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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law

THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Thursday, February 3, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST 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 3, 2022 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 Grossell moved that the minutes of February 1, 2022 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

State Court Administrator Jeff Shorba presented an update on the Judicial Branch.

Representative Hollins moved that HF 1315 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Agbaje presented HF 1315, a bill for an act relating to human rights; adding a definition of race to the Minnesota Human Rights Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 363A.03, by adding a subdivision.

Testifying on HF 1315:
• Vachel Hudson, Housing and Wealth Development Manager, Urban League Twin Cities
• ChaQuana McEntyre, President and Founder, Family Rise Together and Proven Solutions
• Lenora Warfield, Entrepreneur
• Cesarine Ntanga, Parliamentarian, Urban League Twin Cities Young Professionals
• Rebecca Lucero, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Representative Hollins renewed the motion that HF 1315 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 1315.

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

NAYS
Grossell
Mortensen

There being 15 ayes, and 2 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentation on the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Testifying:
• Rebecca Lucero, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
• Eric Armacanqui, Government Affairs Director, Minnesota Department of Human Rights

The meeting was adjourned at 9:59 AM.







__________________________________________
Representative Jamie Becker-Finn, Chair


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Anna Borgerding, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1315 (Agbaje) - Minnesota Human Rights Act; definition of race added.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:55 - Judicial Branch presentation.
49:33 - HF1315 (Agbaje) Minnesota Human Rights Act; definition of race added.
1:17:51 - Department of Human Rights presentation.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.


• Minnesota Judicial Branch Presentation
• Minnesota Department of Human Rights Presentation
• HF 1315 (Agbaje) Minnesota Human Rights Act; definition of race added.

*Amendments are due 10am Wednesday, February 2nd

Any meeting documents will be posted on the House Judiciary Finance and Civil law committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92021

Remote hearings are taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

*If you are interested in providing written testimony, oral testimony, or a handout, please email the Committee Administrator and copy the Committee Legislative Assistant by 10am the day before the hearing. Public oral testimony may be limited.

CA: Brynn.Sias@house.mn
CLA: Anna.Borgerding@house.mn

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

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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