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Civil Law and Elections

TWENTY FIRST MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 01, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIRST 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 twenty first meeting to order at 9:20AM on Friday, April 1, 2005, in Room 300S 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
NELSON, Peter
SIMON, Steve
SLAWIK, Nora

Excused: John Lesch and Torrey Westrom

A quorum was present.

Chairman Johnson moved HF1608 (Cox) District court authorized to hear appeals of lesser utility fines, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. Chairman Johnson moved the H1608A1 to be adopted (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of HF1608.

Charles Kenow Administrator of the office of Pipeline Safety

Testifying in opposition of HF1608.

Joel Carlson Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF1608 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson moved HF2019 (Bradley) Medical assistance recovery from trusts and annuities authorized, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce Committee.

Chairman Johnson moved amendment H2019A1-1 be adopted (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of HF2019.

Joe Rubenstein Department of Human Services

Testifying in opposition of HF2019.

Wil Fluegel Professor, William Mitchell College of Law
Bob McLeod Probate & Trust Section, MN Bar Association

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF2019, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce Committee. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pete Nelson moved HF2118 (Nelson) Precinct election summary statement requirements modified, be recommended to pass and be held over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Elections bill.

Representative Nelson presented HF2118.

Testifying in support of HF2118.

Tony Kielkucki Deputy, Secretary of State

Representative Nelson renewed his motion that HF2118 be held over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Elections bill. MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson moved HF1873 (Powell) MinnesotaCare provisions modified to align with practice, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Health Policy & Finance Committee.

Representative Powell presented HF1873.

Testifying in support of HF1873.

Jan Taylor Manager of the Benefit Recovery Section with the Department of Human Services

Testifying in opposition of HF1873

Joel Carlson Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF1873 be recommended to pass and re-ferred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance. MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson moved HF 1473 (Mullery) United States and Minnesota flag display restriction prohibited, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Mullery presented HF1473.

Testifying in support of HF1473.

Lynn M. Hauger GreenWays Homeowners Assoc., Minneapolis
Larry Anderson 5th District American Legion
Milton Schoen 5th District American Legion

Testifying in opposition of HF1473.

Jack Horner MN. Multi-Housing Association

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF1473 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Emmer moved HF1143 Investigative and licensing data classified, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance. Representative Emmer moved amendment A05-0168 to be adopted (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Emmer presented HF1143.

Testifying in support of HF1143.

David Orin Data Practices Coordinator, Health Department
Jerry Kerber Licensing Division, Department of Human Services

Representative Emmer renewed his motion that HF1143, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Emmer moved HF1367(Olson), Water utility charges responsibility regulated for landlords and tenants, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Local Government Committee.

Testifying in support of HF1367.

Wendy Kowalski Council member of Zimmerman, Minn.

Testifying in opposition of HF1367.

Ann Wiggins League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Emmer amended his motion that HF1367 be passed and re-referred to the Local Government Committee without recommendation. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson moved HF1630 (Thissen) Homestead exemption increased relating to debtor creditor relations, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Thissen presented HF1630.

Testifying in support of HF1630.

John Sheehy Homeowner, State of Minnesota.

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF1630 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon.

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REP. JEFF JOHNSON, CHAIR


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JOYCE ROGERS
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