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Civil Law and Elections

EIGHTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - February 21, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

CIVIL LAW AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Jeff Johnson, Chairman of the Civil Law Committee, called the eighth meeting to order at 12:35 PM on Monday, February 21, 2005, in Room B of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:
JOHNSON, JEFF, Chairman
DELAFOREST, Chris, Vice-Chair
BROD, Laura
DEAN, Matt
ELLISON, Keith
EMMER, Tom HILTY, Bill
LESCH, John
NELSON, Peter
SIMON, Steve
SLAWIK, Nora
WESTROM, Torrey


A quorum was present.

Representative Brod moved that HF233 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Transportation Policy Committee.

Representative Davids presented HF233 relating to agriculture; increasing minimum ethanol content required for gasoline sold in the state;

Representative Brod moved the A05-0076 amendment.

Chairman Johnson laid HF 233, as amended, on the table at 1:50 PM.

Representative Jeff Johnson moved HF295 (Davnie) relating to school board elections; Special School District No. 1; providing for six members to be elected by district and three to be elected at-large.

The following witnesses testified in favor of HF295:

Duane Reed, Pres. of NAACP
Natalie Johnson Lee, Minneapolis City Council member
Kristin Berg Thompson, Minneapolis parent
Rev. Randall Stanton

The following witness testified in opposition of HF295:

Don Fraser, Citizen, City of Minneapolis

Representative Jeff Johnson renewed his motion that HF295, be passed and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Jeff Johnson moved HF341 (Howes), civil commitment of sexually dangerous persons, be passed and re-referred to Public Safety Policy.

Representative Johnson moved the DM37 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Represented Howes presented HF341.

Testifying in opposition of HF 341:

John Kingrey, Minnesota County Attorneys Association
Kris Edin, Chief Deputy, Attorney General’s office

Representative Jeff Johnson renewed his motion that HF341, as amended, be passed and re-referred to the Public Safety Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson took HF233 from the table at 1:20 PM.

Representative Laura Brod moved the A05-0076 amendment (see attached), as follows:

Line 7, after the word "acts", insert "under any theory of liability except for negligence."

Testifying in opposition to HF233:

Joel Carlson, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association

Representative Simon moved the 0065B amendment (see attached.) THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Brod renewed her motion that HF 233 be passed and re-referred to the Transportation Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative DeLaForest moved HF307(Cornish) Cervidae regulation by Board of Animal Health provided, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on behalf of HF307:

Dr. Paul Anderson, Board of Animal Health

Representative DeLaForest renewed his motion that HF307 be passed and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 2:05 PM


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REP. JEFF JOHNSON, CHAIR


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Joyce Rogers
Committee Legislative Assistant