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Civil Law and Elections

THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 13, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

CIVIL LAW AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jeff Johnson, Chair of the Civil Law and Elections Committee called the thirty-second meeting to order at 12:35 p.m. March 13, 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
EMMER, Tom
HILTY, Bill

LESCH, John
NELSON, Peter
SIMON, Steve
SLAWIK, Nora
WESTROM, Torrey



Member excused: ELLISON, Keith

A quorum was not present at 12: 35 p.m.

Representative Smith Discussed HF 2656.

A quorum was present at 12:37 p.m.

Representative Emmer moved approval of the minutes of March 8, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved HF 2656 to pass and be placed on the General Register.

HF 2656 (Smith) Fourth Judicial District Family Court referee orders appeal provided directly to the Court of Appeals.

Testifying before committee on HF 2656:

James T. Swenson, Presiding Judge, 4th Judicial District;
Michael D. Dittberner, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Chair Johnson renewed his motion that HF 2656 pass, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson Moved HF 2576 to pass and be placed on the General Register.

HF 2576 (Knoblach) Local governments prohibited from adopting ordinances which prevent employees from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

Testifying before committee on HF 2576:

Michael Campion, Department of Public Safety;
John Bolduc, Brainerd Police Chief;

Representative Slawik assumed the gavel at 12:50 p.m.

Additional testifiers before committee on HF 2576:

Francisco Segovia, Minneapolis, MN;
Luis Bartolomei, State Council Affairs of Chicano/Latino;
Norman Monroe, Minnesotans United for Immigration;
Linda Huhn, Citizen;
Susie Brown, AFFIRM, Minneapolis, MN;
Karen Wagner, City of Minneapolis;
Omar Jamal, Somali Justice For Advocacy;
John Choi, City Attorney for St. Paul;


Vice Chair, Chris DeLaForest assumed the gavel at 1:58 p.m.

Additional testifiers before committee on HF 2576:

William Martinez, St. Paul Police Department;
Luz Frias, Mayor’s Office, City of St. Paul.

Chair Johnson renewed his motion that HF 2576 pass, as amended, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:18 p.m.




REP. JEFF JOHNSON CHAIR


Rebecca Lowden
Committee Legislative Assistant