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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law

FORTY-FIRST

2021-2022 Regular Session - Thursday, March 10, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-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 March 10, 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 Frazier moved that the minutes of March 8, 2022 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 3920 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Chair Becker-Finn presented HF 3920, a bill for an act relating to public safety; eliminating the fee for uncertified copies of instruments from civil or criminal proceedings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 357.021, subdivision 2.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 3920 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 2463 be recommended to be re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Reyer presented HF 2463, a bill for an act relating to housing; requiring landlords to test for radon and provide disclosures; providing penalties and remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 504B.

Testifying on HF 2463:
• Ms. Carly Michaud, Student Director, Community Legal Partnership for Health Clinic
• Kyle Berndt, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Multi Housing Association
• Professor Willian Angell, Chairman of the Board, Cancer Survivors Against Radon

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 2463 be recommended to be re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 2463.

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 2860 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that the H2860A5 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED
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Representative Howard presented HF 2860, as amended, a bill for an act relating to housing; prohibiting an eviction for nonpayment of rent when an application for rental assistance for the tenant is pending; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 504B.291.

Testifying on HF 2860 as amended:
• Eric Hauge, Executive Director, HOME Line
• Luke Grundman, Litigation Director, Legal Aid
• Kyle Berndt, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Multi Housing Association

Representative Novotny moved that the H2860A3 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 2860, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 2860, as amended.

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

NAYS
Scott
Grossell
Johnson
Mortensen
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

EXCUSED
Long

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

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 3098 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Agbaje presented HF 3098, a bill for an act relating to housing; prohibiting the court from requiring bond or security prior to adjudication of a housing matter; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 504B.285, subdivision 5; 504B.335.

Testifying on HF 3098:
• Mary Kaczorek, Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal aid
• Christopher Kalla, Attorney, Hanbery & Turner

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 3098 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 3098.

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 3972 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that the H3972DE1 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Richardson presented HF 3972, as amended, a bill for an act relating to human rights; requiring nondiscrimination and equity in access to organ transplants; prescribing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 363A.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 3972, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 3972, 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 0 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM.







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Representative Jamie Becker-Finn, Chair


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Mikayla Brunner, Committee Legislative Assistant





More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2463 (Reyer) - Landlord radon testing and providing disclosures required, and penalties and remedies provided.
  • HF2860 (Howard) - Eviction prohibited for rent nonpayment when tenant rental assistance application is pending.
  • HF3098 (Agbaje) - Court prohibited from requiring bond or security prior to housing matter adjudication.
  • HF3920 (Becker-Finn) - State Board of Appellate Counsel for Parents established; fees modified; uncertified copies of instruments eliminated from civil or criminal proceedings; time limit modified for postconviction relief for petitioners with immigration consequences; and money appropriated for courts, State Guardian Ad Litem Board, Board of Public Defense, human rights, and State Board of Appellate Counsel for Parents.
  • HF3972 (Richardson) - Race and ethnicity added to nondiscrimination in access to transplants.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:52 - HF3920 (Becker-Finn) Civil or criminal proceeding instrument uncertified copies eliminated.
03:44 - HF2463 (Reyer) Landlord radon testing and providing disclosures required, and penalties and remedies provided.
41:37 - HF3098 (Agbaje) Court prohibited from requiring bond or security prior to housing matter adjudication.
1:05:16 - HF2860 (Howard) Eviction prohibited for rent nonpayment when tenant rental assistance application is pending.
1:21:49 - HF3972 (Richardson) Nondiscrimination and equity required in access to organ transplants, and penalties prescribed.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.


• HF 3098 (Agbaje) Court prohibited from requiring bond or security prior to housing matter adjudication
• HF 2860 (Howard) Prohibits eviction action if the tenant can demonstrate that it has a pending rental assistance application with any federal, state or local government unit
• HF 2463 (Reyer) Landlord radon testing and providing disclosures required, and penalties and remedies provided.
• HF3920 (Becker-Finn) Civil or criminal proceeding instrument uncertified copies eliminated.
• HF3972 (Richardson) Nondiscrimination and equity required in access to organ transplants, and penalties prescribed.

*Amendments are due for all bills by 10 am Wednesday, March 9th

**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: Mikayla.Brunner@house.mn

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

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