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

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 12:45 P.M. on February 19th, 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
NASH, Jim
O’NEILL, Marion
PINTO, Dave
POSTON, John

Representative Christensen moved that the minutes for the February 14th, 2019 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1001 (Pinto) DWI law regarding how license plates are impounded and reissued modified, and criminal penalties provided.

Representative Pinto presented HF1001

Testifiers in support of HF1001:
David Bernstein, Chair of the Minnesota DWI Task Force.

Chair Mariani laid over HF1001 for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus bill.
HF 1002 (Pinto) DWI offenders’ driver's license reinstatement condition to take a specified examination not required.

Representative Pinto moved to amend HF1002 with the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pinto presented HF1002

Testifiers in support of HF1002:
David Bernstein, Chair of the Minnesota DWI Task Force.

Representative Pinto moved that HF1002, as amended, be re-referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF 1061 (Lesch) Drivers' license suspension by the commissioner of public safety authority modified, retroactive driver's license reinstatement provided, technical changes made, and report required.

Representative Lesch presented HF1061.

Testifiers in support of HF1061:
Leah Jackson
Mary Ellen Heng, Deputy City Attorney of Minneapolis.
Jeanette Boerner, Hennepin County Assistant Public Defender

Representative Lesch moved that HF1061 be re-referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 898 (Lesch) License reinstatement diversion pilot program made permanent, and report required.

Representative Lesch presented HF898

Testifiers in support of HF898:
Scott Adkisson, CEO for Diversion Solutions, LLC.
David Skilbred

Representative Lesch moved that HF898 be returned to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting recessed at 2:17 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 5:03 P.M. in room 300S at the State Office Building.

HF 628 (Lesch) DWI forfeiture law prohibited from applying to motor vehicles operated by persons entering the ignition interlock program.

Representative Lesch presented HF628

Testifiers that opposed HF628:
Jeff Tate, MN Chief of Police Association.
David Bernstein, Chair of the Minnesota DWI Task Force.

Chair Mariani laid over HF628.

HF 741 (Noor) Limiting the use of money bail for certain offenses.

Representative Noor presented HF741

Testifiers opposed to HF741:
Joel Carlson, MN Coalition for Battered Women.

Testifier in support of HF741:
Tonja Honsey, Executive Director for the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
Bill Ward, MN State Public Defender.

Representative Grossell moved to amend HF741, as amended, with the A3 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pinto moved to amend the A3 Amendment to HF741, as amended, with the A4 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dehn moved that HF741, as amended, be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

Representative Johnson requested a roll call vote, as amended, for HF741.
AYES-
MARIANI
CONSIDINE
DEHN
EDELSON
HOWARD
LESCH
LONG
MOLLER
NAYS-
GROSSELL
JOHNSON
LUCERO
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
POSTON


PINTO
ABSENT-
CHRISTENSEN

There being 9 ayes and 7 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The meeting adjourned at 6:35 P.M.




Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez,
Committee Legislative Assistant






















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Agenda:

Safe & Accessible Roadway Week HF 1061 (Lesch) Drivers' license suspension by the commissioner of public safety authority modified, retroactive driver's license reinstatement provided, technical changes made, and report required. HF 898 (Lesch) License reinstatement diversion pilot program made permanent, and report required. HF 628 (Lesch) DWI forfeiture law prohibited from applying to motor vehicles operated by persons entering the ignition interlock program. HF 1001 (Pinto) DWI law regarding how license plates are impounded and reissued modified, and criminal penalties provided. HF 1002 (Pinto) DWI offenders’ driver's license reinstatement condition to take a specified examination not required. HF 741 (Noor) Limiting the use of money bail for certain offenses *Evening Hearing: Room 300S at 5:00pm

Bills Added:
  • HF741 (Noor) - Money bail use for certain offenses limited.
  • HF898 (Lesch) - License reinstatement diversion pilot program made permanent, and report required.
  • HF628 (Lesch) - DWI forfeiture law prohibited from applying to motor vehicles operated by persons entering the ignition interlock program.
  • HF1002 (Pinto) - DWI offender driver's license reinstatement condition to take a specified examination not required.
  • HF1061 (Lesch) - Drivers' license suspension by the commissioner of public safety authority modified, retroactive driver's license reinstatement provided, technical changes made, and report required.
  • HF1001 (Pinto) - DWI law regarding how license plates are impounded and reissued modified, and criminal penalties provided.
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00:33 - HF1001 (Pinto) DWI law regarding how license plates are impounded and reissued modified, and criminal penalties provided. 11:36 - HF1002 (Pinto) DWI offenders’ driver's license reinstatement condition to take a specified examination not required. 18:10 - HF1061 (Lesch) Drivers' license suspension by the commissioner of public safety authority modified, retroactive driver's license reinstatement provided, technical changes made, and report required. 1:05:35 - HF898 (Lesch) License reinstatement diversion pilot program made permanent, and report required. The Division recessed. Runs 1 hour, 22 minutes. (No video available of the reconvening)