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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

NINETEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 25, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 25th, 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.


Vice Chair Frazier moved that the minutes of February 23rd, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Long moved that HF 662 be referred to the Committee on Redistricting.

Representative Long presented HF 662, a bill for an act relating to redistricting; requiring the allocation of certain incarcerated persons based on their last known address in the state; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 2.

Representative Long renewed his motion that HF 662 be referred to the Committee on Redistricting.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 662:

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

NAYS
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

There being 11 ayes, 8 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Frazier moved that HF 876 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Frazier presented HF 876, a bill for an act relating to elections; restoring the right to vote to individuals convicted of a felony upon completion of any term of incarceration imposed and executed by a court for the offense; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 201.014, by adding a subdivision; 201.071, subdivision 1; 204C.10; 609.165, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 201; 243.

Representative Frazier renewed his motion that HF 876 be referred to the Committee on General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 876:

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

NAYS
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

There being 12 ayes, 7 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Long moved that HF 922 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Representative Long presented HF 922, a bill for an act relating to corrections; establishing guidelines for the use of restraints on juveniles; excluding the general public from delinquency hearings; providing alternatives to arrest for juveniles; providing for juvenile risk assessments; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 260B.163, subdivision 1; 260B.176, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 260B.

Representative Long moved the H0922A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 922:
• Curtis Shanklin, Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner
• Katrinna Dexter, Director of the Department of Corrections Juvenile Justice Reform Unit

Representative Long renewed his motion that HF 922, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 922:

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

EXCUSED
Klevorn

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


Representative Pinto moved that HF 947 be referred to the Committee on Human Services Finance and Policy.

Representative Pinto moved the H0947A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pinto presented HF 947, a bill for an act relating to juvenile justice; prohibiting visual inspection of delinquent children and youth in detention facilities; prohibiting disciplinary room time for delinquent children and youth in detention facilities; raising the age of delinquency and detention to 13 years old; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 241.021, by adding subdivisions; 260B.176, subdivision 2; 260C.007, subdivision 6.

Testifying on HF 947:
• Katrinna Dexter, Director of the Department of Corrections Juvenile Justice Reform Unit
• Tamara Freeze, Impacted Person
• Kara Beckman, Senior Evaluator, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota

Representative Pinto renewed his motion that HF 947, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Human Services Finance and Policy.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 947:

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

NAYS
Lucero


There being 18 ayes, 1 nay, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Edelson moved that HF 416 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Representative Edelson presented HF 416, a bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring a report on statistics for individuals convicted as an extended jurisdiction juvenile; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 241.016; 244.19, subdivision 3; 401.06.

Testifying on HF 416:
• Dr. Ray Moss, Project Coordinator, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
• Curtis Shanklin, Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner
• Perry Moriearty, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

Representative Edelson moved the H0416A2 amendment.

Representative Johnson requested a roll call on H0416A2:

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

NAYS
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

There being 11 ayes, 8 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Edelson renewed her motion that HF 416, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 416:

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

NAYS
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

There being 11 ayes, 8 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 2:42 PM.


_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair


_____________________________________________
Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF922 (Long) - Corrections; guidelines for use of restraint on juveniles established, general public excluded from delinquency hearings, juvenile arrest alternatives provided, and juvenile risk assessment provided.
  • HF947 (Pinto) - Delinquent children and youth in detention facility visual inspection prohibited, delinquent children and youth in detention facility disciplinary room time prohibited, and delinquency and detention age raised to 13 years old.
  • HF416 (Edelson) - Extended jurisdiction juvenile conviction statistic report required, eligibility established for release for individuals sentenced to life in prison for crimes committed while under the age of 18, eligibility established for early supervised release for individuals sentenced for crimes committed while under the age 18, Juvenile Release Board established, and court of appeals review provided.
  • HF1309 (Mueller) - Organizations addressing racial disparity of youth using shelter services grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

04:04 - HF662 (Long) Redistricting; incarcerated person allocation required based on last known address.
08:25 - 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.
13:33 - HF922 (Long) Corrections; guidelines for use of restraint on juveniles established, general public excluded from delinquency hearings, juvenile arrest alternatives provided, and juvenile risk assessment provided.
44:44 - HF947 (Pinto) Delinquent children and youth in detention facility visual inspection prohibited, delinquent children and youth in detention facility disciplinary room time prohibited, and delinquency and detention age raised to 13 years old.
1:16:12 - HF416 (Edelson) Extended jurisdiction juvenile conviction statistic report required.

Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes



Juvenile Justice Day

I. HF 922 (Long) Corrections; guidelines for use of restraint on juveniles established, general public excluded from delinquency hearings, juvenile arrest alternatives provided, and juvenile risk assessment provided.
II. HF 947 (Pinto) Delinquent children and youth in detention facility visual inspection prohibited, delinquent children and youth in detention facility disciplinary room time prohibited, and delinquency and detention age raised to 13 years old.
III. HF 416 (Edelson) Extended jurisdiction juvenile conviction statistic report required.
IV. HF 1309 (Mueller) Organizations addressing racial disparity of youth using shelter services grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
*V. HF 662 (Long) Redistricting; incarcerated person allocation required based on last known address.
*VI. 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.

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