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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

FORTY NINTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 12, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY NINTH 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 9:47 AM on Thursday, March 12, 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 Cantrell moved to approve the minutes from March 11, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3603 (Moller): Uniform Canadian Domestic Violence reciprocity act.

Representative Moller moved that HF 3603 be placed on the General Register.

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

Representative Moller presented HF 3603 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Michele Timmons, Uniform Law Commissioner
Katie Kramer, Violence Free Minnesota
Harriet Lansing, Uniform Law Commissioner
Cheryl Thomas, Global Rights for Women

Representative Moller renewed the motion that HF 3606, as amended, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 4100 (Mahoney): A bill for an act relating to human rights; prohibiting employers from inquiring about past pay;

Chair Lesch moved that HF 4100 be recommended to be re-referred to the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division.

Representative Mahoney presented HF 4100 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Commissioner Rebecca Lucero, MN Department of Human Rights
Jill Hasday, Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

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

AYES:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
ALBRIGHT, Tony
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
NOOR, Mohamud
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

NAYS:
BAHR, Cal
LUCERO, Eric


ABSENT:
MARIANI, Carlos
O’NEILL, Marion

There being 14 ayes, 2 nays and 2 absent the motion prevailed.

HF 4100 was recommended to be re-referred to the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division.

HF 1138 (Fischer): Digital fair repair

Chair Lesch moved that HF 1138 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Considine moved to adopt the A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Lesch moved that HF 1138 be re-referred to the General Register.

HF 4327 (Liebling): A bill for an act relating to public health; authorizing a peacetime declaration of emergency for a public health emergency; establishing a health care response revolving account and loan program…

Representative Liebling presented HF 4327 to the committee.


The committee recessed at 11:15 AM

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The committee reconvened at 4:20 PM in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

Representative Liebling moved that HF 4327 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Finance Division.

Representative Liebling moved to adopt the A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bahr moved to adopt the A20-0718 amendment.

Representative Bahr withdrew the A20-0718 amendment.

Testifiers:
Margaret Kelly, MN Department of Health
Diane Rydrych, MN Department of Health
Robin Benson, MN Department of Health
Mary Krinkie, MN Hospital Association
Elisabeth Klarqvist, House Research

Representative Liebling moved to adopt the A6 amendment.

Representative Liebling presented an oral amendment to the A6 amendment.

Representative Liebling moved to adopt the oral amendment.

Representative Liebling moved to adopt the A6 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling presented the 1st oral amendment to HF 4327.

Representative Liebling moved to adopt the 1st oral amendment to HF 4327. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Neill presented the 2nd oral amendment to HF 4327.

Representative O’Neill moved to adopt the 2nd oral amendment to HF 4327. THE ORAL AMENDMENT was adopted.

Representative Liebling moved to adopt the A7 amendment.

Representative Liebling moved to reconsider A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling withdrew the A4 amendment.

Representative Liebling moved to adopt the A7 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling moved that HF 4327, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Finance Division.

The meeting adjourned at 5:54 PM.




Representative John Lesch, Chair



Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4100 (Mahoney) - Employers prohibited from inquiring about past pay.
  • HF3603 (Moller) - Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Orders for Protection Act enacted.
  • HF1138 (Fischer) - Digital fair repair provided.
  • HF4326 (Liebling) - Public health emergency; peacetime declaration of emergency authorized.
  • HF4327 (Liebling) - Public health emergency; peacetime declaration of emergency authorized, health care response revolving account and loan program established, and money transferred to health care response revolving account.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:15 - HF3603 (Moller) Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic-Violence Protection Orders Act enacted.
31:10 - HF4100 (Mahoney) Employers prohibited from inquiring about past pay.
54:40 - HF1138 (Fischer) Digital fair repair provided.
56:26 - Presentation of HF4327 (Liebling) Public health emergency; peacetime declaration of emergency authorized, health care response revolving account and loan program established, and money transferred to health care response revolving account.
The division recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.


***We will recess at our regular committee time and re-convene in Hearing Room 200, 15 minutes after floor session to vote on HF 4327.***


o HF 4100 (Mahoney): A bill for an act relating to human rights; prohibiting employers from inquiring about past pay; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 363A.08, by adding a subdivision
o Hf 3603 (Moller): Uniform Canadian Domestic Violence reciprocity act
**Rule 4.20 Bills: The committee will not take public testimony on the bill listed below, it was fully debated on the merits during the 2019 legislative session. The committee will be making a technical amendment and procedural votes to move the bill back to the General Register**
o HF 1138 (Fischer) digital fair repair

RECESS AND RE-CONVENE IN HEARING ROOM 200, 15 MINUTES AFTER FLOOR SESSION TO AMEND AND VOTE ON:
o [PENDING REFFERAL] HF 4327 (Liebling): A bill for an act relating to public health; authorizing a peacetime declaration of emergency for a public health emergency; establishing a health care response revolving account and loan program…




*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