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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 1:02 PM on March 9TH, 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.


Vice Chair Frazier moved that the minutes of March 5th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1306 be referred to the General Register.
Representative Elkins presented HF 1306, a bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; public transit; authorizing the Metropolitan Council to issue administrative citations for transit fare evasion and impose civil fines; making a technical and clarifying change; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.855, subdivisions 1, 7, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.

Testifying on HF 1306:
• Wes Kooistra, Metro Transit Administrator
• William Schroeer, Executive Director, East Metro Strong
• Amity Foster, Citizen Advocate
• Finn McGarrity, Organizer, Move Minnesota

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 1306 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1306:

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

NAYS
Johnson
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

EXCUSED
Grossell

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


Chair Mariani moved that HF 502 be referred to the General Register.
Representative Moller presented HF 502, a bill for an act relating to driving while impaired; providing that DWI offenders are not required to take a specified examination as a condition of driver's license reinstatement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 169A.55, subdivision 2; 169A.60, subdivision 13; 171.29, subdivision 1; 171.30, subdivision 1; 171.306, subdivision 4.

Testifying on HF 502:
• David Bernstein, Chair, MN DWI Task Force

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 502 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 502:

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 Klevorn moved that HF 1199 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Klevorn moved the H1199A3 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Klevorn presented HF 1199, a bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for reinstatement of driving privileges with ignition interlock; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 169A.55, subdivision 4.

Representative O’Neill moved the H1199A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1199:
• David Bernstein, Chair, MN DWI Task Force
• Alex Otte, National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Representative Klevorn amended her motion to refer HF 1199, as amended, to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1199:

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.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 695 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

Representative Becker-Finn presented HF 695, a bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing uniformity in enforcing driving under the influence provisions for certain recreational vehicles; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 84.795, subdivision 5; 84.83, subdivision 5; 86B.705, subdivision 2; 97A.065, subdivision 2; 169A.20, subdivision 1; 169A.52, by adding a subdivision; 169A.54, by adding a subdivision; 171.306, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84; 86B; 171; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 84.91, subdivision 1; 86B.331, subdivision 1; 169A.20, subdivisions 1a, 1b, 1c.

Testifying on HF 695:
• Colonel Rodmen Smith, Director, DNR Enforcement Division

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 695 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 695:

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.


The meeting adjourned at 2:29 PM.


_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair

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Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant







More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1306 (Elkins) - Metropolitan Council authorized to issue administrative citations for transit fare evasion and impose civil fines, technical and clarifying changes made, and report required.
  • HF695 (Becker-Finn) - Driving under the influence provisions for recreational vehicle enforcement uniformity provided, and criminal penalties provided.
  • HF1199 (Klevorn) - Driving privilege reinstatement with ignition interlock provided, manufacturers of ignition interlock device required to pay for operating malfunctions, and money appropriated.
  • HF502 (Moller) - DWI offenders not required to take a specified examination as a condition of driver's license reinstatement.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:10 HF1306 (Elkins) Metropolitan Council authorized to issue administrative citations for transit fare evasion and impose civil fines, and technical and clarifying changes made.
50:05 HF502 (Moller) DWI offenders not required to take a specified examination as a condition of driver's license reinstatement.
56:05 HF1199 (Klevorn) Driving privilege reinstatement with ignition interlock provided.
1:19:45 HF695 (Becker-Finn) Driving under the influence provisions for recreational vehicle enforcement uniformity provided, and criminal penalties provided.



Transportation Safety Day

I. HF 502 (Moller) DWI offenders not required to take a specified examination as a condition of driver's license reinstatement.
II. HF 1199 (Klevorn) Driving privilege reinstatement with ignition interlock provided
III. HF 1306 (Elkins) Metropolitan Council authorized to issue administrative citations for transit fare evasion and impose civil fines, and technical and clarifying changes made.
IV. HF 695 (Becker-Finn) Driving under the influence provisions for recreational vehicle enforcement uniformity provided, and criminal penalties provided

Bills may still be added to this agenda.

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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