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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Friday, March 19, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 19, 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
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

Members excused:
Scott, Peggy, Republican Lead

A quorum was present.

Representative Liebling moved that the minutes of March 18, 2021, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 108 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Noor presented HF 108, a bill for an act relating to employment; prohibiting employers or prospective employers from requiring or using credit information as a condition of employment or for employment purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 181.53.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 108 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 108.

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

NAYS
Mortensen
Pfarr

ABSTENTIONS
Novotny

EXCUSALS
Scott

There being 13 ayes, 2 nays, 1 abstention and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 2124 be recommended to be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Keeler presented HF 2124, a bill for an act relating to human rights; creating an office for missing and murdered indigenous relatives; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 241.

Testifying on HF 2124:
• Kathryn Weeks, Executive Director, Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 2124 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 2124.

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

NAYS
Mortensen

EXCUSALS
Scott

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

Representative Her moved that HF 972 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

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 as amended:
• Sally Nichols, Spanish Interpreter
• Edith Hansuch, Spanish Interpreter
• April Cedillo, Spanish Interpreter & Owner, Link Interpret

Representative Her renewed the motion that HF 972, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:21 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:
  • HF108 (Noor) - Credit information requirement or use for employment purposes by employers or prospective employers prohibited.
  • HF972 (Her) - Interpreter pay and reimbursement increased, and money appropriated.
  • HF2124 (Keeler) - Office for missing and murdered indigenous relatives created, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:56 - HF108 (Noor) Credit information requirement or use for employment purposes by employers or prospective employers prohibited.
- Committee discussion will focus on provisions of this bill that fall within the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee's jurisdiction.
08:23 - HF2124 (Keeler) Office for missing and murdered indigenous relatives created, report required, and money appropriated.
- Committee discussion will focus on provisions of this bill that fall within the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee's jurisdiction.
21:36 - HF972 (Her) Interpreter pay and reimbursement increased, and money appropriated.
Runs 51 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 108 (Noor): prohibiting employers or prospective employers from requiring or using credit information as a condition of employment or for employment purposes *Committee discussion will focus on provisions of this bill that fall within the Judiciary/Civil law committee's jurisdiction. Relevant provisions are: Section 1, Subd. d [penalties & civil actions].

2). HF 2124 (Keeler) Office for missing and murdered indigenous relatives created... *Committee discussion will focus on provisions of this bill that fall within the Judiciary/Civil law committee's jurisdiction. Relevant provisions are: Subd. 8 [access to data]

3). HF 972 (Her) interpreter pay & reimbursement increased

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

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This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

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