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Civil Law and Elections

THIRTIETH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 01, 2006

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

CIVIL LAW AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Chris DeLaForest, Vice Chair of the Civil Law and Elections Committee called the thirtieth meeting to order at 12:40 p.m. March 1, 2006 in the Basement Hearing Room, State Office Building, St. Paul, MN.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

JOHNSON, Jeff, Chair
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 Nelson, P. moved approval of the minutes of May 4, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hilty moved approval of the minutes of January 11, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ellison moved approval of the minutes of February 22, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson, J. moved HF 2846.

HF2846 (Johnson, J.) Eminent domain public use or purpose defined and modified, evidence for certain takings required, attorney fees provided, and other changes provided.

Testifying before the committee on HF 2846 were the following individuals:

Alyssa Schlander, Mn Auto Dealers Association;
Marcus J. Hall, Public Works Director, St. Louis County;
James Grotz, Edina Citizen;
Frank Johnson, Renville County Citizen;
Lorrie Louder, Port Authority, St. Paul, MN;
Kendall Crosby, Great Northern Business Center, St. Paul, MN;
Kristen Kidder, District 7 Planning Council;
Miles R. Seppelt, Economic Development Director, Hutchison, MN;
Jeff Eaton, NAIOP;
Pat Mascia, NAIOP;
Tom Deans, Mn School Boards Association;
Mayor Bonnie Besse Rietz, League of Minnesota Cities;
Mayor Beverly Aplikowski, Arden Hills, MN;
Mayor Jeff Jacobs, St. Louis Park;
Tom Grundhoefer, League of Minnesota Cities;
Marc Mandescheid, St. Paul Port Authority;
Michael Noonan, Chair, Mn Builders Association;
Rick Packard, Chair Public Policy, Mn Builders Association;
Keith Carlson, Metropolitan Inter-County Association;



Representative Ellison moved Amendment H2846A8.

Representative Ellison withdrew Amendment H2846A8.

Testifying before committee on HF2846 was the following individual;

Lee McGrath, Institute for Justice;

Representative Johnson, J. moved that HF 2846 pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 3:58 p.m.




REP. JEFF JOHNSON CHAIR


Rebecca Lowden
Committee Legislative Assistant