Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

FIFTIETH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 08, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTIETH 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 9:51 A.M. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
BAHR, Cal
CANTRELL, Hunter
CONSIDINE, Jack
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LUCERO, Eric
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

Members Excused:
ALBRIGHT, Tony

A quorum was present.

Representative Moller moved to approve the minutes from March 12, 2020. A roll call vote was taken. The results were as follows:

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

Absent:
ALBRIGHT, Tony
CARLSON, Andrew
XIONG, Jay

There being 15 ayes, 0 nays and 3 absent, the minutes from March 12, 2020 were adopted.

HF 1197 (Lesch): The first bill we’ll be hearing is HF 1197 (Lesch): which is serving as a vehicle bill for my DE amendment to suspend statutory deadlines in district and appellate courts during the peacetime emergency;

Chair Lesch moved that HF 1197 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Lesch moved to adopt the DE1 amendment.

A roll call vote was taken. The results were as follows:

Ayes:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
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

Absent:
ALBRIGHT, Tony

There being 17 ayes, 0 nays and 1 absent, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Lesch presented HF 1197 to the committee
.
Testifiers:
Joel Carlson, MN Association for Justice
Samuel Spaid, Homeline

Chair Lesch moved that HF 1197, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

A roll call vote was taken. The results were as follows:

Ayes:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
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

Absent:
ALBRIGHT, Tony

There being 17 ayes, 0 nays and 1 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1196 (Lesch): which is serving as a vehicle bill for my DE amendment to allow for a Harmless Error provision for Wills and other Writings to be effective during the peacetime emergency


Chair Lesch moved that HF 1196 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Lesch moved to adopt the DE1 amendment. A roll call vote was taken. The results were as follows:

Ayes:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
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

Absent:
ALBRIGHT, Tony

There being 17 ayes, 0 nays and 1 absent, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Lesch presented HF 1196 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Bryan Lake, Minnesota State Bar Association

Chair Lesch moved that HF 1196, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

A roll call vote was taken. The results were as follows:

Ayes:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
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

Absent:
ALBRIGHT, Tony

There being 17 ayes, 0 nays and 1 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 798 (Moller): which is serving as a vehicle bill for a DE amendment to extend the opportunity for child support obligors to contest a COLA increase during this peacetime emergency

Representative Moller moved that HF 798 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Moller moved to adopt the DE1 amendment. A roll call vote was taken. The results were as follows:

Ayes:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
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

Absent:
ALBRIGHT, Tony

There being 17 ayes, 0 nays and 1 absent, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Moller presented HF 798 to the committee.

Testifier:
Melissa Rossow, Director of Human Services, Legal Division at Ramsey County Attorney Office

Representative Moller moved that HF 798, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. A roll call vote was taken. The results were follows:

Ayes:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
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

Absent:
ALBRIGHT, Tony

There being 17 ayes, 0 nays and 1 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SC7486 (Scott/Davnie Lead): Public Health Emergency; Marriage License Application and Oath w/out appearance

Representative Scott and Representative Davnie presented SC7486 to the committee.

The committee adjourned at 11:16 AM


Representative John Lesch, Chair


Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1197 (Lesch) - Electronic communication held by a service provided or third party access by a government entity prohibited except under certain procedures, data retention limits provided, remedies provided, and report required.
  • HF1196 (Lesch) - Applicant and employee's personal usernames and passwords protected from access by employers, and civil enforcement provided.
  • HF798 (Moller) - COVID-19; child support provisions modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

• This meeting was held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
Agenda: COVID-19 response legislation.
09:40 - DE amendment for HF1197 (Lesch).
- This is a vehicle bill; DE language posted on division website: pertaining to suspension of statutory deadlines in District and Appellate Courts.
25:14 - DE amendment for HF1196 (Lesch).
- This is a vehicle bill; DE language posted on division website: Harmless Error exception for Wills and writings executed during peacetime emergency.
45:06 - DE amendment for HF798 (Moller).
- This is a vehicle bill; DE language posted on division website: extension of time for motions to contest COLA increases for child support obligors.
1:13:51 - SC7486: Public Health Emergency; Marriage License Application and Oath Without Appearance.
Runs 1 hour, 25 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.


The Judiciary Finance & Civil Law Division is planning to hold a Remote Hearing on Covid-19 Response Legislation on Wednesday, April 8, from 9:45 -11:15 am.

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 March 12, 2020
IV. Covid-19 Response Legislation
a). DE Amendment for HF 1197 (Lesch): **This is a vehicle bill** DE language posted below: pertaining to suspension of statutory deadlines in District and Appellate Courts
b). DE Amendment for HF 1196 (Lesch) **This is a vehicle bill** DE language posted below: Harmless Error exception for Wills and writings executed during peacetime emergency
c). DE Amendment for HF 798 (Moller): **This is a vehicle bill** DE language posted below: extension of time for motions to contest COLA increases for child support obligors
d). SC7486: Public Health Emergency; Marriage License Application and Oath Without Appearance
V. Adjournment

*Bills may be added*
**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 testifying, please email the Committee Administrator and copy the Committee Legislative Assistant at least one hour prior to the meeting 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

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.