STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY- FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY- SEVENTH SESSION
JUDICIARY POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Shimanski, Chair of the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:18 A.M. on February 23, 2012, in Room 10 (ground floor) of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Committee members present:
SHIMANSKI, Ron, Chair KRIESEL, John
MAZOROL, Pat, Vice Chair LAINE, Carolyn
JOHNSON, Sheldon, DFL Lead LESCH, John
ALLEN, Susan LIEBLING, Tina
ANDERSON, Diane SCHOMACKER, Joe
CHAMPION, Bobby Joe SMITH, Steve
CORNISH, Tony SWEDZINSKI, Chris
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn VOGEL, Bruce
HILSTROM, Debra WARDLOW, Doug
A quorum was present.
Representative Gruenhagen moved approval of the February 21, 2012 Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Scott presented HF322. Custody and parenting time provisions changed.
Benedictus Ombuna, Family Innocence Project
Tom Shimota, Family Innocence Project
Sara Olson Andrews, Family Innocence Project
Michael Mulcahy, Family Innocence Project
Joe Field, Attorney
Jim Shadko, Citizen
Drew Rhodes, Citizen
Ann K. Leppanen, Citizen
Beth Harrington, Private Practice Psychologist
Michael Black, Attorney
Brent R. Rice, Citizen
Bruce Kennedy, Minnesota Bar Association
Paul Frank, Citizen
Michael D. Dittberner, Esq., American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers
Melinda Hugdahl, Legal Aid
Chairman Shimanski laid over HF 322.
Representative Daudt presented HF 2246. Convictions under the original criminal vehicular operation law allowed to enhance DWI offenses, and legislative oversight corrected.
Representative Gruenhagen moved HF 2246 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
Tara Ferguson Lopez, Assistant Mille Lacs County Attorney
Representative Gruenhagen renewed his motion that HF 2246 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Shimanski adjourned the meeting at 9:57am.
REPRESENTATIVE SHIMANSKI, CHAIR
Brian Theis Committee Legislative Assistant