engrossment,” and insert “2379”. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Lesch moved an oral amendment. On page 1, line 1 of H1050, strike “7” and insert “5”. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Brand presented HF 2379 to the committee.

Testifier:
Britt Kringle, Department of Human Services
Robbin Benson

Representative Considine renewed his motion to re-refer HF 2379 to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2379, as amended, was re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee.



HF 2397 (Pryor) Children and family service policy provisions modified.

Representative Hassan moved HF 2397 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy Committee.

Representative Lesch moved the A19 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lesch moved the DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Prior presented HF 2397 to the committee.

Testifier:
Jennifer Sommerfield

Representative Hassan renewed her motion to re-refer HF 2397 to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2397, as amended, was re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee.

The committee was adjourned at 11:34a.m.


Representative John Lesch, Chair


Latisha Townsend, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF 724 (Cantrell): parentage of woman who provides donated ova clarified... HF 932 (Moller) Emergency contacts disclosure on driver's license applications authorized HF 1140 (Lesch) establishing requirements for gestational carrier contracts HF 1050 (Moran) Child foster care and background studies governing provisions modified. HF 2379 (Brand) modifying policy provisions governing direct care and treatment HF 2397 (Pryor) modifying policy provisions governing children and families services *we will run long if necessary to finish our agenda. We will recess by 11:45 am* *If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator, Rachel Ganani: Rachel.Ganani@house.mn; members of the public will be asked to limit their testimony to 2 minutes each**

Bills Added:
  • HF1140 (Lesch) - Gestational carrier contract requirements established.
  • HF1050 (Moran) - Child foster care and background studies governing provisions modified.
  • HF932 (Moller) - Emergency contacts disclosure on driver's license applications authorized.
  • HF724 (Cantrell) - Parentage of a woman who provides donated ova clarified, and rights of spouse to parentage when assisted reproductive technology is used clarified.
  • HF2397 (Pryor) - Children and family service policy provisions modified.
  • HF2379 (Brand) - Direct care and treatment policy provisions modified, and data classifications modified.
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