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TWENTY-FIRST MEETING - Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 12:48 P.M. on March 6th, 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

Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes for the March 5th, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentation by All Square.

Presenting the overview:
Emily Hunt Turner, CEO and Founder of All Square.
Roslynn Pedracine, Board Chair of All Square.
Valyncia Wertog

HF 40 (Dehn) Civil right to vote of an individual restored upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed, and notice required.

Representative Dehn presented HF40

Testifying in support of HF40:
Rob Stewart
John Choi, MN County Attorneys Association.
Paul Anderson, Supreme Court Justice.
Anika Bowie, Restore the Vote MN Coalition.
Wintana Melekin
JaNaé Bates, Director of Communications for ISAIAH.

Representative Dehn moved to re-refer HF40 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1934 (Gomez) Community Corrections Act subsidy increased, and money appropriated.

Representative Dehn moved to amend HF1934 with the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gomez presented HF1934.

Testifiers in support of HF1934:
Brian Kopperud, President of the MN Association of Community Corrections Act Counties.
Carli Stark, Association of MN Counties.
Tom Adkins, Director of Washington County Community Corrections.

Representative Dehn moved to re-refer HF1934, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The meeting adjourned at 2:25 P.M.




Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez,
Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

Redemption Day Presentation by All Sqaure HF 40 (Dehn) Civil right to vote of an individual restored upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed, and notice required. HF 1934 (Gomez) Community Corrections Act subsidy increased, and money appropriated. Informational Hearing on HF 1717 (Dehn) Juvenile life sentence without release amended.

Bills Added:
  • HF40 (Dehn) - Civil right to vote of an individual restored upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed, and notice required.
  • HF1717 (Dehn) - Juvenile life sentence without release amended.
  • HF1934 (Gomez) - Community Corrections Act subsidy increased, and money appropriated.
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03:25 - All Square presentation. 32:30 - HF40 (Dehn) Civil right to vote of an individual restored upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed, and notice required. 1:15:10 - HF1934 (Gomez) Community Corrections Act subsidy increased, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.