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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 16th, 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

Excused:
Xiong, Jay

A quorum was present.


Representative Lucero moved that the minutes of February 12th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 295 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Moller presented HF 295, a bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to investigate criminal sexual conduct allegations when a member of the Minnesota National Guard accuses another member of the Minnesota National Guard of sexual assault; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 299C.80, subdivision 3; 609.3459.

Testifying on HF 295:
• Sheyla Scholl, Minnesota National Guard Member
• Sara Kostek, Minnesota National Guard Member
• Bonnie Daniels, Minnesota National Guard Member
• Donald Kerr, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs, Executive Director
• John Thompson, Minnesota National Guard Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

Chair Mariani moved that HF 295 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Representative Edelson moved that HF 289 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Edelson presented HF 289, a bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for immunity from prosecution for certain controlled substance and alcohol violations for sexual assault victim and persons assisting the victim; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604A.

Testifying on HF 289:
• Gurtaran Johal, University of MN Student
• Margaux Granath, University of MN student
• Sam Parmekar, University of MN student

Representative Edelson renewed the motion that HF 289 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 289.

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

EXCUSED
Xiong

There being 18 ayes, 0 nays, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Edelson moved that HF 331 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Edelson presented HF 331, a bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring disclosure of a person's status as a registered predatory offender to a hospice provider; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 243.166, subdivision 4b.

Testifying on HF 331:
• Kathy Messerli, Executive Director, Minnesota Home Care Association

Representative Edelson renewed the motion that HF 331 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 331.

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

EXCUSED
Xiong

There being 18 ayes, 0 nays, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 2:15 PM.




_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair

_____________________________________________
Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF289 (Edelson) - Sexual assault victim and persons assisting the victim provided immunity from prosecution for controlled substance and alcohol violations.
  • HF331 (Edelson) - Registered predatory offender status disclosure required to hospice provider.
  • HF295 (Moller) - Bureau of Criminal Apprehension required to investigate criminal sexual conduct allegations between Minnesota National Guard members.
House TV Video:
View Archive

Survivor Advocacy Week.
02:48 - HF295 (Moller) Bureau of Criminal Apprehension required to investigate criminal sexual conduct allegations between Minnesota National Guard members.
47:04 - HF289 (Edelson) Sexual assault victim and persons assisting the victim provided immunity from prosecution for controlled substance and alcohol violations.
1:07:51 - HF331 (Edelson) Registered predatory offender status disclosure required to hospice provider.

Runs 1 hour, 16 minutes


Survivor Advocacy Week

I. HF 289 (Edelson) Sexual assault victim and persons assisting the victim provided immunity from prosecution for controlled substance and alcohol violations.
II. HF 331 (Edelson) Registered predatory offender status disclosure required to hospice provider.
III. HF 295 (Moller) Bureau of Criminal Apprehension required to investigate criminal sexual conduct allegations between Minnesota National Guard members.

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