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Civil Law and Elections

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 09, 2005

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

CIVIL LAW AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Jeff Johnson, Chairman of the Civil Law and Elections Committee, called the thirteenth meeting to order at 12:40 PM on Wednesday, March 9, 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 Matt Dean moved approval of the March 7, 2005 Civil Law and Elections Committee minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Chairman Jeff Johnson moved HF865 (Olson), precinct boundary annexation procedures modified be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Local Government Committee.

Chairman Johnson moved the A1-865 amendment with the following oral amendments (see attached):

Page 1, line 20, strike and delete everything after the period
Page 1, strike and delete lines 21 to 24

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Olson presented HF865.

Testifying on behalf of HF865:

Tony Kielkucki Secretary of State’s Office

Chairman Jeff Johnson renewed his motion that HF865, as amended, be passed and re-referred to the Local Government Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson moved HF604 (Peterson, S.) zero-depth public swimming pool use without a lifeguard authorized if access is limited to persons 18 years of age or older, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.


Representative Peterson presented HF604.

Testifying in support of HF604:

Erik Buss Sr. Vice President of Life Time Fitness and General Council

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF604 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson moved HF 1295, foreign judgment life span and interest rate clarified and docketing and payment of judgments in United States currency on foreign money claims provided, be recommended to pass, and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Abrams presented HF1295.

Testifying in support of HF1295:

Assistant Chief Judge Gary Larson Hennepin County District Court

Representative Nelson moved that HF1295 be placed on the Consent Calendar. Representative Nelson renewed his motion that HF1295 be recommended to pass and placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson, moved that HF1365, be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Local Government Committee.

Rep. Thissen presented HF1365.

Chairman Johnson moved the H1365A1 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Johnson moved the H1365A2 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of HF1365:

Mark Stoltman, General Manager Randy’s Sanitation, Delano, MN.
Don Williamson, owner West Central Sanitation, Willmar, MN
Craig Johnson League of Minnesota Cities
David Benke, Strategic Directions Mn. Office of Environmental Assistance
Manager

Testifying in opposition of HF1365:

Barry Tilley Solid Waste Management Board

Chairman Johnson laid HF1365 on the table at 2:15PM.

Chairman Johnson moved HF1244 (Paulsen) DNA sample required of all persons arrested for or convicted of committing a felony, and money appropriated, be passed and re-referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Chairman Johnson moved the H1244A1 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Johnson moved the H1244A2 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Testifying in support of HF1244:

Frank Dolejsi Director of the Bureau Criminal Apprehension laboratory

Testifying in opposition of HF1244:

Richard Neumeister Citizen
Howard Bass Attorney at Law
Teresa Nelson ACLU Staff Attorney

Chairman Johnson laid HF1244 on the table at 2:20PM.

Chairman Johnson took HF1365 from the table at 2:20PM

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF1365, as amended, be passed and re-referred to Local Government. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Committee recessed at 2:20PM.

The Committee reconvened at 4:35PM.

Representative Ellison moved verbal amendment to amendment H1244A2:

Page 1, line 13, after "agency shall" delete", upon demand,"

THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF1244 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to Public Safety Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson moved HF822(Blaine) Independent School District No. 482, Little Falls, alley system for at-large election of school board members provided, be held over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Election’s bill.

Representative Blaine presented HF822.

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF822 be held over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Election’s bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson moved HF898(Sertich) Unemployment insurance federal requirement conformity and technical corrections provided, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Representative Sertich presented HF898.

Chairman Johnson moved A05-0190 amendment (see attached). MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Johnson moved A05-0157 amendment (see attached). MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sertich moved an oral amendment:

Page 6, line 28 delete "the" prior to employer and insert the word "an".

MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Johnson moved A05-0178 amendment (see attached). MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF898:

Lee Nelson, Unemployment Dept. of Employment & Economic Dev.
Insurance Legal Affairs Director

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF898, as amended, be recommended to pass, and re-referred to the Public Safety Committee. MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson laid HF271 on the table.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 PM.

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REP. JEFF JOHNSON, CHAIR

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Joyce Rogers
Committee Legislative Assistant