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

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH 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 12:53 P.M. on April 3rd, 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

Informational presentation on the Office of Justice Programs.

Presenting the overview:
Kate Weeks, Executive Director for the Office of Justice Programs.

HF2361 (Dehn) - Minneapolis SafeStreets funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Dehn presented HF2361.

Testifiers in support of HF2361:
Steven Belton
Al Flowers

Chair Mariani laid HF2361 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF1638 (Gomez) - MAD DADS (Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder) underserved communities services and programs grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Gomez presented HF1638.

Testifiers in support of HF1638:
VJ Smith, Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social-disorder.

Chair Mariani laid HF1638 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bull.

Vice- Chair Edelson moved to approve the minutes for the April 2nd, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



HF2649 (Pinto) - African American Youth Access and African Immigrant Family Outreach nonviolence program grant established, and money appropriated.

Representative Pinto presented HF2649.

Testifiers in support of HF2649:
Farhio Khalif, Executive Director of Voices of East African Women.
John Thompson, Fight For Justice

Chair Mariani laid HF2649 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF2785 (Pinto) - Statewide sex trafficking investigation coordinator created.

Representative Pinto presented HF2785.

Chair Mariani laid HF2785 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF418 (Moller) - Criminal sexual conduct statutory reform working group created, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Moller presented HF418.

Testifiers in support of HF418.
Lindsay Brice, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Tim Miller, Minnesota State Representative (17A).

Representative Moller moved to return HF418 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 2:15 P.M.






Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez,
Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM FINANCE AND POLICY OMNIBUS BILL HIGHLIGHTS Agenda: Informational presentation on the Office of Justice Programs. Informational presentation on the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Omnibus, HF 2792 (Mariani) Public safety provisions modified including corrections, law enforcement, sexual offenders, controlled substances, DWI, vehicle operations, pretrial release, offender sentencing, Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, and various other provisions. Highlighted Proposals: HF 2361 (Dehn) Minneapolis SafeStreets funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 1638 (Gomez) MAD DADS (Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder) underserved communities services and programs grant funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 2649 (Pinto) African American Youth Access and African Immigrant Family Outreach nonviolence program grant established, and money appropriated. HF 2785 (Pinto) Statewide sex trafficking investigation coordinator created. HF 418 (Moller) Criminal sexual conduct statutory reform working group created, report required, and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF2361 (Dehn) - Minneapolis SafeStreets funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1638 (Gomez) - MAD DADS (Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder) underserved communities services and programs grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2649 (Pinto) - African American Youth Access and African Immigrant Family Outreach nonviolence program grant established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2785 (Pinto) - Statewide sex trafficking investigation coordinator created.
  • HF418 (Moller) - Criminal sexual conduct statutory reform working group created, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2649 (Pinto) - African American Youth Access and African Immigrant Family Outreach nonviolence program grant established, and money appropriated.
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