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Civil Law and Elections

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 21, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 seventeenth meeting to order at 12:40 PM on Monday, March 21, 2005, in Room B 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
LESCH, John
NELSON, Peter
SIMON, Steve
SLAWIK, Nora
WESTROM, Torrey


A quorum was present.

Representative Pete Nelson moved approval of the March 18, 2005 Civil Law and Elections Committee minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Chairman Jeff Johnson moved HF1810 (Holberg), relating to government data practices, be recommended to pass and re-referred to Public Safety.

Chairman Johnson moved amendment A1 be adopted (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg presented HF1810.

Testifying in support of HF1810.

John Laux Bloomington Police Chief
Dean Albers Sheriff, Goodhue County
Richard Neumeister Citizen

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF1810, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to Public Safety. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson moved HF1406 (Zellers), relating to public safety, be recommended to pass and re-referred to Public Safety.

Chairman Johnson moved amendment A10 be adopted (see attached).

Chairman Johnson moved the following oral amendments (see attached) to the A10 amendment.

Page 3, line 8, after the word "the" insert the word "second"
Page 3, line 13, after the word "delete" cross out "everything after "facilities" and insert ""transfers of individuals"

Chairman Johnson incorporated the changes into the amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Zellers presented HF1406.

Testifying in support of HF1406.

Eric Lipman Sex Offender Policy Coordinator
State of Minnesota

Testifying in opposition of HF1406.

Mark Anfinson Minnesota Newspaper Association

Chairman renewed his motion that HF1406, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Public Safety Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Jeff Johnson moved HF1507 (Abeler) relating to health, be recommended to pass and re-referred to Jobs and Economic Development Committee.

Representative Abeler presented HF1507.

Testifying in support of HF1507.

Dr. Harry Hull
Steve Shackman
Judge Greg Johnson

Representative Emmer moved an oral amendment as follows:

Page 4, line 34, after the word "process" insert the words:

"without delay, and in no case beyond 24 hours,"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in opposition of HF1507.

Twila Brase Citizens Council on Health Care

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF1507, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development.

Chairman Jeff Johnson moved HF952 (Finstad) providing for grants related to positive abortion alternatives, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Health Policy Committee.

Chairman Johnson moved amendment 952A8 be adopted (see attached).

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Finstad presented HF952.

Testifying in opposition of HF952.

Tim Stanley Executive Director, NARAL
Pro-Choice Minnesota

Representative Brod requested a roll-call vote on the passage of HF952.

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF952, as amended, pass and be re-referred to the Health Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



Aye Nay Abstain
JOHNSON, J. ELLISON WESTROM
DeLaFOREST HILTY
BROD LESCH
DEAN SIMON
EMMER SLAWIK
NELSON, P.



The meeting was adjourned at 2:35PM

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REP. JEFF JOHNSON, CHAIR


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Joyce Rogers
Committee Legislative Assistant