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Public Safety and Civil Justice

FORTY-SECOND MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 19, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CIVIL JUSTICE POLICY COMMITTEE


MINUTES


Representative Mullery, Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:35 A.M. on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

PRESENT EXCUSED
Mullery, Chair Kohls
Kalin, Vice-Chair
Bigham
Cornish
DeLaForest
Emmer
Hilstrom
Holberg
Johnson
Kranz
Lesch
Lillie
Olin
Paymar
Sailer
Simon
Smith
Westrom

A quorum was present.

HF 3572 (Smith): A bill for an act relating to public safety; repealing the Furniture Fire Safety Act; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 299F.840; 299F.841, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 299F.842; 299F.843; 299F.844; 299F.845; 299F.846; 299F.847; 299F.848.

Representative Smith presented his bill

Testifying for the bill:
ÿ Jerry Rosendahl, State Fire Marshal

Representative Smith moved that HF 3572 be recommended to pass and when so passed be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3146, the First Engrossment (Hilstrom): A bill for an act relating to consumer protection; modifying restrictions on the collection and use of Social Security numbers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325E.59, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 325E.59, subdivision 1.

Representative Hilstrom moved adoption of the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hilstrom presented her bill.

Representative Hilstrom moved that HF 3146, the First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and when so passed be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 635, the Second Engrossment (Masin): A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; enacting the Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325F.695.

Representative Lesch moved HF 635 before the committee.

Representative Lesch moved adoption of the A08-1459 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lesch moved that HF 635, the Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and when so passed be placed on the General Register.

Testifying against the bill:
Beth Canuteson, AT&T
Greg Merz, Gray Plant Mooty; AT&T

Testifying for the bill:
Kai Richter, Assistant State Attorney General

HF 635, the Second Engrossment, was laid over until the committee has physical possession of the bill. Hence, previous actions taken on the bill by the committee are unofficial.

The meeting recessed at 11:23 A.M.
The meeting reconvened at 2:57 P.M. in Room 300N of the State Office Building.

Consideration of HF 635, the Second Engrossment, resumed.

Representative Lesch moved adoption of the A08-1459 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lesch moved that HF 635, the Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to passed and when so passed be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3371, the First Engrossment (Tingelstad): A bill for an act relating to adoption; allowing persons access to birth records; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.465, subdivision 8; 144.218, subdivision 1; 144.225, subdivision 2; 144.2252; 259.89, subdivision 1; 260C.317, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 259.83, subdivision 3; 259.89, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5.

Representative Bigham moved HF 3371 before the committee.

Representative Olin moved adoption of the A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Tingelstad presented her bill

Testifying for the bill:
Penelope Needham, Minnesota Coalition for Adoption Reform
Jim Golden, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Bigham moved that HF 3371, the First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and when so passed be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1239 (Simon): A bill for an act relating to civil actions; clarifying and modifying the limitation period for civil actions involving sexual abuse against a minor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 541.073.

Representative Simon moved adoption of the A08-1417 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying for the A08-1417 amendment:
Julie Perrus, Policy Director and General Counsel, National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children

Representative Holberg moved adoption of the A08-1452 amendment.

Testifying for the A08-1452 amendment:
Andrew Eisenzimmer, attorney, Minnesota Religious Council
Representative Simon called for a Division. There being 9 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying against the bill as amended:
Tom Mahowald, Hastings

Representative Simon moved that HF 1239, as amended, be recommended to pass and when so passed be placed on the General Register.

Representative Simon requested a Roll Call vote.

The clerk called the roll and the results were as follows:

AYE NAY ABSTAIN EXCUSED
Bigham Cornish Mullery Kohls
DeLaForest Emmer Kranz
Hilstrom Westrom
Holberg
Johnson
Kalin
Lesch
Lillie
Olin
Paymar
Sailer
Simon
Smith


There being 13 AYES, 3 NAYS, 1 ABSTENTION, and 2 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3610, the First Engrossment (Loeffler): A bill for an act relating to health; regulating medical debt information; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.

Chair Mullery moved HF 3610 before the committee.

Chair Mullery moved adoption of the A08-1459 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loeffler presented her bill.

Testifying for the bill:
Jeff Harrington, Assistant State Attorney General

Chair Mullery moved that HF 3610, the First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and when so passed be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Emmer moved approval of the Minutes for Tuesday, March 18, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF 3612, the First Engrossment (Davnie): A bill for an act relating to real property; providing for the Minnesota Subprime Foreclosure Deferment Act of 2008; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 583.

Representative Hilstrom moved HF 3612 before the committee.

Chair Mullery moved adoption of the A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie presented his bill.

Testifying for the bill:
Ron Elwood, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Patricia Nauman, Government Relations Specialist, League of Minnesota Cities; Metropolitan Cities


Testifying against the bill:
Pat Martin, Executive Director, Minnesota Mortgage Association
Kevin Dunlevy, Co-Chair, Real Property Section, Minnesota State Bar Association
David Kantor, attorney, Minnesota Bankers Association
Joe Witt, President/CEO, Minnesota Bankers Association
David Skilbred, Community Bankers of Minnesota Statutes
Matthew Lemke, attorney, Mortgage Bankers Association

Chair Mullery moved that HF 3612, the First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and when so passed be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kalin assumed the chair at 5:08 P.M.

HF 4012 (Mullery): A bill for an act relating to mortgages; providing for the Minnesota Subprime Foreclosure Extension Act; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 583.

Representative Mullery moved adoption of the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mullery moved that HF 4012, as amended, be recommended to pass and when so passed be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 5:20 P.M.


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Representative Joe Mullery, Chair


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Vickie Benson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted;
HF1239 (Simon) Sexual abuse against a minor civil actions limitation period modified;
HF3146 (Hilstrom) Social Security number collection and use restrictions modified;
HF3371 (Tingelstad) Birth record access allowed to adopted persons;
HF3572 (Smith) Furniture Fire Safety Act repealed;
HF3610 (Loeffler) Medical debt information regulated;
HF3612 (Davnie) Minnesota Subprime Foreclosure Deferment Act of 2008 provisions provided;
HF4012 (Mullery) Minnesota Subprime Foreclosure Extension Act provided.