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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 26, 2021

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


PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Mariani, Chair of the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:02 PM on January 26th, 2021 pursuant to House Rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
FRAZIER, Cedrick (Vice Chair)
JOHNSON, Brian (Minority Lead)
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
GROSSELL, Matt
HOLLINS, Athena
HUOT, John
KLEVORN, Ginny
LONG, Jamie
LUCERO, Eric
MUELLER, Patricia
NOVOTNY, Paul
O’NEILL, Marion
PINTO, Dave
POSTON, John
RALEIGH, Donald
VANG, Samantha
XIONG, Jay

A quorum was present.


Presentation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Taskforce Report

Testifying:
• Nicole Mathews, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
• Senator Mary Kunesh, Minnesota State Senate
• Nicole Martin Rogers, Senior Research Manager at Wilder Research

Representative Feist moved that HF 321 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Representative Feist presented HF 321. A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring certifying entities to timely process visa certification documents; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 611A.

Testifying on HF 321:
• Erica Staab, Executive Director, HOPE Coalition in Faribault, MN
• Veena Iyer, Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of MN

Chair Mariani renewed the motion to refer HF 321 to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call to re-refer HF 321 to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.
AYES
Mariani
Fraizer
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Pinto
Vang
Xiong

NAYS
Johnson
Grossell
Mueller
Novotny
Poston
Raleigh

EXCUSED
Lucero
O’Neill

There being 11 ayes, 6 nays, and 2 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 2:36 PM.



_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair


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Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF321 (Feist) - Visa certification document timely processing by certifying entities required.
House TV Video:
View Archive

10:00 Preventing Victimization in Greater Minnesota.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Taskforce Report presentation.
01:07:40 HF321 (Feist) U-Visa certification documents timely process required by certifying entities.

Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes



Preventing Victimization in Greater Minnesota

I. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Taskforce Report Presentation.

II. HF 321 (Feist) U-Visa certification documents timely process required by certifying entities.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Taskforce Report can be found here:
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/Documents/missing-murdered-indigenous-women-task-force-report.pdf

If you would like to sign up to testify, please email Jamael.Lundy@house.mn one hour before the committee start time. Public Testimony will be taken at the end of the hearing if time is available. If their is not time, members of the public will be asked to submit their testimony in writing.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp. NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

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