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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law

FORTY-SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, March 29, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SIXTH 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 29, 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 24, 2022 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 4269 be recommended to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Agbaje presented HF 4269, a bill for an act relating to housing; establishing a first-generation homebuyers down payment assistance fund under the administration of a central community development financial institution; requiring a report; appropriating money.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 4269 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 4269.

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

NAYS
Mortensen
Novotny
Robbins

ABSTAIN
Scott

ABSENT
Grossell
Johnson

There being 11 ayes and 3 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 3845 be recommended to be re-referred to Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Hanson presented HF 3845, a bill for an act relating to children and families; establishing the Office of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson and Board of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson; appropriating money for the Office of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson and Board of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 13; 260C.

Testifying on HF 3845:
• Hoang Murphy, Founder, Foster Advocates

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 3845 be recommended to be re-referred to Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 3845.

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

NAYS
Scott
Johnson
Mortensen
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

ABSENT
Grossell
Her

There being 9 ayes and 6 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 2711 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Wazlawik presented HF 2711, a bill for an act relating to common interest communities; establishing procedures for levying a fine or limited assessment or initiating a foreclosure; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 515B.3-102.

Testifying on HF 2711:
• Ron Elwood, Legal Aid

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 2711 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 2711.

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

NAYS

ABSENT
Grossell

There being 16 ayes and 0 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Rasmusson presented HF 3605, a bill for an act relating to broadband; establishing a program of financial assistance to extend broadband service to unserved areas; establishing a process to allow existing easements to be used for broadband service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116J.396, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116J.

No action was taken on HF3605.

Representative Nelson presented HF 3395, a bill for an act relating to labor; modifying Public Employment Relations Board data; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 13.43, subdivision 6; 179A.041, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.

Testifying on HF 3395:
• Meg Luger-Nikolai, PERB Board Member, EdMN

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 3395 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 3395.

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

NAYS
Scott
Grossell
Johnson
Mortenson
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

There being 10 ayes and 7 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 2725 be recommended to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Chair Becker-Finn moved the HF 2725DE1 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Edelson presented HF 2725, as amended, a bill for an act relating to judiciary; establishing a statutory procedure to assess the competency of a defendant to stand trial; providing for contested hearings; establishing continuing supervision for certain defendants found incompetent to stand trial; establishing requirements to restore certain defendants to competency; providing for jail-based competency restoration programs; establishing forensic navigators; requiring forensic navigators to provide services to certain defendants; establishing
dismissal plans for certain defendants found incompetent to stand trial; establishing a planning and implementation committee; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 253B.07, subdivision 2a; 253B.10, subdivision 1; 480.182; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 611.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 2725, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Testifying on HF 2725, as amended:
• Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
• Robert Small, Executive Director, County Attorneys Association

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 2725, 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 recessed the meeting at 9:48 AM

The meeting reconvened at 5:00 PM

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 1134 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Becker-Finn moved the HF 1134A22 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Daniels presented HF 1134, as amended, a bill for an act relating to human rights; requiring closed-captioned television in certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 363A.11, subdivision 2.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 1134, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 1134, as amended:
• JaNahne and Neil McCready-Johnson
• Waymon Hudson
• Laura Hageman
• Shaun Riffe
• Sonny Wasilowski

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 1134, as amended.

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

NAYS

ABSENT
Mortensen

There being 16 ayes and 0 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 4314 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Hansen presented HF 4314, a bill for an act relating to labor and industry; modifying fair labor standards provisions for agricultural and food processing workers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 177.27, subdivision 4; 179.86, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding subdivisions; 181.14, subdivision 1; 181.635, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; 181.85, subdivisions 2, 4; 181.86, subdivision 1; 181.87, subdivisions 2, 3, 7; 181.88; 181.89, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision.

Testifying on HF 4314:
• Jessica Grosz, Director of Labor Standards and Apprenticeship, Department of Labor and Industry

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 4314 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call vote on HF 4314.

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

NAYS
Scott
Grossell
Johnson
Novotny
Pfarr
Robbins

ABSENT
Mortensen

There being 10 ayes and 6 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 3594 be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Becker-Finn moved the HF 3594A1 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Edelson presented HF 3594, as amended,

Testifying on HF 3594, as amended:
• Gerard Bodell, President of CASA MN board and Hennepin volunteer Guardian Ad Litem
• Grace Jones, Hennepin volunteer Guardian Ad Litem
• Tami Baker-Olson, State Guardian Ad Litem Board
• Victor Walker, Program Manager, Fourth Judicial District Court

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 3594, as amended, be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.













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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:
  • HF1134 (Daniels) - Closed-captioned television required.
  • HF2711 (Wazlawik) - Common interest community procedures established for levying a fine or limited assessment or initiating a foreclosure.
  • HF3395 (Nelson) - Public Employee Relations Board data provisions modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF3594 (Edelson) - Volunteer guardian ad litems in the Second and Fourth Judicial District recruitment funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3605 (Rasmusson) - Broadband; financial assistance program established to extend service to unserved areas, and process established to allow existing easements for use of service.
  • HF3845 (Hanson) - Office of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson and Board of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson established, and money appropriated.
  • HF4269 (Agbaje) - First-generation homebuyers down payment assistance fund established under the administration of a central community development financial institution, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF4314 (Hansen) - Agricultural and food processing worker fair labor standards provisions modified.
  • HF2725 (Edelson) - Statutory procedure established to assess the competency of a defendant to stand trial, providing for contested hearings, continuing supervision established for defendants found incompetent to stand trial, requirements established to restore defendants to competency, providing for the administration of medication, forensic navigators established, forensic navigators required to provide services to defendants, dismissal plans established for defendants found incompetent to stand trial, providing for jail-based competency restoration programs, State Competency Restoration Board and certification advisory committee established, mental health provisions created and modified, temporary medical permits created, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:03 - HF4269 (Agbaje) First-generation homebuyers down payment assistance fund established under the administration of a central community development financial institution, report required, and money appropriated.
09:28 - HF3845 (Hanson) Office of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson and Board of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson established, Office of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson and Board of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson funding provided, and money appropriated.
32:29 - HF2711 (Wazlawik) Common interest community dispute resolution provisions amended and added.
37:10 - HF3605 (Rasmusson) Broadband; financial assistance program to extend service to unserved areas established, and process to allow existing easements for use of service established.
43:03 - HF3395 (Nelson, M.) Public Employee Relations Board data provisions modified, and money appropriated.
52:20 - HF2725 (Edelson) Competency provisions established relating to trial and other programs; and money appropriated.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 19 minutes.

House TV Video:
View Archive

00:11 - HF1134 (Daniels) Closed-caption television required.
24:06 - HF4314 (Hansen) Agricultural and food processing worker fair labor standards provisions modified.
31:51 - HF3594 (Edelson) Volunteer guardian ad litems in the Second and Fourth Judicial District recruitment funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 15 minutes.


• HF4269 (Agbaje) First-generation homebuyers down payment assistance fund established under the administration of a central community development financial institution, report required, and money appropriated.
• HF3845 (Hanson, J.) Office of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson and Board of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson established, Office of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson and Board of the Foster Youth Ombudsperson funding provided, and money appropriated.
• HF4361 (Hanson, J.) Marriage record provisions amended, and technical and clarifying changes made.
• HF 2711 (Wazlawik) Common interest community dispute resolution provisions amended and added.
• HF3605 (Rasmusson) Broadband; financial assistance program to extend service to unserved areas established, and process to allow existing easements for use of service established.
• HF1134 (Daniels) Closed-caption television required.
• HF4314 (Hanson, R.) Agricultural and food processing worker fair labor standards provisions modified.
• HF 2725 (Edelson) Competency provisions established relating to trial and other programs; and money appropriated.
• HF 3594 (Edelson) Volunteer guardian ad litems in the Second and Fourth Judicial District recruitment funding provided, and money appropriated.
• HF3395 (Nelson, M.) Public Employee Relations Board data provisions modified, and money appropriated.


*Amendments are due for all bills by 10 am Monday, March 28th
**Agenda items may be added, deleted and/or taken in any order.
***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

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