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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law

NINTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION



JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW MINUTES

Representative Jamie Becker-Finn, Chair of the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law, called the virtual meeting to order at 8:30 AM on February 9, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Becker-Finn, Jamie, Chair
Moller, Kelly, Vice Chair
Scott, Peggy, Republican Lead
Feist, Sandra
Frazier, Cedrick
Grossell, Matt
Hollins, Athena
Johnson, Brian
Liebling, Tina
Long, Jamie
Mortensen, Erik
Novotny, Paul
Pfarr, Brian
Robbins, Kristin
Vang, Samantha
Xiong, Tou

Members excused:
Her, Kaohly

A quorum was present.

Representative ¬Feist moved that the minutes of February 4, 2021, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 39 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that the H0039A2 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Carlson presented HF 39 as amended, a bill for an act relating to employment; providing rehire and retention protections for laid-off workers during a declared emergency; imposing civil penalties; authorizing rulemaking; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 177.27, subdivision 4.

Testifying on HF 39:
• Wade Luneburg, Political Director, UNITE HERE Minnesota
• Tamra Huston, Public testimony

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 39 as amended be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 39 as amended.

AYES
Becker-Finn
Moller
Feist
Frazier
Hollins
Liebling
Long
Vang
Xiong

NAYS
Scott
Grossell
Johnson
Mortensen
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

EXCUSALS
Her


There being 9 ayes, 7 nays and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 333 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn presented HF 333, a bill for an act relating to commerce; requiring notices for reverse mortgage loans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 47.58, subdivisions 1, 8, by adding subdivisions.

Testifying on HF 333:
• Ron Elwood, Supervising Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
• Brittany McCormick, Staff Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 333 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 333.

AYES
Becker-Finn
Moller
Scott
Feist
Frazier
Grossell
Hollins
Johnson
Liebling
Long
Mortensen
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins
Vang
Xiong

NAYS


EXCUSALS
Her


There being 16 ayes, no nays and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 312 be re-referred to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that the H0312A1 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Becker-Finn presented HF 312 as amended, a bill for an act relating to human services; child welfare; modifying requirements for court-appointed counsel in child protection cases; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 260C.163, subdivision 3.

Testifying on HF 312:
• Larene Wade, CEO, Minnesota One-Stop for Communities
• October Allen, St. Louis and Carlton Counties ICWA Parent Mentor Coordinator/Group Facilitator, Minnesota One-Stop for Communities
• Wanda Gierman, Child Protection Attorney, Stearns and Otter Tail Counties
• Carli Stark, Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 312 as amended be re-referred to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee

Vice Chair Moller requested a roll call on HF 312 as amended.

AYES
Becker-Finn
Moller
Scott
Feist
Frazier
Hollins
Liebling
Long
Novotny
Robbins
Vang
Xiong

NAYS
Grossell
Johnson
Mortensen
Pfarr

EXCUSALS
Her


There being 12 ayes, 4 nays and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:51 AM.







__________________________________________
Representative Jamie Becker-Finn, Chair


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Anna Borgerding, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF312 (Becker-Finn) - Court-appointed counsel requirement in child protection cases modified, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF333 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Reverse mortgage loan notices required.
  • HF39 (Carlson) - Rehire and retention protections provided for laid-off workers during a declared emergency, civil penalties imposed, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:51 - HF39 (Carlson) Rehire and retention protections provided for laid-off workers during a declared emergency, civil penalties imposed, rulemaking authorized, and reports required.
24:24 - HF333 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Reverse mortgage loan notices required (pending referral).
43:06 - HF312 (Becker-Finn) Court-appointed counsel requirement in child protection cases modified, report required, and money appropriated.

Runs 1 hour, 21 minutes


This meeting is held in accordance to House Rule 10.01
https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

1. HF 39 (Carlson): providing rehire and retention protections; civil penalties
2. HF 333 (Kotyza-Witthuhn): reverse mortgage notices required
3. HF 312 (Becker-Finn): Court-appointed counsel requirement in child protection cases modified, report required, and money appropriated

**Agenda items may be added, deleted and/or taken in any order.

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