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FIFTY SECOND MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 29, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION


JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW DIVISION
COMMITTEE MINUTES


Representative John Lesch, Chair of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division, called the virtual committee meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

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 Moller moved to approve the minutes from April 16, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3812 (Noor): Child Protection DHS Policy Bill

Representative Noor moved that HF 3812 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Policy Committee.

Representative Noor moved to adopt the A20-0738 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Noor presented HF 3812 to the committee.

Testifier:
Lisa Bayley, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, DHS

Chair Lesch renewed the motion that HF 3812 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Policy Committee. A roll call vote was taken, and the results were as follows:

Ayes:
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

There being 18 ayes and 0 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 4571 (Lesch): Forfeiture Reform bill

Chair Lesch moved that HF 4571 be recommended to be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Chair Lesch moved to adopt the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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

Chair Lesch presented HF 4571 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Bill Ward, State Public Defender
Bob Small, Executive Director, MCAA
Nora Sanstad, Asst. St. Louis County Attorney
Howard Bass, ACLU MN
Chief Potts, Bloomington Police Chief

Chair Lesch renewed the motion that HF 4571 be recommended to be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. A roll call vote was taken, and the results were as follows:

Ayes:
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

There being 18 ayes and 0 nays THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3563 (Moran): child support modifications

Chair Lesch moved that HF 3563 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Finance Committee.

Chair Lesch moved to adopt the DE 7 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Moran presented HF 3563 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Melissa Rossow, Ramsey County Attorney Office
Amy Anderson, Ramsey County Attorney Office

Chair Lesch renewed the motion that HF 3563 be recommended to be re-referred to the HHS Finance Committee. A roll call vote was taken, and the results were as follows:

Ayes:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BAHR, Cal
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

Abstain:
LIEBLING, Tina

There being 17 ayes and 1 abstaining, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 2:16 P.M.

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3812 (Noor) - Child welfare provisions modified.
  • HF4571 (Lesch) - Vehicles and other property subject to forfeiture limited, recovery of property by innocent owners provided, participation in the federal equitable sharing program modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3563 (Moran) - Child support provisions modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
06:51 - 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.
15:58 - HF4571 (Lesch) Vehicles and other property subject to forfeiture limited, recovery of property by innocent owners provided, participation in the federal equitable sharing program modified, and reports required.
1:10:31 - HF3563 (Moran) Child support; nonjoint children deduction provisions modified, basic support guidelines modified, and self-support reserve calculation modified.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.
• The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.



This Remote Hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Minutes from April 16, 2020
IV. Bills to be heard
a). HF 3812 (Noor): Juvenile treatment screening team provisions changed... [this bill was heard in the Judiciary Committee on 3/10/20 and laid over for an amendment to be drafted; a DE amendment is posted]
b). HF 4571 (Lesch): Forfeiture Reform
c). HF 3563 (Moran): child support table modifications...
V). Adjournment

*Bills may be added and taken in any order*

*Documents associated with this Remote Hearing will be posted to the committee page. The public will receive notice of additions and updates to the agenda.*

*If you are interested in providing written testimony, oral testimony, or a handout, please email the Committee Administrator and copy the Committee Legislative Assistant by 5 pm the day before the hearing (4/28/20) to get instructions:

CA: Rachel.Ganani@house.mn
CLA: Jenna.Maus@house.mn

This committee hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
1. Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
2. Facebook live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/
3. YouTube: https://youtu.be/RpbRvaeDjdc

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation to view, participate in, or otherwise access a remote hearing, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public. We expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.