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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

FORTIETH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 19, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTIETH 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, called the meeting to order at 9:45 AM on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
ALBRIGHT, Tony
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
HER, Kaohly
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LUCERO, Eric
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

Members Excused:
BAHR, Cal,
HASSAN, Hodan
O’NEILL, Marion

A quorum was present.

Rep. Considine moved to approve the minutes from February 13, 2020. The motion was reconsidered and corrected to approve the minutes from February 18, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3430 (Dehn): A bill for an act relating to elections; regulating access to certain lists of voter data related to the presidential nomination primary; allowing voters to request that their data be excluded from the lists.

Chair Lesch moved that HF 3430 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways & Means Committee.

Representative Considine moved to adopt the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dehn presented HF 3430 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Steve Simon, Secretary of State
Don Gemberling

Chair Lesch renewed the motion that HF 3430, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways & Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF 1706 (Davids): Service garnishment 70-day period extended from date of service to 90 days for earnings, and amount of earnings subject to garnishment modified.

Representative Cantrell moved that SF 1706 be placed on General Register.

Representative Considine moved to adopt the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids presented SF 1706 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Ron Elwood, The Legal Aid Society
Joel Carlson

Representative Scott moves to reconsider the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

An oral amendment was offered by Chair Lesch.

Chair Lesch moved to adopt the oral amendment to the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Lesch moved to adopt the A2 amendment as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Lesch moved that SF 1706, as recommended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2976 (Moller): A bill for an act relating to civil law; modifying certain transfer to minors provisions.

Representative Moller moved that HF 2976 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Moller presented HF 2976 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Lauren Barron, Minnesota State Bar Association.

Chair Lesch renewed Representative Moller’s motion that HF 2976 be placed on General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3007 (Moller): A bill for an act relating to courts; modifying criteria for publishing court of appeals opinions.

Representative Moller moved that HF 3007 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Moller presented HF 3007 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Annamarie Daley, Minnesota State Bar Association

Chair Lesch renews Representative Moller’s motion that HF 3007 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 10:58 AM.




Representative John Lesch, Chair



Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • SF1706 (Davids) - Service of garnishment 70-day period extended from date of service to 90 days for earnings, and amount of earnings subject to garnishment and execution levy modified.
  • HF2976 (Moller) - Custodianship; certain transfers to minors provisions modified.
  • HF3007 (Moller) - Court of appeal opinion publishing criteria modified.
  • HF3430 (Dehn) - Access to lists of voter data related to the presidential nomination primary regulated, and voters allowed to request that their data be excluded from the lists.


o **HF 3430 (Dehn): A bill for an act relating to elections; regulating access to certain lists of voter data related to the presidential nomination primary; allowing voters to request that their data be excluded from the lists; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 201.091, subdivision**
o SF 1706 (Davids) Wage Garnishment
o HF 2976 (Moller) A bill for an act relating to civil law; modifying certain transfer to minors provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 527.32; 527.33; 527.40; 527.42
o HF 3007 (Moller) A bill for an act relating to courts; modifying criteria for publishing court of appeals opinions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 480A.08, subdivision 3.

*Bills may be added to, or removed from, the agenda. Bills may be taken in any order.

**HF 3430 (Dehn) is a duplicate of HF 3068 (Dehn).

**If you have questions, or wish to testify on an agenda item, please contact Committee Administrator, Rachel Ganani: rachel.ganani@house.mn