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SIXTH MEETING - Corrections Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

CORRECTIONS DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Considine, Chair of the Corrections Division, called the meeting to order at 8:15 A.M. on February 26th, 2019, in Room 10 of the State Office Building

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

A quorum was present.

Rep. Tabke moved that the minutes of February 20th, 2019 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1237 (Winkler) State and local jail and prison inmates required to be housed in publicly owned and operated jails and prisons, and state and counties prohibited form contracting with private prisons.

Rep. Winkler presented the bill.

Chair Considine moved to lay over HF 1237 for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:

Sgt. Anna Koktan, MCH-SHK
Sgt. Rick Neyssen, MCF-St. Cloud
Richard Kolodziejski, MCF-St. Cloud
Commissioner Paul Schnell, DOC
Devika Ghai, Release MN 8

Rep. Wolgamott assumes chair at 8:50 AM.

HF 1315 (Considine) Correctional officers position increase funding provided, and money appropriated. Also known as the Officer Joseph Gomm Bill.

Rep. Wolgamott moved to lay over HF 1315 for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Rep. Considine presented HF 1315.

Rep. Considine renewed motion to lay over HF 1315 for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:

Officer John Vars, MCF-OPH
Sgt. John Hillyard, MCF-Stillwater

Rep. Considine assumes chair at 9:16 AM.

HF 1615 (Wolgamott) Correctional facilities additional support and clinical staff funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Wolgamott presented HF 1615.

Rep. Wolgamott moved that HF 1615 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:

Richard Kolodziejski, MCF-St. Cloud
Commissioner Paul Schnell, DOC

The meeting was adjourned at 9:26 AM.
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Agenda:

CORRECTIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM JOINT HEARING Department of Corrections Budget Presentation

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