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Civil Law and Elections

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 22, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH 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-fifth meeting to order at 12:37 p.m. March 22, 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 March 20, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved HF 1888 to pass and be re-referred to the Commerce Committee.

HF 1888 (Entenza) Confidential and private data government disposal requirements provided.

Rep. Entenza discussed HF 1888.

Testifying before committee on HF 1888:

John McCullough, Mn Crime Task Force;
David Schultz, Citizen.

Chair Johnson moved Amendment H1881A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Johnson renewed his motion that HF 1888 pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Commerce Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ellison moved HF 3018 to pass, and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Wagenius discussed HF 3018.

HF 3018 (Wagenius) Absentee ballot voting provisions modified relating to public health circumstances.

Representative Nelson, Pete moved to amend HF 3018 as follows:

Page 1, line 1.12 – delete “public” and insert “polling.”
Page 1, line 1.14 – insert after “the” - insert “Secretary of State
after consultation with the”
Page 1, line 1.14 – delete “or” and insert “and”.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.



Representative Ellison renewed his motion that HF 3018 pass, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved HF 3282 to pass and be placed on the General Register.

HF 3282 (Davids) Liens for storage charges on certain motor vehicles regulated.

Representative Davids discussed HF 3282.

Chair Johnson moved Amendment H3282A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying before committee on HF 3282:

Dean Wikstrom, Real Financial.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 3282 pass, as amended, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved HF 2514 to pass and be placed on the General Register.

HF 2514 (Atkins) Uniform Securities Act of 2002 adopted and modified, and criminal penalties prescribed.

Representative Atkins discussed HF 2514.

Chair Johnson moved Amendment A06-1241. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 2514 pass, as amended, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved HF 2843 pass and be re-referred to the Public Safety and Finance Committee.

HF 2843 (Kohls) Identity theft victims assisted and penalties provided.

Representative Kohls discussed HF 2843.

Chair Johnson moved Amendment H2843A9. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Johnson renewed his motion that HF 2843 pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Public Safety and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved HF 1845 to pass and be placed on the General Register.

HF 1845 (Kohls) Attorney fee awards reasonableness factor provided.

Chair Johnson moved the Amendment H1845A1.

Chair Johnson withdrew Amendment H1845A1.

Representative Kohls discussed HF1845.


Testifying before committee on HF 1845:

Tom Marshall, MDLA;
Joel Carlson, Mn Trial Lawyers Association;
Charles Bird, Mn Trial Lawyers Association;
Nancy Jo Emerson, Citizen.

Chair Johnson moved to lay over HF 1845 in committee.

Representative Simon moved HF 3569 to pass and be placed on the General Register.

HF 3569 (Simon) Judicial candidate contribution limits provided.

Representative Simon discussed HF 3569.

Representative Simon moved to lay over HF 3569 in committee.

Chair Johnson moved HF 1375 to pass and be placed on the General Register.

HF 1375 (Severson) Residential housing defect notice and opportunity to repair provided.

Representative Severson discussed HF 1375.

Testifying before committee on HF 1375:

Jocelyn Knoll, Larkin and Hoffman;
Scott Andresen, Bassard Remely Law Firm;

Chair Johnson moved to lay over HF 1375 in committee until March 23, 2006 meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:15 p.m.




REP. JEFF JOHNSON CHAIR


Rebecca Lowden
Committee Legislative Assistant