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

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 12:49 P.M. on February 26th, 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

HF 950 (Christensen) Minnesota School Safety Center funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Christensen moved to amend HF950 with the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Christensen presented HF950

Testifiers in support:
Joe Kelly, Director of MN Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Bob Hawkins, Assistant Commissioner for the MN Department of Public Safety.

Chair Mariani laid HF950 over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

HF 812 (Wazlawik) Criminal sexual conduct offenses for persons in authority positions over juveniles expanded.

Representative Wazlawik presented HF812.

Testifiers in support of HF812:
Jeanne Ronayne

Chair Mariani (Dehn) laid over HF812 for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

HF 89 (Grossell) Child pornography offenses penalties increased, mandatory minimum sentences created, and Sentencing Guidelines Commission directed to modify sex offender grid.

Representative Grossell presented HF89.

Testifiers in Support of HF89:
Heather Holden, Bemidji Police Department.

Chair Mariani laid HF89 over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.

Representative Considine moved to reconsider the vote by which HF50 was referred to the Judiciary and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Considine moved to return HF50, as amended, to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The meeting adjourned at 2:03 P.M.




Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez,
Committee Legislative Assistant






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Agenda:

Youth Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform HF 950 (Christensen) Minnesota School Safety Center funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 812 (Wazlawik) Criminal sexual conduct offenses for persons in authority positions over juveniles expanded. HF 89 (Grossell) Child pornography offenses penalties increased, mandatory minimum sentences created, and Sentencing Guidelines Commission directed to modify sex offender grid. *HF 50 (Hornstein) Cell phone use while a motor vehicle is in motion prohibited, with hands-free mode exception. *HF 50 will be heard to clarify a motion. The bill was previously before a committee. Testimony was heard. No public testimony will be taken for this bill. **The Committee will reconvene at 5:00 pm in room Capitol 120 for a Joint Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform and Corrections Committee on Corrections Budget Presentation.

Bills Added:
  • HF950 (Christensen) - Minnesota School Safety Center funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF812 (Wazlawik) - Criminal sexual conduct offenses for persons in authority positions over juveniles expanded.
  • 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.
  • HF89 (Grossell) - Child pornography offenses penalties increased, mandatory minimum sentences created, and Sentencing Guidelines Commission directed to modify sex offender grid.
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01:03 - HF950 (Christensen) Minnesota School Safety Center funding provided, and money appropriated. 17:51 - HF812 (Wazlawik) Criminal sexual conduct offenses for persons in authority positions over juveniles expanded. 26:33 - HF89 (Grossell) Child pornography offenses penalties increased, mandatory minimum sentences created, and Sentencing Guidelines Commission directed to modify sex offender grid. 1:11:29 - HF50 (Hornstein) Cell phone use while a motor vehicle is in motion prohibited, with hands-free mode exception. - HF50 was heard to clarify a motion; the bill was previously before a committee; testimony was heard; no public testimony was taken for this bill. Runs 1 hour, 14 minutes.