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

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 11:34 A.M. on March 11th, 2019, in room G23 of the State Capitol Building. A quorum was not 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
LESCH, John
LONG, Jamie
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Tim
MOLLER, Kelly
O’NEILL, Marion
PINTO, Dave
POSTON, John

Members excused:
GROSSELL, Matt
HOWARD, Michael
NASH, Jim

A quorum was present at 11:39 A.M.

HF 1055 (Lesch) Peace officers who have sexual relations with persons in custody criminal penalties established.
Representative Lesch presented HF1055.
Testifiers in support of HF1055:
Lindsay Brice, Law and Policy Director for the MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Chair Mariani laid over HF1055 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Considine moved to approve the minutes for the March 7th, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 334 (Mariani) Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training membership expanded

Chair Mariani presented HF334.

Testifiers in support of HF334:
Anika Bowie, Minneapolis NAACP President.
Justin Terrell, Council for Minnesotan’s on African Heritage.
Lars Negstad, ISAIAH.

Chair Edelson laid over HF334 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 627 (Pinto) Eyewitness identification best practices policies required.
Representative Pinto moved to amend HF627 with the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pinto presented HF627.

Testifiers in support of HF627:
Julie Jonas, Innocence Project.
Nancy Steblay.

Chair Mariani laid over HF627, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 1955 (Moller) Predatory offender registration provisions amended, Statewide Emergency. Communication Board provisions modified, and wheelchair securement device requirements modified.

Representative Moller moved to amend HF1955 with the A19-0139 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Moller presented HF1955.

Testifiers in support of HF1955:
Katie Engler, Senior Legal Analyst at the BCA.
Dana Wahlberg, Director of Emergency Communications Networks Division.
Brian Reu, Director of Pupil Transportation Safety at the MN State Patrol.

Representative Moller moved to re-refer HF1955, as amended, to the Judiciary and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The meeting adjourned at 1:02 P.M.



Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez,
Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Police Professional Excellence Week HF 627 (Pinto) Eyewitness identification best practices policies required HF 334 (Mariani) Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training membership expanded HF 1055 (Lesch) Peace officers who have sexual relations with persons in custody criminal penalties established HF 1955 (Moller) Predatory offender registration provisions amended, Statewide Emergency Communication Board provisions modified, and wheelchair securement device requirements modified.

Bills Added:
  • HF627 (Pinto) - Eyewitness identification best practices policies required.
  • HF334 (Mariani) - Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training membership expanded.
  • HF1055 (Lesch) - Peace officers who have sexual relations with persons in custody criminal penalties established.
  • HF1955 (Moller) - Predatory offender registration provisions amended, Statewide Emergency Communication Board provisions modified, and wheelchair securement device requirements modified.
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