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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 18, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 18, 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
Her, Kaohly
Hollins, Athena
Johnson, Brian
Liebling, Tina
Long, Jamie
Mortensen, Erik
Novotny, Paul
Pfarr, Brian
Robbins, Kristin
Vang, Samantha
Xiong, Tou

A quorum was present.

Representative Scott moved that the minutes of March 16, 2021, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Vang moved that HF 717 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Scott moved that the H0717A1 be adopted. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Novotny moved the H0717A5 amendment.

Representative Novotny moved the H0717A6 to the H0717A5 amendment.

Representative Scott requested a roll call on the H0717A6 to the H0717A5 amendment.

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

NAYS

EXCUSALS
Becker-Finn

There being 16 ayes, no nays and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Novotny renewed the motion to adopt the H0717A5 as amended.

Representative Scott requested a roll call on the H0717A5 as amended.

AYES
Scott
Grossell
Johnson
Mortensen
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

NAYS
Moller
Feist
Frazier
Her
Hollins
Liebling
Long
Vang
Xiong

EXCUSALS
Becker-Finn

There being 7 ayes, 9 nays and 1 excusal, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Vang renewed the motion that HF 717 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 717.

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

NAYS
Scott
Grossell
Johnson
Mortensen
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

There being 10 ayes and 7 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 984 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Lislegard presented HF 984, a bill for an act relating to labor and industry; requiring outside contractors to have apprenticeship-level training to perform work at high-hazard facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 177.27, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.

Testifying on HF 984:
• Brendan Cummins, Attorney, Minnesota Pipe Trades Association

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 984 be laid over for future consideration.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 12 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Hausman presented HF 12, a bill for an act relating to housing; providing for eviction and nonrenewal of lease procedures during and after a peacetime emergency; allowing for expungement of certain eviction actions filed during and after a peacetime emergency; preventing certain home foreclosure or contract for deed termination during and after a peacetime emergency.

Testifying on HF 12:
• Ron Elwood, Supervising Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
• Larry McDonough, Senior Minnesota Counsel, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
• Mike Vraa, Managing Attorney, HOME Line
• Cecil Smith, President and CEO, Minnesota Multi Housing Association
• Paul Eger, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Minnesota Realtors
• Lael Robertson, Policy Attorney, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 12 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 12.

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

NAYS
Scott
Grossell
Johnson
Mortensen
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

There being 10 ayes and 7 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 927 be recommended to be re-referred to the Housing Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Koegel presented HF 927, a bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; modifying provisions governing manufactured home certificates of title; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 168A.141.

Testifying on HF 927:
• Matthew Spellman, Director of Political Affairs, Minnesota Realtors
• Johns Nielsen on behalf of Minnesota Land Title

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 927 be recommended to be re-referred to the Housing Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 927.

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

NAYS

There being 17 ayes and no nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn recessed the meeting at 9:57 AM.

Chair Becker-Finn reconvened the meeting at 6:55 PM.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 984 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that the H0984A1 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed her motion that HF 984, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 984 as amended.

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

NAYS
Scott
Grossell
Johnson
Mortensen
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

There being 10 ayes and 7 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 800 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Wolgamott presented HF 800, a bill for an act relating to labor; providing safe workplaces for meat and poultry processing workers; authorizing rulemaking; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179.

Testifying on HF 800:
• Rena Wong, Director of Organizing, UFCW Local 663
• Lisa Thoma, public testimony
• Sarai King, General Counsel, UFCW International

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 800 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 800.

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

NAYS
Scott
Grossell
Johnson
Mortensen
Pfarr
Robbins

EXCUSALS
Novotny

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

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 1081 be recommended to be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that the A21-0104 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that the H1081A20 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Richardson presented HF 1081 as amended, a bill for an act relating to education; modifying provisions for prekindergarten through grade 12 including general education, education excellence, teachers, charter schools, special education, health, safety, nutrition, libraries, facilities, and state agencies; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 13.32, subdivision 3; 120A.22, subdivisions 7, 10; 120A.35; 120A.40; 120B.021, subdivisions 1, 3; 120B.024, subdivision 1; 120B.11, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3; 120B.15; 120B.21; 120B.30, subdivision 1a, by adding subdivisions; 120B.35, subdivisions 3, 4; 121A.031, subdivisions 5, 6; 121A.41, subdivision 10, by adding subdivisions; 121A.425; 121A.45, subdivision 1; 121A.46, subdivision 4, by adding subdivisions; 121A.47, subdivisions 2, 14; 121A.53, subdivision 1; 121A.55; 121A.58; 121A.61; 122A.06, subdivisions 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, by adding a subdivision; 122A.07, subdivisions 1, 2, 4a; 122A.09, subdivisions 4, 6, 9, 10; 122A.091, subdivisions 1, 2; 122A.15, subdivision 1; 122A.16; 122A.18, subdivisions 7a, 8, 10; 122A.181, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 122A.182, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 7; 122A.183, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 122A.184, subdivisions 1, 2; 122A.185, subdivisions 1, 4; 122A.187; 122A.19, subdivision 4; 122A.26, subdivision 2; 122A.31, subdivision 1; 122A.40, subdivisions 5, 8; 122A.41, subdivisions 2, 5; 122A.635, subdivisions 3, 4; 122A.70; 123B.147, subdivision 3; 124D.09, subdivisions 3, 7, 13; 124D.095, subdivision 2; 124D.111; 124D.128, subdivisions 1, 3; 124D.74, subdivision 1; 124D.78, subdivisions 1, 3; 124D.79, subdivision 2; 124D.791, subdivision 4; 124D.81, subdivision 1; 124D.861, subdivision 2; 124E.02; 124E.03, subdivision 2, by adding subdivisions; 124E.05, subdivisions 4, 6, 7; 124E.06, subdivisions 1, 4, 5; 124E.11; 124E.12, subdivision 1; 124E.13, subdivision 1; 124E.16, subdivision 1; 124E.25, subdivision 1a; 125A.08; 125A.094; 125A.0942; 134.34, subdivision 1; 144.4165; 179A.03, subdivision 19; 290.0679, subdivision 2; 469.176, subdivision 2; 609A.03, subdivision 7a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B; 121A; 122A; 124D; 127A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections
120B.35, subdivision 5; 122A.091, subdivisions 3, 6; 122A.092; 122A.18, subdivision 7c; 122A.184, subdivision 3; 122A.23, subdivision 3; 122A.2451.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 1081, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 1081 as amended.

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

NAYS
Scott
Grossell
Johnson
Novotny
Mortensen
Pfarr
Robbins

EXCUSALS
Frazier

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

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 1200 be recommended to be re-referred to the Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Richardson presented HF 1200, a bill for an act relating to employment; providing for paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits; regulating and requiring certain employment leaves; classifying certain data; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 13.719, by adding a subdivision; 177.27, subdivision 4; 181.032; 256J.561, by adding a subdivision; 256J.95, subdivisions 3, 11; 256P.01, subdivision 3; 268.19, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 268B.

Testifying on HF 1200:
• Debra Fitzpatrick, Policy and Legislative Affairs Director, Children’s Defense Fund
• Katie Kramer, Policy Director, Violence Free Minnesota

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 1200 be recommended to be re-referred to the Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 1200.

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

NAYS
Scott
Grossell
Johnson
Mortensen
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

There being 10 ayes and 7 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hollins moved that HF 2245 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Hollins presented HF 2245, a bill for an act relating to real property; extending sunset of temporary exception for certain filings of mortgages and deeds of trust; amending Laws 2020, chapter 118, section 4.

Testifying on HF 2245:
• Grania McKiernan, Lobbyist, Xcel Energy

Representative Hollins renewed the motion that HF 2245 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 2245.

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

NAYS

EXCUSALS
Frazier
Novotny

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

Representative Hollins moved that HF 856 be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Representative Hollins moved that the H0856A4 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hollins presented HF 856 as amended, a bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing presentence investigation reports to include information related to brain injury; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.115, by adding a subdivision.

Testifying on HF 856:
• Jeff Nachbar, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
• Tim Barry, public testimony

Representative Hollins renewed the motion that HF 856, as amended, be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:26 PM.







__________________________________________
Representative Jamie Becker-Finn, Chair


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Anna Borgerding, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF856 (Hollins) - Presentence investigation report authorized to include brain injury information.
  • HF717 (Vang) - Civil statute of limitations extended for peace officer actions.
  • HF12 (Hausman) - Eviction and nonrenewal of lease procedures provided for during and after a peacetime emergency, expungement of eviction actions filed during and after a peacetime emergency allowed, and home foreclosures and contract for deed termination prevented during and after a peacetime emergency.
  • HF800 (Wolgamott) - Meat and poultry processing workers provided safe workplaces, rulemaking authorized, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF927 (Koegel) - Manufactured home certificates of title governing provisions modified.
  • HF984 (Lislegard) - Outside contractors required to have apprentice-level training to perform work at high-hazard facilities.
  • HF1081 (Richardson) - Prekindergarten through grade 12 provisions modified including general education, education excellence, teachers, charter schools, special education, health, safety, nutrition, libraries, facilities, and state agencies; and report required.
  • HF1200 (Richardson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
  • HF2245 (Hollins) - Mortgage and deed of trust temporary exception sunset extended.
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01:45 - HF717 (Vang) Civil statute of limitations extended for peace officer actions.
35:00 - HF984 (Lislegard) Outside contractors required to have apprentice-level training to perform work at high-hazard facilities.
- Committee discussion will focus on provisions of this bill that fall within the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee’s jurisdiction.
52:50 - HF12 (Hausman) Eviction and nonrenewal of lease procedures provided for during and after a peacetime emergency, expungement of eviction actions filed during and after a peacetime emergency allowed, and home foreclosures and contract for deed termination prevented during and after a peacetime emergency.
1:19:17 - HF927 (Koegel) Manufactured home certificates of title governing provisions modified.
The committee recessed.


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

**The Committee will recess at 10 am and reconvene at 5 pm, or 15 minutes after Floor Session adjourns**

1). HF 717 (Vang): extending the civil statute of limitations for certain actions by peace officers**** [this bill already received a full hearing and testimony was taken; it is being noticed for the purposes of a vote to move the bill out of committee. No additional testimony or committee discussion will occur on this bill]****
2). HF 984 (Lislegard): Outside contractors working at high-hazard facilities required to have apprenticeship-level training *Committee discussion will focus on provisions of this bill that fall within the Judiciary/Civil law committee's jurisdiction. Relevant provisions are: Section 2, Subd. 3 & 4 [penalties & civil actions].
3). HF 12 (Hausman): COVID-19; eviction procedure amended during and after public health emergency amended, eviction action expungement allowed, home foreclosure prevented during public health emergency, emergency housing assistance grants funding provided, and money appropriated
4). HF 856 (Hollins) Presentence investigation report authorized to include brain injury information
5). HF 2245 (Hollins) Mortgage and deed of trust temporary exception sunset extended
6). HF 1081 (Richardson) Commissioner of education reporting requirements clarified, and obsolete language removed *Committee discussion will focus on provisions of this bill that fall within the Judiciary/Civil law committee’s jurisdiction. The relevant provision is: Article 3, Section 43, relating to data
7). HF 800 (Wolgamott): Meat and poultry processing workers provided safe workplaces… *Committee discussion will focus on provisions of this bill that fall within the Judiciary/Civil law committee's jurisdiction. Relevant provisions are: Sec. 6 [Enforcement & Compliance]
8). HF 927 (Koegel): Manufactured home certificates of title governing provisions modified
9). HF 1200 (Richardson) Paid Family Medical Leave *Committee discussion will focus on provisions of this bill that fall within the Judiciary/Civil law committee's jurisdiction. Relevant provisions of the 2nd Engrossment include: Art. 1 Sec. 1 & Sec. 4 [data]; Sec. 12, subd. 4 [appeal to court of appeals]; Sec. 14, Subd 8 [remedies]; Sec. 15, Subd. 13 [employer penalties]; Sec. 17 subd. 3 [late fees]; Sec. 21, subd. 6 & subd. 8 [interest on judgments & priorities under legal dissolutions]; Sec. 22 [child support deduction from benefits]; Sec. 26, subd 7 [court fees; collection fees]; Sec. 29 [records; audits]; Sec. 30 [subpoenas; oaths]; Sec. 31 [lien; levy; setoff and civil action]

*PLEASE NOTE: The committee will recess at 10 am, the committee will reconvene @ 5 pm, or 15 minutes after Floor Session adjourns, to finish the agenda.*

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

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

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