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THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING - Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 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
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

Excused:
LIEBLING, Tina
MARIANI, Carlos

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

Representative Bahr moved the minutes from April 3, 2019 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2705 (Lesch) A bill for an act relating to judiciary; appropriating money for courts, human rights, Guardian Ad Litem Board, Uniform Laws Commission, Board on Judicial Standards, and Board of Public Defense

John Walz, Fiscal Analyst, began his walk through of the Judiciary Finance Spreadsheet.

Testifier:
Jeff Shorba

Researchers began the walk through of the A19-0359 amendment.

Researchers:
Ben Johnson
Mary Mullen
Nathan Hopkins


Public Testifiers:
Rebecca Lucero, Commissioner of the Department of Human Rights
Scott Beutel, Minnesota Department of Human Resources
Anne Hoefgen, Executive Director, NW Minnesota Legal Services
Drew Schaffer, Executive Director, Mid MN Legal Aid
Max Hall, AFSCME Council 5
Anna Odegaard, Minnesota Asset Building Coalition
Nancy Haas, MN District Judges Association
Liz Richards, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
Bill Hutton, MN Sheriffs Association
Drew Evans, Superintendent, MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Committed adjourned at 11:11a.m.




John Lesch, Chair



Latisha Townsend, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF 2705 (Lesch) Judiciary Finance & Civil Law Finance omnibus bill. Please see A19-0359 amendment which deletes the current language of HF 2705 and replaces it with the omnibus language. (walk through of the omnibus and public testimony only, no official action taken until Tuesday, April 9, 2019) ***Testifiers will be asked to keep testimony to 2 minutes or less** **If you are interested in testifying on the bill, please contact Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn** **markup/amendments and voting on the bill will take place on April 9, 2019. As per Committee rules, all amendments are due by 10 am, Monday. April 8, 2019. This deadline may be waived in the Chair's discretion.** **During the week of March 30- April 6 please email Committee Administrator Laura Taken-Holtze for committee related questions. Rachel Ganani will resume Committee Administrator duties thereafter, and she can reached at: Rachel.Ganani@house.mn**

Bills Added:
  • HF2705 (Lesch) - Omnibus judiciary finance and civil law bill.
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00:33 - HF2705 (Lesch) Omnibus Judiciary Finance bill. - Walkthrough of the omnibus and public testimony only. Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.