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Minnesota Legislature
2013-2014 Regular Session

33RD MEETING - Civil Law

March 21, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA 33RD 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 9:25 AM, Friday, March 21, 2014 in Room 10 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

HF2958 (Lesch) Human rights; jury trials required for unfair discriminatory practice civil actions.

Representative Lesch moves to re-refer HF2958 to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.

Representative Lesch moved to amend HF2958 (See attached A14-0951). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lesch presented HF2958.

Testifying on HF2958:
Kim Kaster, Attorney
Ben Gerber, MN Chamber of Commerce

Representative Lesch renews the motion to re-refer HF2958, amended, to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Scott moved to approve minutes from March 19, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF2543 (Hortman) Data classified, reporting requirements modified, permitting efficiencies modified and created, Pollution Control Agency duties modified, administrative penalty order and field citation provisions modified, civil penalties provided, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.

Representative Hortman moves HF2543 be re-refer to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Hortman moved to amend HF2543 (See attached H2543A5). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hortman presents HF2543.

Testifying on HF2543:
Kirk Koudelka, MN Pollution Control Agency

Representative Hortman renews the motion to re-refer HF2543, as amended, to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2542 (Hortman) Lead and mercury products prohibited and regulated.

Representative moves HF2542 be re-refer to the General Register.

Representative Hortman moved to amend HF2542 (See attached H2542A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hortman presented HF2542.

Representative Hortman renews her motion to move HF2542, as amended, to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2918 (Morgan) Solar energy system residential use restrictions prohibited.

Representative Hortman moves HF2918 be re-refer to the General Register.

Representative Hortman moves to amend HF2918 (See attachment H2918A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morgan presented HF2918.

Testifying on HF2918:
Ross Abbey, Fresh Energy
John Dorgan, MN Homeowner’s Association

Representative Hortman renews her motion that HF2918, as amended, be re-refer to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.




HF1961 (Halverson) Ethics in government economic disclosure and conflicts of interest requirements expanded.

Representative Rosenthal moves HF1961 be re-refer to the General Register.

Representative Rosenthal moves to amend HF1961 (See attached H1961A1). THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Representative Halverson presented HF1961.

Representative Rosenthal renews his motion to re-refer HF1961, as amended, to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

The committee adjourned at 10:30 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:
  • HF2542 (Hortman) - Lead and mercury products prohibited and regulated, and formaldehyde in children's products ban modified.
  • HF2543 (Hortman) - Environmental data classified, reporting requirements modified, permitting efficiencies modified and created, Pollution Control Agency duties modified, administrative penalty order and field citation provisions modified, civil penalties provided, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2918 (Morgan) - Solar energy system residential use restrictions prohibited.
  • HF2958 (Lesch) - Human rights; jury trials required for unfair discriminatory practice civil actions.
  • HF1961 (Halverson) - Ethics in government; board duties modified, and economic disclosure and conflicts of interest requirements expanded.
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