Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature
2013-2014 Regular Session

31ST MEETING - Civil Law

March 18, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA 31ST 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 8:25 AM, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in the Basement 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

Representative Liebling moved to approve March 14, 2014 minutes. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF1971 (Liebling) Automatic external defibrillator (AED) registration provided.

Representative Liebling moved to amend HF1971 (See attachment H1971DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling moved to re-refer HF1971 to the General Register.

Representative Liebling presented HF1971.

Testifying on HF1971:
Justin Bell, American Heart Association
Kim Harkins, MN Association Consortium

Representative Liebling moved to re-refer HF1971, as amended, to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED
HF2526 (Norton) Newborn screening program modified.

Chair Lesch moved HF2526 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Hilstrom assumed gavel at 9 AM.

Representative Norton presented HF2526.

Testifying on HF2526:
Emily Borman-Shoap, MD, American Academy of Pediatrics
Korissa Olson, Brooklyn Park, MN
Stacy Nugent
Twila Brase, Citizens Council for Health Freedom
Charles Samuelson, ED of ACLU MN
Allen Beerder
Jim Kobble, Deputy Department of Health

A Roll-Call was requested by Representative Scott:
Ayes
Allen
Hilstrom
Hortman
Liebling
Paymar
Rosenthal
Simon
Winkler
Yarusso

Nays
Lesch
Anderson
Holberg
Howe
Johnson
Newberger
Pugh
Scott

Chair Hilstrom renewed the motion to re-refer HF 2526 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Lesch assumed gavel at 9:40 AM.

HF2274 (Masin) Wage disclosure protected, and retaliation prohibited.

Representative Liebling moved to re-refer HF2274 to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy.

Representative Masin presented HF2274.

Chair Lesch moved to lay over HF2274.

The committee recessed at 10 AM.

The committee reconvened at 6:38 PM.

HF 2722 (Mahoney) Custody and parenting time provisions changes made.

Chair Lesch moved HF2722 to be re-refer to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.

Representative Mahoney presented HF2722.

Testifying on HF2722:
Michael Dittberner, Attorney

Chair Lesch renewed his motion to move HF2722 to be re-refer to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Lesch moved to call back HF2274.

Representative Liebling moved an oral amendment to the H2274DE1 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 11 after the first "employee's" insert "own"
Page 1, line 15, before "consent" insert "written"
Page 1, line 17, after "privilege" insert or protected by law" and delete the "or"
Page 1, line 20 insert "or (4) permit the employee to disclose wage information to a competitor of their employer."
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling moved the H2274DE1 amendment, as amended, to HF2274. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling renewed the motion to move HF2274, as amended, to be re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2373 (Moran) Pay equity compliance certificates required as a condition for some state contracts, data classified, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Lesch move to re-refer HF2373 to the Committee on Public Safety and Finance Policy.

Chair Lesch moved to amend HF2373 (See attached H2373A4 and H2373A5). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENTS WERE ADOPTED.

Representative Moran presented HF2373.

Testifying on HF2373:
Kevin Lindsey, MN Commissioner of Human Rights

Chair Lesch moved to re-refer HF2373, as amended, to the Committee on Public Safety and Finance Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2151 (Mullery) Residential lease violation duty to mitigate damages created.

Chair Lech moved to re-refer HF2151 to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Lesch moved to amend HF2151 (See attached H2151DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery presented HF2151.

Testifying on HF2151:
Paul Birnberg, Attorney, HOME Line
Lawrence McDonough
Todd Liljenquist, MN Multi-Housing Association
Cecil Smith, Cornerstone Property Professionals

Chair Lesch renewed his motion to re-refer HF2151, as amended, to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2192 (Allen) Termination of lease upon infirmity provided.

Representative Allen moved to re-refer HF2192 to the General Register.

Representative Allen moved to amend HF2192 as follows:
On line 2.10, before “Either” add the phrase “Upon the death of the tenant or, if there is more than one tenant, upon the death of all tenants,” and change the “E” in “Either” from uppercase to lowercase.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2192:
Paul Birnberg, HOME Line
Lawrence McDonough, Attorney
Todd Liljenquist, MN Multi-Housing Association

Representative Allen renewed her motion that HF2192, as amended, be re-refer to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Allen motioned to reconsider her motion on re-referring HF2192, as amended, to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Allen motioned to lay over HF2192. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 8 PM.


___________________________
Representative John Lesch, Chair



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

Bills Added:
  • HF1971 (Liebling) - Automatic external defibrillator (AED) registration provided.
  • HF2526 (Norton) - Newborn screening program modified.
  • HF2274 (Masin) - Wage disclosure protected, and retaliation prohibited.
  • HF2373 (Moran) - Equal pay certificate required as a condition for public contracts, data classified, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2722 (Mahoney) - Custody and parenting time provisions changes made.
  • HF2151 (Mullery) - Residential lease violation duty to mitigate damages created.
  • HF2192 (Allen) - Termination of lease upon infirmity or death provided.
Hearing Documents:
Audio Available:
Listen Now