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Civil Law and Elections

THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 20, 2006

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-fourth meeting to order at 12:35 p.m. March 20, 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 Dean moved approval of the minutes of March 15, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved HF 2858 to pass and be re-referred to the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee.

Rep. Tingelstad discussed HF 2858.

HF 2858 (Tingelstad) International marriage brokers regulated.

Testifying before committee on HF 2858:

Ilean Her, Executive Director of CAPM;
Linda Miller, Civil Society.

Chair Johnson renewed his motion that HF 2858 pass, and be re-referred to the Public Safety, Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved HF1948 to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Holberg discussed HF 1948.

HF 1948 (Holberg) Public school employee usage of public funds and resources to promote or defeat a political candidate or question prohibited.

Testifying before committee on HF 1948:

Charlie Kyte, Mn Association of School Administrators;

Chair Johnson renewed his motion that HF 1948 pass, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Emmer moved that HF 3076 pass, and be placed on the General Register.

HF 3076 (Emmer) Business corporations regulated, terms clarified and updated, limited liability companies regulated, and references to limited liability companies provided.

Testifying before committee on HF 3076:

David VanderHaar, Mn State Bar Association;

Representative Emmer renewed his motion that HF 3076 pass, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Johnson moved that HF 3073 pass, and be placed on the General Register.

HF 3073 (Thissen) Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act technical and conforming changes provided, and certain probate, trust, and mechanic's lien provisions modified.

Representative Thissen discussed HF 3073.

Chair Johnson moved Amendment H3073A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen moved to amend HF3073 as follows:

Page 20, line 20.20 – delete “five” and insert “ten”
Page 20, line 20.25 – delete “five” and insert “ten”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Additional testifiers on HF 3073:

Chuck Parsons, Mn State Bar Association;
Gary Thaden, Mn Construction Trade Association.

Chair Johnson renewed his motion that HF 3073 pass, as amended, and be placed on the General Register.

Chair Johnson moved HF 822 to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Blaine discussed HF 822.

Testifying before committee on HF 822:

Susan Prosapio, Little Falls School Board.

Chair Johnson renewed his motion that HF 822 pass, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Simon moved HF 576 to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Meslow discussed HF 576.

Representative Simon renewed his motion that HF 576 pass, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Brod moved HF 3258 to pass and be re-referred to the Public Safety, Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Brod moved Amendment H3258A3. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying before committee on HF 3258:

Andrea Rau, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life.
Tim Stanley, Planned Parenthood.

Representative Brod renewed her motion that HF 3258 pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Brod moved HF 2862 to pass and be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Testifying before committee on HF 2862:

Jim Hansen, Secretary of State’s Office.
Mike Franklin, Mn Chamber of Commerce.

Representative Brod renewed her motion that HF 2862 pass, and be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Brod moved HF 333 to pass and be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying before committee on HF 333:

Mike Franklin, Mn Chamber of Commerce.

Representative Brod moved HF 333 to pass and be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:14 p.m.


REP. JEFF JOHNSON CHAIR


Rebecca Lowden
Committee Legislative Assistant