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Minnesota Legislature
2013-2014 Regular Session

EIGHTH MEETING - Civil Law

February 19, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH 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 8:23 AM February 19, 2013 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
Allen
Hilstrom

A quorum was present

Chairman moved approval of February 13, 2013 minutes. The motion prevailed. The minutes were approved.

Chairman Lesch moved HF 450 (Atkins) Actions for damages based on services or construction to improve real property limitations modified.

Chairman Lesch moved HF 450 be recommended and to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.

Representative Atkins presented his bill.

Testifiers:
Eric Heiberg, Attorney, - Heley, Duncan, and Melander
Eric West, VJA Associates Architects
Joel Carlson, MAJ

Chairman Lesch moved HF 450 be recommended and to pass and be re-referred the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. The motion prevailed.

HF 482 (Atkins) Survival or continuation of an action provided after the death or disability of a party.

Representative Atkins moved amendment A13-0046. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Atkins presented his bill.

Testifiers:
Supporting bill
Karen Kingsley, Attorney - Kingsley Law Office
Kreg Kaufman, Attorney - Kaufman Law Office
Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of MN, on behalf of Minnesotans for Lawsuit Reform

Chairman Lesch moved HF 482 be recommended to pass and be re-referred as amended to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. The motion prevailed.



The meeting was adjourned at 9:03 AM.




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Representative John Lesch, Chair



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Jay Xiong, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF450 (Atkins) - Actions for damages based on services or construction to improve real property limitations modified.
  • HF482 (Atkins) - Survival or continuation of an action provided after the death or disability of a party.
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