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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law

TWENTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 March 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
Her, Kaohly
Hollins, Athena
Johnson, Brian
Liebling, Tina
Long, Jamie
Mortensen, Erik
Novotny, Paul
Pfarr, Brian
Robbins, Kristin
Vang, Samantha
Xiong, Tou

Members excused:
Grossell, Matt

A quorum was present.

Representative Feist moved that the minutes of March 8, 2021, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 7 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Olson presented HF 7, a bill for an act relating to employment; providing for earned sick and safe time; appropriating money; authorizing rulemaking; imposing civil penalties; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 177.27, subdivisions 2, 4, 7; 181.942, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 177;
181; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 181.9413.

Testifying on HF 7:
• Raye Perez, public testimony

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 7 be recommended to re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 7.

AYES
Becker-Finn
Moller
Feist
Frazier
Her
Hollins
Liebling
Long
Robbins
Xiong

NAYS
Scott
Johnson
Mortensen
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

EXCUSALS
Grossell
Vang

There being 9 ayes, 6 nays and 2 excusals, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 416 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Edelson presented HF 416, a bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring a report on statistics for individuals convicted as an extended jurisdiction juvenile; establishing eligibility for release for individuals sentenced to life in prison for crimes committed while under the age of 18; establishing eligibility for early supervised release for certain individuals
sentenced for crimes committed while under the age of 18; establishing a Juvenile Release Board; providing for review by the court of appeals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 241.016; 244.05, subdivisions 1b, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 244.101, subdivision 1; 244.19, subdivision 3; 401.06; 480A.06, subdivision 4; 609.106, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 609.3455, subdivisions 2, 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 244.

Testifying on HF 416:
• Perry Moriearty, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 416 be recommended to re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 416.

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

NAYS
Scott
Johnson
Mortensen
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

EXCUSALS
Grossell

There being 10 ayes, 6 nays and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Long moved that HF 922 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Long presented HF 922, a bill for an act relating to corrections; establishing guidelines for the use of restraints on juveniles; excluding the general public from delinquency hearings; providing alternatives to arrest for juveniles; providing for juvenile risk assessments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 260B.163, subdivision 1; 260B.176, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 260B.

Testifying on HF 922:
• Curtis Shanklin, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Corrections
• Katrinna Dexter, Director of Juvenile Justice Reform, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Representative Long renewed the motion that HF 922 be recommended to placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 922.

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

NAYS

ABSTENTIONS
Feist

EXCUSALS
Grossell

There being 15 ayes, no nays, 1 abstention and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Frazier moved that HF 306 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Frazier presented HF 306, a bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing the reduction or waiver of the criminal and traffic surcharge in certain instances; requiring courts to consider indigency or hardship before imposing certain fines, fees, or surcharges; requiring notice; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 169.99, subdivision 1c, by adding a subdivision; 357.021, subdivision 6; 609.101, subdivision 5.

Testifying on HF 306:
• Anna Odegaard, Legislative Advocate, Minnesota Asset Building Coalition
• Dave Hunt, Supervising Attorney, St. Paul City Attorney’s Office
• Joelle Sather, Assistant Public Defender, Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office

Representative Frazier renewed the motion that HF 306 be recommended to re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 306.

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

NAYS

EXCUSALS
Grossell

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

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 336 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn presented HF 336, a bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying the commissioner of public safety's authority to suspend drivers' licenses in certain situations; providing for retroactive driver's license reinstatement in certain instances; making technical changes; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 169.92, subdivision 4; 171.16, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 171.18, subdivision 1; 480.15, by adding
a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171.

Testifying on HF 336:
• Jason Flohrs, State Director, Americans for Prosperity
• Anna Odegaard, Legislative Advocate, Minnesota Asset Building Coalition

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 336 be recommended to re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Vice Chair Moller requested a roll call on HF 336.

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

NAYS
Johnson

EXCUSALS
Grossell

There being 15 ayes, 1 nay and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 1436 be recommended to be re-referred to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Hanson presented HF 1436, a bill for an act relating to human services; modifying child support provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 256.741, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 518A.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 1436 be recommended to re-referred to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 1436.

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

NAYS

EXCUSALS
Grossell

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

Chair Becker-Finn recessed the meeting at 10:00 AM.

Chair Becker-Finn reconvened the meeting at 5:00 PM.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 1432 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that the A21-0075 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Frederick presented HF 1432 as amended, a bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying the commissioner of public safety's authority to suspend drivers' licenses in certain situations; providing for retroactive driver's license reinstatement in certain instances; making technical changes; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 169.92, subdivision 4; 171.16, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 171.18, subdivision 1; 480.15, by adding
a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171.

Testifying on HF 1432:
• Dan Pollock, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Human Services

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 1432, as amended, be recommended to placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 1432 as amended.

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

NAYS

EXCUSALS
Grossell
Liebling

There being 15 ayes, no nays and 2 excusals, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hollins moved that HF 1287 be recommended to be re-referred to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Hollins moved that the H1287A2 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hollins presented HF 1287 as amended, a bill for an act relating to human services; modifying provisions governing child foster care and background studies; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 245A.05; 245A.07, subdivision 1; 245A.16, by adding a subdivision; 245C.05, subdivisions 2c, 2d, 4; 245C.08, subdivision 3; 245C.14, subdivision 1; 245C.15, by adding a subdivision; 245C.24, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, by adding a
subdivision; 260C.215, subdivision 4.

Testifying on HF 1287:
• Alexis Oberdorfer, President, Children’s Home Society, and Associate Vice President, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
• Max Page, Assistant Attorney, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
• Kulani Moti, Inspector General, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Hollins renewed the motion that HF 1287, as amended, be recommended to re-referred to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 1287 as amended.

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

NAYS

EXCUSALS
Grossell
Liebling

There being 15 ayes, no nays and 2 excusals, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 1559 be recommended to be re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that the H1559A2 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rasmusson presented HF 1559 as amended, a bill for an act relating to children; modifying adoption provisions; adding safe place for newborns provisions; modifying child welfare program provisions; modifying Northstar kinship assistance provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 144.216, by adding subdivisions; 144.218, by adding a subdivision; 144.226, subdivision 1; 145.902.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 1559, as amended, be recommended to re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 1559 as amended.

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

NAYS

EXCUSALS
Grossell
Liebling

There being 15 ayes, no nays and 2 excusals, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:35 PM.







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Representative Jamie Becker-Finn, Chair


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Anna Borgerding, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF7 (Olson) - Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF306 (Frazier) - Criminal and traffic surcharge waiver or reduction authorized; courts required to consider indigency or hardship before imposing fines, fees, or surcharges; and notice required.
  • HF336 (Becker-Finn) - Drivers' license suspension authority by commissioner of public safety modified, retroactive driver's license reinstatement provided, technical changes made, and report required.
  • HF416 (Edelson) - Extended jurisdiction juvenile conviction statistic report required, eligibility established for release for individuals sentenced to life in prison for crimes committed while under the age of 18, eligibility established for early supervised release for individuals sentenced for crimes committed while under the age 18, Juvenile Release Board established, and court of appeals review provided.
  • HF922 (Long) - Corrections; guidelines for use of restraint on juveniles established, general public excluded from delinquency hearings, juvenile arrest alternatives provided, and juvenile risk assessment provided.
  • HF1287 (Hollins) - Child foster care and background study governing provisions modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1432 (Frederick) - Vulnerable adult protection provisions modified.
  • HF1436 (Hanson) - Child support provisions modified.
  • HF1559 (Rasmusson) - Adoption provisions modified, safe place for newborns provisions added, child welfare program provisions modified, and Northstar kinship assistance provisions modified.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:03 - HF7 (Olson, L.) Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated.
- Committee discussion will focus on sections of the bill that fall within the committee’s jurisdiction, which include Article 2: Sections 1 through 3; Section 4, Subdivision 3-penalties, enforcements and remedies.
24:23 - HF416 (Edelson) Extended jurisdiction juvenile conviction statistic report required.
- Committee discussion will focus on sections of the bill that fall within the committee’s jurisdiction, which include Section 6, Subdivision 11, and Section 10-relating to courts.
38:33 - HF922 (Long) Corrections; guidelines for use of restraint on juveniles established, general public excluded from delinquency hearings, juvenile arrest alternatives provided, and juvenile risk assessment provided.
- Committee discussion will focus on section of the bill that falls within the committee’s jurisdiction, which includes Section 2.
53:08 - HF306 (Frazier) Criminal and traffic surcharge waiver or reduction authorized; courts required to consider indigency or hardship before imposing fines, fees, or surcharges; and notice required.
1:15:17 - HF336 (Becker-Finn) Drivers' license suspension authority by commissioner of public safety modified, retroactive driver's license reinstatement provided, technical changes made, and report required.
1:23:23 - HF1436 (Hanson) Child support provisions modified.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 30 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 7 (Olson) Earned Sick and Safe Time [committee discussion will focus on Sections of the bill that fall within the Judiciary/Civil Law's jurisdiction, which includes Article 1, Sec. 4 subd. 13-non-disclosure and confidentiality Article 2, Sec. 1-3; Sec. 4, subd. 3 penalties, enforcements & remedies]
2). HF 922 (Long) juvenile justice bill [committee discussion will focus on Sections of the bill that fall within the Judiciary/Civil Law's jurisdiction, which include Sec. 2].
3). HF 416 (Edelson) Extended jurisdiction juvenile conviction statistic report required [committee discussion will focus on Sections of the bill that fall within the Judiciary/Civil Law's jurisdiction, which include Section 6, subd. 11 and Section 10, relating to courts]
4). HF 306 (Frazier) Criminal and Traffic surcharge Waiver
5). HF 336 (Becker-Finn) Driver's License Suspension Waiver
6). HF 1432 (Frederick) Vulnerable adults act [committee discussion will focus on Sections of the bill that fall within the Judiciary/Civil Law's jurisdiction, which include: Section 7, relating to data]
7). HF 1436 (Hanson) Child support provisions modified
8). HF 1287 (Hollins) Child foster care and background study governing provisions modified, and money appropriated [committee discussion will focus on Sections of the bill that fall within the Judiciary/Civil Law's jurisdiction, which includes Section 4, Section 5, Section 6, Section 7, relating to data]
9). HF 1559 (Rasmusson) Adoption provisions modified, safe place for newborn provisions added, child welfare program provisions modified, and Northstar kinship assistance provisions modified.

*PLEASE NOTE: If we are unable to complete the entire agenda by 10 am, the committee will recess and reconvene @ 5 pm to finish the agenda.*

*if committee adjourns prior to completing the full agenda, bills may be added to Thursday's, 3/11, agenda*

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