SF1183 Doug Franzen, Lobbyist
HF1043 Gordon Ramsay, Chief of Police, Duluth Police Department
HF1535 John Kingrey, Minnesota County Attorneys Association
Kelly Keegan, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lee U. McGrath, Institute for Justice
(Dill) - State and local government tort liability limits restored to pre-2008 levels, and state and local government contracts that require contractors to provide liability insurance or other security in excess of those limits prohibited.
(Gauthier) - Motor vehicle property crime penalties proposed for repeat violators.
(Cornish) - DWI, off-highway vehicle, drive-by shooting, designated offense, and controlled substance forfeiture laws changes made to provide more uniformity; monetary cap raised on the value of property forfeitures that may be adjudicated in conciliation court; forfeited property prohibited from being sold to prosecuting authorities or persons related to prosecuting authorities; and general criminal code forfeiture law, necessity of conviction, and burden of proof clarified.
As testimony has already been heard on the companion House Files (see committee minutes from May 4, 2011), further testimony will be allowed as it pertains to the susbtantive differences and their effect on the Judicial branch.
Joel Carlson, Minnesota Association for Justice
SF 373 PASSED TO THE GENERAL REGISTER AS ORALLY AMENDED
Amendment to A12-0561:
Page 1, line 5, delete "(c) or (d)," and insert "(b)"
Page 1, lines 7 and 8, reinstate stricken language and renumber clauses accordingly
Page 2, delete lines 1 and 2
Page 2, line 3, delete "(c)" and insert "(b)"
Page 2, line 7, delete "occurring or"
SF 530 PASSED TO THE GENERAL REGISTER AS ORALLY AMENDED
Amendment to SF 530, 1st eng.:
Page 3, line 25, delete "2011" and insert "2012"
Page 4, line 8, delete "2011" and insert "2012"
(Wardlow) - Limitation period reduced for bringing certain actions.
(Mazorol) - Interest on verdicts, awards, and judgments regulated.