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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

FORTY SECOND MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 25, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY SECOND 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 9:46 AM on Tuesday, February 25, 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
BAHR, Cal
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LUCERO, Eric
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

Members Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos

A quorum was present.

Representative Johnson moved to adopt the minutes from February 20, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1530 (Poppe): Relating to veterinary medicine; providing immunity for animal cruelty reporting.

Chair Lesch moved that HF 1530 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Cantrell moved to adopt the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Poppe presented HF 1530 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Dr. John Bailey, MN Veterinary Medical Association

Chair Lesch moved that HF 1530, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Moller assumed the gavel at 9:56 AM.

HF 3008 (Lesch): A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, section 2; prohibiting slavery or involuntary servitude as a criminal punishment for a crime.

Representative Lesch moved that HF 3008 be recommended to be re-referred to the Corrections Committee.

Representative Lesch presented HF 3008 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Dr. Christopher Lehman, St. Cloud State University
Paul Schnell, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Chair Lesch renewed the motion that HF 3008 be recommended to be re-referred to the Corrections Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 10:52 AM.





Representative John Lesch, Chair

Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant





More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3008 (Lesch) - Slavery or involuntary servitude as criminal punishment for a crime prohibited, and constitutional amendment proposed.
  • HF1530 (Poppe) - Animal cruelty reporting immunity provided.



o HF 1530(Poppe): relating to veterinary medicine; providing immunity for animal cruelty reporting
o HF 3008 (Lesch) : A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, section 2; prohibiting slavery or involuntary servitude as criminal punishment for a crime


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

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