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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

TWELFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 1:00 PM on February 9th, 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.



Chair Mariani moved that HF 336 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Representative Becker-Finn presented HF 336, a bill for an act
relating to public safety; modifying the commissioner of public safety's authority
to suspend drivers' licenses in certain situations; providing for retroactive driver's
license reinstatement in certain instances; making technical changes; requiring a
report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 169.92, subdivision 4; 171.16,
subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 171.18, subdivision 1; 480.15, by adding
a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171.

Testifying on HF 336:
• Camille Bryant, Hennepin County Public Defender
• Anna Odegaard, Minnesota Asset Building Coalition
• Dave Hunt, St. Paul City Attorney’s Office
• Sandy Paavola, First Ladies of the Hillside


Chair Mariani renewed the motion to refer HF 336 to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 336.


AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Grossell
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Pinto
Poston
Raleigh
Vang
Xiong

NAYS
Johnson


There being 18 aye and 1 nay, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Frazier moved that HF 306 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Representative Frazier presented HF 306, a bill for an act
relating to public safety; authorizing the reduction or waiver of the criminal and
traffic surcharge in certain instances; requiring courts to consider indigency or
hardship before imposing certain fines, fees, or surcharges; requiring notice;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 169.99, subdivision 1c, by adding a
subdivision; 357.021, subdivision 6; 609.101, subdivision 5.

Testifying on HF 306:
• Anna Odegaard, Minnesota Asset Building Coalition

Representative Frazier renewed the motion that HF 306 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 306.

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Johnson
Edelson
Feist
Grossell
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Pinto
Poston
Raleigh
Vang
Xiong

There being 19 ayes and 0 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 2:21 PM.



_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair


_____________________________________________
Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF306 (Frazier) - Criminal and traffic surcharge waiver or reduction authorized; courts required to consider indigency or hardship before imposing fines, fees, or surcharges; and notice required.
  • HF336 (Becker-Finn) - Drivers' license suspension authority by commissioner of public safety modified, retroactive driver's license reinstatement provided, technical changes made, and report required.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:48 - Testimony on HF336 and HF306.
34:00 - HF306 (Frazier) Criminal and traffic surcharge waiver or reduction authorized; courts required to consider indigency or hardship before imposing fines, fees, or surcharges; and notice required.
57:40 - HF336 (Becker-Finn) Drivers' license suspension authority of commissioner of public safety modified, retroactive driver's license reinstatement provided, technical changes made, and report required.

Runs 1 hour, 21 minutes


Criminal Justice Reform on the Road:

I. HF 306 (Frazier) Criminal and traffic surcharge waiver or reduction authorized; courts required to consider indigency or hardship before imposing fines, fees, or surcharges; and notice required.
II. HF 336 (Becker-Finn) Drivers' license suspension authority of commissioner of public safety modified, retroactive driver's license reinstatement provided, technical changes made, and report required.

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/live/1 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.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

Meeting documents will be posted on the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92023