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2019-2020 Regular Session

THIRTEENTH MEETING - Housing Finance and Policy Division

March 04, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

HOUSING FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Alice Hausman, Chair of the Housing Finance and Policy Division, calls the thirteenth meeting to order at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 in room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
Hausman (Chair)
Howard (Vice Chair)
Theis (Republican Lead)
Bierman
Fischer
Gunther
Hassan
Her
Hornstein
Johnson
Jurgens
Munson
Pierson
Poppe
Sauke

Members excused:


A quorum is present at 8:00 A.M.

Representative Fischer moves the minutes from February 19th, 2020 for adoption. THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE MINUTES ARE ADOPTED.

HF 3348 (Her) Landlords prohibited from imposing fees, landlord entry restricted and improper entry fees amended, court administrator authorized to set conciliation court filing fees for recovery of possession actions

Rep. Her moves that HF 3348 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee.

Rep. Her moves the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Larry McDonough, Pro Bono Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Kendall Benson, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Molly Hasbrook, Tenant
Cecil Smith, Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA)
Jean Lee, Childrens Hope International

Rep. Her renews the motion that HF 3348, as amended, be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee. THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE BILL IS REFERRED TO JUDICIARY.

HF 1972 (Hassan) Requiring tenant notice of grounds for eviction before action be brought

Rep. Hassan moves that HF 1972 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee.

Rep. Hassan moves the DE3 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Larry McDonough, Pro Bono Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Acooa Ellis, Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Michelle Doran (written testimony was provided as the testifier could not be present)
Joe Abraham, Pergola Management

Rep. Hassan renews the motion that HF 1972, as amended, be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE BILL IS REFERRED TO JUDICIARY.

HF 3349 (Her) Residential Lease implied covenants amended, tenant remedies against landlords for repairs provided, and tenant request for emergency repairs from court allowed.

Rep Her moves that HF3349 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee.

Rep. Her moves the A1 Author’s Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Larry McDonough, Pro Bono Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Pastor Becky Hanson, Elim Church and Hope Avenue
Cecil Smith, Minnesota Multi Housing Association

The committee is in recess at 9:30 A.M.

The committee re-convenes at 6:32 P.M.

Rep. Her renews the motion that HF3349, as amended, be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee. THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE BILL IS REFERRED TO JUDICIARY.

HF1918 (Her) Infirmity of tenant termination of lease established

Rep. Her moves that HF1918 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee.

Rep. Her moves the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.
Rep. Her moves the A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED

Rep. Her renews the motion that HF1918, as amended, be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee. THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE BILL IS REFERRED TO JUDICIARY.

HF 3451 (Hausman) Covenants of affordable housing deeds or instruments added to list of exemptions.

Rep. Hausman moves that HF 3451 be referred to the General Register.

Testifiers:
Dan Kitzberger, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

Rep. Hausman renews the motion that HF 3451 be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE BILL IS REFERRED TO THE GENERAL REGISTER.

The committee is adjourned at 6:57 P.M.









REP. ALICE HAUSMAN, CHAIR





Blake Wilcox,
Committee Legislative Assistant










More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Bill Hearings: HF1918 (Her) Infirmity of tenant termination of lease established HF 1972 (Hassan) Requiring tenant notice of grounds for eviction before action be brought HF 3348 (Her) Landlords prohibited from imposing fees, landlord entry restricted and improper entry fees amended, court administrator authorized to set conciliation court filing fees for recovery of possession actions HF 3349 (Her) Residential Lease implied covenants amended, tenant remedies against landlords for repairs provided, and tenant request for emergency repairs from court allowed HF 3451 (Hausman) Covenants of affordable housing deeds or instruments added to list of exemptions Bills may be added to the agenda, and may be taken in any order. Please contact Owen Wirth at Owen.Wirth@House.mn if you would like to testify on any of the bills.

Bills Added:
  • HF1918 (Her) - Infirmity of tenant termination of lease established.
  • HF1972 (Hassan) - Tenancy at will termination modified, and tenant notice of grounds for eviction required before action may be brought.
  • HF3348 (Her) - Landlords prohibited from imposing fees, and landlord entry restricted and improper entry fees amended.
  • HF3349 (Her) - Residential lease implied covenants amended, tenants provided remedies against landlords for repairs, and tenants allowed to request emergency repairs from court.
  • HF3451 (Hausman) - Covenants of affordable housing deeds or instruments added to list of exemptions.
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01:48 - HF3348 (Her) Landlords prohibited from imposing fees, landlord entry restricted and improper entry fees amended, court administrator authorized to set conciliation court filing fees for recovery of possession actions. 50:54 - HF1972 (Hassan) Tenant notice of grounds for eviction required before action brought. 1:16:14 - HF3349 (Her) Residential lease implied covenants amended, tenants provided remedies against landlords for repairs, and tenants allowed to request emergency repairs from court. The division recessed; video not available of the reconvening. Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.