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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 26, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 26th, 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
POSTON, John
RALEIGH, Donald
VANG, Samantha
XIONG, Jay

Excused:
GROSSELL, Matt
PINTO, Dave

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Frazier moved that the minutes of February 25th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 553 be referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.

Chair Mariani moved the H0553DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Koegel presented HF 553, a bill for an act relating to corrections; providing identification cards for offenders released from incarceration; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.06, subdivision 3.

Testifying on HF 553:
• Kelly Heifort, Director of Reentry Services, Department of Corrections
• Safia Khan, Director of Government and External Relations, Department of Corrections.

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 553 be referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 553:
AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Johnson
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh
Vang
Xiong

EXCUSED
Grossell
Pinto

There being 17 ayes, 0 nays, and 2 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Long moved that HF 1267 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Long presented HF 1267, a bill for an act relating to corrections; providing for safety in licensed facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 241.021, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 243.52.

Testifying on HF 1267:
• Amy Lauricella, Specialist, Department of Corrections Government and External Relations
• Paul Schnell, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
• Bill Hutton, Executive Director, Minnesota Sheriffs Association
• Brett Huber, Impacted Individual
• Del Shea Perry, Impacted Individual

Chair Mariani moved the H1267A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Long moved the H1267A5 amendment.

Representative Hollins moved the H1267A8 amendment to the H1267A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Long renewed his motion to move the H1267A5 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hollins moved the H1267A7 amendment.

Testifying on H1267A7:
• Elliot Butay, Criminal Justice Coordinator for National Alliance on Mental Illness

Chair Mariani requested a role call on HF1267A7:

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Long
Novotny
Pinto
Raleigh
Vang
Xiong

NAYS
Johnson
Lucero
Mueller
O’Neill
Poston

EXCUSED
Grossell
Klevorn

There being 12 ayes, 5 nays, and 2 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani moved the H1267A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Johnson moved the H1267A4 amendment.

Representative Johnson requested a roll call on H1267A4:

AYES
Johnson
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

NAYS
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Long
Pinto
Vang
Xiong

EXCUSED
Grossell
Klevorn

There being 7 ayes, 10 nays, and 2 excused, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Representative Long renewed his motion that HF 1267, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1267:

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

EXCUSED
Grossell
Klevorn

There being 17 ayes, 0 nays, and 2 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 12:38 PM.


_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair


_____________________________________________
Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF553 (Koegel) - Information, assistance, services, and medications required to be provided to inmates upon release from prison; identification cars provided for released inmates; and homelessness mitigation plan and annual reporting required on information relating to homelessness.
  • HF1368 (Mariani) - Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit authorized to exercise general law enforcement duties during course of official duties.
  • HF1369 (Mariani) - Indeterminate Sentence Release Board established, and report required.
  • HF1267 (Long) - Correctional facility safety provided.
House TV Video:
View Archive

04:15 HF553 (Koegel) ID cards provided to offenders released from incarcerations.
45:43 HF1267 (Long) Correctional facility safety provided.



DOC Policy Day

I. HF 553 (Koegel) ID cards provided to offenders released from incarcerations.
II. HF 1368 (Mariani) - Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit authorized to exercise general law enforcement duties during course of official duties.
III. HF 1369 (Mariani) - Indeterminate Sentence Release Board established, and report required.
IV. HF 1267 (Long) - Correctional facility safety provided.

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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