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Housing Finance and Policy

ELEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 18, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HOUSING FINANCE AND POLICY

MINUTES

Representative Alice Hausman, Chair of the Housing Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 18th, 2021 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:
Hausman (Chair)
Howard (Vice Chair)
Theis (Republican Lead)
Agbaje
Bliss
Gomez
Hassan
Heinrich
Her
Jurgens
Olson
Pfarr
Reyer

Members excused:

A quorum was present at 10:30 A.M.

Rep. Howard moved approval of the Minutes from Tuesday, February 16th. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Presentation and Author Overview of Eviction Reform Bills

HF 20 (Hassan) Modifying termination of tenancy at will; requiring residential tenant notice of grounds for eviction before action be brought.

Presenters:
Larry McDonough, Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

HF 1060 (Agbaje) Eviction and tenant screening report procedures established.

Presenters:
Joey Dobson, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Ron Elwood, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

HF 265 (Hassan) Eligibility expanded for discretionary and mandatory expungements for eviction case court files, and public access limited to pending eviction case court actions.

Presenters:
Larry McDonough, Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Public Testimony on Eviction Reform Bills

Testifiers:
Sue Koesterman, Churches United and Homes for All Co-Chair
Anne Applebaum, Violence Free Minnesota
Kara Hoel-Kleese, Women's Shelter and Support Center
Kristen Rosenberger, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Otis Zanders, Ujamaa Place
Bernadette Hornig, Hornig Companies
Chris Kalla, Hanbery and Turner
Cecil Smith, Minnesota Multi Housing Association

Formal Motions of Eviction Reform Bills

HF 20 (Hassan) Modifying termination of tenancy at will; requiring residential tenant notice of grounds for eviction before action be brought.

Rep. Hassan moved that HF 20 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Rep. Hassan renewed the motion that HF 20 be recommend to pass and re-referred to the committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law. There being 8 Aye’s and 5 Nay’s, THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE BILL IS RE-REFERRED.

HF 1060 (Agbaje) Eviction tenant screening report procedures established.

Rep. Agbaje moved that HF 1060 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Rep. Agbaje moved the A1 Author’s Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Agbaje renewed the motion that HF 1060 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law. There being 8 Aye’s and 5 Nay’s, THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE BILL IS RE-REFERRED.

HF 265 (Hassan) Eligibility expanded for discretionary and mandatory expungements for eviction case court files.

Rep. Hassan moved that HF 265 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Rep. Hassan renewed the motion that HF 265 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Judiciary and Civil Law. There being 8 Aye’s and 5 Nay’s, THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE BILL IS RE-REFERRED.




The Committee was adjourned at 11:40 A.M.


REP. ALICE HAUSMAN, CHAIR




Blake Wilcox,
Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF20 (Hassan) - Tenancy at will termination modified, and residential tenant notice of grounds for eviction required before action may be brought.
  • HF1060 (Agbaje) - Eviction and tenant screening report procedures established.
  • HF265 (Hassan) - Eligibility expanded for discretionary and mandatory expungements for eviction case court files, and public access limited to pending eviction case court actions.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:20 - HF20 (Hassan) Modifying termination of tenancy at will; requiring residential tenant notice of grounds for eviction before action be brought.
08:40 - HF1060 (Agbaje) Eviction and tenant screening report procedures established.
20:35 - HF265 (Hassan) Eligibility expanded for discretionary and mandatory expungements for eviction case court files, and public access limited to pending eviction case court actions.
27:10 - Public testimony on HF20, HF265, and HF1060.


HF 20 (Hassan) Modifying termination of tenancy at will; requiring residential tenant notice of grounds for eviction before action be brought.
HF 1060 (Agbaje) Eviction and tenant screening report procedures established.
HF 265 (Hassan) Eligibility expanded for discretionary and mandatory expungements for eviction case court files, and public access limited to pending eviction case court actions.

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 to get instructions.

CA: Owen.Wirth@house.mn
CLA: Blake.Wilcox@house.mn

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

NOTE: This meeting is held in accordance to House Rule 10.01 https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact Jenny with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. If you have questions regarding the substance of the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator, Owen Wirth.