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THIRD MEETING - Corrections Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

CORRECTIONS DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Considine, Chair of the Corrections Division, called the meeting to order at 8:24 A.M. on February 6th, 2019, in the gymnasium of MCF-Stillwater.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
CONSIDINE, John (Jack)
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
O'NEILL, Marion
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
TABKE, Brad
POSTON, John
MARIANI, Carlos

Members excused:
ZERWAS, Nick

A quorum was present.

Chair Considine opened the meeting by saying some words in honor of the late Officer Joseph Gomm. In addition it was announced that the bill relating to officer pay would be named in his honor and the Chair followed with remarks about the theme of “Coming Home Safely”.

Welcome from MCF-Stillwater Warden Eddie Miles.

Testimony from Sgt. John Hillyard, MCF-Stillwater, and Officer John Vars, MCF-Oak Park on challenges facing guards.

Testimony from Ruth Stadheim, Director of Career Technical Education, regarding programming.

Testimony from Commissioner Schnell.

Announcements of listening session with residents to take place on Wednesday, February 13th.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:41 A.M.







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Rep. Jack Considine, Chair






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Adam Kopel, CLA

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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. The Chair Says Some Words in Memory of Joseph Gomm. III. The Chair Says Some Words on What Coming Home Safely Means. IV. Welcome - Stillwater Warden Eddie Miles V. Representative of Correctional Officers: • Sgt. John Hillyard, AFSCME Local President, MCF-Stillwater • Jeff Vars, AFSCME Local President, MCF-Oak Park Heights VI. Representative of Residents VII. Representative of Programming: VIII. Representative of DOC: • Paul Schnell, MN Department of Corrections Commissioner IX. Adjournment *INFORMATION FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION* Public Testifiers: DOC will provide the opportunity for public viewing and testimony, via iTV at the Wardens House located at 970 Pickett Ave N. Bayport, MN 55003. *Seating is limited* Media: Please Direct Media Requests to Sarah.J.Fitzgerald@State.MN.US Public Viewing: Available Remotely Via Link Available During Hearing http://stream5.video.mn.gov/mnit/dhslive2.html OR http://stream5.video.state.mn.us:8080/mnit/dhslive2.html Archive Links (Available 24 hours after event): http://stream5.video.state.mn.us:8080/MNIT/DOC_Legislative_Public_Hearing_MCFStillwater_01-30-19.html OR http://stream5.video.mn.gov/MNIT/DOC_Legislative_Public_Hearing_MCFStillwater_01-30-19.html