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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law

THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, March 1, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH 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 1, 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 Robbins moved that the minutes of February 24, 2022 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 3249 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn presented HF 3249, a bill for an act relating to state government; modifying various provisions governing or administered by the secretary of state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 5B.02; 5B.05; 5B.10, subdivision 1; 13.045, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4a.

Testifying on HF 3249:
• Amber Bougie, Recorder and Registrar of Titles, Hennepin County, and Co-Chair of the Minnesota County Recorders Association Legislative Committee, Minnesota Association of County Officers

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 3249 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 3249.

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

NAYS

EXCUSED
Xiong

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

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 3269 be re-referred to the Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Hanson presented HF 3269, a bill for an act relating to human services; expanding the type of data disseminated to local and state welfare agencies for monitoring eligibility of data subject for public assistance programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 268.19, subdivision 1.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 3269 be re-referred to the Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 3269.

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 moved that HF 2774 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that the H2774A3 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Greenman presented HF 2774 as amended, a bill for an act relating to employment; establishing worker safety requirements; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 182.

Testifying on HF 2774:
• Mohamed Mire, public testimony
• Tyler Hamilton, public testimony

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 2774, as amended, be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 2774 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 2908 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Representative Fischer presented HF 2908, a bill for an act relating to environment; establishing certified salt applicator program; limiting liability; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116.

Testifying on HF 2908:
• Evan Mulholland, Attorney, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
• Connie Fortin, Senior Project Manager, Bolton and Menk
• Sue Nissen, Citizen Volunteer, Stop Over Salting
• Joel Carlson, Chief Lobbyist, Minnesota Association for Justice

Chair Becker-Finn moved that the H2908A2 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Testifying on HF 2908 as amended:
• Tom Johnson, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Chair Becker-Finn amended the motion to lay over HF 2908, as amended, for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 2908, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 2908 as amended.

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

NAYS
Grossell
Mortensen
Novotny
Pfarr

EXCUSALS
Vang

There being 12 ayes, 4 nays and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Scott moved that HF 3454 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Scott presented HF 3454, a bill for an act relating to judiciary; permitting complaints in certain forfeiture matters to be served by certified mail; permitting statements of claim in certain forfeiture matters to be served pursuant to the Rules of Conciliation Court Procedure; amending Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, sections 169A.63, subdivision 8; 609.5314, subdivision 3.

Representative Scott renewed the motion that HF 3454 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 3454.

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

NAYS

EXCUSALS
Vang

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:43 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:
  • HF2774 (Greenman) - Warehouse distribution worker safety requirements established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2908 (Fischer) - Certified salt applicator program established, liability limited, and report required.
  • HF3249 (Becker-Finn) - Secretary of state governing or administrative provisions modified.
  • HF3269 (Hanson) - State and local welfare agency data disseminated expanded for monitoring eligibility of data subject for public assistance programs.
  • HF3454 (Scott) - Forfeiture matter complaint permitted to be served by certified mail, and forfeiture matter claim statement permitted to be served pursuant to Rules of Conciliation Court Procedure.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:55 - HF3249 (Becker-Finn) Secretary of state governing or administrative provisions modified.
09:46 - HF3269 (Hanson) State and local welfare agency data disseminated expanded for monitoring eligibility of data subject for public assistance programs.
14:12 - HF2774 (Greenman) Warehouse distribution worker safety requirements established.
24:36 - HF2908 (Fischer) Certified salt applicator program established, liability limited, and report required.
1:06:27 - HF3454 (Scott) Forfeiture matter complaint permitted to be served by certified mail, and forfeiture matter claim statement permitted to be served pursuant to Rules of Conciliation Court Procedure.
Runs 1 hour, 14 minutes.


• HF 2908 (Fischer) Certified salt applicator program established, liability limited, and report required
• HF 3269 (Hanson, J.) State and local welfare agency data disseminated expanded for monitoring eligibility of data subject for public assistance programs.
• HF 2774 (Greenman) Warehouse distribution worker safety requirements established.
• HF 3454 (Scott) Forfeiture matter complaint permitted to be served by certified mail, and forfeiture matter claim statement permitted to be served pursuant to Rules of Conciliation Court Procedure.
• HF 3249 (Becker-Finn) Secretary of state governing or administrative provisions modified.
*Amendments are due for all bills 10am Monday, February 28th

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

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