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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 19, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 10:30 AM on February 19th, 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
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

Members excused:
GROSSELL, Matt


A quorum was present.


Representative Klevorn moved that the minutes of February 18th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 952 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Mariani moved the H0952A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Richardson presented HF 952, as amended, a bill for an act relating to public safety; creating the Task Force on Missing and Murdered African American Women; requiring an annual report on issues related to violence against African American women and girls; appropriating money for the Task Force on Missing and Murdered African American Women.

Testifying on HF 952:
• Suwanna Kirkland, Law Enforcement
• Artika Roller, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
• Lakeisha Lee and Marquita Clardy, Impacted Individual
• Gloria Perez, President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation

Chair Mariani renewed the motion that HF 952, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 952:

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

EXCUSED
Grossell

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


Representative Pinto moved that HF 613 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Pinto presented HF 613, a bill for an act relating to public safety; increasing penalties for certain human trafficking offenses; increasing penalties for patrons of prostitutes; increasing the penalties for certain trespassing offenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 609.1095, subdivision 1; 609.131, subdivision 2; 609.322, subdivisions 1, 1a; 609.324,
subdivisions 2, 4; 609.3241; 609.352, subdivision 4; 609.605, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.324, subdivision 3.

Testifying on HF 613:
• Chief Dave Bentrud, Waite Park Police Department
• Janelle Kendall, Stearns County Attorney
• Caroline Palmer, Safe Harbor Director, Minnesota Department of Health
• Ole Tvedten, Chief-Criminal Division, Stearns County Attorney’s Office

Chair Mariani moved that HF 613 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Representative Pinto moved that HF 946 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Pinto presented HF 946, a bill for an act relating to public safety; creating a statewide sex trafficking investigation coordinator; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A.

Testifying on HF 946:
• Caroline Palmer, Safe Harbor Director, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Pinto moved the H0946A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani moved that HF 946, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Representative Mueller moved that HF 698 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Mueller presented HF 698, a bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring law enforcement to adopt policies for human sex trafficking investigation cases; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.

Testifying on HF 698:
• Caroline Palmer, the Safe Harbor Director in the Minnesota Department of Health Violence Prevention Programs Unit

Chair Mariani moved that HF 698 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


The meeting adjourned at 12:04 PM.



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______________Representative Mariani, Chair_____________________
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Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF613 (Pinto) - Human trafficking offense penalties increased, prostitute patron penalties increased, and trespassing offense penalties increased.
  • HF946 (Pinto) - Statewide sex trafficking investigation coordinator created.
  • HF952 (Richardson) - Task Force on Missing and Murdered African American Women created, annual report on issues related to violence against African American women required, and money appropriated.
  • HF698 (Mueller) - Law enforcement adoption of human sex trafficking investigation cases policies required.
House TV Video:
View Archive

3:28 HF952 (Richardson) Task Force on Missing and Murdered African American Women created, annual report on issues related to violence against African American women required, and money appropriated.
41:53 HF613 (Pinto) Human trafficking offense penalties increased, prostitute patron penalties increased, and trespassing offense penalties increased.
1:09:31 HF946 (Pinto) Statewide sex trafficking investigation coordinator created.
1:20:03 HF698 (Mueller) Law enforcement adoption of human sex trafficking investigation cases policies required.


Survivor Advocacy Week

I. HF 952 (Richardson) Missing and Murdered African American Women
II. HF 613 (Pinto) Human trafficking offense penalties increased, prostitute patron penalties increased, and trespassing offense penalties increased.
III. HF946 (Pinto) Statewide sex trafficking investigation coordinator created.
IV. HF 698 (Mueller) Law enforcement adoption of human sex trafficking investigation cases policies required.

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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