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Ways and Means

TWENTY FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - January 30, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

WAYS AND MEANS

MINUTES

Representative Holberg, Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:02 A.M. on January 30, 2012, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HOLBERG, Mary Liz, Chair
DOWNEY, Keith, Vice Chair
ABELER, Jim
BEARD, Mike
BRYNAERT, Kathy
BUESGENS, Mark
CARLSON, Lyndon
CHAMPION, Bobby Joe
DAVIDS, Greg
EKEN, Kent
GAROFALO, Pat
GREILING, Mindy
GOTTWALT, Steve
GUNTHER, Bob
HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOWES, Larry
KAHN, Phyllis
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LANNING, Morrie
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MCNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
SLAWIK, Nora
WAGENIUS, Jean


Excused:
ANDERSON, Bruce
ANDERSON, Sarah
HUNTLEY, Thomas

RUKAVINA, Tom
SMITH, Steve
WESTROM, Torrey
A quorum was present.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on May, 18, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF149 (Ortman): Omnibus torts bill.

Representative Holberg moved SF 149 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Holberg moved the A12-0560 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on SF 149, as amended:

Representative Doug Wardlow

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that SF 149, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:13 A.M.




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REP. MARY LIZ HOLBERG, CHAIR



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Alex Smith
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • SF149 (Wardlow) - Conciliation court claims regulated, and court order appeals related to class actions permitted.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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02:30 - Gavel.
03:54 - SF149 (Wardlow) Liability limits modified for tort claims against the state and political subdivisions, conciliation court claims regulated, right of appeal provided on class action orders, statute of limitations on claims modified, prejudgment interest modified, attorney fees regulated, and cause of action for sex trafficking violations provided.
Runs 12 minutes.


A delete-everything amendment (containing language that was previously heard and passed by the Ways and Means committee as part of HF211) will be offered on SF149.
It is preferred that amendments be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 4 p.m. Jan. 27.