STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION
JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW MINUTES
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 February 17, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Becker-Finn, Jamie, Chair
Moller, Kelly, Vice Chair
Scott, Peggy, Republican Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Scott moved that the minutes of February 15, 2022 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 2725 be recommended to be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee.
Representative Edelson and Representative Albright co-presented HF 2725, a bill for an act relating to judiciary; establishing a statutory procedure to assess the competency of a defendant to stand trial; providing for contested hearings; establishing continuing supervision for certain defendants found incompetent to stand trial; establishing requirements to restore certain defendants to competency; providing for jail-based competency restoration programs; establishing forensic navigators; requiring forensic navigators to provide services to certain defendants; establishing dismissal plans for certain defendants found incompetent to stand trial; establishing a planning and implementation committee; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 253B.07, subdivision 2a; 253B.10, subdivision 1; 480.182; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 611.
Testifying on HF 2725:
• Tim Carey, Minnesota County Attorney’s Association
• Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota and Chair, Competency Restoration Task Force
• Bob Small, Executive Director, Minnesota County Attorneys Association
• Tarryl Clark, Commissioner, Sterns County
Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 2725 be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee.
Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 2725.
There being 10 ayes, 6 nays and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 3064 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.
Representative Jordan presented HF 3064, a bill for an act relating to data practices; classifying data for licenses issued by local governments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 13.41, subdivision 1.
Testifying on HF 3064:
• Phil Steger, public testimony
• Matt Ehling, Board Member, Minnesota Coalition on Government Information
Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 3064 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.
Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 803 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.
Representative Sundin presented HF 803, a bill for an act relating to contracts; modifying and clarifying requirements relating to indemnification agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 15.71, by adding subdivisions; 15.72, by adding a subdivision; 337.01, subdivision 3; 337.05, subdivision 1.
Testifying on HF 803:
• Jason Tarasek, Attorney, Tarasek Law Office and Chapter Attorney, Minnesota Subcontractors Association
• Tamara Sundby, Owner, GTS HVAC
• Paulita LaPlante, Majority Owner, Prescription Landscape
• Connie Armstrong, Senior Counsel, McGough Construction
• Jim Cownie, Deputy Chief Counsel of Construction and Contract Management, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 803 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.
Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 803.
There being 17 ayes and no nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 AM.
Representative Jamie Becker-Finn, Chair
Anna Borgerding, Committee Legislative Assistant