Minnesota State Bar Association


Current MSBA Section and Committee
Legislative Positions

Sections and Committees are authorized to take positions on their own behalf pursuant to Article 12.2 of the MSBA bylaws.  Legislative action of a section or committee shall remain valid for the duration of the legislative biennium in which it was adopted.

Section/Committee

House File/Senate File

Position

Alternative Dispute Resolution/
Real Property

HF1941/SF2779

Resolved that the MSBA Real Property section opposes, due to issues of constitutionality and technical problems, legislation due to require mandatory foreclosure mediation.

Animal Law

HF84/SF36

Resolved that the MSBA Animal Law Section supports legislation requiring licensing and inspection of dog and cat breeders.

Construction Law

HF1943/SF2773

Resolved that the MSBA Construction Law section is concerned about vagueness and unintended consequences in legislation that changes a provision for state procurement.

HF1984/SF1919

Resolved that the MSBA Construction Law section is concerned about issues of due process in legislation that enhances public construction accountability.

HF2167/SF1770

Resolved that the MSBA Construction Law section has concerns that legislation that clarifies government data practices is vague and unintentionally overbroad, and could impose large costs on the industry without the increasing the benefit intended from the legislation.

HF446/SF388

Resolved that the MSBA Construction Law Section opposes legislation preventing the enforcement of contracts requiring professional liability insurance for third parties.

HF644/SF561

Resolved that the MSBA Construction Law Section opposes legislation regulating building and construction contracts and prohibits third party insurance agreements.
Passed in 2013.

HF952/SF841

Resolved that the MSBA Construction Law section is concerned about ambiguities in legislation to regulate building and construction contracts and requiring retainage to be held in escrow or trust accounts until released.

SF1227

Resolved that the MSBA Construction Law section opposes legislation regulating indemnification agreements and agreements to insure in building and construction contracts.

Criminal Law

HF88/SF218

Resolved that the MSBA Criminal Law section supports legislation that establishes a presumption of rehabilitation for veterans.
Passed in 2013.

HF1845/SF1676

Resolved that the MSBA Criminal Law section supports passage of the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act.

HF2576/SF2214

Resolved that the MSBA Criminal Law section supports legislation modifying governing provisions of criminal record expungement.

Elder Law

HF1144/SF1063

Resolved that the MSBA Elder Law section supports legislation clarifying an exception to the transfer penalty for medical assistance eligibility.

Family Law

HF101

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law section opposes legislation that imposes child support obligations on individuals whose parental rights have been terminated.

HF1054/SF925

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law Section supports the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Passed in 2013.

HF163/SF141

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law Section opposes legislation that would allow medical support contributions to be suspended or reinstated.

HF2141/SF2042

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law section supports legislation that clarifies probable cause arrests for violations of protections, restraining, and no contact orders; and removes time limit for probable cause arrests for domestic abuse

HF2142/SF2043

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law section supports legislation that provides victims of domestic violence with notice of release of offender.

HF2279

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law section supports legislation to clarify the statutory language while retaining penalties for nonpayment of child support and spousal maintenance

HF2440/SF2369

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law section opposes legislation that would modify provisions governing access to original birth records and other adoption-related information.

HF252/SF250

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law Section opposes legislation that would change Indian child placement proceedings (ICWA).
Passed in 2013.

HF2602/SF2712

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law section supports legislation to clarify the language while eliminating criminal penalties for nonpayment of spousal maintenance.

HF765/SF735

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law Section remains neutral legislation creating an Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution in the Bureau of Mediation Services.
Passed in 2013.

HF848/SF981

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law Section opposes legislation that modifies availability of original birth records and other adoption-related information.

HF892/SF347

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law Section supports legislation that updates the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.

SF45

Resolved that the MSBA Family Law Section opposes the proposed legislation to modify grandparents’ visitation rights.

Human Rights

HF2366/SF2111

Resolved that the MSBA Human Rights Committee supports legislation to extend eligibility for unemployment benefits to victims of sexual abuse or stalking.

 

 

- Last updated 03/31/2014

 

 

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