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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

Meets: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:45 a.m. in Room 10
Committee Chair: Rep. John Lesch (66B)
Vice Chair: Rep. Kelly Moller (42A)


Committee Administrator: Rachel Ganani 651-296-5071
Committee Legislative Assistant: Latisha Townsend 651-296-3305

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Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Chair: Rep. John Lesch

Joint informational hearing of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committees: Race and the Law: How We Can Improve Equity in the Criminal Justice System.
Hearing will run from 5 pm-7 pm, followed by a reception.

Location: Mitchell Hamline School of Law Auditorium, 875 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul

1. Call to Order
2. Victims Issues & Race: Artika Roller, MNCASA, Executive Director
3. Policing Issues & Race: Dr. Tracie Keesee, Center for Policing Equity, Vice President of Law Enforcement and Social Justice Initiatives
4. Questions and Conversation
5. Pretrial & Trial Issues & Race: Perry L. Moriearty, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law School & Judge Tanya Bransford, Hennepin County District Court
6. Post-Conviction Issues & Race: Rob Stewart, Minnesota Justice Research Center, Executive Director
7. Questions and Conversation
8. Adjournment

*Reception with light food and refreshments to follow.

*Recommended readings linked below and attached.

*Presenter materials will be attached as received

**Please note, this is a joint informational hearing with members of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division and Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Committee. No official committee action will take place.**

For questions related to this hearing, please contact Committee Administrator, Rachel Ganani: