STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION
JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW DIVISION COMMITTEE
Representative Lesch, Chair of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division Committee, called the meeting to order at 5:27 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Representative Lesch began the meeting at 5:27 p.m. A quorum was present.
Representative Scott moved the minutes from March 7, 2019 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 998 (Ecklund) Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder court guidance provided.
Representative Cantrell moved the HF 998 A19 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Ecklund presented HF 998 to the committee.
Brock Hunter, President of Veteran’s Defense Project
HF 998, as amended, was laid over.
HF 1731 (Daudt) Veterinary prescription monitoring program established, controlled substance veterinary prescriptions prohibited in certain circumstances, registration and data submission required, liability immunity provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Scott moved to re-refer HF 1731 to the Ways and Means Committee.
Representative Daudt presented HF 1731 to the committee.
Mary Olson, President of VetPMP, LLC and member of MN Veterinary Medical Association
Jennifer Schurrer, Vice President of VetPMP, LLC and member of MN Veterinary Medical Association
Representative Lesch moved an oral amendment “On page 5, delete subdivision 8.” THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.
Representative Lesch moved an oral amendment “On Page 6, line 5, delete ‘9’ and insert ‘8’. Amend the title accordingly.” THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.
Representative Scott moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Scott renewed her motion to re-refer HF 1731 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 1731, as amended, was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.
HF 2083 (Considine) Jails authorized to share inmate mental illness information with local county social services agency, criminal gang investigative date retention extended, ombudsman for corrections reestablished, ombudsman powers and duties established, administrative and disciplinary segregation use in state correctional institutions guidelines established, report required, and money appropriated.
Representative Considine moved HF 2083 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.
Representative Considine presented HF 2083 to the committee.
Kelly Harder, Director, Dakota County Community Services
Representative Considine renewed his motion to re-refer HF 2083 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 2083 was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.
HF 1971 (Lesch) Criminal forfeiture provided, federal Equitable Sharing Program participation limited, and administrative forfeiture eliminated.
Representative Lesch moved HF 1971 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.
Representative Lesch presented HF 1971 to the committee.
Lee McGrath, Sr. Legislative Counsel, Institute for Justice
John Gordon, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota
Jason Flohrs, State Director, Americans for Prosperity
Daniel Koewler, Partner, Ramsay Law, Roseville MN
Testifiers in opposition:
Robert Small, law enforcement coalition (Chief’s, sheriffs, MPPOA and MCAA)
Drew Evans, Superintendent of BCA
Kurtis Hanna, Lobbyist
Rodmen Smith, Department of Natural Resources
Joe Leko, Dakota County Sheriff
Representative Johnson moved the DE1 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
Representative Lesch moved the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Lesch renewed his motion to re-refer HF 1971 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 1971, as amended, was re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:29 p.m.
Representative John Lesch, Chair
Latisha Townsend, Committee Legislative Assistant