STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
HOUSING POLICY AND FINANCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH FINANCE
Representative Karen Clark, Chair, called the eighth meeting to order at 10:02 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
CLARK, Karen, Chair
KRANZ, Scott, Vice-Chair
PETERSON, Neil W.
Representative Clark called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m.
A quorum was present.
Howard Schneider, Senior Planner for Dakota County Community Services, provided an overview of housing and homelessness in Dakota County.
Maribeth Lundeen, Housing Resource Development Manager for Dakota County Community Services, provided an overview of their programs.
Lollie Randen, Housing Case Manager for Dakota County Community Services, provided a detailed description of a single case that had been aided by their organization.
Representative Kranz moved that HF166 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice.
HF 166 (Lesch) A bill for an act providing for uniform residential tenant reports
Representative Lesch presented HF166 to the committee.
Testifying in support of the bill:
Paul Birnberg, Senior Housing Attorney for Home Line
Lawrence McDonough, Managing Attorney for Minneapolis Legal Aid
Michael Dahl, Executive Director for the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
Susie Brown, Public Policy Director for Family and Children's Service
Testifying in opposition to the bill:
Jack Horner, General Counsel for Minnesota Multi-Housing Association
Mark Otness, Property Manager for Minnesota Multi-Housing Association
Lisa Marvin, Property Manager for Minnesota Multi-Housing Association
Terry Thornton, Officer, Coon Rapids Police Department
Jim Caauwe, Officer, Bloomington Police Department
Mark Jossart, Real Estate Manager for Minnesota Multi-Housing Association
Carol Buche, CEO of Twin City Tenant Check Inc.
John Benson, landlord
Representative Kranz renews his motion that HF166 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice
Representative McNamera requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:
CLARK, Karen ANDERSON, Bruce
BENSON, John EASTLUND, Rob
KRANZ, Scott HUNTLEY, Tom
LAINE, Carolyn MCFARLANE, Carol
MADORE, Shelley MCNAMERA, Denny
MOE, Frank PETERSON, Neil W.
MORGAN, Will SEVERSON, Dan
TSCHUMPER, Ken SWAILS, Marsha
On a vote of 8 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:44 a.m.
Karen Clark, Chair
Lauren Benditt, Committee Legislative Assistant