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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 March 16th, 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

Members excused:
GROSSELL, Matt
XIONG, Jay

A quorum was present.

Representative Klevorn moved that the minutes of March 12th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Hollins moved that HF 861 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Hollins presented HF 861, a bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a grant program for victims of crime; appropriating money.

Testifying on HF 861:
• Artika Roller, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
• Katie Kramer, Policy Director, Violence Free Minnesota
• Liz Richards, Director, Violence Free Minnesota

Chair Mariani moved that HF 861 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Representative Feist moved that HF 478 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Feist moved the H0478DE4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Feist presented HF 478, a bill for an act relating to crime; providing guidance to courts on sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

Representative Feist renewed her motion that HF 478, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 478:

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Pinto
Vang

NAYS
Johnson
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

EXCUSED
Grossell
Xiong

There being 10 ayes, 7 nays, and 2 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 401 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Hansen presented HF 401, a bill for an act relating to labor; providing a salary increase for employees in law enforcement and making a technical change; appropriating money; amending Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 9, section 6.

Representative Johnson moved the H0401A2 amendment.

Representative Novotny requested a roll call on the H0401A2 amendment:

AYES
Johnson
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

NAYS
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Pinto
Vang

EXCUSED
Grossell
Xiong

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

Testifying on HF 401:
• Doug Henning, President, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Agent's Association
• Booker Hodges, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 401 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 401:

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

EXCUSED
Grossell
Xiong

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


The meeting adjourned at 2:33 PM.


_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair

_____________________________________________
Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF401 (Hansen) - Law enforcement employee salary increase provided and technical change made, and money appropriated.
  • HF478 (Feist) - Criminal charges against veterans with service-related disorders discharge and dismissal required.
  • HF861 (Hollins) - Crime victim grant program established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:27 - HF861 (Hollins) Crime victim grant program established, and money appropriated.
40:06 - HF478 (Feist) Courts provided guidance on sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder.
1:07:15 - HF401 (Hansen) Law enforcement employee salary increase provided and technical change made, and money appropriated.


I. HF 861 (Hollins) Crime victim grant program established, and money appropriated.
II. HF 478 (Feist) Courts provided guidance on sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder.
III. HF 401 (Hansen) Law enforcement employee salary increase provided and technical change made, and money appropriated.

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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