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Minnesota Legislature
2013-2014 Regular Session

ELEVENTH MEETING - Civil Law

February 27, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON CIVIL LAW
Chair, Representative John Lesch

MINUTES

Representative Lesch, Chair of Committee on Civil Law, called the meeting to order at 8:20 AM, February 27, 2013 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Lesch, Chair
Allen, Vice Chair
Scott, Lead
Anderson, M.
Hilstrom
Holberg
Hortman
Howe
Johnson, B.
Liebling
Newberger
Paymar
Pugh
Rosenthal
Simon
Winkler
Yarusso

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Chair Lesch moved to approve February 26, 2013 minutes. The motion prevailed. The minutes were approved.

Chair Lesch moved to reconsider February 20, 2013 minutes. The motion prevailed. The minutes were approved.

HF 252 (Allen) Child placement proceedings modified (Continued from February 26, 2013).

Testifiers:
Sara K. Van Norman, MN Chippewa Tribe

Representative Allen moved H252 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. The motion prevailed.

Vice Chair Allen assumed gavel at 8:45 AM.

HF 642 (Lesch) Consumer fraud regulated.

Testifier:
Charles Berg, Attorney
Ron Elwood, Supervisory Attorney, Legal Aid
Prentiss Cax, Asso. Pluf of Law
Kate Johnson, MN Chamber
Chris Renz, Attorney, MN Association of Realtors
Bob Johnson, Attorney

Representative Scott requested for roll call.

Aye:
Lesch
Allen
Hilstrom
Liebling
Paymar
Winkler
Yarusso
Rosenthal
Simon

Nay:
Anderson
Holberg
Howe
Johnson
Newberger
Pugh
Scott


Representative Lesch moved HF 642 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy. The motion prevailed.

HF 54 (Mullery) Consumer fraud regulated.

Representative moved to amend HF54 (see attachment H0054A1). The motion prevailed. The motion was adopted.

Representative Mullery moved HF54 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy. The motion prevailed.

Representative Scott requested for roll call.

Aye:
Lesch
Allen
Hilstrom
Hortman
Liebling
Paymar
Rosenthal
Winkler

Nay:
Scott
Anderson
Holberg
Howe
Johnson
Newberger
Pugh

Chairman Lesch reconvened hearing at 7 PM.

HF 83 (Freiberg) Tenant remedies provided, single point of contact and various notice provisions provided relating to mortgage foreclosures, mortgage foreclosure dual tracking prohibited, and mandatory mediation required prior to commencing a mortgage foreclosure.

Chair Lesch moved to amend HF 83 (See attachment H0083A16). The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Freiberg presented his bill.

Testifiers:
Rose McGee, Golden Valley, MN
Reverend Dr. David Breeden, Bloomington, MN
Tess Rice, General Counsel for MN Bankers Association
Kevin Dunlevy, Co-chair of Legislative Property
David Skilbred, ICBM

Representative Scott requested for roll call.

Aye:
Lesch
Allen
Hilstrom
Hortman
Liebling
Paymar
Winkler
Yarusso

Abstain:
Rosenthal

Nay:
Anderson
Holberg
Howe
Johnson
Newberger
Pugh
Scott

Absent:
Simon

Representative Freiberg moved HF83 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The motion prevailed.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.





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Representative John Lesch, Chair



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Jay Xiong, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

To testify, please contact Committee Administrator Charlotte Antin at charlotte.antin@house.mn or 651-296-5360. ***Note: HF252 is continued from Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Bills Added:
  • HF642 (Lesch) - Consumer fraud regulated.
  • HF83 (Freiberg) - Mortgage foreclosure; tenant remedies, single point of contact, and various notices provided; mortgage foreclosure dual tracking prohibited; and mandatory mediation required prior to commencing a mortgage foreclosure.
  • HF54 (Mullery) - Consumer fraud regulated.
  • HF252 (Allen) - Indian child placement proceedings modified.
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