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

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 February 20th, 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 Howard moved that the minutes for the February 14th, 2019 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1263 (Neu) Recreational vehicle DWI laws further conformed to general DWI laws, and technical corrections made.

Representative Neu presented HF1263.

Testifiers in support of HF1263
Rodmen Smith, MN Department of Natural Resources.

Representative Nash moved to amend HF1263 with the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Mariani laid over HF1263 for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus bill.

HF 50 (Hornstein) Cell phone use while a motor vehicle is in motion prohibited, with hands-free mode exception.

Representative Hornstein presented HF50

Testifiers in support HF50:
John Harrington, Commissioner of the MN Department of Public Safety.
John Hausladen, President of the MN Trucking Association.
Rhonda Maurer
Paul Aason

Testifiers opposing HF50:
Bret Collier

Representative Dehn made an oral amendment to insert “of” on line 1.3 on the A6 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Dehn moved to divide the A6 amendment by making lines 1.1-1.3 the first part and lines 1.4-1.8 the second part. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dehn moved that the first part of the A6 Amendment, as amended, be approved.

Representative Lucero requested a roll call vote, as amended, on the first part of the A6 Amendment.

AYES:
MARIANI
CHRISTENSEN
DEHN
EDELSON
HOWARD
JOHNSON
LONG
LUCERO
MOLLER
PINTO

NAYS:
CONSIDINE
GROSSELL
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
POSTON

EXCUSED:
LESCH

With 10 AYES, 6 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nash moved to amend HF50, as amended, with Part 2 of the A6 Amendment.

Representative Nash requested a roll call for Part 2 of the A6 Amendment, as amended.

AYES:
GROSSELL
JOHNSON
LUCERO
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
POSTON

NAYES:
MARIANI
CHRISTENSEN
CONSIDINE
DEHN
EDELSON
HOWARD
LESCH
LONG
MOLLER
PINTO

With 7 AYES, 10 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Dehn moved to amend HF50, as amended, with the A5 amendment.

Representative Johnson requested a roll call vote for the A5 Amendment, as amended.

AYES:
MARIANI
CHRISTENSEN
CONSIDINE
DEHN
EDELSON
HOWARD
LESCH
LONG
MOLLER
PINTO

NAYS:
JOHNSON
LUCERO
MILLER
O’NEILL
POSTON

EXCUSED:
GROSSELL
NASH

With 10 AYES, 5 NAYS, and 2 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting recessed at 2:18 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 5:41 P.M. in room 10 at the State Office Building.

Chair Mariani moved to re-refer HF50, as amended, to the Judiciary and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF 1149 (Christensen) Conservation officers authority under DWI law expanded.

Representative Christensen presented HF1149

Testifiers in support of HF1149:
Rodmen Smith, Director of Enforcement at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Matt Langer
Mike Asleson, Member of the DWI Task Force.

Chair Marini laid over HF1149 for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

HF 1375 (Considine) Driving while distracted or without a valid license and causing bodily harm or death increased penalties established.

Representative Considine presented HF1375

Testifiers in support of HF1375:
Dave Pinto, State Representative.

Representative Considine moved to re-refer HF1375 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 6:59 P.M.





Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez,
Committee Legislative Assistant





















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Agenda:

Safe & Accessible Roadway Week HF 50 (Hornstein) Cell phone use while a motor vehicle is in motion prohibited, with hands-free mode exception. HF 1375 (Considine) Driving while distracted or without a valid license and causing bodily harm or death increased penalties established. HF 1263 (Neu) Recreational vehicle DWI laws further conformed to general DWI laws, and technical corrections made. HF 1149 (Christensen) Conservation officers authority under DWI law expanded. *Evening Hearing: Room 10 at 5:30pm

Bills Added:
  • HF1263 (Neu) - Recreational vehicle DWI laws further conformed to general DWI laws, and technical corrections made.
  • HF50 (Hornstein) - Cell phone use prohibited by person operating a vehicle while vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic, and voice-activated hands-free mode exception provided.
  • HF1149 (Christensen) - Conservation officer authority under DWI law expanded.
  • HF1375 (Considine) - Driving while distracted or without a valid license and causing bodily harm or death increased penalties established.
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00:51 - HF1263 (Neu) Recreational vehicle DWI laws further conformed to general DWI laws, and technical corrections made. 11:50 - HF50 (Hornstein) Cell phone use while a motor vehicle is in motion prohibited, with hands-free mode exception. The Division recessed. Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.