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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 16, 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 11, 2021, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentation on Civil Legal Services’ budget request.

Testifying:
• Drew Schaffer, Executive Director, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
• Dori Streit, Executive Director, Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota

Tami Baker Olson, Program Administrator of the Guardian Ad Litem Board, presented on the organization’s budget request.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 2080 be recommended to be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Schultz presented HF 2080, a bill for an act relating to national criminal history record checks; providing for compliance with section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS Publication 1075 for certain individuals with access to federal tax information; classifying data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 270B.13, by adding a subdivision; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299C.

Testifying on HF 2080:
• Lee Ho, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 2080 be recommended to be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 2080.

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

NAYS

EXCUSALS
Frazier
Grossell
Long

There being 14 ayes, no nays and 3 excusals, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 1080 be recommended to be re-referred to the Commerce Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that the H1080A1 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Richardson presented HF 1080 as amended, a bill for an act relating to human rights; requiring nondiscrimination in access to transplants; prescribing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 62A; 363A.

Testifying on HF 1080:
• Erica Hillyer, public testimony
• Amanda Collins, public testimony

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 1080, as amended, be recommended to re-referred to the Commerce Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 1080 as amended.

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 592 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Christensen presented HF 592, a bill for an act relating to veterans; authorizing the commissioner of veterans affairs to establish a veterans stable housing initiative; classifying certain homeless veterans data; authorizing data sharing; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 196.

Testifying on HF 592:
• Ben Johnson, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
• Sloan Kessler, Homeless Programs Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 592 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Vice Chair Moller requested a roll call on HF 592.

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 1865 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Huot presented HF 1865, a bill for an act relating to civil law; removing the in-person appearance requirement for applications for a marriage license; removing a sunset for the harmless error statute; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 517.08, subdivision 1b; 524.2-503.

Testifying on HF 1865:
• Michelle Ashe, County Recorder, Sherburne County
• Betti Kamolz, County Recorder, Brown County

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 1865 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 1865.

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

NAYS
Scott
Johnson
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

EXCUSALS
Grossell

There being 11 ayes, 5 nays and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Frazier moved that HF 1374 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Frazier presented HF 1374, a bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring chief law enforcement officers to report certain peace officer misconduct data to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board; modifying certain Sentencing Guideline Commission provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 13.411, by adding a subdivision; 244.09, subdivision 6; 626.845, subdivision 3; 626.8457, subdivision 3.

Testifying on HF 1374:
• Dr. Gina Erickson, Associate Professor, Hamline University

Representative Frazier renewed the motion that HF 1374 be recommended to re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 1374.

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 Her moved that HF 972 be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Representative Her moved that the H0972A1 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Her presented HF 972 as amended, a bill for an act relating to courts; appropriating money to increase pay and reimbursement to interpreters.

Testifying on HF 972:
• Kazoua Yang, Certified Hmong Interpreter, State of Minnesota

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 972, as amended, be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:01 AM.







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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:
  • HF592 (Christensen) - Commissioner of veterans affairs authorized to establish veterans stable housing initiative, homeless veterans data classified, and data sharing authorized.
  • HF972 (Her) - Interpreter pay and reimbursement increased, and money appropriated.
  • HF1374 (Frazier) - Chief law enforcement officers required to report peace officer misconduct data to Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, and Sentencing Guideline Commission provisions modified.
  • HF1865 (Huot) - Marriage license in-person appearance requirement removed, and harmless error statute sunset removed.
  • HF2080 (Schultz) - National criminal history record checks; compliance provided with section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS Publication 1075 for individuals with access to federal tax information, and data classified.
  • HF1080 (Richardson) - Nondiscrimination in access to organ transplants required, and remedies prescribed.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:15 - Civil Legal Services budget presentation.
14:34 - Guardian ad Litem Board budget presentation.
17:02 - HF2080 (Schultz) National criminal history record checks; compliance provided with section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS Publication 1075 for individuals with access to federal tax information, and data classified.
25:27 - HF1080 (Richardson) Nondiscrimination in access to organ transplants required, and penalties prescribed.
40:10 - HF592 (Christensen) Commissioner of veterans affairs authorized to establish veterans stable housing initiative, homeless veterans data classified, and data sharing authorized.
57:50 - HF1865 (Huot) Marriage license in-person appearance requirement removed, and harmless error statute sunset removed.
1:07:31 - HF1374 (Frazier) Chief law enforcement officers required to report peace officer misconduct data to Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.
1:22:47 - HF972 (Her) Interpreter pay and reimbursement increased, and money appropriated.



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

1). Civil Legal Services--Budget Presentation
2). GAL Board --Budget Presentation
3). HF 2080 (Schultz): National criminal history record checks; compliance provided with section 6103 of the IRS Code and IRS publication 1075 for individuals with access to federal tax information and data classified
4). HF 1080 (Richardson): Nondiscrimination in access to organ transplants required, and penalties prescribed.
5). HF 592 (Christensen) classifying homeless veteran data
6). HF 1865 (Huot) removing in person appearance requirement for applications for a marriage certificate; harmless error statute sunset removed
7). HF 972 (Her) interpreter pay & reimbursement increased
8). HF 1374 (Frazier): Chief law enforcement officers required to report peace officer misconduct data to Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.

*if committee adjourns prior to completing the full agenda, bills may be added to Thursday's (3/18) or Friday's (3/19), agenda*

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

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CLA: Anna.Borgerding@house.mn

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