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

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Edelson, Vice-Chair of the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 12:46 P.M. on February 27th, 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
POSTON, John
PINTO, Dave

MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Budget Presentation.

Presenting the overview:
Nate Gove, Executive Director for the MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.

HF 665 (Edelson) Youth intervention programs funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Edelson presented HF665.

Testifiers in support:
Stacey Collier, Youth Support Program Director at the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.
Paul Maunier, Executive Director for the Youth Intervention Programs Association.

Chair Considine laid over HF665 for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

HF 1604 (Edelson) Organization providing legal representation for children grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Edelson presented HF1604.

Testifiers in support:
Lilia Panteleeva, Executive Director for the Children’s Law Center.

Chair Mariani laid over HF1604 for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Bill.

Presentation from the Minnesota Youth Council on School Safety.

Presenting the overview:
Hannah Erickson, Youth Council Member in the 8th District for the MN Youth Council.
Anushka Thorat, At Large Representative for the MN Youth Council.
Arjun Maheshwari, At Large Representative for the MN Youth Council.

The meeting recessed at 2:16 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 7:03 P.M in room 120 of the Capitol.

HF 8 (Pinto) Firearm transfer criminal background checks required.

Representative Pinto moved to amend HF8 with the DE2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pinto presented HF8

Testifiers in support of HF8:
Paul Schnell, Commissioner for the Department of Corrections.
Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney.
Jeff Potts, Bloomington Chief of Police.
Andrew Kiragu, Pediatrician at HCMC & Minnesota Medical Association
Sa’Lesha Beeks
Austin Berger
Erin Zamoff, MN Moms Demand Action Volunteer Leader
Bob Mokos

Testifiers opposed to HF8:
Bryan Straswer, Chairman of the MN Gun Owners Caucus.
Daniel Ward, Membership Director of the African-American Heritage Gun Club of MN.
Cara Schultz
Louis Dennard, President of the African-American Heritage Gun Club of MN.
Bryant Stewart
Rob Doar, Political Director of the MN Gun Owners Caucus.
Joseph Olson

Representative Nash moved to amend HF8, as amended, with the A3 Amendment.

Representative Nash requested a roll call.

AYES:
GROSSELL, Matt
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Time
NASH, Jim
O’Neill, Marion
POSTON, John

NAYS:
MARIANI, Carlos
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
DEHN, Raymond
EDELSON, Heather
HOWARD, Michael
LESCH, John
LONG, Jamie
MOLLER, Kelly
PINTO, Dave

EXCUSED:
CONSIDINE, Jack

With 7 AYES, 9 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Nash moved to amend HF8, as amended, with the A4 Amendment.

Representative Nash requested a roll call.

AYES:
GROSSELL, Matt
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Time
NASH, Jim
O’Neill, Marion
POSTON, John

NAYS:
MARIANI, Carlos
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
DEHN, Raymond
EDELSON, Heather
HOWARD, Michael
LESCH, John
LONG, Jamie
MOLLER, Kelly
PINTO, Dave

EXCUSED:
CONSIDINE, Jack

With 7 AYES, 9 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Nash moved to amend HF8, as amended, with the A7 Amendment.

Representative Nash requested a roll call.

AYES:
GROSSELL, Matt
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Time
NASH, Jim
O’Neill, Marion
POSTON, John

NAYS:
MARIANI, Carlos
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
DEHN, Raymond
EDELSON, Heather
HOWARD, Michael
LESCH, John
LONG, Jamie
MOLLER, Kelly
PINTO, Dave

EXCUSED:
CONSIDINE, Jack

With 7 AYES, 9 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Nash moved to amend HF8, as amended, with the A8 Amendment.

Representative Nash requested a roll call.

AYES:
GROSSELL, Matt
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Time
NASH, Jim
O’Neill, Marion
POSTON, John

NAYS:
MARIANI, Carlos
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
DEHN, Raymond
EDELSON, Heather
HOWARD, Michael
LESCH, John
LONG, Jamie
MOLLER, Kelly
PINTO, Dave

EXCUSED:
CONSIDINE, Jack

With 7 AYES, 9 NAYS, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Pinto moved to return HF8, as amended, to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Nash requested a roll call.

AYES:
MARIANI, Carlos
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
DEHN, Raymond
EDELSON, Heather
HOWARD, Michael
LESCH, John
LONG, Jamie
MOLLER, Kelly
PINTO, Dave

NAYS:
GROSSELL, Matt
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Time
NASH, Jim
O’Neill, Marion
POSTON, John

EXCUSED:
CONSIDINE, Jack

With 9 AYES, 7 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF 9 (Richardson) Firearms; law enforcement and family members enable to petition a court to prohibit people from possessing firearms if they pose a significant danger to themselves or others by possessing a firearm.

Representative Pinto moved to amend HF9 with the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Richardson presented HF9

Testifiers in support:
Ruth Richardson, State Representative
Bob Hawkins, Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Public Safety.
Jan Malcolm, MDH Commissioner
Andrew Kiragu
Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney
Jeff Potts
Mary Galloway
Muna Galbayte
Shannon Johnson

Testifiers opposed to HF9:
Bryan Strawser, Chairman of the MN Gun Owners Caucus.
Sarah Cade, MN Gun Owners Caucus.
Mark Steiger
Elizabeth Bangert
Connor Daine
Rob Doar, Political Director of the MN Gun Owners Caucus.
Joseph Olson

The Committee recessed at 11:34 P.M.

The Committee reconvened at 11:47 P.M.

Chair Mariani laid HF9 on the table.

The meeting adjourned at 12:02 A.M.




Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez,
Committee Legislative Assistant





















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Agenda:

Youth Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform POST Board Budget Presentation HF 665 (Edelson) Youth intervention programs funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 1604 (Edelson) Organization providing legal representation for children grant funding provided, and money appropriated.d Presentation from the Minnesota Youth Council on School Safety HF 8 (Pinto) Firearm transfer criminal background checks required. HF 9 (Richardson) Firearms; law enforcement and family members enable to petition a court to prohibit people from possessing firearms if they pose a significant danger to themselves or others by possessing a firearm. **Updated HF 8 and HF 9 Evening Hearing Information** Location: Capitol 120 Time: The Committee will reconvene at 7:00 pm Ticketing: This event will be ticketed on site by the Sergeant of Arms. Time Allotments: Proponents and opponents of each bill will be afforded 30 minutes of testimony for each bill. The bill author’s presentation will count toward the proponents 30 minutes. Testifying: Individuals interested in testifying will need to sign up with the committee via email at HF8andHF9Testimony@house.mn or via phone at 651-296-1478. Individuals who are not able to testify are encouraged to provide written testimony to the posted email by 12:45 pm on Tuesday on February 26. Additional Hearing: The Chair's intent is to pass HF 8 and HF 9 on Wednesday evening. If we are not able to do so, we will continue hear these bills on Thursday evening at the Capitol. No further testimony will be taken at that time.

Bills Added:
  • HF8 (Pinto) - Firearm transfer criminal background checks required.
  • HF9 (Richardson) - Firearms; law enforcement and family members enabled to petition a court to prohibit people from possessing firearms if they pose a significant danger to themselves or others by possessing a firearm.
  • HF665 (Edelson) - Youth intervention programs funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1604 (Edelson) - Organization providing legal representation for children grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
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Opening comments by Chair Carlos Mariani (DFL-Saint Paul). 05:16 - Opening comments by Republican Lead Representative Brian Johnson (R-Cambridge). 08:21 - Chair comments about hearing process. 11:08 - HF8 (Pinto) Firearm transfer criminal background checks required. 3:02:24 - HF9 (Richardson) Firearms; law enforcement and family members enable to petition a court to prohibit people from possessing firearms if they pose a significant danger to themselves or others by possessing a firearm. 4:30:57 - The Division recessed for 12 minutes. 4:43:24 - The Division reconvened. Runs 5 hours, 1 minute, including recess.