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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law

THIRTY-NINTH MEETING

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH 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 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 Scott moved that the minutes of March 1, 2022 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hollins moved that HF 2665 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Hollins moved the H2665DE2 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hollins presented HF 2665 as amended, a bill for an act relating to courts; permitting certain emancipated minors to seek harassment restraining orders on their own behalf; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.748, subdivision 2.

Testifying on HF 2665:
• Ron Elwood, Staff Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Representative Hollins renewed the motion that HF 2665, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 2665 as amended.

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.

Representative Hollins moved that HF 3270 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Hollins presented HF 3270, a bill for an act relating to human rights; removing certain sections in the human rights act that allow for discrimination based on sexual orientation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 363A.21, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 363A.20, subdivision 3; 363A.27.

Testifying on HF 3270:
• Rebecca Lucero, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
• Jen Thorson, Chief Operation Officer, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

Representative Hollins renewed the motion that HF 3270 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 3270.

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 Robbins moved that HF 3041 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Representative Robbins presented HF 3041, a bill for an act relating to judiciary; prohibiting fees for viewing and downloading district court documents made available online; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 357.021, subdivision 2.

Testifying on HF 3041:
• John Kavanagh, Senior Counsel, Minnesota Public Radio
• Eric Wieffering, Deputy Managing Editor, Star Tribune

Representative Robbins renewed the motion that HF 3041 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 3556 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Chair Becker-Finn presented HF 3556, a bill for an act relating to judiciary; limiting fees for uncertified copies of documents to the cost of producing the copy; prohibiting fees for viewing and downloading district court documents made available online; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 357.021, subdivision 2.

Testifying on HF 3556:
• Sarah Busch, Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, Missions Inc. Programs
• Janet Marshall, Inter-Governmental Liaison, State Court Administrator’s Office

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 3556 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:48 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:
  • HF2665 (Hollins) - Emancipated minors permitted to seek harassment restraining orders on their own behalf.
  • HF3041 (Robbins) - District court documents made available online viewing fees prohibited.
  • HF3270 (Hollins) - Human Rights Act sections removed that allow sexual orientation discrimination.
  • HF3556 (Becker-Finn) - Court fees for uncertified copies of documents limited to cost of producing copy, and online district court document fees prohibited for viewing and downloading.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:58 - HF2665 (Hollins) Emancipated minors permitted to seek harassment restraining orders on their own behalf.
10:49 - HF3270 (Hollins) Human Rights Act sections removed that allow sexual orientation discrimination.
54:31 - HF3041 (Robbins) District court documents made available online viewing fees prohibited.
1:05:31 - HF3556 (Becker Finn) Court fees for uncertified copies of documents limited to cost of producing copy, and online district court document fees prohibited for viewing and downloading.
Runs 1 hour, 19 minutes.


• HF 2665 (Hollins) Emancipated minors permitted to seek harassment restraining orders on their own behalf.
• HF 3270 (Hollins) Human Rights Act sections removed that allow sexual orientation discrimination
• HF 3556 (Becker Finn) Court fees for uncertified copies of documents limited to cost of producing copy, and online district court document fees prohibited for viewing and downloading.
• HF3041 (Robbins) District court documents made available online viewing fees prohibited.
*Amendments are due for all bills by 10 am Wednesday, March 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

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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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