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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

ELEVENTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 07, 2019

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

JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW DIVISION COMMITTEE
MINUTES


Representative Lesch, Chair of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:45am on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:

LESCH, John, Chair
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
BAHR, Cal
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
GROSSELL, Matt
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LUCERO, Eric
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

Representative Lesch began the meeting at 9:45 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Carlson moved the minutes from February 6, 2019 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 10 (Moller) A bill clarifying the definition of sexual harassment.

Representative Moller presented HF 10 to the committee.

Testifiers in support of HF 10:
Amy Schneider Koozman-Survivor
Sheila Engelmeier, Attorney, Englemeier & Umanah PA
Leslie L. Lienemann, Attorney, Culberth & Lienemann, LP
Megan Peterson, Executive Director, Gender Justice

Testifiers opposed to HF 10:
Kathryn Nash, Attorney at Gray Plant Mooty
Melissa Raphan, Minnesota Employment Law Council
Mike Hickey, State Director, NFIB
Kurt Erickson, Attorney, Littler law firm

Representative Scott moved to adopt A1 (Scott) amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Liebling requested a roll call vote for HF 10 to be placed on general register.

AYES:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
GROSSELL, Matt
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

ABSENT:
BAHR, Cal
LUCERO, Eric

There being 16 ayes and 0 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 10 was referred to be placed on general register.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:33am.



Representative John Lesch, Chair


Latisha Townsend, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF10 (Moller) - Sexual harassment definition clarified.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:12 - HF10 (Moller) Sexual harassment definition clarified.
05:29 - Public testimony.
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.



I. Call to Order

II. Approval of minutes of February 6, 2019

III. HF 10 (Moller)
• Testifiers
i. Author Rep. Kelly Moller
ii. survivor
iii. Sheila Engelmeier, attorney, Engelmeier & Umanah PA
iv. Leslie L. Lienemann; attorney, Culberth & Lienemann, LP
v. Megan Peterson; Executive Director, Gender Justice
vi. Mike Hickey, State Director, NFIB
vii. Attorney Kurt Erickson, Littler law firm
viii. Melissa Raphan, Minnesota Employment Law Council
x. Kathryn Nash, Attorney at Gray Plant Mooty
ix audience testifiers


IV. Adjournment

**If you would like to testify, please call the CA, Rachel Ganani 651-296-5071**