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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 23, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 1:01 PM on February 23rd, 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 Klevorn moved that the minutes of February 19th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Long moved that HF 1152, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Long presented HF 1152, as amended, a bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing the Clean Slate Act; providing for an automatic expungement process for certain offenders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 609A.01; 609A.02, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 609A.025; 609A.03, subdivisions 5, 7a, 9; 611A.03, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609A.

Testifying on HF 1152:
• John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney
• Molly Hicken, Cook County Attorney
• Michael Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney
• Jonathan Weinhagen, President and CEO of Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce
• Josh Esmay, Attorney, Legal Rights Center
• Jason Flohrs, State Director, American for Prosperity
• Gloria Perez, President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation
• Jorge Saavedra, Ramsey County Attorney

Chair Mariani moved that HF 1152 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 9 be referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Chair Mariani moved the H0009A12 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Greenman and Representative Frazier presented HF 9, as amended, a bill for an act relating to elections; modifying provisions related to voter registration; absentee voting; establishing a system of early voting; eliminating a restriction on the number of voters an individual may assist on election day; requiring voting instructions, sample ballots, and election judges to be multilingual in certain situations; modifying standards governing access to Help America Vote Act funds; regulating intimidation, deceptive practices, and interference with voter registration and voting; campaign finance; regulating small donor political committees and funds; establishing a small donor state match program; establishing a Democracy Dollar coupon program; exempting certain candidate expenditures from aggregate expenditure limits; repealing the political contribution refund program; repealing the campaign public subsidy program; providing principles and procedures related to redistricting of congressional and legislative districts; establishing a criminal penalty; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 5.30, subdivision 2; 8.31, subdivision 1; 10A.01, subdivisions 11, 16a, by adding subdivisions; 10A.02, subdivision 13; 10A.15, subdivision 1; 10A.20, subdivision 3; 10A.25, by adding subdivisions; 10A.257, subdivision 1; 10A.31, subdivision 4; 10A.322, subdivision 1; 10A.323; 10A.34, subdivision 4; 13.607, by adding a subdivision; 135A.17, subdivision 2; 201.014, by adding a subdivision; 201.022, subdivision 1; 201.054, subdivisions 1, 2; 201.061, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding subdivisions; 201.071, subdivision 1; 201.091, subdivision 4; 201.161; 201.162; 203B.001; 203B.01, by adding a subdivision; 203B.03, subdivision 1; 203B.04, subdivision 5; 203B.05, subdivision 1; 203B.06, subdivisions 1, 3; 203B.07, subdivision 3; 203B.08, subdivisions 1, 3; 203B.12, subdivision 7; 203B.121, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 204B.28, subdivision 2; 204C.10; 204C.15, subdivision 1; 206.82, subdivision 1; 206.83; 211B.04, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 211B.32, subdivision 1; 289A.37, subdivision 2; 289A.50, subdivision 1; 290.01, subdivision 6; 609.165, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 2; 10A; 201; 203B; 204B; 211B; 243; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 10A.31, subdivisions 5, 5a, 6, 6a, 7, 7a, 7b, 10, 11; 10A.315; 10A.321; 10A.322, subdivision 4; 10A.324, subdivisions 1, 3; 13.4967, subdivision 2; 203B.081, subdivision 3; 290.06, subdivision 23.

Testifying on HF 9:
• Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General
• Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
• Demetria A. Carter, Representative, Barber Shops & Black Congregation Cooperative (BBCC)
• Jessica Chase, Impacted Individual
• Natalie Pollard, Impacted Individual

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 9, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 9:

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Pinto
Vang
Xiong

NAYS
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston

EXCUSED
Raleigh

There being 11 ayes, 7 nays, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 2:40 PM.


_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair

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Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF9 (Greenman) - Omnibus elections bill.
  • HF1152 (Long) - Clean Slate Act established, and automatic expungement process provided for offenders.
  • HF662 (Long) - Redistricting; incarcerated person allocation required based on last known address.
  • HF876 (Frazier) - Right to vote restored to individual convicted of a felony upon completion of any term of incarceration imposed and executed by a court for the offense.
House TV Video:
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05:36 HF1152 (Long) Clean Slate Act established, and automatic expungement process provided for offenders.
51:44 HF9 (Greenman) Voter registration related provisions modified; absentee voting provisions modified; system of early voting established; restriction on the number of voters an individual may assist on election day eliminated; standards governing access to Help America Vote Act funds modified; intimidation, deceptive practices, and interference with voter registration and voting regulated; campaign finance provisions modified, small donor political committees and funds regulated; small donor state match program established; Democracy Dollar coupon program established; candidate expenditures exempted from aggregate expenditure limits; political contribution refund program repealed; campaign public subsidy program repealed; principles and procedures provided related to redistricting of congressional and legislative districts; criminal penalty established; reports required; and money appropriated.


Redemption Day

I. HF 1152 (Long) Clean Slate Act established, and automatic expungement process provided for offenders.
II. HF 9 (Greenman) Voter registration related provisions modified; absentee voting provisions modified; system of early voting established; restriction on then umber of voters an individual may assist on election day eliminated; standards governing access to Help America Vote Act funds modified; intimidation, deceptive practices, and interference with voter registration and voting regulated; campaign finance provisions modified, small donor political committees and funds regulated; small donor state match program established; Democracy Dollar coupon program established; candidate expenditures exempted from aggregate expenditure limits; political contribution refund program repealed; campaign public subsidy program repealed; principles and procedures provided related to redistricting of congressional and legislative districts; criminal penalty established; reports required; and money appropriated.
*III. HF 662 (Long) Redistricting; incarcerated person allocation required based on last known address.
*IV. HF 876 (Frazier) Right to vote restored to individual convicted of a felony upon completion of any term of incarceration imposed and executed by a court for the offense.

*The language within these bills will be heard during the presentation of HF 9. Afterwards, these bills will be referred to their respective committees without testimony or debate.

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.

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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