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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 05, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 10:31 AM on March 5TH, 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 Edelson moved that the minutes of March 4th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1403 be referred to the General Register.
Chair Mariani moved the H1403A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Becker- Finn presented HF 1403, a bill for an act relating to corrections; authorizing the placement of pregnant and postpartum female inmates in community-based programs; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 244.065.

Testifying on HF 1403:
• Safia Khan, Government Relations Director, Department of Corrections
• Rebecca Shlafer, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics- University of Minnesota
• Paul Schnell, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 1403, as amended, be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1403:

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

EXCUSED
Grossell
Poston

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


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1641 be referred to the General Register.
Representative Becker- Finn presented HF 1641, a bill for an act relating to corrections; requiring a working group to establish policy and procedures for federally recognized Indian tribes to participate in the Community Corrections Act subsidy program; requiring a report.

Testifying on HF 1641:
• Paul Schnell, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 1641 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1641:

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 nay, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative O’Neill moved that HF 1097 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

Representative O’Neill moved the H1097A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative O’Neill presented HF 1097, a bill for an act relating to public safety; expanding a grant program to facilitate access to local programs to address technical violations by nonviolent controlled substance offenders; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending Laws 2017, chapter 95, article 3, section 30.

Testifying on HF 1097:
• Dylan Warkentin, Director, Anoka County Community Corrections
• Corey Kohan, Manager of Adult Field Services, Anoka County Community Corrections
• Jake McLellan, Regional Manager, Minnesota Department of Corrections
• Gina Evans, Director of Advocacy, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge

Chair Mariani moved that HF 1097 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1074 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Winkler presented HF 1074, a bill for an act relating to corrections; requiring state and local jail and prison inmates to be housed in publicly owned and operated jails and prisons; prohibiting the state and counties from contracting with private prisons; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 241.01, subdivision 3a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 243; 641.

Testifying on HF 1074:
• William Pharr, Correctional Officer, and member of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
• Seth Khal, Case Manager at Lino Lakes, and MAPE Member

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 1074 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1074:

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

NAYS
Johnson
Lucero
Mueller

EXCUSED
Grossell

There being 15 ayes, 3 nays, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 12:05 PM.


_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair

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Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant







More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1097 (O'Neill) - Alternatives to Incarceration grant program expanded to address technical violations by nonviolent controlled substance offenders, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1403 (Becker-Finn) - Pregnant and postpartum inmate placement in community-based program authorized, and reports required.
  • HF1641 (Becker-Finn) - Community Corrections Act; federally recognized Indian tribe participation policy and procedures working group required, and report required.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:53 HF1403 (Becker-Finn) Pregnant and postpartum inmate placement in community-based program authorized, and reports required.
40:56 HF1641 (Becker-Finn) Community Corrections Act; federally recognized Indian tribe participation policy and procedures working group required, and report required.
58:51 HF1097 (O’Neill) Alternatives to Incarceration grant program expanded to address technical violations by nonviolent controlled substance offenders, report required, and money appropriated.
1:20:15 HF1074 (Winkler) State and local jail and prison inmates required to be housed in publicly owned and operated jails and prisons, and state and counties prohibited from contracting with private prisons.



Community Supervision Day

I. HF 1403 (Becker-Finn) Pregnant and postpartum inmate placement in community-based program authorized, and reports required.
II. HF 1641 (Becker-Finn) Community Corrections Act; federally recognized Indian tribe participation policy and procedures working group required, and report required.
III. HF 1097 (O’Neill) Alternatives to Incarceration grant program expanded to address technical violations by nonviolent controlled substance offenders, report required, and money appropriated.
IV. HF 1074 (Winkler) State and local jail and prison inmates required to be housed in publicly owned and operated jails and prisons, and state and counties prohibited from contracting with private prisons.

A bill may still be added to this agenda.

If you would like to sign up to testify, please email Jamael.Lundy@house.mn one hour before the committee start time. Public Testimony may be taken at the end of the hearing if time is available. If there 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.

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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