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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law


2021-2022 Regular Session - Thursday, March 25, 2021



Representative Jamie Becker-Finn, Chair of the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law, called the virtual meeting to order at 8:30 AM on March 25, 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:
Becker-Finn, Jamie, Chair
Moller, Kelly, Vice Chair
Feist, Sandra
Frazier, Cedrick
Grossell, Matt
Her, Kaohly
Hollins, Athena
Johnson, Brian
Liebling, Tina
Long, Jamie
Mortensen, Erik
Novotny, Paul
Pfarr, Brian
Robbins, Kristin
Xiong, Tou

Members excused:
Scott, Peggy, Republican Lead
Vang, Samantha

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Moller moved that the minutes of March 19, 2021, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Jeff Shorba, State Court Administrator of the Judicial Branch, presented on the organization’s revised budget request.

Rebecca Lucero, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, presented on the organization’s revised budget request.

Presentation on the Tax Court’s budget request.

• Chief Judge Wendy Tien
• Judge Jane Bowman
• Judge Brad Delapena

Presentation on the Uniform Law Commission’s budget request.

• Michele Timmons, Uniform Law Commissioner

Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 2257 be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Chair Becker-Finn presented HF 2257, a bill for an act relating to courts; amending the formula for distribution of fine proceeds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 484.85.

Testifying on HF 2257:
• Pat Trudgeon, City Manager, Roseville

Representative Robbins moved that the H2257DE1 be adopted. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 2257 be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:09 AM.

Representative Jamie Becker-Finn, Chair

Anna Borgerding, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2257 (Becker-Finn) - Court fine proceeds distribution formula amended.
House TV Video:
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02:00 - Judicial Branch updated budget presentation.
11:50 - Department of Human Rights updated budget presentation.
18:00 - Tax Court budget presentation.
24:55 - Uniform Laws Commission budget presentation.
29:40 - HF2257 (Becker-Finn) Court fine proceeds distribution formula amended.
Runs 40 minutes.

This meeting is held in accordance to House Rule 10.01

1). Judicial Branch--Updated Budget Presentation

2). Minnesota Department of Human Rights--Updated Budget Presentation

3). Tax Court--Budget Presentation

4). Uniform Laws Commission --Budget Presentation

5). HF 2257 (Becker-Finn): Court fine proceeds distribution formula amended.

**Agenda items may be added, deleted and/or taken in any order.

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