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

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 March 13th, 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 Poston moved to approve the minutes for the March 11th and 12th, 2019 meetings. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 530 (Johnson) Domestic abuse prevention program for veterans and their families funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Johnson presented HF530.

Testifiers in support of HF530:
Annie Van Avery, Executive Director for the Domestic Abuse Project.
Amirthini Keefe, Client Services for the Domestic Abuse Project.
Jodi Schipp, Change Step Case Manager for the Domestic Abuse Project.

Chair Mariani laid over HF530 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 1014 (Moller) Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree clarified.

Representative Moller presented HF1014.

Testifiers in support of HF1014:
James Hanneman

Chair Mariani laid over HF1014 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 734 (Gomez) Sex offense statute of limitations eliminated.

Representative Gomez presented HF734.

Testifiers in support of HF734:
John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney and County Attorneys Association.
Laura Sterns
De’Vonna Pittman
Linda Thompson
Kilomarie Granda, Unspoken Voices.

Chair Mariani laid over HF734 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 480 (O'Neill) Criminal sexual conduct definitions amended, criminal sexual conduct offenses expanded for persons in current or recent positions of authority over juveniles, affirmative defenses to criminal sexual conduct charges eliminated, and statute of limitations removed for felony criminal sexual offenses.

Representative O’Neill presented HF480.

Testifiers in support of HF480:
Hannah Traaseth

Representative O’Neill moved to amend HF480 with the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani laid over HF480, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting recessed at 2:15 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 7:42 P.M. in room 120 of the State Capitol.

HF 563 (Moran) Heaven's Law created, commissioner of human services directed to report to the legislature on information sharing in interstate child protection investigations, investigation into a future interstate compact on child protection data required, information required to be requested as part of an assessment or investigation, and consideration required of past maltreatment to determine investigations.

Representative Moran Presented HF563.

Testifiers in support of HF563:
Akeeylah Orridge
James Dunn

Representative Dehn moved to re-refer HF563 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1273 (Marquart) Emergency management readiness grants for local planning and preparedness efforts funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Marquart Presented HF1273.

Testifiers in support of HF1273.
Gary Johnson, Emergency Manager.
Steve Bommersbach, County Commissioner at Norman County.
Laine Sletta, Emergency Manager.
Dave Borchert, County Commissioner at Brown County.
Carli Stark, Association of MN Counties.

Chair Mariani laid over HF1273 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 1408 (Koegel) Relating to public safety; authorizing peace officers to issue citations based on report from work zone flagger; prohibiting wireless communications device use in work zones.

Representative Mariani moved to amend HF1408 with the A9 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Koegel Presented HF1408.

Testifiers in support of HF1408:
Ryan Berg
Laura Berg

Representative Edelson moved to re-refer HF1408, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF 1520 (Sandstede) 911 dispatchers required to be trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction, monitoring and enforcement provided, civil immunity established, and money appropriated.

Representative Christensen moved to amend HF1520 with the DE2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sandstede Presented HF1520.

Testifiers in support of HF1520:
Lorna Schmidt, Government Relations Director at the American Heart Association.
Ashley Goette

Representative Christensen moved to return HF1520, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means.

HF 2351 (Brand) Dimethyltryptamine manufacture added as controlled substance crime.

Representative Brand Presented HF2351

Testifiers in support of HF2351:
Jeff Wersal, Commander of the MN River Valley Drug Task Force.

Chair Mariani laid over HF2351 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 1421 (Daniels) Close-captioned television required in certain circumstances, and money appropriated.

Representative Daniels Presented HF1421.

Testifiers in support of HF1421:
David Nathanson
John Fechter, President of MN Association of Deaf Citizens.
Mike Cashman
Dov Nathanson
Mary Hartnell

Representative Poston moved to lay HF1421 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Poston withdrew his motion to lay HF1421 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF1423 was heard on an informational basis.

HF 1850 (Edelson) Supplemental nonprofit security grant program extended, and money appropriated.

Representative Edelson Presented HF1850

Testifiers in support of HF1850:
Anthony Sussman
Dan Plekkenpol
Pratap Naidu, Hindu Temple of MN.
Billy Russell, Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

Chair Mariani laid over HF1850 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 717 (Mariani) Cannabis task force created, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Mariani moved to amend HF717 with the A19 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mariani presented HF717.

Testifiers in support of HF717:
Robert Small, Executive Director of the MN County Attorneys Association.
Dennis Flaherty, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.

Chair Mariani moved to re-refer HF717, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILD AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF 1209 (Edelson) Predatory offender status notice to a home care provider required.

Representative Edelson moved to amend HF1209 with the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Edelson Presented HF1209.

Testifiers in support of HF1209:
Kevin Goodno, MN Home Care Association.

Chair Mariani laid over HF1209, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 901 (Pinto) Domestic abuse no contact order violations added to the list of conduct that can be admitted into evidence.

Representative Pinto Presented HF901.

Representative Pinto moved to refer HF901 to the Judiciary and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 560 (Pinto) Harassment and stalking crimes clarified.

Representative Pinto Presented HF560.

Chair Mariani laid over HF560 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 341 (Mariani) Criminal sexual conduct; invasion of privacy crimes involving minors maximum penalty increased and predatory offender registration required; child pornography offense penalties increased; written justification for court-imposed stays of adjudication for sex offenses required; persons in positions of authority over juveniles and peace officers engaging in sexual activity with those in custody offenses expanded; voluntary relationship defense eliminated; and nonconsensual, intentional touching of another person's clothes buttock exclusion eliminated.

Chair Mariani moved to amend HF341 with the A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Mariani Presented HF341.

Testifiers in support of HF341:
Nate Reitz, MN Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

Chair Mariani moved to re-refer HF341, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF 2128 (Mariani) Indeterminate Sentence Release Board established, and report required.

Chair Mariani Presented HF2128.

Testifiers in support of HF2128:
Paul Schnell, Commissioner for the MN Department of Corrections.

Chair Edelson laid over HF2128 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Mariani moved that the following House Files be returned to Ways and Means with a recommendation to be re-referred to Capital Investment: THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1159 (Lislegard) Northeast Regional Corrections Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF 1459 (Bahner) Maple Grove North Metro Range expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF 1075 (Gunther) Martin County justice center renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF 773 (Koegel) Blaine regional public safety training facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF 668 (Dehn) Minneapolis Emergency Operations Center and Fire Training Facility expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF 101 (Sundin) Cloquet Area Fire District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 A.M.





Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez,
Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

Gender Based Violence Prevention Day Regularly Scheduled Meeting Time: 12:45 PM in Capitol 120 HF 530 (Johnson) Domestic abuse prevention program for veterans and their families funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 1014 (Moller) Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree clarified. HF 734 (Gomez) Sex offense statute of limitations eliminated HF 480 (O'Neill) Criminal sexual conduct definitions amended, criminal sexual conduct offenses expanded for persons in current or recent positions of authority over juveniles, affirmative defenses to criminal sexual conduct charges eliminated, and statute of limitations removed for felony criminal sexual offenses. Evening Hearing Time: 6:45 PM in Capitol 120 HF 341 (Mariani) Criminal sexual conduct; invasion of privacy crimes involving minors maximum penalty increased and predatory offender registration required; child pornography offense penalties increased; written justification for court-imposed stays of adjudication for sex offenses required; persons in positions of authority over juveniles and peace officers engaging in sexual activity with those in custody offenses expanded; voluntary relationship defense eliminated; and nonconsensual, intentional touching of another person's clothes buttock exclusion eliminated. HF 901 (Pinto) Domestic abuse no contact order violations added to the list of conduct that can be admitted into evidence. HF 560 (Pinto) Harassment and stalking crimes clarified. HF 1209 (Edelson) Predatory offender status notice to a home care provider required. HF 1850 (Edelson) Supplemental nonprofit security grant program extended, and money appropriated. HF 1421 (Daniels) Close-captioned television required in certain circumstances, and money appropriated. HF 1520 (Sandstede) 911 dispatchers required to be trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction, monitoring and enforcement provided, civil immunity established, and money appropriated. HF 1273 (Marquart) Emergency management readiness grants for local planning and preparedness efforts funding provided, report required, and money appropriated HF 2351 (Brand) Dimethyltryptamine manufacture added as controlled substance crime. HF 1408 (Koegel) Relating to public safety; authorizingpeace officers to issue citations based on report from work zone flagger;prohibiting wireless communications device use in work zones HF 563 (Moran) Heaven's Law created, commissioner of human services directed to report to the legislature on information sharing in interstate child protection investigations, investigation into a future interstate compact on child protection data required, information required to be requested as part of an assessment or investigation, and consideration required of past maltreatment to determine investigations. HF 1909 (Lesch) Direct shippers of wine regulation; sales and use, liquor gross receipts, and excise taxes imposition; licensing and reporting requirements; data classification; bootlegging prohibition HF 717 (Mariani) Cannabis task force created, report required, and money appropriated. HF 2128 (Mariani) Indeterminate Sentence Release Board established, and report required. Procedural Motion: The following House Files are to be returned to Ways and Means with a recommendation to be re-referred to Capital Investment: HF 1159 (Lislegard) Northeast Regional Corrections Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 1459 (Bahner) Maple Grove North Metro Range expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated HF 1075 (Gunther) Martin County justice center renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 773 (Koegel) Blaine regional public safety training facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 668 (Dehn) Minneapolis Emergency Operations Center and Fire Training Facility expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 101 (Sundin) Cloquet Area Fire District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. *Bills May Be Added To The Agenda*

Bills Added:
  • HF717 (Mariani) - Cannabis task force created, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF530 (Johnson) - Domestic abuse prevention program for veterans and their families funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1014 (Moller) - Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree clarified.
  • HF734 (Gomez) - Sex offense statute of limitations eliminated.
  • HF480 (O'Neill) - Criminal sexual conduct definitions amended, criminal sexual conduct offenses expanded for persons in current or recent positions of authority over juveniles, affirmative defenses to criminal sexual conduct charges eliminated, and statute of limitations removed for felony criminal sexual offenses.
  • HF901 (Pinto) - Domestic abuse no contact order violations added to the list of conduct that can be admitted into evidence.
  • HF560 (Pinto) - Harassment and stalking crimes clarified.
  • HF1209 (Edelson) - Predatory offender status notice to a home care provider required.
  • HF341 (Mariani) - Sex offense sentencing guidelines reviewed.
  • HF1850 (Edelson) - Supplemental nonprofit security grant program extended, and money appropriated.
  • HF1520 (Sandstede) - 911 dispatchers required to be trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction, monitoring and enforcement provided, civil immunity established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1273 (Marquart) - Emergency management readiness grants for local planning and preparedness efforts funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1159 (Lislegard) - Northeast Regional Corrections Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1459 (Bahner) - Maple Grove; North Metro Range expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1075 (Gunther) - Martin County; justice center renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF773 (Koegel) - Blaine; regional public safety training facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF668 (Dehn) - Minneapolis; Emergency Operations Center and Fire Training Facility expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF239 (Koegel) - Anoka County; regional public safety training facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF101 (Sundin) - Cloquet Area Fire District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1421 (Daniels) - Close-captioned television required in certain circumstances, and money appropriated.
  • HF2128 (Mariani) - Indeterminate Sentence Release Board established, and report required.
  • HF1408 (Koegel) - Peace officers authorized to issue citations based on report from work zone flagger, and penalties provided.
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01:25 - HF530 (Johnson) Domestic abuse prevention program for veterans and their families funding provided, and money appropriated. 25:25 - HF1014 (Moller) Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree clarified. 33:14 - HF734 (Gomez) Sex offense statute of limitations eliminated. 1:06:29 - HF480 (O'Neill) Criminal sexual conduct definitions amended, criminal sexual conduct offenses expanded for persons in current or recent positions of authority over juveniles, affirmative defenses to criminal sexual conduct charges eliminated, and statute of limitations removed for felony criminal sexual offenses. The Division recessed. Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes.