STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY- SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY- SEVENTH SESSION
JUDICIARY POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Shimanski, Chair of the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:17 A.M. on March 8, 2012, in Room 10 (ground floor) of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Committee members present:
SHIMANSKI, Ron, Chair LAINE, Carolyn
MAZOROL, Pat, Vice Chair LIEBLING, Tina
JOHNSON, Sheldon, DFL Lead LESCH, John
ALLEN, Susan SCHOMACKER, Joe
ANDERSON, Diane SMITH, Steve
CHAMPION, Bobby Joe SWEDZINSKI, Chris
CORNISH, Tony VOGEL, Bruce
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn WARDLOW, Doug
A quorum was present.
Representative Hilstrom moved approval of the March 1, 2012 Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Kelly presented HF 2491. Domestic abuse no contact order provided as a criminal order, and proceeding provisions modified.
Representative Hilstrom moved HF 2491 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
Liz Richards, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
Michael Harasyn, Executive Director of Judicial Commonsense.
Representative Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF 2491 be recommended to pass and be place on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Garofalo presented HF 68. Careless driving resulting in death provided to be a gross misdemeanor.
Representative Cornish moved HF 68 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
James Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney
Mack Backlund, American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education of Minnesota
Nancy Johnson, Minnesotans for Safe Driving
Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF 68 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Vogel presented HF 1899. Jacob's law established, law enforcement notification required to social services if a child is neglected or abused outside the home, and parental rights under custody orders amended to include police reports on minor children.
Representative Vogel moved HF 1899 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
Sarah Guggisberg, Citizen
Representative Vogel moved the H1899A3
Representative Vogel moved that HF 1899 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Vice Chairman Mazorol assumed the gavel at 9:13am.
Representative Shimanski presented HF 2531. Parenting plan mediation development required.
Representative Shimanski moved that HF 2531 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.
Representative Shimanski moved the H2531A2
amendment to HF 2531. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Stephen Erickson, Erickson Mediation Institute
Brad Haddy, Attorney
Marilyn McKnight, Erickson Mediation Institute
Melinda Hugdahl, Legal Aid
Andrea Niemi, Attorney
Vice Chair Mazorol laid over HF2531.
Vice Chair Mazorol adjourned the meeting at 10:01am.
REPRESENTATIVE SHIMANSKI, CHAIR
Brian Theis Committee Legislative Assistant