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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

FORTY SEVENTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 10, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION


JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW DIVISION
COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Moller, Vice Chair of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division, called the meeting to order at 9:46 AM on March 10, 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
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

A quorum was present.

Representative Considine moved to approve minutes from March 5, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3397 (Dehn): A bill for an act relating to real property; clarifying ownership definitions; requiring the record owner to be listed as grantee in tax-forfeited land sales;

Chair Moller moved that HF 3397 be recommended to be re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

Representative Dehn presented HF 3397 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Ron Elwood, Supervising Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Brittany McCormick, Staff Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Representative Carlson moved to amend the motion. Representative Carlson moved to recommend that HF 3397 be re-referred to the Property & Local Tax Division. The motion, as amended, prevailed.

HF 3627 (Kotyza-Witthuhn): A bill for an act relating to commerce; requiring notices for reverse mortgage loans

Chair Moller moved that HF 3627 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

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

Representative Kotyza-Witthuhn presented HF 3627 to the committee.

Chair Moller moved that HF 3627, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
Ron Elwood, Supervising Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Brittany McCormick, Staff Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Chair Moller moved that HF 3627, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

HF 3228 (Morrison): A bill for an act relating to health care; establishing the Prescription Drug Affordability act; creating a prescription drug affordability commission and prescription drug affordability requirements; requiring a report

Chair Moller moved that HF 3228 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Policy Committee.

Testifiers:
Will Phillips on behalf of AARP
Carly Melin, MN Attorney General’s Office
Travis Paulson

Chair Moller moved that HF 3228 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Policy Committee.

Representative Scott requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

Ayes:
MOLLER, Kelly
LESCH, John
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
XIONG, Jay

Nayes:
SCOTT, Peggy
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BAHR, Cal
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin

Absent:
LIEBLING, Tina

There being 10 ayes, 7 nays and 1 absent, the motion prevailed.

Chair Lesch assumed the gavel at 10:54 AM.

HF 3783 (Edelson): A bill for an act relating to human services: modifying provisions regarding child welfare responses to child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of children.

Chair Lesch moved that HF 3780 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Policy Committee.

Representative Edelson presented HF 3780 to the committee.

Testifier:
Sarah Ladd, Human Trafficking Child Protection Program Coordinator

Chair Lesch renewed the motion that HF 3780 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3887 (Edelson): A bill for an act relating to human services; treatment; modifying provisions regarding releasing records of civilly committed individuals.

Chair Lesch moved that HF 3887 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Policy Committee.

Representative Edelson presented HF 3887 to the committee.


Testifiers:
Jennifer Sommerfeld, Director of Legislation and External Affairs, Children and Family Services, MN Dept. of Human Services
Kelli Lassig
Kylee Ann Stevens

Chair Lesch moved that HF 3887 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3880 (Pryor): A bill for an act relating to human services; children; modifying policy provisions governing children and families services…

Representative Considine moved that HF 3880 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Policy Committee.

Representative Cantrell moved to adopt the A20-0685 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED. Representative Pryor presented HF 3880 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jennifer Sommerfeld, Director of Legislation and External Affairs, Children and Family Services, MN Dept. of Human Services
Tara Borton

Representative Considine renewed the motion that HF 3880, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Policy Committee.

HF 3812 (Noor): A bill for an act relating to human services; changing provisions regarding the juvenile treatment screening team: modifying provisions regarding child foster care services payments under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act; amending provisions regarding services for homeless and sexually exploited children

Chair Lesch moved that HF 3812 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Policy Committee.

Representative Noor presented HF 3812 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Lisa Bayley, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Child and Family Services
Sue Abderholden, NAMI
Kristen Anderson

Chair Lesch laid HF 3812 over for further consideration.

The meeting adjourned at 11:52 AM.




Representative John Lesch, Chair


Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant

















More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3397 (Dehn) - Real property ownership definitions clarified, and record owner required to be listed as a grantee in tax-forfeited land sales.
  • HF3627 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Reverse mortgage loan notices required.
  • HF3812 (Noor) - Child welfare provisions modified.
  • HF3880 (Pryor) - Children and family services policy provisions modified.
  • HF3887 (Edelson) - Civilly committed individual record release provisions modified.
  • HF3228 (Morrison) - Prescription Drug Affordability Act established, prescription drug affordability commission and prescription drug affordability requirements created, and report required.
  • HF3780 (Edelson) - Child welfare response to child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of children provisions modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:51 - HF3397 (Dehn) Real property ownership definitions clarified, and record owner required to be listed as a grantee in tax-forfeited land sales.
09:35 - HF3627 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Reverse mortgage loan notices required.
16:30 - HF3228 (Morrison) Prescription Drug Affordability Act established, prescription drug affordability commission and prescription drug affordability requirements created, and report required [HF3228 has been through multiple committees and we will be reviewing the provisions relevant to the judiciary division, including data provisions and the appeals process].
1:07:07 - HF3887 (Edelson) Civilly committed individual record release provisions modified.
1:13:17 - HF3780 (Edelson) Child welfare response to child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of children provisions modified.
1:23:38 - HF3880 (Pryor) Children and family services governing policy provisions modified.
1:30:16 - HF3812 (Noor) Juvenile treatment screening team provisions changed, child foster care service payments under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act modified, homeless and sexually exploited children service provisions amended, county and tribe provisions added to reach agreements regarding oversight of Indian children's welfare, and child welfare response provided to child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of children.
Runs 2 hours, 5 minutes.


***PLEASE NOTE: Committee will extend until noon in an effort to complete the agenda. If the agenda cannot be completed by noon, we will recess and reconvene in hearing room 400S at 5pm to complete agenda***


o HF 3397 (Dehn): A bill for an act relating to real property; clarifying ownership definitions; requiring the record owner to be listed as grantee in tax-forfeited land sales; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 282.301; 325N.01; 325N.10,
o Hf 3627 (Kotyza-Witthuhn): A bill for an act relating to commerce; requiring notices for reverse mortgage loans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 47.58, subdivisions 1, 8, by adding subdivision
o HF 3228 (Morrison): A bill for an act relating to health care; establishing the Prescription Drug Affordability Act; creating a prescription drug affordability commission and prescription drug affordability requirements; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62J [this bill has been through multiple committees and we will be reviewing the provisions relevant to the Judiciary committee, including data provisions and the appeals process]
o HF 3887 (Edelson): A bill for an act relating to human services; treatment; modifying provisions regarding releasing records of civilly committed individuals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.10, subdivision 1
o HF 3780 (Edelson): A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying provisions regarding child welfare responses to child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of children
o HF 3880 (Pryor): A bill for an act relating to human services; children; modifying policy provisions governing children and families services; amending Minnesota
o Hf 3812 (Noor): A bill for an act relating to human services; changing provisions regarding the juvenile treatment screening team; modifying provisions regarding child foster care services payments under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act; amending provisions regarding services for homeless and sexually exploited children


*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