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Minnesota Legislature
2013-2014 Regular Session

36TH MEETING - Civil Law

March 28, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA 36TH 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 10:00 AM, Friday, March 28, 2014 in the Basement Room 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
Paymar
Pugh
Rosenthal
Simon
Yarusso
Newberger
Winkler

Members excused:

A quorum was present

Representative Howe moved to approve minutes from Wednesday, March 26, 2014. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF2602 (Mullery) Court-ordered child support failure to pay crime clarified.

Representative Liebling moved to re-refer HF2602 to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.

Representative Liebling moved to amend HF2602 (See attached H2602A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery presented HF2602.

Testifying on HF2602:
Mark Ponzel

Representative Liebling renewed her motion to re-refer HF2602, as amended, to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Allen chaired the committee at 10:14 AM

HF2925 (Lesch) Exonerated persons compensated.

Representative Lesch moved to re-refer HF2925 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Lesch presented HF2925.

Testifying on HF2925:
John Hopeman
Michael Hansen
Koua Fong Lee
Julie Jonas, MN Innocence Project

Representative Lesch renewed his motion to re-refer HF2925 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2950 (Liebling) Children and family services, health care, chemical and mental health services, continuing care, and operations obsolete provisions removed; and provisions governing the elderly waiver, the alternative care program, and mental health services for children modified.

Representative Liebling moved to re-refer HF2950 to the General Register.

Representative Liebling presented HF2950.

Testifying on HF2950:
Jerry Kerber, DHS

Representative Liebling renewed her motion to re-refer HF2950 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2523 (JoAnn Ward) Local public health system changes made.

Representative Liebling moved to re-refer HF2523 to the General Register.

Representative Scott moved to amend HF2523 (See attached H2523A1)
Representative Scott moved to amend HF2523 (See attached H2523A2)
Representative Scott moved to amend HF2523 (See attached HF2523A3)
Representative Scott withdrew her motions to amend HF2523.

Representative JoAnn Ward presented HF2523.

Testifiers on HF2523:
Debra Burns, MN Department of Health
Ms. Fraundest

Representative Liebling renewed her motion to re-refer HF2523 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2156 (Rosenthal) Forensic laboratory accreditation provided.

Representative Rosenthal moved to re-refer HF2156 to the General Register.
Testifiers on HF2156:
Catherine Knutson, BCA
Frank Dolesji, BCA

Representative Hortman moved an oral amendment HF2156:
Remove Section 2.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rosenthal renewed his motion to re-refer HF2156, as amended, to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2281 (Winkler) Driving while impaired specified as a breach of the peace for purposes of the Minnesota Constitution.

Representative Winkler moved to re-refer HF2281 to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Representative Winkler presented HF2281.

Testifier on HF2281:
Hope Baker, Student, Concordia University - St. Paul, MN
Dr. Bruce Corrie, Professor at Concordia University – St. Paul, MN

Representative Liebling moved to amend HF2281 (See attached H2281A1)
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling moved to amend HF2281 (See attached H2281A2)

Representative Liebling moved an oral amendment to H2281A2 as follow:
Page 1 line 13, strike “sole” and insert “primary”. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

THE H2281A2 AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Lesch moved to amend HF2281 (See attached H2281A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


The committee adjourned at 1:49 PM.

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Representative John Lesch, Chair



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Jay Xiong, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF2925 (Lesch) - Imprisonment and Exoneration Remedies Act; exonerated persons compensated, and money appropriated.
  • HF2950 (Liebling) - Children and family services, health care, chemical and mental health services, continuing care, and operations obsolete provisions removed; and elderly waiver, alternative care program, and mental health services for children governing provisions modified.
  • HF2523 (Ward) - Local public health system changes made.
  • HF2156 (Rosenthal) - Forensic laboratory accreditation provided.
  • HF2281 (Winkler) - Legislators' privilege from arrest clarified, and driving while impaired specified as a breach of the peace for purposes of the Minnesota Constitution.
  • HF2602 (Mullery) - Court-ordered child support failure to pay crime clarified.
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