Read the State Legislative Tracker. New edition available now!

Judiciary Finance and Policy Committee, Minnesota House of Representatives

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Minnesota House
Seal of Minnesota.png
House Committees

Agriculture Policy
Capital InvestmentCivil Law
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy
Education FinanceEducation Policy
ElectionsEnergy Policy
Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance
EthicsGovernment Operations
Health and Human Services Finance
Health and Human Services Policy
Higher Education Finance and Policy
Housing Finance and Policy
Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy
Judiciary Finance and Policy
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
LegacyPublic Safety Finance and Policy
Rules and Legislative Administration
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs
TaxesTransportation Finance
Transportation PolicyWays and Means

Senate Committees

The Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Per Rule 6.01 of the House Rules, standing committees of the Minnesota House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House.[1] Committees are appointed at the beginning of each biennial session. Up to 30 days prior to the session, the Speaker-designate is to submit a list of proposed standing committees and divisions to all minority caucuses. Up to 15 days before the session's start, the Minority Leader may submit proposed minority assignments to the Speaker-designate, who must comply in keeping with attaining proportionate representation. With the exception of the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, one may not serve as chair of a committee or another with a similar jurisdiction for longer than three consecutive two-year sessions.[2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Permanent Rules of the House 2013 - 2014

Function

The committee holds public hearings on bills to put each bill into its best form. During the bill's hearing, the committee can take testimony from the bill's sponsors, the general public and experts in the areas the bill affects.

The committee has several courses of action it can take:

  • amend the bill;
  • combine two or more bills under one file number;
  • recommend a bill to pass as introduced;
  • recommend it be passed as amended;
  • send it to another committee for consideration;
  • vote not to approve the bill; or
  • table it, which in essence delays action.[3][4]
(a) Except as provided in Rule 1.15, a House or Senate bill that directly, substantially, and specifically affects any present or future financial obligation, budget policy, or revenue of the State must be referred as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) to the appropriate Committee before the bill receives its second reading. A bill that negligibly affects any present or future financial obligation, budget policy, or revenue of the State is not subject to mandatory referral under this rule.

(b) A bill subject to paragraph (a) reported by a finance committee must, if recommended to pass, be subsequently referred to the Ways and Means Committee, unless the bill has a negligible fiscal impact and is subject to direct reference to the Floor under Rule 6.05.[5][4]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Judiciary Finance and Policy Members, 2013
Democratic members (10)Republican members (5)
Debra Hilstrom, ChairSteve Drazkowski
Carly Melin, Vice-chairTony Cornish
David BlyBrian Johnson
Melissa HortmanCindy Pugh
Sheldon JohnsonPeggy Scott
John Lesch
Ben Lien
Jay McNamar
Marion O'Neill
Michael Paymar

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

External links

References