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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 12, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH 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 12th, 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 11th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1378 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Becker-Finn presented HF 1378, a bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying requirements for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to exercise concurrent state law enforcement jurisdictional authority; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 626.93, by adding a subdivision.

Testifying on HF 1378:
• Kenneth Washington, Tribal Police Chief, Leech Lake Tribal Police
• Faron Jackson, Chairman of Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
• John Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 1378, be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1378:

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

NAYS
Johnson

EXCUSED
Grossell

There being 17 ayes, 1 nay, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Hollins moved that HF 1762 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Hollins moved the H1762A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Hollins presented HF 1762, a bill for an act relating to public safety; regulating no-knock search warrants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 626.14.

Testifying on HF 1762:
• Johnathon McClellan, President of Minnesota Justice Coalition, Community Advocate
• Carlotta Madison, Impacted Person
• Sarah Murtada, Law Student, Knock First Minnesota initiative of the Community Justice Project
• Jon Troe, Advocate, Law Student, Community Justice Project
• William. Blair Anderson, Chief of Police, City of St. Cloud

Representative Novotny moved the H1762A2 amendment.

Representative Novotny withdrew his H1762A2 amendment.

Representative Novotny moved the H1762A3 amendment.

Representative Novotny withdrew his H1762A3 amendment.

Representative Johnson moved the H1764A4 amendment, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hollins renewed her motion that HF 1762, as amended, be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1762:

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Long
Pinto
Vang
Xiong

NAYS
Johnson
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

ABSTAIN
Klevorn

EXCUSED
Grossell

There being 10 ayes, 7 nays, 1 abstain, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1686 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Hanson presented HF 1686, a bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring referrals to mental health crisis teams via the 911 system; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 403.03, subdivision 1.

Testifying on HF 1686:
• Flo Ching, Impacted Individual
• Elliot Butay, Criminal Justice Coordinator, National Alliance on Mental Illness
• Michelle Gross, Police Accountability Activist, Communities United Against Police Brutality

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 1686 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1686:

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.


Representative Lucero moved that HF 464 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Lucero moved the H0464DE1 amendment.

Representative Lucero presented HF 464, a bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a duty for peace officers to report excessive force incidents to the chief law enforcement officer; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.

Chair Mariani moved that HF 464, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting adjourned at 12:38 PM.


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Representative Mariani, Chair

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Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant







More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1378 (Becker-Finn) - Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe requirements to exercise concurrent state law enforcement jurisdictional authority modified.
  • HF464 (Lucero) - Peace officer duty to report excessive force incidents to chief law enforcement officer established.
  • HF1762 (Hollins) - No-knock search warrants regulated.
  • HF1686 (Hanson) - Mental health crisis team referrals required via 911 system.
House TV Video:
View Archive

05:50 HF1378 (Becker-Finn) Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe requirements to exercise concurrent state law enforcement jurisdictional authority modified.
41:00 HF1762 (Hollins) No-knock search warrants regulated.
1:29:00 HF1686 (Hanson) Mental health crisis team referrals required via 911 system.
1:58:40 HF464 (Lucero) Peace officer duty to report excessive force incidents to chief law enforcement officer established.



Police Policy Reform Day

I. HF 1378 (Becker-Finn) Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe requirements to exercise concurrent state law enforcement jurisdictional authority modified.
II. HF 1762 (Hollins) No-knock search warrants regulated
III. HF 1686 (Hanson) Mental health crisis team referrals required via 911 system.
IV. HF 464 (Lucero) Peace officer duty to report excessive force incidents to chief law enforcement officer established.


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