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THIRTY-THIRD MEETING - Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD 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 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 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
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

Excused:
LIEBLING, Tina


Representative Lesch began the meeting at 9:45 a.m. A quorum was present.

Representative Bahr moved the minutes from March 29, 2019 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



HF 557 (Mann) Physician-patient relationship protected by prohibiting noncompete agreements.
Representative Lesch moved to recommend HF 557 be placed on the General Register.

Testfier:
Ben Peltier, Minnesota Hospital Association, VP of Legal Services
Santo Cruz, Community Relations and Associate General Counsel

Representative Lesch renewed his motion to recommend HF 557 be placed on the General Register.

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

AYES:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay

NAYS:
SCOTT, Peggy
BAHR, Cal
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
ROBBINS, Kristin

ABSENT:
GROSSELL, Matt
LIEBLING, Tina
O’NEILL, Marion

There being 10 ayes and 5 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 557 was recommended to be placed on the General Register.



HF 2000 (Lee) Contract and certificate of compliance requirements changed
Representative Lesch moved to recommend HF 2000 be laid over for possible inclusion in the finance omnibus bill.
Testifer:
Scott Beutel, Public Policy Director

HF 2000 was laid over for possible inclusion in the finance omnibus bill.

HF 1603 (Dehn) Election and campaign finance; various policy and technical changes made, automatic voter registration provided, voting rights of persons with felony convictions restored, early voting provided, automatic absentee ballot delivery authorized, ranked-choice voting authorized, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact adopted, campaign finance reporting requirements modified for Hennepin County elections and political subdivisions, expressly advocating definition modified, reporting of electioneering communications required, redistricting commission established, and money appropriated.
Representative Cantrell moved to re-refer HF 1603 to the Ways and Means Committee.
Testifier:
Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
Representative Cantrell renewed his motion to re-refer HF 1603 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 1603 was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

HF 2367 (Dehn) Certifying entities required to timely process visa certification documents.

Representative Cantrell moved to re-refer HF 2367 to the Ways and Means Committee.
Representative Noor moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifer:
Susana Deleon, Attorney
Representative Cantrell renewed his motion to re-refer HF 2367 to the Ways and Means Committee.
Representative Mariani requested a roll call. The results were as follows:
AYES
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay

NAYS
SCOTT, Peggy
BAHR, Cal
GROSSELL, Matt
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
ROBBINS, Kristin

ABSENT
LIEBLING, Tina
O’NEILL, Marion

There being 10 ayes and 6 ayes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2367, as amended, was recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

2709 (Mariani) Peace officer training reimbursement funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Mariani moved to re-refer HF 2709 to the Ways and Means Committee.
Representative Mariani moved the DE6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifiers:
Paul Mattessich, Executive Director of Wilder Research
Bill Hutton, MN Sheriffs Association
Matt Gottschalk, MN Chiefs of Police Association

Representative Mariani renewed his motion to re-refer HF 2709 to the Ways and Means Committee.

HF 2709, as amended, was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.



HF 2681 (Long) Energy usage data maintained by utilities access rights provided.

Representative Lesch motioned to lay over HF 2681 for the data provisions.

Representative Scott moved to table HF 2681. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Testifier:
Annie Levenson-Falk, Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota
Joyce Peppin, MN Rural Electric Association
Kent Sulem, MN Municipal Utilities Association

Representative Bahr offered the A1 amendment.

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

AYES
LESCH, John
SCOTT, Peggy
BAHR, Cal
GROSSELL, Matt
LUCERO, Eric
ROBBINS, Kristin
JOHNSON, Brian

NAYS
MOLLER, Kelly
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay


ABSENT:
HER, Kaohly
LIEBLING, Tina
O’NEILL, Marion
HASSAN, Hodan

ABSTAIN:
CONSIDINE, Jack

There being 7 ayes and 6 nays, the amendment prevailed.

Representative Carlson moved to reconsider the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

AYES:
LESCH, John
SCOTT, Peggy
BAHR, Cal
GROSSELL, Matt
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
ROBBINS, Kristin

NAYS:
MOLLER, Kelly
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
HASSAN, Hodan
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay


ABSENT:
HER, Kaohly
LIEBLING, Tina
O’NEILL, Marion

ABSTAIN:
CONSIDINE, Jack

There being 7 ayes and 7 nays, the amendment did not prevail.

HF 2681 was laid over.

Committee recessed at 12:30 p.m.

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Committee reconvened at 5:16 p.m.


HF 2206 (Albright) Health licensing technical changes made, and mental health professionals and social workers duty to warn and reciprocity expanded.

Testifier:
Kari Rechtzigel, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy

Representative Lesch renewed his recommendation to place HF 2206 on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2206 was recommended to be placed on the General Register.




HF 2681 (Long) Energy usage data maintained by utilities access rights provided.

Representative Lesch moved to reconsider HF 2681. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Cantrell moved to recommend HF 2681 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

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

AYES:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
HER, Kaohly
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay

NAYS:
SCOTT, Peggy
BAHR, Cal
JOHNSON, Brian
ROBBINS, Kristin

ABSENT:
GROSSELL, Matt
HASSAN, Hodan
LIEBLING, Tina
LUCERO, Eric
O’NEILL, Marion


There being 9 ayes and 4 nays, the motion prevailed.

HF 2681 was recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.



HF 2001 (Cantrell) Workforce certificates of compliance ensured to apply equally to in-state and out-of-state contractors.

Representative Cantrell motioned to lay HF 2001 over for possible inclusion in the Judiciary Finance omnibus bill.

HF 2001 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Judiciary Finance omnibus bill.



HF 1784 (Cantrell) University of Minnesota required to conduct early neutral evaluation participant survey and study, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Cantrell motioned to lay HF 2001 over for possible inclusion in the Judiciary Finance omnibus bill.

Testifier:
Stephen Erickson, Erickson Mediation Institute
Diane Anderson
Tanja Manrique, Former co-chair of the State-wide Judicial Branch initiative for early case management and early neutral evaluation; Retired Presiding Judge of the Family Court

HF 1784 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Judiciary Finance omnibus bill.



HF 1909 (Lesch) Wine direct shippers regulated; sales and use taxes, liquor gross receipts taxes, and excise taxes on direct shipments of wine imposed; licensing and required reports provided; data classification provided; and bootlegging prohibited.

Representative Lesch moved to recommend HF 1909 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Testifier:
Joel Carlson

Representative Lesch renewed his motion to recommend HF 1909 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1909 was recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.



HF 2743 (Lesch) Court-related fees increased, and cybersecurity fee established.

Representative Lesch moved to recommend HF 2743 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Judiciary Finance omnibus bill.

HF 2743 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Judiciary Finance omnibus bill.

Committee adjourned at 6:09p.m.
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Agenda:

HF 2709 (Mariani): Relating to public safety; appropriating money for peace officer training reimbursement HF 557 (Mann): Physician-patient relationship protected by prohibiting non-compete agreements HF 2681 (Long) Energy usage data maintained by utilities access rights provided HF 2206 (Albright): Health licensing technical changes made, and duty to warn and mental health professionals reciprocity expanded HF 2367 (Dehn): Certifying entities to timely process visa certification documents HF 1603 (Dehn) Election and campaign finance; various policy and technical changes made, automatic voter registration provided... ***this is the elections omnibus bill, we are hearing the bill for limited purposes. The scope of our jurisdiction involves the data practices provisions: lines 2.6-2.9; 8.6-8.7; 42.31-43.4 and 76.28-76.29 and the penalty provisions: lines 56.20-57.16; 67.17-68.2*** HF 1784 (Cantrell): University of Minnesota required to conduct early neutral evaluation participant survey and study, report required ... HF 2000 (Lee) Contract and certificate of compliance requirements changed HF 2001 (Cantrell): Workforce certificates of compliance ensured to apply equally to in-state and out-of-state contractors HF 1909 (Lesch) Wine direct shippers regulated; sales and use taxes, liquor gross receipts taxes and excise taxes on direct shipments of wine... **We are hearing the bill for limited purposes. The scope of our jurisdiction involves the data practices provisions: lines: 6.11-6.17** HF 2743 (Lesch): relating to courts; increasing certain court-related fees; establishing a cyber security fee... **bills may be added or removed** **Please note: this hearing is scheduled to run from 9:45 am -12:30 pm. If the agenda is not completed by 12:30 pm, the committee will recess and reconvene at 5 pm, or 15 minutes after the floor session ends (if session doesn't end by 5 pm) in hearing room 500N** *If you'd like to testify, please contact Rachel Ganani, Committee Administrator, at: Rachel.ganani@house.mn; testifiers will be asked to keep testimony to 2 minutes or less*

Bills Added:
  • HF1784 (Cantrell) - University of Minnesota required to conduct early neutral evaluation participant survey and study, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF557 (Mann) - Physician-patient relationship protected by prohibiting noncompete agreements.
  • HF2206 (Albright) - Health licensing technical changes made, and mental health professionals and social workers duty to warn and reciprocity expanded.
  • HF1603 (Dehn) - Election and campaign finance; various policy and technical changes made, automatic voter registration provided, voting rights of persons with felony convictions restored, early voting provided, automatic absentee ballot delivery authorized, ranked-choice voting authorized, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact adopted, campaign finance reporting requirements modified for Hennepin County elections and political subdivisions, expressly advocating definition modified, reporting of electioneering communications required, redistricting commission established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2367 (Dehn) - Certifying entities required to timely process visa certification documents.
  • HF2001 (Cantrell) - Workforce certificates of compliance ensured to apply equally to in-state and out-of-state contractors.
  • HF1683 (Long) - Energy usage data maintained by utilities access rights provided.
  • HF1909 (Lesch) - Wine direct shippers regulated; sales and use taxes, liquor gross receipts taxes, and excise taxes on direct shipments of wine imposed; licensing and required reports provided; data classification provided; and bootlegging prohibited.
  • HF2000 (Lee) - Contract and certificate of compliance requirements changed
  • HF2709 (Mariani) - Peace officer training reimbursement funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2681 (Long) - Energy usage data maintained by utilities access rights provided.
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00:53 - HF557 (Mann) Physician-patient relationship protected by prohibiting non-compete agreements. 45:00 - HF2000 (Lee) Contract and certificate of compliance requirements changed. 52:43 - HF1603 (Dehn) Election and campaign finance; various policy and technical changes made, automatic voter registration provided, voting rights of persons with felony convictions restored, early voting provided, automatic absentee ballot delivery authorized, ranked-choice voting authorized, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact adopted, campaign finance reporting requirements modified for Hennepin County elections and political subdivisions, expressly advocating definition modified, reporting of electioneering communications required, redistricting commission established, and money appropriated. - This is the Omnibus Elections bill we are hearing the bill for limited purposes. - The scope of our jurisdiction involves:. --- the data practices provisions: lines 2.6-2.9; 8.6-8.7; 42.31-43.4 and 76.28-76.29, and. --- the penalty provisions: lines 56.20-57.16; 67.17-68.2; 69.10-69.15. 1:12:18 - HF2367 (Dehn) Certifying entities to timely process visa certification documents. 1:28:07 - HF2709 (Mariani) Peace officer training reimbursement funding provided, and money appropriated. 2:04:41 - HF2681 (Long) Energy usage data maintained by utilities access rights provided. The Division recessed. Runs 2 hour, 50 minutes. No video available of the reconvening.