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SIXTH MEETING - Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Mariani, Chair of the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 12:50 P.M. on January 30th, 2019, in room 120 of the State Capitol Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
MARIANI, Carlos, (Chair)
EDELSON, Heather (Vice-Chair)
JOHNSON, Brian (Minority Lead)
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
CONSIDINE, Jack
DEHN, Raymond
GROSSELL, Matt
HOWARD, Michael
LESCH, John
LONG, Jamie
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Tim
MOLLER, Kelly
O’NEILL, Marion
PINTO, Dave
POSTON, John

Members excused:
NASH, Jim

Representative Dehn moved that the minutes of the January 29th, 2019 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF491 (Demuth) Relating to criminal justice; establishing penalties for school employees and independent contractors who have sexual relationships with students.

Representative Johnson moved that HF491, with amendment H0491A1, be returned to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Demuth presented HF491.

Testifiers:
James Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney.

Representative Johnson renewed his motion to return HF491, as amended, to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF464 (O'Neill) Relating to public safety; establishing the domestic abuse transformation program account for funding domestic abuse transformation programs.

Representative O’Neill presented HF464.

Testifiers:
Liz Richards, Executive Director at the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women.
Dave Matthews, Program Manager at People Incorporated.

Chair Mariani laid over HF464 for possible inclusion in the Public Safety omnibus bill.

HF74 (Kunesh-Pudein) A bill for an act relating to public safety; eliminating the exclusion from fifth degree criminal sexual conduct for non-consensual, intentional touching of another person's clothed buttock.

Testifiers:
Jessica Goodwin
Lindsey Brice, Staff Attorney at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Chair Mariani laid over HF74 for possible inclusion in the Public Safety omnibus bill.

The meeting adjourned at 2:18 P.M.





Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez,
Committee Legislative Assistant




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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. Approval of minutes for January 29, 2019 III. HF 464 (O'Neill) Relating to public safety; establishing the domestic abuse transformation program account for funding domestic abuse transformation programs IV. HF 491 (Demuth) Relating to criminal justice; establishing penalties for school employees and independent contractors who have sexual relationships with students V. HF 74 (Kunesh-Pudein) A bill for an act relating to public safety; eliminating the exclusion from fifth degree criminal sexual conduct for non-consensual, intentional touching of another person's clothed buttock. VI. Adjournment

Bills Added:
  • HF74 (Kunesh-Podein) - Fifth degree criminal sexual conduct for nonconsensual, intentional touching of another person's clothed buttock exclusion eliminated.
  • HF464 (O'Neill) - Domestic abuse transformation program account established to fund domestic abuse transformation programs, and money appropriated.
  • HF491 (Demuth) - School employees, independent contractors, and persons in positions of authority who have sexual relationships with students penalties established.
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01:37 - HF491 (Demuth) School employees and independent contractors who have sexual relationships with students penalties established. 55:09 - HF464 (O'Neill) Domestic abuse transformation program account established to fund domestic abuse transformation programs, and money appropriated. 1:14:10 - HF74 (Kunesh-Podein) Fifth degree criminal sexual conduct for nonconsensual, intentional touching of another person's clothed buttock exclusion eliminated. Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.