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FOURTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 12, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 10:38 AM on February 12th, 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.


Representative Poston moved that the minutes of February 11th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 109 be referred to the Committee on Labor.

Representative Noor presented HF 109, a bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring installation of automatic sprinkler systems in certain existing high-rise buildings; authorizing rulemaking; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299F.

Testifying on HF 109:
• Tom Brace, National Fire Sprinkler Association
• Jim Smith, State Fire Marshal
• Trinidad J. Uribe III, Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer, Sprinkler Fitters Local 417
• Kyle D. Berndt, Director of Public Policy, MN Multi Housing Association (MHA)

Chair Mariani renewed the motion that HF 109 be referred to the Committee on Labor.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 109.

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, 0 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 377 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Mariani moved the H0377A1 amendment.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on the H0377A1 amendment.

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

EXCUSED
Pinto

There being 19 ayes, 0 nays, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Youakim presented HF 377, as amended, a bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a program to provide payments to firefighters with cancer or heart disease, counseling for firefighters, and firefighter training; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A.

Testifying on HF 377:
• Chris Parsons - Representing career firefighters statewide
• George Esbensen – MN FIRE President
• Steve Shapira - Retired St. Paul Fire Captain
• Jen Frantz - Widow of cardiac victim Matt Frantz- Fire Chief, Rice Lake, MN


Representative Johnson moved the H0377A2 amendment to HF 377.

Representative Johnson withdrew the H0377A2 amendment to HF 377.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 377 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 499 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Marquart presented HF 499, a bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for emergency management readiness grants for local planning and preparedness efforts; requiring a report.

Testifying on HF 499:
• Garry Johanson, Norman County Emergency Management Director


Chair Mariani moved that HF 499 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


The meeting adjourned at 12:06 PM.



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Representative Mariani, Chair


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Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF109 (Noor) - Automatic sprinkler system installation required in existing high-rise buildings, and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF377 (Youakim) - Firefighters with cancer or heart disease payment program established for counseling and training, and money appropriated.
  • HF499 (Marquart) - Emergency management readiness grant funding provided for local planning and preparedness efforts, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

First Responders Day:.
06:33 - HF109 (Noor) Automatic sprinkler system installation required in existing high-rise buildings, and rulemaking authorized.
44:05 - HF377 (Youakim) Firefighters with cancer or heart disease payment program established for counseling and training, and money appropriated.
1:09:33 - HF499 (Marquart) Emergency management readiness grant funding provided for local planning and preparedness efforts, report required, and money appropriated.

Runs 1 hour, 28 minutes


First Responders Day:

HF 109 (Noor) Automatic sprinkler system installation required in existing high-rise buildings, and rulemaking authorized.
HF 377 (Youakim) Firefighters with cancer or heart disease payment program established for counseling and training, and money appropriated.
HF 499 (Marquart) Emergency management readiness grant funding provided for local planning and preparedness efforts, report required, and money appropriated.

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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.

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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