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Civil Law and Elections

THIRTY-NINTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 03, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH 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 thirty-ninth meeting to order at 12:35 p.m. April 3, 2006 in the Basement Hearing Room, State Office Building, St. Paul, MN.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

JOHNSON, Jeff
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 Emmer moved approval of the minutes of March 29, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved approval of the minutes of March 27, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair DeLaForest moved HF 3674 to pass, and be re-referred to the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Paymar discussed HF 3674.

HF 3674 (Paymar) Hmong marriage solemnization provided, Mej Koob requirements provided, criminal penalties imposed for solemnizing a prohibited marriage, and filing requirements clarified for certain Quaker marriages.

Representative Paymar moved to amend HF 3674 as follows:

Page 1, line 1.9 through 1.24 – and Page 2, Lines 2.1 – 2.2, (delete Section 1)
Page 2, Line 2.12 – delete “this chapter” and insert “section 517.02”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying before committee on HF 3674:

Ilean Her, Director of State Council on Aging;
Anne Carroll, Citizen
Linda Miller, Attorney

Representative Thao discussed HF 3674.

Representative Hilty assumed the gavel at 1:10 p.m.

Vice Chair DeLaForest re-assumed the gavel at 1:12 p.m.


Additional Testifyers on HF 3674:

Txong Pao Lee, (Mej Koob), St. Paul, MN;
Yee Yang, Citizen;
Vang Lo, President of Hmong 18 Clan;
Christine Zimmer Lonetti, Prairie Island Indian Community;
Yia Kue, Citizen;
Youa Lee, Citizen;
Chao Vang, Citizen.

Senator Skoglund discussed HF 3674.

Vice Chair DeLaForest renewed his motion that HF 3674 pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee.

Division was requested on HF 3674:

There being 5 ayes, and 4 nayes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair DeLaForest moved HF 3723 to pass, and be placed on the General Register.

Vice Chair DeLaForest moved amendment H3723DE1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lillie presented HF 3723.

HF 3723 (Johnson, J.) Interpreter assistance for deaf voters requirement eliminated.

Testifying before committee on HF 3723:

Jamie Taylor, Mn Deaf and Blind Association.

Vice Chair DeLaForest moved HF 3723 to pass, as amended, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair DeLaForest moved HF 923 to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Chair DeLaForest moved amendment A06-1205. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying before committee on HF 923:

Betsy Parker, Mn Dept. of Transportation.

Representative Emmer moved to amend Amendment A06-1205 as follows:

Page 2 – delete subdivision 4.
Page 3 – delete lines 2.32 through 3.9

Representative Emmer withdrew his Motion.

Vice Chair DeLaForest renewed his motion that HF 923 pass, as amended, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair DeLaForest moved HF 3185 to pass, and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Mahoney presented HF 3185.

HF 3185 (Mahoney) Bioprocess piping and equipment data classified as nonpublic, and bioprocess piping included in the definition of high pressure piping.



Vice Chair DelaForest renewed his motion that HF 3185 pass, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Meeting recessed at 2:33 p.m.

Meeting re-convened at 5:17 p.m.

Chair Johnson assumed the gavel at 5:17 p.m.

Chair Johnson moved HF 2812 to pass, and be re-referred to the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Cornish discussed HF 2812.

HF 2812 (Cornish) Blood testing requirements for individuals whose bodily fluids contact peace officers established.

Chair Johnson renewed his motion that HF 2812 pass, and be referred to the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved HF 3631 to pass, and be placed on the General Register.

Chair Johnson moved Amendment H3631A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein presented HF 3631.

HF 3631 (Hornstein) Condominium conversions regulated.

Testifying before committee on HF 3631:

Christine Goeppert, HPP Attorney.

Chair Johnson renewed his motion that HF 3631 pass, as amended, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved HF 1106 pass, and be placed on the General Register.

Chair Johnson moved Amendment H1106DE1.

HF 1106 (Greiling) Limited liability provided for certain conduct of persons released from confinement related to use or nonuse of prescribed medicines.

Chair Johnson moved to amend Amendment H1106DE1 as follows:

Page 1, lines 1.4, 1.7, and 1.17 – delete “ ‘s”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 1106 pass, as amended, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved HF 3283 to pass, and be re-referred to the Health Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Abeler discussed HF 3283.

HF 3283 (Abeler) Qualified long-term care insurance regulatory changes provided, and long-term care partnership program requirements modified.


Chair Johnson moved to lay over HF 3283 in committee.

Chair Johnson moved HF 2831 to pass, and be re-referred to the Health Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Abeler discussed HF 2831.

HF 2831 (Abeler) Medical liability actions regulated and certain health care provider conduct inadmissibility provided.

Chair Johnson moved to amend HF 2831 as follows:

Page 1, line 1.10 – delete “fault,”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying before committee on HF 2831:

Michael Landrum, HCCMI Attorney.

Chair Johnson moved to lay HF 2831 on the table.


Chair Johnson moved HF 3449 to pass, and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Chair moved amendment H3449A1.

Representative Clark presented HF 3449.

HF 3449 (Clark) Manufactured home park conversions regulated.

Chair Johnson moved HF 3449 to pass, as amended, and be placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved HF 3526 to pass and be re-referred to the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Vandeveer presented HF 3526.

HF 3526 (Vandeveer) Financing statement judicial review expedited process provided and civil and criminal liability for fraudulent or improper financing statements established.

Testifying before committee on HF 3526:

Bonita Harneux, Secretary of State’s Office.

Chair Johnson renewed his motion that HF 3526 pass, and be re-referred to the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson took HF 3283 off the table for further discussion.

Chair Johnson moved amendment H3283A8. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler presented HF 3283.

House Research staff Randy Chun discussed HF 3283.




Testifying before committee on HF 3283:

Kim Carolan, Department of Human Services.

Chair renewed his motion that HF 3283 pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Health Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:58 p.m.





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REP. JEFF JOHNSON CHAIR



Rebecca Lowden
Committee Legislative Assistant