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EIGHTH MEETING - Corrections Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

CORRECTIONS DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Considine, Chair of the Corrections Division, called the meeting to order at 8:06 A.M. on March 6th, 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
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
ZERWAS, Nick

Members Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos

A quorum was present.

Rep. Christensen moved the minutes from February 26th be adopted. MOTION PREVAILS.

HF 1020 (Zerwas) Jail inmate transfer provisions modified.

Rep. Zerwas moved that HF 1020 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Rep. Zerwas presented HF 1020.

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

Rep. Lislegard presented the bill.

Chair Considine moved to refer HF 1159 to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

Testifiers:

John Ongaro, Government Relations, St. Louis County
Sharon Brooks

HF 754 (Becker-Finn) Mama's Bus pilot project to provide parent and child bonding and literacy for incarcerated women and their children established, and money appropriated.

Rep. Becker Finn presented HF 754.

Chair Considine moved that HF 754 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.
Rep. O’Neill moved amendment HF0754A1. Amendment was adopted.

Testifiers:
Deborah Jiang-Stein, CEO unPrison Project
Lori Timlin, Parenting Coordinater MCF-SHK
Yvonne Selcer, Former Representative and Teacher
Safia Khan, Government Relations, DOC

HF 1518 (Dehn) Peace of Hope Transit Rides pilot project to provide transportation for incarcerated offenders families to correctional facilities established, and money appropriated.

Rep. Dehn presented HF 1518

Rep. O’Neill moved amendment HF1518A1. Amendment was adopted.

Chair Considine moved that HF 1518 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Sharon Brooks, CEO Peace of Hope
Safia Khan, Government Relations, DOC

Meeting was adjourned at 9:32.









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Rep. Jack Considine, Chair






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Adam Kopel, CLA

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Agenda:

HF 1020 (Zerwas) Jail inmate transfer provisions modified. HF 1159 (Lislegard) Northeast Regional Corrections Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 754 (Becker-Finn) Mama's Bus pilot project to provide parent and child bonding and literacy for incarcerated women and their children established, and money appropriated. HF 1518 (Dehn) Peace of Hope Transit Rides pilot project to provide transportation for incarcerated offenders families to correctional facilities established, and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF1020 (Zerwas) - Jail inmate transfer provisions modified.
  • HF1159 (Lislegard) - Northeast Regional Corrections Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF754 (Becker-Finn) - Mama's Bus pilot project to provide parent and child bonding and literacy for incarcerated women and their children established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1518 (Dehn) - Peace of Hope Transit Rides pilot project to provide transportation for incarcerated offenders families to correctional facilities established, and money appropriated.
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