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Minnesota Legislature
2013-2014 Regular Session

23RD MEETING - Civil Law

February 26, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA 23RD 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, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in the 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
Rosenthal
Simon
Winkler
Yarusso

Members excused:
Pugh

A quorum was present

Chairman Lesch moved to approve minutes from January 28, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF2017 (Johnson, B.) A bill for an act relating to privacy; establishing standards for use of data collected by an event data recorder; providing penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.

Representative Johnson moved HF2017 be recommended and referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance.

Representative Johnson moved to amend HF2017 (See attached H2017A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Johnson presented HF 2017.

Representative Johnson renewed his motion to recommend and refer HF2017, as amended, to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF17 (Dehn) A resolution memorializing Congress; requesting that Congress propose a constitutional amendment and, if Congress does not propose an amendment, applying to Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment clarifying that the rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons and not the rights of artificial entities and that spending money to influence elections is not speech under the First Amendment.

Representative Dehn presented SF17.

Testifying on SF17:
Robin Monahan

Chairman Lesch moved SF17 be referred to the General Register

Chairman Lesch moved to amend SF17 (See attached S0017A12).

Chairman Lesch moved an oral amendment to S0017A12 as follows:
- Page 2, line 2.29 strike “7” and insert “8”; strike “23” and insert “24”.
- Page 2, line 2.30 strike “31” and insert “32”.
- Page 2, line 2.31 strike “2” and insert “4”.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED TO S0017A12.

Chairman Lesch moved to amend SF17 (amended S0017A12). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Scott motioned to table SF17.

Representative Scott requested for a Roll-Call to table SF17. The results are as follows:
Ayes:
Holberg
Howe
Scott

Nays:
Chair Lesch
Vice Chair Allen
Anderson
Hilstrom
Hortman
Johnson
Liebling
Newberger
Paymar
Rosenthal
Simon
Winkler
Yarusso

Absent:
Pugh

THE MOTION TO TABLE SF17 FAILED.

Chairman Lesh moved to lay over SF17.


HF 1940 (Norton) Booking photograph data practices provisions established.
HF1933 (Myhra) Booking photographs disclosure regulated.

Representative Paymar moved HF1940 be recommended and referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance.

Representative Norton presented HF1940.

Representative Scott moved HF133 be recommended and referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance.

Representative Myhra presented HF1933.

Proponents to HF1933 and HF1940:

Opponents to HF 1940 and 1933:
Patrick Hines, League of MN Cities
Mark Anfinson, MN Newspapers Association
Jim Franklin, ED of MN Sheriff’s
Carmen McQuity, Attorney at U of M Student Legal Services

Representative Paymar renewed his motion to recommend and refer HF1940 to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Scott renewed her motion to recommend and refer HF 1933 to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Lesch recalled SF17 as amended to be presented.

Testifier on SF17:
Sheppard, House Research

Chairman Lesch renewed his motion to move SF17 be referred, as amended, to the Registrar.

Representative Scott requested for Roll-Call on the motion to move SF17, as amended, to the General Register as follows:

Ayes:
Chair Lesch
Vice Chair Allen
Hilstrom
Hortman
Liebling
Paymar
Rosenthal
Simon
Yaruss

Nays:
Anderson
Holberg
Howe
Johnson
Newberger
Scott

Absent:
Pugh
Winkler


The meeting was adjourned at 9:32 AM.




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Representative John Lesch, Chair



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Jay Xiong, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

*Bills may be added

Bills Added:
  • SF17 (Dehn) - Constitutional amendments; a resolution requesting Congress propose a constitutional amendment and if not, applying to Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment clarifying that the rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons and not artificial entities, and that spending money to influence elections is not speech under the First Amendment.
  • HF1940 (Norton) - Booking photograph data practices provisions established.
  • HF1933 (Myhra) - Booking photographs disclosure regulated.
  • HF2017 (Johnson) - Data collected by a motor vehicle event data recorder use standards established.
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04:19 - Gavel. 04:37 - HF2017 (Johnson) Event data recorder standards established. 18:25 - SF17 (Dehn) Constitutional amendments; a resolution requesting Congress propose a constitutional amendment and if not, applying to Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment clarifying that the rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons and not artificial entities, and that spending money to influence elections is not speech under the First Amendment. 37:38 - HF1940 (Norton) Booking photograph data practices provisions established. 41:55 - HF1933 (Myhra) Booking photographs disclosure regulated. 1:04:25 - Further consideration of SF17 (Dehn) Constitutional amendments; a resolution requesting Congress propose a constitutional amendment and if not, applying to Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment clarifying that the rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons and not artificial entities, and that spending money to influence elections is not speech under the First Amendment. Runs 1 hour, 13 minutes.